BOTOX Cosmetic is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments performed worldwide because it’s a quick, simple way to maintain a refreshed, younger-looking appearance. Women and men choose BOTOX to smooth out wrinkles and relax lines that have become etched into their skin over time. Essential Dermatology’s board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michael Krathen performs BOTOX injections at his office in Natick serving Wellesley, Framingham, and Weston, MA, and other surrounding cities.

BOTOX® Cosmetic Before & After Photos

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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47 year old woman desires pan-facial rejuvenation.
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

How Does BOTOX Work?

BOTOX is an FDA-approved neuromodulator made from botulinum toxin-A. It temporarily suspends the muscle contractions that form lines and wrinkles made by facial expressions, called “dynamic wrinkles.” The results are smoother skin and a more youthful, refreshed appearance.

BOTOX Treatment Areas 

BOTOX treats many different signs of aging in the face and neck, such as:

  • Vertical frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines)
  • Crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes
  • Horizontal forehead furrows
  • Lines around the lips (perioral lines)
  • Platysmal bands on the neck

BOTOX can also be used proactively in younger patients to prevent dynamic wrinkles from forming in the first place.

Are Dermal Fillers Better Than BOTOX?

BOTOX and dermal fillers are injectable treatments that have different benefits and work in different ways; neither is better than the other. Concerns caused by volume loss, such as smile lines (nasolabial folds) and hollows around the eyes, are often better treated with injectable dermal fillers that restore lost fullness to the face. Dr. Krathen often combines BOTOX and filler treatments for a more noticeable rejuvenation.

BOTOX also works exceptionally well when combined with other treatments such as chemical peels, laser therapy, and at-home skin care.

What to Expect at Your BOTOX Appointment

It typically takes only about 15 minutes to receive a BOTOX treatment in our office. The treatment consists of a few quick injections using a tiny needle. Most people do not find these painful, describing merely a brief, pinching sensation. Dr. Krathen will ask you to form different facial expressions to determine precisely which muscles to inject. That way, you’ll enjoy attractive results while maintaining plenty of natural, expressive movement in your face.

What Is BOTOX Recovery Like?

Directly following your BOTOX treatment, you should avoid touching or massaging the area. Other than that, you are free to return to work and other daily activities right away. You may notice some slight swelling or bruising around your injection sites, but this typically fades quickly. Avoiding alcohol and blood-thinning supplements before your appointment will help keep this to a minimum.

Meet Dr. Michael Krathen

Dr. Michael Krathen is a board-certified dermatologist with more than a decade of medical training and experience. A specialist in both medical and cosmetic dermatology, he uses expertise, collaboration, and compassion to help people of all ages discover their healthiest and most radiant skin.

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When Will I See My BOTOX Results?

BOTOX results are not immediate but emerge gradually over the course of about 7 to 10 days. Once treated facial muscles stop functioning, the overlying skin smooths out and wrinkles fade. It may take up to 2 weeks for the BOTOX to take full effect and produce the best results.

How Long Does BOTOX Last the First Time?

The results from BOTOX injections last about 3 to 4 months depending on the area treated. Repeat treatments at Essential Dermatology will maintain your look for as long as you’d like. Dr. Krathen will recommend a treatment schedule that works best for you and your unique cosmetic goals.

Schedule a Consultation 

Dr. Krathen will work personally with you to find the best skin treatments that provide you with youthful, glowing skin. To get started, call our office at (508) 827-2615  or request a consultation by filling out our online form. To book an appointment, schedule your visit as a new patient using our online scheduler or as an existing patient using the Mass General Brigham Patient Gateway.

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