BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most sought-after nonsurgical procedures that we offer at Virginia Plastic Surgery. The main reasons are because:
- It only takes a few minutes to administer
- Wrinkle reduction results last for months
BOTOX Cosmetic is the trade name for a purified protein that, when injected under the skin in very small doses, is highly successful in diminishing:
- Horizontal forehead creases
- Crow's feet around the eyes
- Vertical frown lines between the eyes
To learn more about BOTOX Cosmetic in Fairfax, Virginia, click here to request a complimentary consultation with Dr. Goldberg.
How Does BOTOX Work?
Many of the deep creases and wrinkles that are formed on the face are the result of simple, subconscious muscle movements that make a person look tense, angry, or aged.
After your Virginia plastic surgeon administers BOTOX Cosmetic into the area of concern, these muscles are forced to soften, relax, and release - and can remain in that state for up to 6 months. Contrary to what many believe, it is not necessary to place injections into every wrinkle. Rather, Dr. Goldberg administers BOTOX Cosmetic to the muscles that cause the wrinkles, making entire areas of the face smoother.
Common BOTOX Concern
A common concern of Northern Virginia BOTOX patients is that their face will appear stiff or frozen after BOTOX treatment. But the fact is that when administered by an experienced cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Goldberg, BOTOX can reduce or even eliminate wrinkles without looking obvious or artificial.
Your Virginia BOTOX Procedure
Your 15 to 30 minute BOTOX treatment will begin with Dr. Goldberg cleansing the area and applying a topical anesthetic. The tiny needle used to administer BOTOX causes very little discomfort, swelling or redness, and most patients have no problem returning to work or other everyday activities immediately following treatment.
Smoothing of the skin takes place over several days after treatment, with full results usually visible in 5 to 7 days.
The effects of BOTOX Cosmetic usually last around 3 to 4 months, with more prolonged results if you keep up a regular schedule of treatments. Early and regular BOTOX treatments can have a preventive effect as well, as it may keep existing wrinkles from worsening and inhibit the formation of new wrinkles in the treated areas.
To find out more about BOTOX Cosmetic, click here to request a complimentary consultation our Virginia plastic surgery offices. Or call us at (703) 264-0904 to make an appointment.