Cosmetic Botox is a nonsurgical treatment designed to reduce the fine lines and wrinkles that appear on the face over time. Also known as Botulinum Toxin Type A, Botox is a muscle paralyzing neurotoxin. When injected into a predetermined area, the product will temporarily relax the muscle and smooth facial creases.
The most common cosmetic Botox injection sites are between the eyebrows (to treat frown lines), at the corner of the eyes (to correct crow’s feet), forehead creases and wrinkles around the lips.
Administered through tiny injections directly into the targeted muscle area, Botox injections take less than 30 minutes in the office. Prior to a treatment in Annandale, Dr. Nickodem will determine if you are a suitable candidate for Botox, which areas of the face will be targeted and how much will be needed. Virtually painless, cosmetic Botox injections do not require an anesthetic. Patients normally report a slight pinch during each injection.
No downtime is required after a cosmetic Botox treatment; patients can return to their usual activities immediately after a treatment. Minor bruising may occur at the injection site, although this will quickly resolve. The results from a Botox treatment can first be noticed in five to seven days. The full benefits from a treatment will appear in approximately two weeks. Results last between three to four months; after which time, patients will need a repeat treatment to maintain results.
Cosmetic Botox injection treatments are beneficial for men and women of any age and safe for all ethnicities and skin types. People frustrated by the early signs of aging due to facial lines and wrinkles often find that cosmetic Botox injections provide excellent results.
Cosmetic Botox injections can be performed alone or in conjunction with other aesthetic treatments to achieve optimal results. To learn more about products and services available in Annandale to further improve the look of your skin, contact Anne Nickodem, M.D., at 703-560-8711 or aestheticallyyours.com.