Botox, Jeuveau, & Dysport in Boston

Botox, Dysport and Jeuveau are excellent solutions for men and women who wish to turn back the clock without surgery. These treatments temporarily relax certain muscles of the face. When the muscles are relaxed, they don’t form wrinkles in the skin. The wrinkles smooth out, you retain normal facial expression, and you have a younger, fresher look.

Dr. Min S. Ahn and his team at the Aesthetic Wellness Center are pleased to offer both Botox and Dysport at their Boston facial plastic surgery practice.

What Botox, Dysport and Jeuveau Treat

  • Frown lines (the “11’s”)
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Neck bands (vertical / “turkey bands”)
  • Dimpling of the chin

Dr. Ahn and his staff at the Aesthetic Wellness Center in Boston are diamond level providers of Botox, putting them in the top 2 percent of Botox providers in the country. Dr. Ahn has performed Botox injection treatments for over 20 years and is considered one of the pioneers in Botox use. He was the primary author of the first publication on the Botox Brow Lift. Since starting his facial plastic surgery center in Boston, Dr. Ahn has performed thousands of Botox treatments and personally trained Rebecca Hoffey R.N., B.S.N., C.N.O.R., R.N.F.A., on how to perform Botox over 15 years ago.

How Does Botox Work?

  1. Using an ultra fine needle, Botox is injected into muscles that are active with certain facial expression. These include muscles in the forehead, frown line area, crow’s feet, neck, and chin.
  2. After a few days, the muscle is effectively relaxed. Since the muscle is no longer contracting and forming creases many times a day, the skin then smooths itself out.
  3. The smoothing effect on the wrinkle is indirect since Botox does not directly fill the line.
  4. The effect typically lasts three to four months.

More About Botox

Botox is a purified protein derived from botulinum toxin. In the form that is FDA approved and produced by the manufacturer, it is highly regulated and controlled.

Botox, like any other medication, has a therapeutic dose and a toxic dose. The amounts used for treating wrinkles of the upper face do not come close to the levels that would cause toxicity.

As an illustration, consider Tylenol (acetaminophen). When taken as directed, it is highly effective for headaches. If one were to ingest a whole bottle of Tylenol, it would have severely damaging effects on the liver and could result in death.

All medications, therefore, have a therapeutic range. Botox is no different and when used properly is perfectly safe and effective.

What to Expect During Your Treatment

Botox, Dysport and Jeuveau treatments at the Aesthetic Wellness Center typically take 10 minutes depending on how many areas are being treated, making this a truly in and out “lunchtime” procedure. During the Botox, Dysport, or Jeuveau procedure, patients will feel a small pinch and little discomfort. Immediately after, the area will look no different in terms of the wrinkle as the Botox, Dysport, or Jeuveau effect takes several days to start working.

What Are the Differences Between Botox, Dysport and Jeuveau?

BOTOX in Boston

Although Botox, Dysport and Jeuveau are all botulinum toxins, each one does have some minor differences. Dysport seems to have a wider area of effect which makes it more suitable for treating larger areas, whereas Botox and Jeuveau are better for targeting specific, smaller areas.

The timeline is also moderately different for these injectables. Dysport’s effects can start to manifest in as little as two days, while Botox and Jeuveau need at least a few days to appear. Dysport also appears to last a little longer than Botox.

As longtime injectors who have finetuned their skills, Dr. Ahn and Rebecca Hoffey, CNOR, RNFA, can recommend the precise injectable and amount to optimize the results.

Botox Recovery

Wrinkle Reduction in Boston

There is no downtime after an injectable treatment. Most patients have no bruising, minimal swelling and redness that resolve within an hour. This allows them to return to work and most normal social activities as soon as they leave the Aesthetic Wellness Center.

There are no restrictions on activity after Botox or Dysport treatment.

Side Effects And Safety of Botox, Dysport and Jeuveau

Side effects are uncommon and include minimal bruising at the injection site or a mild headache. The bruising is minor and temporary and can be covered with makeup. Any headache is also temporary and can be treated with acetaminophen.

In terms of the potential for a drooping (ptosis) eyelid, this is caused by Botox inadvertently affecting the muscle that lifts the eyelid. This is very uncommon and if it occurs it is temporary (lasting less than a few weeks) and more importantly, treatable.

Eye drops (Iopidine) can be prescribed that will correct the ptosis.

Botox Costs

The cost of an injectable treatment depends on the amount of units necessary to achieve the patient’s desired changes. Our team provides a quote at the conclusion of a consultation so that patients can make an informed decision. Cosmetic injectable treatments are not covered by medical insurance.

Schedule a Consultation

Treatments with Botox, Dysport or Jeuveau at the AWC are safe, with predictable and effective results. Want to find out more about Botox, Dysport or Jeuveau at the Aesthetic Wellness Center? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ahn and his staff by calling (508) 426-8622 or clicking here.

Botox FAQ

Botox works very well for men. In fact, it might be preferred by men because they tend to prefer non-surgical options. In addition, men feel increasing competition in the workplace to look younger. Specifically, men often have heavy brows and deep creases of the forehead and frown lines. Botox works great for these areas.

Botox, Dysport and Jeuveau all work similarly to smooth out lines.

Botox typically lasts 3-4 months.

As a general rule, Botox is used for the upper half of the face (forehead lines, frown lines and crows feet) and fillers are used for the lower half (smile lines, corners of the mouth, cheeks etc.)

The answer to this question differs from patient to patient. While many patients prefer the ease and relative affordability of injectable treatments like Botox, many others want a more dramatic transformation that only surgery can achieve. While surgical procedures cost more, they also last much longer, instead of requiring periodic maintenance every few months.

Brow lift is the best procedure for treating the areas where Botox is most effective. It can raise the eyebrows and indirectly soften the forehead lines. Dr. Ahn performs temporal brow lift, a less invasive version of a traditional brow lift, which makes the recovery less substantial than comparable plastic surgeries.

In the hands of less skilled injectors, Botox can freeze additional muscles and may make the face look unnatural, which becomes especially evident when making facial expressions. To leave the face looking as natural as possible, Dr. Ahn and Rebecca Hoffey are careful to place the Botox and Dysport precisely to achieve the most natural looking result.

The Dr. Ahn Difference

Dr. Ahn specializes in facial aesthetic rejuvenation and understands that patients need individualized care catered to their unique goals and considerations. Using his artistic eye, surgical experience and wide-ranging skills, he guides his clients through this highly personal process; whether it be a minimally invasive treatment or a cosmetically transforming surgery.

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