- It can also alleviate several other medical conditions that might be causing discomfort or reduced quality of life.
- Dr. Dave Lee is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Chelmsford who specializes in all kinds of cosmetic treatments, from Botox to facelifts to hair transplants. His team at PURE Cosmetic Center can assess your specific concerns and recommend the best treatment plan for your cosmetic needs.
Many of our high-profile patients prefer to be private with their cosmetic procedures and prefer that their photographs not be placed online. At your consultation, you will be shown photographs of patients who have given us permission to display their before and after pictures.
WHAT IS BOTOX?
Botox, or Botulinum toxin type A, is a type of drug that can correct certain wrinkles and facial lines by relaxing the muscles beneath the skin that cause them. While Botox refers to a specific toxin, there are also other brands that use botulinum. However, Botox has been used to refer to any kind of injectable that uses botulinum toxin.
The main reason Botox is an effective treatment is that it paralyzes and weakens muscles that cause wrinkles. It does this by stopping the nerve endings from activating the muscle cells. In small doses, Botox is highly effective at reducing wrinkles and lines in your face. It can also treat medical issues such as cervical dystonia (muscle contractions in your neck and shoulders), blepharospasm (uncontrollable blinking), strabismus (lazy eye), severe sweating, and Botox can even treat chronic migraines.
- What to Expect During Botox
Botox is an outpatient procedure usually occurring in-office. It generally takes a few minutes to complete, but if you are having multiple injections, the visit can take longer. You will not need any anesthesia, as the Botox injections are minimally invasive. We may apply a numbing cream ten to twenty minutes before injecting the target areas. Due to the short amount of time the treatment takes, it’s often referred to as a “lunchtime” procedure.
- The Botox Procedure
During your treatment, the trained aesthetic providers at PURE Cosmetic Center will inject Botox into different parts of your face and/or body. A thin needle injects a small amount of the botulinum toxin into your muscles, skin, or both. You may have several injections depending on how many areas you want to get treated and the severity of the symptoms you’re experiencing.
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE
Board-certified Dr. Dave Lee is a member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). He grew up in Cupertino, CA, and graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a B.A. in Music. After attending medical school at the University of Rochester in New York and graduating among the top of his class, he finished plastic surgery training at the University of Massachusetts, where he was also the administrative chief resident.
Dr. Lee completed an extra year of advanced cosmetic surgery training through an aesthetic fellowship at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, and the Rox Center in Beverly Hills. For a cosmetic procedure that blends art and science, schedule a consultation for Botox in Chelmsford at PURE Cosmetic Center.
Botox is generally recommended if you’re dissatisfied with wrinkles on your face, as Botox can smooth your skin by relaxing the muscles causing this sign of aging in your face.
Rarely, and all are only temporary. They include soreness, bruising, and swelling. You might also develop a mild headache. Do not use Botox if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.
Botox injections are minimally invasive, so your recovery time is short. Most times, you can return to your normal activities after just a few minutes. It may take one to two weeks for your results to reach their maximum effects.
The effects of Botox will vary depending on what area or condition you’re having treated. Generally speaking, effects from Botox can last three to four months. It is recommended that you have Botox injections every three to four months to help maintain a wrinkle-free appearance.
Botox cost depends on the number of units used and the number of areas treated. Dr. Lee offers both financing and payment options if needed.
If you would like to know more about Botox Chelmsford plastic surgeon, Dr. Lee, can see you for a consultation. He can answer any questions or address any concerns you have, and examine you to come up with a treatment plan. Ideal candidates for Botox are at least 18, not pregnant or nursing, have no history of neuromuscular diseases, and in generally good health.
Your beauty is a symphony. Don’t trust it to anyone less than a true performer and a master at his craft. Chelmsford plastic surgeon, Dr. Dave Lee brings the virtuosity of a concert pianist and the artistry of a renowned plastic surgeon to each procedure. Schedule a consultation today to discover why patients across New England are singing the praises of Dr. Lee and his staff at PURE Cosmetic Center.