Get Ready for Your Close-Up
The popularity of Botox continues to rise every year. Botox is short for botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin produced by bacteria that can be used cosmetically to improve the appearance of frown lines and other signs of aging on the face. With over seven million recorded Botox treatments performed in the United States last year, there's no question that Botox has secured its place in every cosmetic physician's cabinet. Getting Botox in Washington DC is a simple procedure that is performed as an outpatient procedure at our medical spa. If you're interested in getting a Botox treatment in Washington DC, contact Belmont Plastic Surgery, and schedule your appointment today.
A Dynamic Wrinkle Solution
The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, referred to by its product name Botox®, is a popular injectable wrinkle treatment. Botox is injected into muscles to temporarily improve both moderate to severe crow’s feet and frown lines between the eyebrows. This is achieved by blocking the nerve impulses and temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles to give the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. Studies have suggested that Botox is effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.
While we most commonly use Botox for injection, we also utilize Xeomin and Dysport when we feel these are more appropriate for the patient. These products are similar to Botox in their mechanism of action and how we utilize them. Botox is FDA approved to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles and is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments performed each year in the Washington DC area and nationwide. Belmont Plastic Surgery offers expert Botox injections to help you achieve smoother, younger-looking skin.
Stop Stressing About Your Age
Smiling, frowning, squinting, and even chewing - basically, any facial movement can eventually lead to one of the most common signs of aging: wrinkles. They can make you appear tired or angry even when you are not. One of the quickest and safest remedies to remove wrinkles is an injection of botox. Botox can be used as a wrinkle treatment to smooth:
Botox can be combined with other cosmetic skin procedures such as chemical peels, dermal fillers or microdermabrasion to further improve your results. This combination of therapies can help to prevent the formation of new lines and wrinkles.
Get Rid of Facial Lines Without Surgery
Botox is used for the temporary correction of moderate to severe frown lines in patients 18 to 65 years of age. If you exhibit lines on the smooth part of your forehead above and between the brows, you should consider treatment with Botox. Botox is not recommended if the patient exhibits an infection at the proposed injection site(s) and or has a known hypersensitivity to any Botox preparation. Do not undergo Botox treatment if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or if you have experienced an allergic reaction to another product containing botulinum toxin. Ask your plastic surgeon about the possible side effects of Botox.
Botox won’t fix all types of skin problems. For example, while it can diminish under-eye wrinkles, it can’t repair the damage caused by the sun. Your skin thickness, type, and degree of wrinkling all play a role in determining the effectiveness of Botox. A top Washington DC plastic surgeon is the best person to evaluate if a Botox treatment is right for you personally.
Botox may be used alone or in combination with other treatments to enhance your overall appearance. For example, we have found that deep furrows in the forehead and glabella region may respond best to treatment with a combination of Botox injections followed about 1 week later with a dermal filler. This temporary muscle paralysis enhances the result of the filler and achieve a longer-lasting result.
A Little Shot of Beauty
Botox is injected into specific areas of your face. Common targets are areas around your eyes, like crow’s feet and forehead lines. When you get Botox injections in Washington DC, Belmont Plastic Surgery will guide you through every step of your treatment to ensure you feel comfortable and safe throughout the procedure. They will cleanse and numb your skin with a local anesthetic. Next, they inject between five and ten units of botulinum toxin type A into your face to relax and smooth out wrinkles. The entire process takes about 30 minutes. The results last up to four months and can be repeated as needed. If you want more information about getting Botox in Washington DC, contact Belmont Plastic Surgery today!
Let Your Skin Relax
Washington DC Botox patients may resume normal activities immediately. One note of caution: Don’t rub or massage the treated areas after the wrinkle treatment because it can cause the Botox to move to another area of your face. If this happens, you could have temporary facial weakness or drooping. If you experience any discomfort or swelling, consult your physician right away.
Smile Lines? Say Goodbye To Them
You can expect to have results from your Botox treatment for about three to four months. It’s important to note that you should not receive a new injection until at least two weeks after your last one, as it will take that long for all of the product to wear off. It’s also important to be realistic when deciding how many injections you want, as too much Botox can cause unwanted effects like drooping eyelids and eyebrows! Contact Belmont Plastic Surgery today if you want to learn more about getting a safe and effective Botox treatment in Washington DC.
Anti Aging Treatments In Washington DC
If you’re interested in getting treatment of any kind, schedule a consultation with one of our expert doctors today. During your consultation for Botox Washington DC aesthetics expert Christiana Ebhardt will discuss your needs and goals to get an idea of what treatments would best suit your needs. You will have time during your consultation to ask questions and learn more about our procedures and the medical professionals who can perform them. If you are interested in Botox in Washington DC at Belmont Plastic Surgery, schedule a consultation today!
Because Botox is an injectable, most patients say that they only feel a small prick when their doctor administers it. There may be some minor bruising at your injection site, but that’s usually gone within a day or two after receiving Botox.
Although generally safe, Botox side effects and complications can include:
Like most practices, we charge by the amount of medication we use. Some patients will require more product to achieve the same effect than others. We try to use the minimal amount necessary to achieve a good, long lasting effect.
Getting Botox treatments is usually not covered by insurance companies. For more information, you can contact your insurance provider to inquire about coverage. Prices will vary depending on what kind of treatment you’re looking for and where you get it done.
Schedule your consultation today
The surgeons at Belmont Plastic Surgery are here to help you take the next step on your aesthetic journey. Whether you want to restore what has been lost or improve upon what you already have, our surgeons will help you make the best possible choices for your care and deliver excellent results. Every day is an opportunity to live a more beautiful life. Seize your opportunity today with a consultation at Belmont Plastic Surgery.
5530 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 818, Chevy Chase MD 20815