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111 Torrey St
Brockton, MA, 02301
United States

508-580-9876

Essentials is a full service medical day spa. We specialize in helping both women and men with aging gracefully. We are pleased to offer laser hair removal, Botox and Radiesse services.

Botox

We use Botox Cosmetic to reduce wrinkles and lines caused by contractions of the facial muscles underlying them.

             

How does it work?


  Botox® blocks impulses the nerves send to the tiny facial muscles underlying the wrinkles and lines.  In other words, the muscles are relaxed so they do not contract and the associated wrinkles and lines are removed or dramatically reduced.

             

What types of wrinkles and lines can be treated?


  Botox® effectively treats wrinkles and lines caused by the contraction of the facial muscles beneath them.  We use it to treat crow's feet, worry lines, frown lines, forehead furrows and other dynamic wrinkles. Botox, however, cannot improve wrinkles and lines due to sun-damage and the aging process (we offer other treatments to address these conditions).

             

What do the treatments feel like?

Botox is injected in small amounts using a very fine micro-needle.  As a result, the discomfort is minimal.   Many patients compare the sensation to a bug bite.  Local anesthetic is not required but we can apply a topical anesthetic free of charge if requested.  Alternatively, the area to be treated can be numbed with ice immediately before the procedure.

             

Are there any restrictions on my activity after treatment?
                Patients should remain upright for 4 hours after treatment to prevent the toxin from migrating to other areas.

             

How many treatments will I need?


Botox injections are a temporary solution for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles.  The effects of a treatment last 3 to 6 months, so 2 to 4 treatments per year may be required to maintain the benefits.  Duration and extent of improvement varies per individual and may be less effective for patients 65 years and above.

             

What are the possible side effects?


  The most common side effect is a temporary bruising.  The toxin can also migrate and cause a temporary weakness in nearby muscles.  In rare cases, there can be a drooping of an eyelid or asymmetry of facial expression.  Risk of side effects are dependent on the areas treated.  As the effects of Botox® are temporary, side effects usually only last a few weeks if they occur.  We will address any questions or concerns you may have during your consultation.

             

What results can I expect?


  As previously discussed, Botox® treatments will reduce or eliminate wrinkles and lines caused by contraction of facial muscles (dynamic wrinkles and lines).  Results are immediate with subsequent improvement over 2 weeks.