When you look in the mirror, are you unhappy with the signs of aging? If crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines negatively impact your confidence, you may want to consider a safe, effective cosmetic treatment like Botox®. The team at Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery in Burke, Alexandria, and Reston, Virginia, regularly administer Botox injections to both men and women. Call to request your consultation or click the online booking tool today.
Botox is an FDA-approved neuromodulator manufactured using the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox 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:
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.
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.
The team at Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery performs Botox on-site in their state-of-the-art 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.
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 participating in 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 of results.
Botox treatment is safe and well-tolerated. 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 of 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 office or clicking the online booking tool.