Botox is a popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure that helps to reverse the obvious signs of aging. This is accomplished by limiting the activity of the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles to form.
Many prospective patients express concern that this will cause a "frozen" look. However, a very natural look can be achieved when the amount of Botox being injected is set at a controlled amount and is administered by a qualified medical professional.
Botox can treat multiple lines and wrinikles on the face, including the:
- "Frown lines" (between the brows)
- "Crow's feet" or smile lines (outer corner of the eyes)
- Bands on the neck
- Lip lines
Before and After Treatment Photos of Botox:
Before the procedure, Dr. Critelli will assess the movement of your facial muscles to determine exactly where to inject the solution. Using a narrow gauge needle, she will inject the solution to the desired areas. The level of pain associated with Botox injections is minimal so the use of asesthesia is not required. The area may be numbed with an anesthetic cream or ice to relieve any possible discomfort.
The procedure may last between 10 to 15 minutes. There is no downtime, and patients can resume normal activities immediatley after the procedure. He or she should avoid rubbing the area or lying down for a few hours after treatment. Results are usually noticeable within 3-5 days, with maximum benefits occuring within 7-10 days.
In order to maintain results, it is suggested that you schedule a repeat session every 4 months. Any lines or wrinkles you previously had will eventually return to its original appearance if treatment is not continued. The most common side effect of Botox is bruising. Additional potential side effects include pain at the injection site and inflammation may occur.
We encourage you to schedule a consultation by calling our office at (508) 429-7125.
Juvederm is a smooth injectable gel made out of hyaluronic acid. You can experience Juvederm in a quick in-office procedure here at Crystal Cove Dermatology, Inc. to instantly smooth out wrinkles. Juvederm works especially well to "Plump Up" lips with a very natural look. No testing is required. Get the lips you've always wanted. You'll see the difference immediately.
Before / After Treatment Photos of Juvederm: