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When you come to ShanthalaMD for BOTOX®, all patients are thoroughly evaluated and consulted by our physician. All injections are also performed by our physician in a highly sterile and safe manner at our state of the art facility.
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Shanthala, she is amazing. I have had several treatments with her but this review is specifically touting her expertise with Botox. A few years ago I decided I wanted to try some botox, my kids had been asking me “why are you making a mad face mommy?” – I realized I was getting some serious lines between my eyebrows. I went to a local RN and initially though she had a done a good job until I realized that my eyebrows were completely spread apart, and my entire forehead frozen, I didn’t even look like myself, it was terrible. I also had a lot of bruising which at the time, not knowing any better, I thought was normal. Flash forward a year and to a visit to Shanthala for microdermabrasion and she suggested I try botox again. She explained her method and promised I would not have that same frozen look. Shanthala suggests that botox should be done more frequently but with less amounts (units) than others use. The other thing she does is she administers the botox in far more locations, smaller amounts but spread out more. She also noticed a vein down the middle of my forehead and was sure to avoid it to prevent bruising. I can’t tell you how many people I now notice that have had horrible botox treatments. It is so distracting while having a conversation! With Shanthala’s skilled hand my wrinkles are gone, my face looks relaxed and smooth, and I look like a better version of myself. She is a genius!
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is so effective because it is one of the only wrinkle treatments that target the underlying cause of wrinkles — the muscle.
It all starts with a nerve telling a muscle to contract. This causes the overlying skin to scrunch up. With time and repeated contractions, the skin begins to thin at certain points and a wrinkle is born.
Think of the skin as a piece of paper. By folding the paper along the same crease over and over, you are deepening/reinforcing that fold and weakening the paper.
Now imagine if all of a sudden you cannot fold the piece of paper. Instead, you flatten it out and place it between two large books. With time the fold fades. That is the same mechanism by which BOTOX® is able to prevent/decrease the wrinkles of the face. The big distinction in the analogy, however, is that skin is a living organ that is able to regenerate. So with time and good skin care, wrinkles virtually disappear.
BOTOX®’s competition include topical creams, which simply do not address the source of the wrinkle, and plastic surgery, which is very invasive and painful. That is why Botox has earned the reputation as the best anti-wrinkle treatment available. This is why 6.1 million people had cosmetic Botox in 2012, up 8 percent from 2011.
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If you’re looking for wrinkle reduction with BOTOX® performed by a physician in and around Peabody and Boston, request a consultation online, or contact us at (978) 854-5035 to schedule your appointment.