At the Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England, we are the #1 provider of BOTOX® Cosmetic in Portland, Maine! Our providers have been injecting BOTOX for many years, and are the most experienced with the treatment. BOTOX Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medication that is injected with tiny needles into the facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. BOTOX Cosmetic was FDA approved in 2002 for the treatment of moderate to severe wrinkles. Once injected, BOTOX Cosmetic temporarily reduces the contractions of the underlying muscles so lines and wrinkles are diminished and smoothed. Results of BOTOX Cosmetic are visible within 7-10 days of injection and many patients achieve satisfying results from a single treatment that generally last 3-4 months.
BOTOX Cosmetic is also FDA approved for the treatment of severe underarm sweating or hyperhydrosis. When prescription topical treatments don’t provide relief, BOTOX Cosmetic is an option to explore with our physicians. Once injected, patients, will notice a significant reduction in sweating within 4 weeks and results last up to 6 months.
The Cosmetic Enhancement Center is proud to offer Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions® Program and is excited to announce that CEC was the #1 Brilliant Distinctions® customer in all of New England last year! That means we saved our patients the most money of all participating practices in New England! Brilliant Distinctions® Members receive exclusive offers, plus when you register you are automatically entered into the Brilliant Distinctions® Points Program.
This money saving program allows you to earn points each time purchase select ALLERGAN® products or services. This includes BOTOX Cosmetic and JUVEDERM® treatments as well as LATISSE® purchases. These points then turn into a dollar value that can be used towards future treatments and purchases of the named products. The CEC staff will happily sign you up and manage your account for you! All you have to do is enjoy your savings!
Frequently Asked Questions About BOTOX®
Does it hurt?
Many of our first time BOTOX Cosmetic patients are concerned about the level of pain with treatment. The injections with BOTOX are very mild and feel like a small pinch. No numbing is needed, and the treatment itself is quick.
Is there downtime?
There is little to no downtime with BOTOX. Patients can come in, get treated with BOTOX, and return to their normal activities the same day. No one will even be able to tell you got anything done!
When will I see results?
BOTOX takes roughly one week to start working, and 14 days to peak. The results last up to three months.
What are the side effects?
A very small percentage of patients experience dry mouth, headache, and/or neck pain following injections.
Can men get BOTOX®?
Of course! More and more men are turning to BOTOX to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Men like to look younger too!
Am I too young to get BOTOX®?
Patients in their 20s and 30s are now getting BOTOX to prevent the development of wrinkles. Of course, patients must be over the age of 18 to receive treatment.
Are there options?
Yes, but even so, BOTOX® is the leader treatment. Read about those options here.