Do you miss the smooth, relaxed expression your face had not so long ago? The worries and stresses of life might take their toll, but that doesn’t mean you have to let them show. Dr. Anna Petropoulos, renowned as a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, is a BOTOX® Cosmetic innovator in Danvers, MA.
Dr. Petropoulos uses this purified protein derivative to restore youthful, natural-looking beauty to the face, alleviating forehead creases, crow’s feet, and other lines around the eyes and mouth. She understands that her BOTOX patients, who travel from Boston, Lynnfield, Andover, and throughout Massachusetts, want to age naturally and gracefully.
What Is Botox?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a neuromodulator that is used to reduce the appearance of facial fine lines and wrinkles. It is a purified protein that is injected into the skin to relax facial muscles and create a more youthful appearance. Botox works to reduce the activity of these facial muscles that tend to cause brow and frown lines. Patients who are unhappy with these common signs of aging tend to benefit most from this procedure.
Am I a Good Candidate for Botox?
Botox is a useful procedure for most patients. You may be a candidate for Botox injections if you:
- Want to slow the progression of facial aging
- Have noticed frown lines between your brows
- Want to lift the skin around your mouth
- Have deep creases and folds around the forehead and eyes
- Want to improve your crow’s feet
You might not be a good candidate for Botox if you are:
- Have an active acne break out
- Are pregnant or nursing
- Suffer from an autoimmune disorder
- Have uncontrolled diabetes
- Suffer from a heart condition
- Have an active HSV break out
What can Botox help treat?
Dr. Petropoulos’ impressive training and talent, combined with her meticulous attention to detail, enable her to achieve natural-looking results and ensure patients’ safety with BOTOX treatments. People from throughout New England visit her for BOTOX because of the variety of improvements she creates, including:
- Softening facial lines like forehead furrows, frown lines (11’s) between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, and creases around the mouth
- Providing a subtle, non-surgical brow lift
- Complementing surgical procedures such as eyelid surgery and facelifts
- Enhancing and preserving the results of non-surgical treatments such as Thermage® skin tightening treatments and RADIESSE®
How does Botox work?
BOTOX Cosmetic is a purified protein derivative that temporarily relaxes certain offending facial muscles that cause unwanted wrinkles. Unlike injectable fillers like JUVÉDERM®, it does not fill in wrinkles; BOTOX just relaxes the muscles that cause the wrinkles. Since only the offending muscles are treated, you will continue to make your full range of natural expressions, such as smiling and frowning. BOTOX treatments are an art in themselves – only those done by an expert allow the patient to continue to show the full range of natural expressions whilst preventing wrinkle formation.
Botox Before and After Photos
How Is Botox Injected?
These simple, quick treatments are performed right in our comfortable office. BOTOX is placed into the precise points on the facial muscles that are causing the wrinkles. Most of our BOTOX patients feel only a few tiny pinpricks, so no numbing is necessary with Dr. Petropoulos because she is so meticulous and gentle.
Why choose dr. Petropoulos for my botox treatments?
For over a decade, Dr. Petropoulos has developed and refined the artistry of BOTOX treatments. Because of her specialized skill and impressive results, she attracts women and men from nearby Boston, or from locations hours away, for BOTOX treatments; in fact, since 2004 she has been training other physicians nationally in the fine nuances of specialized BOTOX treatments, as a National Education Faculty Member.
By developing a unique partnership with each patient, Dr. Petropoulos forms a clear appreciation of their goals and helps them explore their treatment options. Through her focus on natural rejuvenation, she restores a sense of joy and self-confidence to the lives of her patients. Dr. Petropoulos believes in a conservative approach to facial rejuvenation that begins with non-surgical treatments and only incorporates cosmetic surgery if absolutely necessary. During your consultation, she will assess your signs of facial aging and ask you to show her what you’d like to improve. Together you will determine the best approach to achieving the look you want.
“I find that Dr. Petropoulos understands the symmetrical configuration of the aesthetically classic face and with an adept eye, knows how to best achieve the desired results using well researched and time-proven products and procedures”. – Sophia, BOTOX Patient of Dr. Petropoulos since 2006
Can botox be combined with any other facial fillers?
Dr. Petropoulos specializes in combining non-surgical treatments to give her patients more comprehensive facial rejuvenation with little to no downtime. During your consultation, she may recommend combining your BOTOX treatments with one or more of the following options:
- Injectable fillers such as JUVÉDERM® or Sculptra® to smooth away folds and restore lost volume
- Thermage® treatments to tighten and firm up the skin
- Fraxel® laser treatments to reveal a radiant glow and smooth texture
While Dr. Petropoulos takes a conservative approach to facial rejuvenation, recommending non-surgical options whenever appropriate, she is also a board-certified facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist (head/neck surgeon) who is adept in surgical procedures that provide lasting, significant anti-aging benefits.
“She takes the time to study your face and expertly applies just the right amount of filler or BOTOX to create a natural, younger look. What is important to me is that I end up looking refreshed and more youthful but without the frozen facial features that happen when you have had too much BOTOX.” – Martha K, Google+ Review
After your treatment, you can go right back to your regular daily routine. A few days after treatment you will notice wrinkles and creases fading away. Your rejuvenated results will last about 3 to 4 months. If you stay on schedule with your treatments, you will need smaller and smaller doses each time and thus the cost of your treatments will decrease because, in this office, you are not required to pay for the area, rather you only pay for the specific dosage that you use.
Dr. Petropoulos’ BOTOX patients are consistently impressed and invigorated by their results. She believes in creating a natural look that reveals your inner beauty and releases your inner joy.
“I just wanted to email you about my experience last week with Nurse injector Kate. It was my first time with her due to ease of scheduling and she was absolutely fantastic! She was so sweet and made me feel at ease. My results were outstanding…… well up to Dr Petropoulos’ standard!!! No wonder she was so good – Dr. P trained her ! I will absolutely go back to Nurse Kate again! Thank you!” – Rachel C
Side Effects of Botox Injections
When injected by an experienced professional, such as Dr. Petropoulos, Botox comes with few complications. However, that does not mean that it is without it’s associated risks. Potential side effects of Botox include:
- Allergic reaction
- Red welts at site of injection
These complications and side effects are rare. If you are experiencing any of the above, be sure to contact your doctor for advice.
“I had Botox treatments, Voluma and Vollure to my face. The results were amazing! Dr Anna Petropoulos is an ARTIST AND GENIUS! She is so lovely, personable and caring. Her staff is so professional and friendly.” – Bella, RealSelf review