Botox® is one of the botulinum toxins I administer to treat wrinkles of the brow, forehead and eyes (crows feet). I also utilize Xeomin and Dysport which are similar botulinum toxins. Botulinum toxin is a well-tolerated, safe procedure that will provide a refreshed look to your face. It is one of the best anti-aging treatments available.
During your appointment, I will provide education describing how Botox® works and what you might expect for outcomes. I will also review risks and benefits. It is important to assess your face and administer the dose and location which is best for you. It is a very customized treatment. I include you in the process as I need to know what you desire. I ask you to return for a 2 week follow up to evaluate the treatment outcome and provide any additional units so that your look is perfect.
I offer you my expertise and my time. You will not feel rushed. My office is in a lovely area of Back Bay and it is very discreet. I am available to answer your calls. You are my focus.
Stewart Aesthetics focuses on promoting optimal skin health and vibrancy at any age.
Goals are accomplished by administering current aesthetic procedures such as chemical peels, botulinum toxins for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles, dermal fillers for deeper rhytids and laser for refining skin texture and building collagen.
Cosmetic procedures allow Ms. Stewart to incorporate her love of Dermatology with the artistic flair of aesthetics.
Botulinum toxin for brow and forehead lines
Softening of crow’s feet with botulinum toxin
Botulinum toxin for frown lines
Patrice Stewart RN BSN
Patrice Stewart RN BSN graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has practiced in a variety of medical and surgical specialties including Dermatology and Emergency Nursing.
Patrice specialized in Dermatology during her seven years as Clinical Nurse Leader at Tufts Medical Center’s Dermatology Department. At Tufts, Patrice collaborated with Dermatologists, Mohs surgeons and residents to provide state-of-the-art comprehensive Dermatological care. She developed practice standards, worked in melanoma and psoriatic research, conducted patch testing, cared for a variety of dermatological disorders and implemented the clinic’s new infusion center.
She is particularly interested in preventative measures when treating aging skin.
Medical Director: Edgar Ballenas M.D.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION & APPROVED USES
BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic :
- Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles, can be severe and result in loss of life. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may last for several months.
- Spread of toxin effects. The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.
BOTOX® Cosmetic dosing units are not the same as, or comparable to, any other botulinum toxin product .
There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect when BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose to treat frown lines, crow’s feet lines, and/or forehead lines.
BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, vision problems, or dizziness within hours to weeks of taking BOTOX® Cosmetic. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.
Serious and/or immediate allergic reactions have been reported. They include: itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.
Do not receive BOTOX® Cosmetic if you : are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic (see Medication Guide for ingredients); had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA); have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
Tell your doctor about all your muscle or nerve conditions, such as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects including difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing from typical doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including: plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face; have trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; any other abnormal facial change; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby); are breast-feeding or plan to (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic passes into breast milk).
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Using BOTOX® Cosmetic with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received BOTOX® Cosmetic in the past.
Tell your doctor if you have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last 4 months; have received injections of botulinum toxin such as Myobloc®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® in the past (tell your doctor exactly which product you received); have recently received an antibiotic by injection; take muscle relaxants; take an allergy or cold medicine; take a sleep medicine; take aspirin-like products or blood thinners.
Other side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic include : dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids and eyebrows, swelling of your eyelids and dry eyes.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
For more information refer to the Medication Guide or talk with your doctor.
To report a side effect, please call Allergan at 1-800-678-1605.