At Boston Direct Health, we’re committed to the total health care of our patients. We don’t just see you as a medical “case” – we see you as a whole person.
That’s why things like wellness visits, fitness advice and cosmetic procedures are an important part of our practice.
When you look good, you feel good. That’s more than a cliché – it’s the truth. A positive mental state leads to improved health.
We offer safe, convenient, comfortable Botox and Facial Filler treatments. Lines and wrinkles shouldn’t define you. Forehead lines, crows’ feet, smile lines and a sagging chin can make you look older than you feel.
Our fast, easy and affordable treatments can gently wipe away years from your face, and restore you to your best self. You don’t feel old, so why look it? Not only will you look more like your youthful inner image, but you’ll find yourself feeling even better than before.
Botox and Facial Fillers
Botox is a neuro-modulator, a naturally-occurring protein that temporarily blocks muscle movement. Used skillfully, it can smooth wrinkles and creases of the skin over the muscle. Treatments take around fifteen minutes. There is minimum discomfort, and you can return to regular activities immediately. You may have some bruising and a mild headache afterwards. You should see results within a week or ten days, maybe even sooner! Typically, results last about three to four months.
Cosmetic facial fillers come in various types. We use Restylane and Juvederm, which are safe, effective and reversible. They come in the form of a smooth gel, which is injected under the skin to fill and restore volume, and smooth away lines and wrinkles. Results are instantaneous, last six to twelve months, and no down-time is required.
Learn more about our cosmetic services, and call to book your appointment today. It’s never frivolous to want to look and feel your best.
What are botulinum toxin neuromodulators?
Neuromodulators are naturally-occurring proteins that temporarily block muscle movement. Neuromodulation is commonly used to treat and enhance peoples’ quality of life, and botulinum toxin neurotransmitters are no different.
Botulinum toxin neurotransmitters – commercially known as Botox, Dysport, and/or Xeomin – are used to treat frown lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles. By injecting just a miniscule amount of these neuromodulators directly into the underlying muscle, it causes it to relax and gradually smooth out the appearance of the overlying skin.
At Boston Direct Health, we primarily use Botox.
How does Botox fight wrinkles?
When Botox is injected into the muscle, it blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles, making them unable to contract. This allows for the wrinkles to relax and soften, resulting in fewer wrinkles and smoother skin.
Can Botox prevent wrinkles?
Botox specifically prevents wrinkles caused by muscle movements and can reverse mild lines, stopping them from developing at all. Wrinkles are developed over time because your skin weakens and has more difficulty bouncing back from your face’s many motions (laughing, raising your eyebrow, etc.). Botox, when used with a topical product that can stimulate collagen, strengthens your skin and relaxes your facial muscles, preventing them from constricting and wrinkling overlying skin together.
How do dermal fillers work? Do they differ from Botox?
Botox is used to relax your facial muscles so that they don’t cause wrinkles. Dermal fillers are used to stimulate collagen growth in the face and to plump and lift the skin, replacing the collagen you may have lost.
How long do cosmetic injection results last?
You should see results within 7-10 days, sometimes even sooner. Typically, these effects last for about 3-4 months.
What are the side effects?
The main side effects of Botox include:
– Headache or flu-like symptoms
– Pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site
– Dryness of the eyes or excessive tearing
– Crooked smile or drooling
– Droopy eyelid or cockeyed eyebrows
Far less common side effects include:
– Muscle weakness
– Trouble swallowing or speaking
– Breathing problems
– Vision problems
– Loss of bladder control
Call your doctor right away if you are experiencing any of these side effects after receiving Botox treatment.
Does it hurt?
Botox injections are very small, so pain is usually minimal. In preparation for the treatment, the area can be numbed with a topical anesthetic cream before the injection is given. You can also use a cold pack on the treated area for 10-15 minutes prior to injection to reduce any pain you might feel.
What areas can be treated?
The most common areas treated with Botox include:
– Frown lines
– Forehead wrinkles
– Crow’s feet
– Under-eye lines (muscles around the eye)
– Migraine treatment protocol
– Masseter/Temporalis Muscles for Temporal Mandibular Jaw Pain (TMJ) and teeth grinding
– Underarms for treatment of hyperhidrosis (excess sweating)
What can’t I do after a treatment?
We recommend that you avoid all of the following after a Botox treatment:
– Heat and direct sunlight
– Washing your face
– Rubbing your face for at least the first 4 hours after treatment
– Excessive exercise within the first 24 hours after treatment
– Blood thinners
– Lying on your face – we recommend that you don’t take a nap after your treatment
You should also avoid caffeine, alcohol, foods high in sugar or sodium, refined carbohydrates, spicy foods, and cigarettes 24-48 hours after treatment.
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DCP members can enjoy a 20% discount on Botox treatment. Get in touch for more information.
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