As one of the most popular anti-aging treatments used worldwide, BOTOX® Cosmetic has helped countless individuals achieve a more youthful appearance by softening expression lines, wrinkles, and facial creases. During a convenient non-surgical procedure that many patients undergo during their lunch hour, this minimally-invasive injectable can effectively diminish common signs of facial aging for virtually no downtime after treatment. Dr. Geoffrey Leber, our experienced plastic surgeon, offers BOTOX® Cosmetic at his Boston practice for individuals seeking natural-looking rejuvenation of their facial aesthetic.
- What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
- BOTOX® Cosmetic Benefits
- BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment
- BOTOX® Cosmetic Results
- BOTOX® Cosmetic Cost
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved injectable formulation derived from a protein called botulinum toxin and utilized for aesthetic purposes. The serum is designed to temporarily prevent movement in overactive facial muscles that commonly produce wrinkling. The appearance of aging is often a result of dynamic wrinkles, which are lines that develop due to repetitive muscle motion and the formation of facial expressions. BOTOX® Cosmetic works to temporarily relax muscle contraction in the treated areas, effectively smoothing the look of dynamic wrinkles and other facial lines.
What Can BOTOX® Cosmetic Do For Me?
Through targeted injections with an ultra-fine needle, BOTOX® Cosmetic can provide a younger-looking appearance in a number of facial areas. Patients commonly desire treatment in regions prone to wrinkling, including:
- Vertical frown lines between the eyebrows
- “Crow’s feet” near the corners of the eyes
- Horizontal forehead creases
- Neck bands
During a consultation, your unique areas of concern will be assessed to determine whether BOTOX® Cosmetic can fulfill your aesthetic goals. If it is determined that you would not benefit from BOTOX® Cosmetic, we may suggest an alternative injectable treatment to achieve your desired look.
How is BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment Performed?
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are generally administered on site as a non-surgical treatment. After we gain an understanding of your unique needs and cosmetic goals, a custom treatment plan will be developed to outline the targeted injection sites. At the time of injection, BOTOX® Cosmetic will be meticulously delivered into the facial planes planned for treatment until the desired aesthetic is attained. While most patients report that discomfort is very minimal, a topical anesthetic can be applied to numb the treatment areas if desired. The entire process is typically very brief, although the exact length of the procedure is dependent on the details of your treatment plan.
What are the Results of BOTOX® Cosmetic?
After BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, some light bruising or minor swelling may occur; however, this is completely normal and such reactions usually subside quickly. There is typically no downtime after injections. While it is not recommended to undergo strenuous exercise right away, patients can return to normal activities immediately. The final outcome of BOTOX® Cosmetic is usually apparent within two weeks, with results generally lasting three to six months. Many patients who wish to prolong the results of their facial enhancement undergo periodic touch-up treatments to preserve their younger-looking appearance.
How Much Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Cost?
Dr. Leber understands that cost is a primary factor when considering any cosmetic enhancement. As a minimally invasive treatment that does not require anesthesia or an overnight stay, BOTOX® Cosmetic can be one of the most affordable anti-aging treatments available. As the factors that generally affect the cost of treatment are dependent on the details of one’s treatment plan, the ultimate expense will be unique to each patient. The number of injections necessary, the number of areas treated, and the expertise of the injector are all determinants of the final cost, among other considerations like the geographic region of the practice and the complexity of the procedure. According to patient reviews on RealSelf.com, the average cost of BOTOX® Cosmetic is approximately $550. After your needs are assessed in a consultation, a member of our team will provide a personalized quote and break down the total cost estimate prior to starting any treatment. If you have any additional questions or concerns about our accepted modes of payment or financing options, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our practice today.
For more information on BOTOX® Cosmetic, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leber, please contact our practice today.