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botox®

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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.

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.

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 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.

What's the first step?

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.

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.

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.

BOTOX® FAQS

The level of discomfort our BOTOX® Boston patients experience during their treatment is typically minimal. Most individuals report feeling only a slight sensation during the injections, often described as a quick pinch or a tiny prick. The fine needle used for BOTOX® injections is designed to minimize discomfort.

 

To further enhance comfort, we may apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area before the procedure. This can help alleviate any potential discomfort.

The number of appointments required for BOTOX® treatments can vary depending on your factors and treatment goals. In general, a single BOTOX® appointment can achieve noticeable results that typically last for three to six months.

 

To maintain the desired effects, follow-up appointments are typically scheduled when the effects of the previous treatment start to diminish. This timing can vary among individuals, but it is common for follow-up appointments to be scheduled every three to six months.

We understand that you’re excited to see the results of your BOTOX® treatment, but patients’ experiences can vary. Most patients start noticing improvements in their appearance within 24 – 48 hours after the procedure. It’s important to keep in mind that the full effects of BOTOX® may take up to two weeks to become fully visible. Your results will differ based on various factors, such as the amount of BOTOX® administered, the treated area, and individual factors like skin type and muscle strength.

Combining treatments is often recommended to achieve multiple results in one setting. Many individuals choose to combine BOTOX® with treatments such as Lip Fillers or other Dermal Fillers. No matter what your aesthetic goals are, please discuss them in your consultation, and Dr. Tandon will offer his expert advice on the best treatment combinations.

Dr. Tandon and his team work hard to avoid all risks or complications for our patients. With that said, there are potential side effects that our patients should be aware of before undergoing BOTOX®. While most of these are very uncommon, some side effects may include:

 

  • Bruising at the injection site
  • Headaches
  • Mild pain or swelling around the injection site
  • Numbness
  • Upset stomach
  • Weakness in nearby muscles
  • Temporary drooping of the eyelid when BOTOX® is injected into the forehead (very rare)

 

While most of these reactions are temporary, if you experience any concerning or long-lasting complications, please contact our office right away.

Dr. Tandon Understood 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!

I Highly Recommended Him

Dr. Tandon was truly one of the most personable and professionals doctors I hvae 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!

I Am Very Pleased With My Results

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

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