Bethel Family Medicine
Family Medicine & Cosmetics Specialists located in Brockton, MA
You’ve no doubt heard about the popularity of Botox® to smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Now, Bethel Family Medicine offers the FDA-approved treatment for patients in Brockton, Massachusetts. Botox is safe and effective, and injections take less than 10 minutes so you can get on with your day. Find out more by calling or booking a consultation online.
Botox Q & A
How does Botox work?
Botox is made from a purified, refined toxin called Clostridium botulinum. When injected in small amounts, Botox weakens or freezes certain muscles or blocks the action of select nerves. The effect smooths the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, making them look less noticeable.
What does Botox treat?
Botox is a safe, FDA-approved treatment that helps minimize the appearance of:
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
Because Botox isn’t a permanent treatment, you’ll want to schedule regular treatments to maintain results.
How do I know if Botox right for me?
Most adults are good candidates for Botox. Your provider at Bethel Family Medicine reviews your medical history with you to make sure the treatment is right for you. Be sure to tell your provider about any prescription and over-the-counter medicines you’re taking, including vitamins and herbal supplements.
You may not be a good fit for Botox if you’re:
- Allergic to certain substances
You also shouldn’t have Botox if you suffer from certain muscle or nerve conditions.
What happens during a Botox treatment?
Your provider discusses your treatment goals and performs a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you. Your injections typically take only 10 minutes.
Your provider may numb the injection site beforehand. Although getting Botox is generally comfortable, you may feel a pinch as your provider performs the injections. Because Botox requires minimal downtime, you can get back to your usual routine as soon as you leave the Bethel Family Medicine office.
What happens after Botox treatment?
Within 24-48 hours, you may notice a gradual softening and smoothing of visible frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. Your appearance may look more youthful and refreshed. You can expect your results to last up to four months for moderate to severe frown lines.
Because Botox isn’t a permanent treatment, your frown lines, crow's feet or forehead lines gradually return unless you come in for regular injections.
If you’d like to minimize the signs of aging, call Bethel Family Medicine today or book a consultation online to see if Botox is right for you.
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