Longwood Plastic Surgery | Michael Tantillo, M.D.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

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BOTOX® Cosmetic ModelYou're too young to walk around with forehead creases, crow's feet around your eyes, or vertical lines between your eyebrows. But at your age, cosmetic surgery might seem like a drastic solution. Thankfully, there is a quicker, easier answer. In fact, millions of American women and men have gained a more youthful, smoother facial appearance with BOTOX® Cosmetic. In Boston, it's one of the most popular non-surgical treatments.

Ready to learn more about what BOTOX treatments can achieve? To visit with Dr. Tantillo in person request a consultation with him.

What is BOTOX Cosmetic?

BOTOX Cosmetic injections smooth facial wrinkles by relaxing the associated muscles. At our practice near Boston, results from BOTOX treatments are not immediate; improvements appear gradually within 2 to 7 days of treatment. Some patients notice continued improvement for up to 2 weeks.

Who is a Candidate for BOTOX Cosmetic Treatments?

Ideal candidates are healthy women and men, usually between the ages of 30 and 70, with no history of neuromuscular diseases such as multiple sclerosis. The benefits of BOTOX Cosmetic treatments include:

  • Safe and effective wrinkle reduction
  • Administered in only minutes
  • Long-lasting improvements for 3 to 5 months
  • Practically no downtime

For facial wrinkles that are not caused by muscle movement, Dr. Tantillo might suggest alternative treatments such as injectable facial fillers like JUVÉDERM® or RADIESSE®, or plastic surgery procedures like a facelift, brow lift, or eyelid surgery.

Recovery & Results

BOTOX Cosmetic treatments are so popular in part because of the extremely short recovery period. Most of Dr. Tantillo's patients return to their regular daily activities, including work, immediately after treatment. You might initially have minor swelling or bruising at the injection site, but this should last a day or 2 at most. Soon after treatment, muscle activity in the treated area will decrease, with the skin continuing to smooth out further for up to 14 days after treatment.

Your more youthful appearance should last for 3 to 4 months, at which time you will need a touch-up treatment to keep the wrinkles from reappearing. Sometimes after several BOTOX Cosmetic treatments, patients notice that their overall improvements last longer and they can go longer between touch-ups, possibly up to a year.

Your Next Step

It's easy to find out if BOTOX Cosmetic is right for you. Request your consultation with Dr. Tantillo, a board-certified plastic surgeon. Or, call (617) 973-9700 to set up your appointment. Dr. Tantillo sees patients from around Boston and throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island.

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Michael Tantillo, M.D.