Botox Specialist

Novo medical aesthetics

Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Ridgefield, CT & Wallingford, CT

All Botox® injections aren’t equal. Your results can vary widely based on the skill and experience of your injector, and that’s why you can trust Zina Boutaeva, MD, at Novo Medical Aesthetics in Ridgefield and Wallingford, Connecticut. Novo Medical Aesthetics understands the fine points of facial anatomy and aesthetics, which means you get a gorgeous and natural result. Click the online booking tool or call either location to schedule your wrinkle-smoothing now.


Do I need Botox?

If you have fine lines and wrinkles and want to reclaim your youthful appearance without invasive procedures or surgery, you're probably a great Botox candidate. 

What are the Botox treatment areas?

Botox can treat many different areas for exceptional results.

  • Frown lines: smooths the lines between brows
  • Crow’s feet: reduces lines at eye corners
  • Forehead lines: smooths long lines across the forehead
  • Eyebrow lift: subtle eyebrow elevation
  • Nefertiti lift: neck and jawline tightening
  • Smile enhancement: reduces a gummy smile
  • Neck lines: cords around the neck
  • Mouth: corners of the mouth to lift drooping

In addition to all of the aesthetics uses, Botox can be very helpful in hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and migraine headache treatment. 

How does Botox work?

Botox works by relaxing the muscles beneath your wrinkles. It reduces muscle movement to keep lines and wrinkles away, but you can still move your face and will look completely natural. In the underarms, Botox works by temporarily switching off your sweat glands in that area. 

What does Botox treatment feel like?

Botox is injected with a very fine needle and is well-tolerated by almost everyone. The treatment takes 10-20 minutes, and you're back to your normal routine immediately.

What is the onset time for Botox?

Botox usually takes effect in three days to a week. It takes effect in some areas faster. For example, the International Hyperhidrosis Society says that Botox can take effect in the underarm area in as little as two days when injected for excessive sweating.

How long does Botox prevent wrinkles?

Botox prevents wrinkles for three to six months. In the underarms, Botox lasts anywhere from four months to a year, possibly longer.

Are there any Botox alternatives?

Yes, Novo Medical Aesthetics offers both Dysport® and Xeomin®. Both contain the same active ingredient as Botox but have different manufacturing processes than Botox. This can mean some minor differences in onset time, longevity, and how the product spreads in your face. All three are effective, but you might find one of them better for you. 

Are there any side-effects after Botox?

As with all injections, there’s a risk of mild swelling and bruising. However, it typically recedes after a couple of days. Novo Medical Aesthetics uses AccuVein®, a state-of-the-art reader that reveals all facial blood vessels, to avoid bruising.

To diminish swelling, Novo Medical Aesthetics recommends ice packs. You can also take arnica, a natural bruise reducer. Avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, fish oil, vitamin E, and ginkgo biloba for one week prior to, and one week after, your Botox treatment. 

Book your Botox appointment online or by calling either Novo Medical Aesthetics location now.