When it comes to injectable treatments, Botox® is the most well-known and requested. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates, we are proud to offer safe and effective Botox® treatments to our patients in Fairfax, Washington DC, Arlington and Annandale, VA and the nearby communities.
What is Botox®?
Botox® is an injectable treatment that is composed of the neuromodulator known as botulinum toxin. This ingredient provides the main function of Botox®, which is to block nerve signals that trigger muscle contractions and cause wrinkles. Botox® can be injected into the facial muscles to make them relax, alleviating the appearance of wrinkles while preventing them from worsening. Botox® is often used in the forehead and neck area to reduce wrinkles; however, it can also be used as a hyperhidrosis treatment. By injecting Botox® into sweat glands, patients can enjoy a significant reduction in symptoms of excessive sweating.
How Much Does Botox® Cost?
The cost of your Botox® treatment at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates will depend on a number of factors, such as the amount needed to produce your desired results. During your initial consultation, we will review your treatment goals in order to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your personal needs. Once this treatment plan is developed, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your procedure. In an effort to keep our treatments accessible, we are proud to accept CareCredit® financing in addition to traditional payment methods.
What is the Botox® Treatment Like?
The Botox® treatment begins with the application of a topical anesthetic to the treatment area. This helps to minimize any discomfort from the injection process. Then, the Botox® formula will be injected into and around the desired treatment area. The injection process takes less than 30 minutes to perform, making the Botox® treatment great for those with a busy lifestyle.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect After My Botox® Treatment?
After your Botox® treatment, it can take a few days for the formula to take effect. Patients notice results within a week of treatment, and will notice a reduction in the appearance of facial wrinkles in the treated area. The results from Botox® last about four months, but the exact duration of the results can vary from patient to patient. Many patients choose to have regular Botox® treatments to maintain their results year-round.
Is There Downtime After Botox®?
Botox®, like many other injectable treatments, is a popular cosmetic solution because it requires absolutely no downtime. Patients are able to return to work and other normal activities immediately following their appointment. However, patients may experience mild bruising, swelling, or soreness in the treatment area that lasts for a few days.
To learn more about how you can benefit from Botox® or to try it for yourself, contact us today. We will be happy to answer any of your questions or help you schedule a consultation. Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates welcomes patients from Fairfax, Washington DC, Arlington, Annandale, and the nearby areas of the DMV.