Botox® is the premier product for reducing the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles around the forehead, eyebrows, and mouth so you can look more youthful and feel more confident. Available at Weight Loss and Vitality in Washington, DC, and Alexandria, Virginia, Botox may be the solution you want to improve your appearance without the need for other invasive procedures. To find out if Botox is right for you, book a consultation online or call to schedule today.
Botox, also known as botulinum toxin, is an injectable medication that helps to smooth the appearance of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles on your face and can help prevent deeper wrinkles from forming. Botox typically lasts 4-6 months, depending on how your body metabolizes the injection. It can also be used alongside other products, like dermal fillers, and procedures, like liquid facelifts, to improve the appearance of your skin.
Botox is a neurotoxin that temporarily prevents nerves from signaling your muscles to contract. When your nerves can’t signal muscles to contract, new or deeper wrinkles can’t form. This preventative option can be used by younger women or those with fewer fine lines and wrinkles who want to avoid more invasive procedures, like chemical peels or laser skin resurfacing.
For deeper wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet around the eyes, Botox also relaxes the facial muscles that are wrinkled for a softer, smoother appearance to your skin. Botox is one of the few injectable products that work effectively on deep wrinkles, which is why it’s often the preferred method of treatment at Weight Loss and Vitality.
Most areas of the face can receive Botox injections, including the:
It is also FDA-approved to reduce hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, since Botox can prevent the sweat glands from contracting to produce excess sweat.
Before getting Botox, your provider at Weight Loss and Vitality discusses your skin concerns and trouble areas with you to understand your goals and how subtle or dramatic you want your results to look. Your provider then cleans your skin and maps out which areas of your face are going to receive injections using a washable pen.
Once you’re ready, your provider uses a tiny, sterile needle to inject the treatment area with Botox. Multiple injections may be performed in the same area, often using 6-10 injections per treatment site. When the needle is inserted, you may feel a small prick or pinch.
Once your session is complete, which can take 10-30 minutes depending on the size and number of treatment areas, you may notice mild redness or a tingling sensation which can last a few hours. Most patients also report an immediate improvement in the smoothness and appearance of their skin.
To schedule a Botox consultation, request an appointment online at Weight Loss and Vitality or call now.