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Soften the Signs of Aging with BOTOX® Cosmetic in Darien

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BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable treatment that can reinvigorate your look by reducing dynamic wrinkles. This affordable, fast-acting treatment gives you a fresher, more relaxed appearance and lasts for months. If you are interested in BOTOX® Cosmetic, contact the Fairfield County office of Dr. David Passaretti. He and his team of highly trained, expert Injectors can perform your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment in just minutes, using a conservative approach that creates beautiful, natural-looking results with little to no downtime.

Injectable Treatments

BOTOX® and fillers provides incredibly quick, practical solutions for patients looking to smooth their skin and look younger. Our team of expert aesthetic professionals includes Dr. David Passaretti, Nurse Practitioner Cassandra Esposito, and Medical Spa Director Carin Gustavson.

How Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work?

BOTOX® Cosmetic blocks nerve impulses from reaching muscles in targeted areas. Wrinkles and lines develop when facial muscles repeatedly contract the skin, breaking down collagen and causing the skin to lose elasticity. When these muscles stop contracting into the same expression repeatedly, wrinkles and lines appear considerably softer and less prominent.

Botox can safely address a variety of cosmetic and medical issues. For example, injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic into the underarms can sometimes reduce excessive underarm sweating.

Botox Procedure

BOTOX® Cosmetic works through injection directly into the muscles that create wrinkles on the face, using a very thin syringe. Your aesthetic specialist will use sterile needles for each patient. BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA-approved for injection into the "elevens" (the frown lines between the eyebrows) and "crow's feet" on the outside corners of the eyes. These wrinkles commonly develop as we age, and they can cause a tired or angry look even when a patient feels peaceful and relaxed.

Cassandra Esposito, N.P., and the aesthetic team will consult with patients to determine the appropriate injection sites to understand the problem areas they perceive. Then, after each injection treatment, they evaluate your results and adjust the volume of medication accordingly. Dr. Passaretti, Cassandra, or your aesthetic specialist will use these injections conservatively and always strive to create a natural look rather than an exaggerated result.

It is possible to treat more than one area in a single session. Some patients experience slight discomfort during injections, but this feeling usually subsides within seconds.

When can I expect results?

The results of BOTOX® Cosmetic will begin to appear within a few days, and full results are usually apparent within 30 days. However, remember to maintain the benefits of your treatment; you will need regular follow-up injections separated by at least three months.

For many patients, Botox injections can provide impressive cosmetic results and benefits. Do not rub or massage treated areas for 24 hours. Avoid driving or any hazardous activity until you know how this medicine affects you.

It is vitally important that Botox injections be administered only by a highly trained medical professional such as Cassandra Esposito, N.P.. Botox is a potent drug that can come with risks and side effects. Therefore, your injections must be precisely dosed and located.

Botox Recovery

Following your Botox injection, you may experience some bruising, redness, swelling, and tenderness. Other risks include allergic reactions, infections, muscle weakness, hives, swelling of the face or throat, difficulty swallowing, vision changes, and flu-like symptoms. You should not use Botox if you have a current urinary tract infection or any active infection at or near the injection site. Following your injection, call your doctor immediately if you develop hoarseness, drooping eyelids, trouble breathing, loss of bladder control, severe muscle weakness, eye dryness, or excessive tearing.

Avoid lying down for at least four hours after your injections. You should refrain from touching or massaging your face during that time since that could alter the placement of the drug. Continue to suspend aspirin use for two days after your procedure. Don't sleep on your treated areas for up to 48 hours, and remember to stay out of the sun for a couple of days. Give yourself a "make-up-free day," and wait at least 24 hours before working out or resuming other vigorous physical activities. Because alcohol can promote bruising, don't drink for 24 hours before and after your injections.

How Long Do Botox and Dysport Results Last?

Because the muscle-relaxing effects of these injectables are temporary, the aesthetic team recommends maintenance treatments every three months. With diligent aftercare, results will last up to four months. In addition to keeping new wrinkles from forming, botulinum toxins can gradually eliminate deep-set lines that have formed over the years.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is made of the same protein-neurotoxin complex, so they offer very similar results. Both brands are competitively priced, and our expert aesthetic team can help you determine which injectable is right for you. Costs of Botox injection treatment will vary from patient to patient. If your treatment is performed purely for cosmetic reasons, your insurance will not pay for it.

Am I a Candidate for Botox?

You may not be a good candidate for Botox injections if you have myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton Syndrome, any breathing disorder, problems with swallowing, or a history of excessive bleeding. Patients approved for Botox injection may be directed to stop taking any blood-thinning drugs several days before treatment. Also, tell your doctor if you take muscle relaxants, sleeping aids, or allergy medications.

While tested and treated to reduce the risk of contamination, Botox is made from donated human plasma and may contain infectious agents. It is not known whether Botox can harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It may not be safe to use this medicine while breastfeeding. Rarely, the toxin contained in Botox can spread to other and unintended body areas, causing complications.

Provide our aesthetic team with your medical history, and let us know if you have had previous Botox injections. Botox is not just for women. In fact, men are making Botox a popular go-to injectable treatment for their cosmetic concerns. Over one million men have tried Botox in the past three years to treat crow's feet, fine lines, and wrinkles.

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Are there alternatives to Botox?

Xeomin is a different neuromodulator containing no additives like Botox and Dysport. For patients who may have stopped responding to their Botox or Dysport treatments, Xeomin is an exciting option because it will continue to treat severe lines, wrinkles, and folds. You will see a noticeable improvement in about one week, with your results lasting up to four months. To determine if Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, or other surgical or non-surgical treatments are right for you, ask about your neuromodulator options during your consultation.

Combining BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® with Other Treatments

BOTOX® Cosmetic reduces the prominence of wrinkles and helps prevent them from becoming more pronounced. For patients with deep-set lines, dermal fillers complement non-surgical treatments that add youthful volume to the skin. Our Medical Spa Director may also recommend laser skin therapy to reduce wrinkles and create a more consistent skin tone.

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If you are considering plastic surgery in Darien, CT, or anywhere around Fairfield County, contact us to schedule a one-on-one consultation with top plastic surgeon Dr. Passaretti or our professional aesthetic team, Nurse Practitioner Cassandra Esposito and Medical Spa Director Carin Gustavson. Learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, as well as the full range of other surgical and non-surgical treatments we offer by contacting our Fairfield County office today.

If you are considering plastic surgery in Darien, CT, or anywhere around Fairfield County, contact us to schedule a one-on-one consultation with top plastic surgeon Dr. Passaretti.

722 Post Rd, Ste 201, Darien, CT 06820