Fredericksburg, VA BOTOX® With Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg
BOTOX® is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments. It is a popular cosmetic procedure in over 70 different countries, with more than 7 million BOTOX® procedures performed in the U.S. every year.
The applications for BOTOX® are diverse, but at the Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, VA, we primarily use BOTOX® to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles on the forehead, between the brows, and around the eyes, and as a solution to hyperhidrosis.
Here, we’ll outline what BOTOX® is and how it can help you. If you have any other questions, queries or concerns not answered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 540-371-7730 or fill out our online form to book a consultation with our board of expert surgeons.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX®, manufactured by Allergan, is an FDA-approved substance derived from the botulinum bacteria. BOTOX® is a neurotoxin, and as such causes localized muscle paralysis when injected strategically into specific areas.
By paralyzing small facial muscles, BOTOX® effectively minimizes the appearance of:
- Lines and wrinkles on the forehead
- Lines and wrinkles between the eyes
- Crow’s feet
What Can BOTOX® Do for You?
As we age, our daily habits and behaviors begin to reveal the traces of time upon our bodies.
Forty-three muscles control all our facial expressions. As we continually express our emotions, whether we frown, smile, laugh, or cry, these repeated muscular movements eventually set our facial muscles in a permanently contracted state.
Over time, these muscles in our foreheads, eyebrows and around our eyes lead to wrinkles and crow’s feet.
Because BOTOX® works by paralyzing local musculature, it causes the muscles responsible for wrinkling and fine lines to relax, thus allowing them to soften.
For solving facial wrinkles, BOTOX® is one of the fastest, safest, and least invasive procedures available.
BOTOX® visits generally take under 30 minutes to complete, and there is no downtime or recovery associated with the procedure. The results appear within days and can last up to six months.
To address signs of aging other than forehead and eye wrinkles, such as sunken cheeks and loose skin around the neck and jawline, dermal fillers such as Restylane® effectively fill out these areas and provides volume to the facial structure.
The board-certified plastic surgeons at our fully accredited facility in Northern Virginia have extensive experience with all types of anti-aging treatments. To have a one-on-one consultation where you can discuss your own personal circumstances and desired cosmetic results, contact us to learn which anti-aging procedure is right for you.
What You Need to Know about BOTOX®
BOTOX® is the fastest, safest, simplest, and most minimally invasive procedure available, with no down time or recovery necessary. The results are apparent within days and can last up to 6 months.
For some wrinkles and folds, dermal fillers such as Restylane® may be preferable. For more extensive wrinkles, a mini facelift, mid facelift, facelift, neck lift, and/or blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) may be your best option.
The board certified plastic surgeons at our fully accredited facility in Northern Virginia have extensive experience with all types of anti-aging treatments. Contact us for a consultation to determine if BOTOX® or another cosmetic treatment is best for you.
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BOTOX® Injections for Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis is a condition affecting roughly 3% of the U.S. population where the underarm sweat glands are excessively active. If you have this problem, the good news is that it’s possible to treat hyperhidrosis with BOTOX® injections.
Treating hyperhidrosis with BOTOX® is an FDA-approved method, when topical agents are unsuccessful in treating the condition.
BOTOX® helps control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the underarm sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops.
Frequently Asked Questions
BOTOX® has been used medically for decades and has proven to be a safe and effective treatment for various ailments and aesthetics. The most common usage is to resolve dynamic wrinkles and lines to improve a patient’s facial appearance. The injection therapy has been used worldwide, with millions of treatments performed. In the hands of and qualified injector, there is minimal risk and fantastic results.
BOTOX® relaxes muscle movement to reduce wrinkles and lines etched into facial skin during expressions like laughing, smiling, and squinting. Common facial flaws resulting from muscle movement are forehead wrinkles, vertical brow lines, and crow’s feet around the eyes.
Dermal fillers like Restylane® temporarily replace lost volume in lower facial areas like under-eye hollows and gaunt cheeks.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy such as Dr. Heppe & Dr. Bautista.
Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your specialist may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your specialist may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatments for you. The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes.
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.
After your treatment, you can resume your day. There is minimal downtime and your specialist may give you specific aftercare instructions.
Yes. BOTOX® Cosmetic has also been clinically evaluated in male patients. In clinical studies for moderate to severe frown lines, 17.5% of patients treated with BOTOX®Cosmetic were men. In the clinical studies for moderate to severe crow’s feet, male patients comprised approximately 10% of patients treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 10% of all cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2014 were on men—that is more than 1 million cosmetic procedures. The number of cosmetic procedures for men increased by 273% from 1997 to 2014.
The needles used to administer BOTOX® are so small and fine that the injections are typically not painful. Our patients at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg generally report no more than the sensation of an insect bite from receiving BOTOX® injections.
How Much Does BOTOX® Treatment Cost?
We offer BOTOX® injections for as low as $11 per unit. The number of units necessary to yield your desired results varies between patients, and as such, it’s best to discuss pricing in a one-on-one consultation with one of our board-certified surgeons. (VIP discount is not available to patients who are receiving BOTOX® for $11/unit.)
At Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, we offer various payment plans and financing. Visit out fees and financing page to find out about payment options for your BOTOX® procedure which are available to you.
Alternatively, call us at 540-371-7730 or fill out our online form to discuss any queries you may have regarding your BOTOX® procedure in Fredericksburg, VA. We look forward to hearing from you.
We treat patients from Fredericksburg, Richmond, Fairfax, and beyond.
To find out if you are a candidate for BOTOX® injections, contact us online to request a consultation in Virginia at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg. Or call our office today at (540) 371-7730 for your consultation appointment.