Cosmetic Botox – Alexandria, VA
Bringing Out the Beauty
of Your Face
As you smile and frown throughout the years, wrinkles and lines will start to form on your face. This is only natural, of course, but if you want to smooth out some of these lines to maintain a more youthful look, you can reach out to Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery to ask about cosmetic Botox in Alexandria, VA. This simple procedure can help significantly improve your facial appearance so that you can walk into any given situation feeling confident.
Why Choose Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery for Cosmetic Botox?
Surgeons with Close
Attention to Detail
- Focus on Quality Patient Care and Satisfaction
- State of the Art Techniques and Technology
What is Botox?
Botox is an FDA-approved neuromodulator manufactured using the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It provides a safe and minimally invasive means of addressing dynamic wrinkles - wrinkles that occur due to repetitive facial expressions, such as frowning, squinting, or smiling.
Botox can minimize wrinkles…
- On your forehead
- Around your eyes (crow’s feet)
- Between your eyebrows (frown lines)
When injected beneath the surface of your skin, Botox goes to work, preventing nerve signals from reaching the muscles in your face. Over time, this process minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, helping you look younger.
Am I a Good
Candidate for Botox?
To determine if you’re a good candidate for Botox injections, the team at Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery, reviews your medical history. Your provider also examines your eyes and forehead to determine the most effective injection sites. During the initial consultation, you should also let your provider know about any prescription medications or supplements you’re currently taking.
If you’re healthy and don’t have any allergies, you’re probably a good candidate for Botox. Your provider marks the injection sites on your face and takes a series of digital photographs so that you can see the results of your treatment.
What Happens During Botox Treatment?
The team at Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery performs Botox on-site in their state-of-the-art oral surgery offices. Because Botox injections are virtually painless, there’s no need for a local anesthetic. Your provider carefully administers a series of injections to trouble spots between your eyes and across your forehead. The entire process typically takes no longer than 20-30 minutes.
Are the results of
The wrinkle-reducing effects of Botox aren’t permanent, but they do last for between 4-6 months on average. To retain your smooth, youthful complexion, the team recommends getting between 2-3 Botox treatments per year. Botox treatment is particularly beneficial for men and women between the ages of 30-60. If you’re 65 or older, you may not achieve as dramatic a result.
Botox Side Effects
Botox treatment is perfectly safe. You might experience mild swelling or bruising after your appointment, but this should subside within 24-48 hours. In addition, you can return to normal activities right away, so you don’t have to worry about taking time off work or school.
To learn more about the age-defying effects of Botox, make an appointment at Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery by calling the oral surgery office or clicking the online booking tool.