Introduction to BOTOX®

Wrinkles and fine lines are inevitable but that doesn’t mean you have to be afflicted with an older appearance. The use of BOTOX and other neuromodulators can temporarily paralyze the muscles responsible for these skin conditions, providing you with smoother skin and a rejuvenated look. At the practice of Vickram Tandon, MD, we offer our Boston patients BOTOX as an efficient and painless way to fight the effects of time. To learn more about this procedure, please keep reading below.

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What is BOTOX®?

BOTOX is a minimally invasive treatment that can produce stunning results with just one treatment. A “neuromodulator”, this FDA-approved injectable utilizes the neurotoxic protein onabotulinumtoxinA which temporarily paralyzes your muscle activity in the treated area, preventing the chemical acetylcholine from releasing into your muscles. This helps prevent muscle spasms and lessens the appearance that specific muscle movements would create in the future.

BOTOX has also been used to treat other conditions such as excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis) in the underarms, hands, and feet by blocking the nerve fibers that control sweat glands. In some cases, BOTOX has also helped patients suffering from severe migraines by entering the nerve endings and preventing activation of the pain networks in the brain.

What are the benefits of a BOTOX® procedure?

BOTOX offers a wide range of benefits that have made it one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Here are some key advantages of BOTOX in Boston:

  • Reduction of Wrinkles and Fine Lines
  • Non-Surgical and Minimally Invasive
  • Quick and Convenient Procedure
  • Natural-Looking Results
  • Versatile Applications
  • Temporary Effects
  • Boost in Self-Confidence

Who are the best candidates for BOTOX®?

Anyone in Boston can be a good candidate for this treatment, however, the best candidate for BOTOX has the following characteristics:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Keep a positive attitude throughout their treatment
  • Maintains realistic expectations
  • Not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Overall physically healthy
  • Uncomfortable with the appearance of lines and/or wrinkles

What’s the first step?

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If you are interested in getting BOTOX in Boston, your first step is to contact the office of Vickram Tandon, MD. When you come in for your appointment, you will meet with Dr. Tandon and express your desire for the treatment, as well as ask any questions you may have, and he will examine your face.

After having your conversation, Dr. Tandon will create a treatment plan specifically for you, and if you agree with it, you will be able to receive your BOTOX injection immediately afterward. However, if you need some more time, our Patient Coordinator will be able to help you reschedule to a day and time that better suits you.

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What to expect on the day BOTOX®?

On the day of your treatment, we will have you make yourself comfortable and apply local numbing anesthesia to make your experience more tolerable. Dr. Tandon will administer a series of injections to some pre-selected areas that contain more fine lines and wrinkles. You will feel the pinch of the needle, but the anesthetic should make it completely bearable.

The entire treatment will take between 15 and 30 minutes.

At the end of your session, we may have you stay at our office for about 10 – 15 minutes to ensure you don’t have any allergic reactions to the toxin. When you seem to be OK, you will be free to continue your daily routine. We will provide you with a list of instructions that will help you make the most out of your BOTOX treatment, as well as have a healthy recovery.

BOTOX® Recovery

After your BOTOX treatment, you will be free to return to your normal routine, but you should wait at least 24 – 48 hours before doing any exercise or strenuous activities to avoid spreading the filler to other parts of your body. Not only could it reduce the effectiveness of the BOTOX, but it could also increase the likelihood of bruising.

You might feel a little sore or tired after your treatment, but please avoid laying down for at least the first 4 hours after receiving Botox. For the same reasons to avoid working out, bending or laying down may spread the toxin and create excessive bruising. When you are finally able to go to bed, you should try to lie on your back to avoid accidentally moving the toxin around in your sleep.

Additionally, for the first 24 hours, you should avoid wearing makeup, ingesting alcohol, or taking painkillers of any kind. If you do feel any pain or discomfort, you can lightly use an ice pack for 10 – 15 minutes at a time, just try to avoid applying too much pressure.

Finally, you will want to avoid any heat exposure for the first few days. This includes staying away from hot tubs, saunas, tanning beds, and being directly in the sun.

How much does BOTOX® cost in Boston, MA?

The cost of a BOTOX in Boston can vary depending on various factors, including the number of treatment areas and the amount of BOTOX required. It is best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tandon to discuss your specific goals and concerns. During the consultation, the cost of the procedure will be discussed, and you will receive a personalized treatment plan tailored to your BOTOX needs.

Why Choose Dr. Tandon?

Dr. Vickram Tandon completed his medical degree at Brown University and underwent rigorous training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the esteemed University of Michigan. Dr. Tandon further refined his expertise through a prestigious fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery at Harvard Plastic Surgery. He is widely known for his dedication to providing exceptional care to his patients.

Dr. Tandon combines his surgical skills with a compassionate and patient-centered approach, taking the time to understand each individual’s unique goals and concerns, and collaborating closely with each patient to develop personalized treatment plans that deliver remarkable results. With his exceptional surgical skills and caring demeanor, Dr. Tandon helps his patients enhance their appearance and achieve the facial harmony they desire.

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If you’re in the Boston area and are ready to take the first step in achieving your facial aesthetic goals, look no further than Dr. Vickram Tandon and his team. To schedule a BOTOX, please contact our office directly, or use our website to fill out a consultation request form. Our friendly staff will assist you in finding a convenient appointment time that suits your schedule.

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I highly recommend him!

Dr. Tandon was truly one of the most personable and professional doctors I have been treated by! He took the time to carefully understand the procedure I wanted and what I felt my problem areas are, then adjusted to address those. He both asked insightful questions to understand my needs and answered all my questions with patience to make me feel comfortable and confident. My results demonstrated all of that care and I could not be more pleased. I highly recommend him!

Dr. Tandon understood exactly what I wanted

I saw Dr. Tandon for Botox and lip filler and couldn’t be happier with my results. I was looking for a skilled doctor who would give me a natural look, and Dr. Tandon understood exactly what I wanted. He took a lot of care and time with my consult, it’s very clear that he cares so much about the quality of his work. I was also happily surprised that procedure was practically painless. I highly recommend working with Dr. Tandon!

Dr. Tandon is the best

Dr. Tandon is the best and the only one I trust with my Botox. He’s very personable and listens to how I want to look (I like a bit of movement, not totally frozen). He also makes recommendations that are suited to my comfort and I trust his judgement. Couldn’t recommend Dr. Tandon more!

We were thrilled with the results

Dr. Vickram Tandon is a superstar surgeon in the world of facial aesthetics, as well as injectables. My wife received superior care in his hands, and he stands far above other Boston area, cosmetic, and facial plastic surgeons.

I would highly recommend Dr. Tandon to all!

I’m a first time filler patient and recently received lip filler from Dr. Tandon. He is phenomenal and I couldn’t be happier!

I am very pleased with my results

Dr. Tandon is a compassionate, personable, and highly skilled plastic surgeon. I recently had an appointment with Dr. Tandon to get Botox.

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