The first signs of aging often appear as fine lines or wrinkles around the eyes or the forehead. These lines or wrinkles are caused by repeated contraction of these muscles during facial expressions. Genetics, age and sun exposure can also contribute to more prominent wrinkling. If you want to improve the appearance of these fine lines or wrinkles, Botox® Cosmetic is a great choice, especially if you are seeking a safe, non-invasive alternative to more drastic surgical procedures.
Botox® is a prescription medication that is injected into the muscles of the forehead to treat fine lines and wrinkles. It is considered a safe and effective treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Once it is injected, Botox® blocks nerve impulses in the muscles of the forehead and the appearance of wrinkles on the skin’s surface is reduced.The results of Botox® will not be permanent and will require regular treatments every three to four months to maintain results.
FAQ About Botox®
Am I a good candidate for Botox®?
Ideal candidates for Botox are people between the ages of 18 and 65 who wish to eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on their face without surgery. Botox has also been approved to treat a multitude of other medical conditions. During the consultation process, Dr. Feledy will be able to determine if you are good candidate for Botox.
Is Botox® an ideal anti-aging treatment for both men and women?
Over the past several years, Botox has become a popular anti-aging procedure for both men and women. It is a discreet, non-invasive way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Many men choose to undergo Botox injections in their 30s to combat the earliest signs of aging.
What happens after Botox®?
Following your appointment, you should be able to resume normal activities right away. You will start to notice visible results within 24-48 hours. Full results should be seen after 14 days, and these results last an average of three to four months.
Will Botox® treatments be painful?
It is reasonable to anticipate some discomfort during treatment; however, discomfort is generally short-lived and mild. Dr. Feledy may elect to use a local anesthetic cream or ice pack to alleviate pain. Once treatment is complete, it is unlikely that you will experience further discomfort.
What are the risks?
Botox is considered safe and side effects are generally mild. Some of the potential risks include itching, swelling or bruising at the injection site, or an allergic reaction. Dr. Feledy can provide complete product information including side effects at your appointment.
Schedule a Consultation to Learn More
If you are interested in setting up a consultation for Botox, Dr. Feledy has plastic surgery offices in Stafford and Chevy Chase. Please call 540-891-0040 to speak with a staff member at our Stafford office, or 301-654-5666 to reach our Chevy Chase office.