The popularity of Botox increases day by day. In recent years it's become a word used in our everyday lives. With over 3 million recorded Botox treatments performed in the United States alone last year, theres no question that Botox has secured it's place in just about every cosmetic physician's cabinet. Getting Botox injections in Washington DC is a simple procedure, performed at our medical spa as an outpatient procedure.
Botox Treatment Washington DC
What is Botox?
The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, often referred to by its product name Botox®, 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, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles to give the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. Studies have also suggested that Botox is effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.
What can Botox help with?
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 even angry 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
- Crows 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 even help to prevent the formation of new lines and wrinkles.
Who Should Consider 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.
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 the 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 Considerations, Risks and Recovery
You 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.
Although generally safe, Botox side effects and complications can include:
- Bruising and pain at the injection site
- Flu-like symptoms
- Temporary facial weakness or drooping
- Very rarely, Botox can spread beyond the wrinkle treatment area, which can cause botulism-like signs and symptoms such as breathing problems, trouble swallowing, muscle weakness and slurred speech.
If you're interested in getting a Botox treatment in Washington DC, contact Belmont Plastic Surgery and schedule your appointment today.