Botox/Xeomin (wrinkle relaxing) Boston
Botulinum neuro modulator (AKA Botox Cosmetic®, Xeomin ™, or Dysport ™) is one of the most recognized plastic surgery procedures available. It works beautifully for the right areas when performed by the right person. Boston cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Spiegel has published a number of articles on the topic and Dr. Onir lectures frequently on the topic. Both are expert at giving patients a natural, smooth look. The experts at The Spiegel Center are masters of both male and female Botox® injections.
Botox® works best for “dynamic wrinkles” – those that deepen when you squeeze a muscle. Good examples include horizontal forehead wrinkles, vertical wrinkles between your eyebrows, some neck bands, and crow’s feet. Some wrinkles that we’d like to get rid of are caused by muscles that are too important to paralyze, so Botox can’t erase every facial line. But, in the right situation it is easy and safe. A very small amount of the solution is injected directly into the problem muscles. Over the next 3 – 5 days the muscle weakens, often with a dramatic softening of the overlying wrinkles by 10 days. A small bruise (from the needle) is typically the worst thing that could happen immediately and isn’t very common.
Are you male and interested in Botox injections? Here is some additional information:
- Not just for the ladies anymore– “Brotox” Botox for Men
- Dr. Spiegel Featured Discussing Brotox
- Brotox? The New Botox Trend for Men
What is the difference between Botox and facial fillers?
If you go to a skilled physician, the most common side effect will be the need for a “touch up” or small bruise. A novice physician could place the medicine into the wrong muscle or use the wrong concentration of medicine causing it to spread to a muscle that you don’t want weakened. For example, an eyelid muscle could weaken and a mild droopy eyelid or eyebrow could occur. An experienced doctor places the most effective amount of medicine into just the right spots. Of course, some people need a stronger dose than do others so if the minimum amount doesn’t work; you go back for more. (It’s better to go back for more than risk getting too much and having a droop.) In order to be certain that the medicine stays in the right spot you may be asked not to rub or massage the injected areas for four hours.
The best and worst thing about Botox® and the other Botulinum neuromodulators is that they are temporary. If you don’t like the results, it wears off in around 3 months; if you love it, you need to do it again in around 3 months. Actually, it seems that people who regularly receive Botox® find that the interval between treatments lengthens – even up to 6 months.
Some of the “side effects” of wrinkle injections have turned out to be great new uses for the medication. Researchers including Dr. Spiegel noticed that some of their patients with migraine headaches who received Botox® for forehead wrinkles had a dramatic improvement in their headaches. In one study, nearly 80% of migraine sufferers said that the number or severity of their headaches had been cut in half. In fact, more than 50% of the study participants stopped having any headaches for three months or longer! (Just think, you can look better AND feel better!) Even excessive sweating can be greatly reduced by botulinum neuromodulator injections directly into the overactive sweat glands. All of this has been very exciting for physicians who are continuing to find new applications for this miracle medication
There are different options such as Botox Cosmetic®, Xeomin ™, or Dysport ™). Some people have better or faster results with one versus another, and our experts can help you determine the right medication for you.
You may see that your general doctor, gynecologist, or local skin care center offers Botox injections. At The Spiegel Center we have only experts in facial anatomy and doctorate level people doing the treatments. You have only one face, and you deserve to have an expert do the treatment. Botox is like paint. Some people are able to create a beautiful masterpiece, others just make a mess. We’re the masters.
Want to learn more about our Botox treatments? Make an appointment with The Spiegel Center at our Newton, Massachusetts office just outside of Boston to discuss your options and find the best fit for you! Call (617-566-3223) or email ([email protected]) and someone from our office will be happy to get in touch with you.