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Botox in Washington DC with Belmont Plastic Surgery

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, contact Belmont Plastic Surgery, and schedule your appointment today.

A Dynamic Wrinkle Solution

What is Botox?

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.

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Stop Stressing About Your Age

What are the benefits of Botox?

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:

  • Frown lines
  • Crow's feet
  • Forehead furrows
  • Skin bands on the neck

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

Am I a good candidate for Botox?

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.

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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.

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Use With Other Treatments

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

Your Botox Procedure

Botox is injected into specific areas of your face to help improve or prevent wrinkles. Common targeted areas are around your eyes, known as crow's feet, forehead lines, and between the eyes. When you get Botox injections, Belmont Plastic Surgery will guide you through every step of your treatment to ensure you feel comfortable and safe throughout the procedure. The Botox results last up to four months and can be repeated as needed to help maintain your wrinkle free appearance. If you want more information about getting Botox in Chevy Chase, contact Belmont Plastic Surgery today!

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Let Your Skin Relax

Botox Recovery

Washington DC Botox patients may resume normal activities immediately but should avoid strenuous activity for the first 24 hours after treatment. You will be instructed to avoid rubbing or massaging the treated areas for the first day after treatment because it can cause the Botox to move to another area of your face which can cause unintended temporary facial weakness or drooping.

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Wrinkle Lines? Say Goodbye To Them

Botox Results

It usually takes 5-7 days to see the full effects of your Botox treatment. You can expect to have results last for about three to four months. On some occasions you may require additional Botox in certain areas after your initial treatment to ensure maximal effect. Contact Belmont Plastic Surgery today if you want to learn more about getting a safe and effective Botox treatment in Washington DC.

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Anti Aging Treatments

Schedule your Washington DC Botox consultation with Belmont Plastic Surgery today

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 in Washington DC, they will discuss your 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 perform them. If you are interested in Botox in Chevy Chase at Belmont Plastic Surgery, schedule a consultation today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Most Chevy Chase Botox 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:

  • Bruising and pain at the injection site
  • Redness
  • Headache
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Nausea
  • Temporary facial weakness or drooping
  • Very rarely, Botox can spread beyond the wrinkle treatment area and cause botulism-like signs and symptoms such as breathing problems, trouble swallowing, muscle weakness and slurred speech.

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.

Financing Options

If any of our patients need it, we are happy to offer CareCredit. For financing from $300 to $25,000, CareCredit offers several plans with low minimum monthly payments that should be able to fit into most budgets.


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.

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