Botox Treatments in Western MA

If you are looking to minimize visible signs of aging, you may be a candidate for Botox.  Botox will temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe crows feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles.  Careful injections help achieve smoothness in your forehead without causing it to look frozen. Clients usually begin to see the results within 48hrs. However, full effects are seen in 2 weeks and may last up to 4 to 6 months depending on your metabolism.

Wrinkling is a prominent feature of skin aging.  Skin naturally thins and loses volume over time as dermal collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin gradually diminish.  This process of dermal atrophy is accelerated and compounded by sun exposure and other extrinsic factors such as smoking.  Initially lines and wrinkles are seen only during active facial expressions such as frowning, laughing, or smiling, and are referred to as dynamic lines.  Overtime dynamic lines become permanently etched into skin resulting in static lines which are present at rest.

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Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin protein derived from Clostridium botulinum bacterium.  When small quantities of the botulinum toxin are injected into the target muscles, this reduces the muscle contraction and smooth skin wrinkles in the treatment area.

Patients with dynamic wrinkles that have minimal to no static component demonstrates the most dramatic improvements with the Botox treatments.  Results in patients with static wrinkles are slower and cumulative and may require 2-3 consecutive treatments with significant improvements.  Deep static lines may not fully respond to Botox treatment alone and may require a combination treatment with resurfacing procedures like chemical peels, micro dermal abrasion, topical product such as retinoids, microneedling, and tightening procedures like radiofrequency.