Botox For Facial Rejuvenation Procedure in Washington DC
A popular non-surgical treatment for facial rejuvenation for both men and women, Botox is a purified protein that is injected into the small muscles of the face or neck to temporarily cease movement at the nerve endings. Often, the first lines, creases, and wrinkles we see in the face are created by repetitive muscle movement under the skin. Botox temporarily reduces these wrinkles in the face and is administered in just a few minutes. Botox results can last for three to four months, on average, and repeat treatment can flatten the muscle to keep the unwanted tension from reemerging. Patients can see some results immediately after the treatment and there is no downtime required for recovery, so you can get right back to your day.
If you are looking for an improvement in the age-related wrinkles, a Botox for facial rejuvenation procedure in Washington DC may be for you. For those interested in relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles, regardless of age, it can be an excellent option that provides a refreshed look to rid you of the tired or angry appearance. Doctors Michael Somenek and Troy Pittman are highly experienced board-certified plastic surgeons and can consult with you about what you can expect from this procedure.
Candidates for Botox
Many people seeking a reduction in facial wrinkles are good candidates for Botox injections in Washington DC. A few qualifications for the treatment include moderate to severe facial wrinkles, overall good health, and realistic expectations. A patient’s wrinkles must also be in treatable areas, such as around the neck, between the eyes, and on the forehead.
Individuals who should avoid Botox are those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a severe infection or illness. Additionally, people with muscle and/or nerve conditions may want to avoid Botox. Finally, if a person has a skin infection at the desired treatment area, it is best to put off Botox injections until the infection fully goes away.
Types of Wrinkles That Botox Could Treat
Botox injections target several types of facial wrinkles that form due to repetitive muscle movements. Though a popular area for patients to get Botox is the forehead, the injections could smoothen wrinkles on several other facial areas. Types of wrinkles that Botox in DC could target include:
Bunny lines (transverse nasal)
Chin dents (mentalis dysfunction)
Crow’s feet (lateral orbital lines)
Beyond reducing wrinkles, Botox could mimic the effects of a brow lift, which is a facial surgical procedure aimed at raising eyebrow placement, making the eyes appear more alert.
Additional Uses for Botox
Though Botox is typically a way to reduce wrinkles, there are several other health benefits of the injections. For example, Botox could lessen the symptoms of conditions such as excessive sweating, eyelid spasms, and overactive bladders. Further, the injections could reduce muscle spasms in the upper limbs, neck, and head due to neurological disorders.
Another medical condition Botox could help alleviate the symptoms of include “crossed eyes” in patients older than 12. For adults, Botox could prevent migraine headaches that last four or more hours and occur on most days of the month.
Is There a Best Time for Botox?
Patients of all ages could benefit from Botox injections if they have visible aging signs. When deciding what time to get Botox, the most critical factor is the patient’s number of wrinkles, fine lines, and additional aging signs on a person. Other factors such as genetics, facial anatomy, and the environment are more responsible for wrinkles than age itself.
Therefore, there is no obvious best time to get Botox injections. The treatment is an excellent option as soon as patients are unhappy with their wrinkles or want to ward off the appearance of wrinkles. Additionally, Botox is safe and effective for long-term use and enhancements.
Complications and Risks of Botox
For those considering a facial rejuvenation procedure in Washington DC, Botox can produce minor complications that are relatively uncommon. After treatment, a patient could experience headaches, nausea, dry eye, mild pain, bruising, and swelling of injection sites. More severe complications include temporary eyelid drooping, temporary weakness or paralysis of nearby muscles, and vision impairment.
A severe but rare complication of Botox is the possibility of having trouble breathing. If a patient experiences severe symptoms such as these, immediate medical attention is necessary.
Learn if you Could Benefit from a Botox for Facial Rejuvenation Procedure in Washington DC
Botox is one of the most popular procedures that plastic surgeons perform and it is done quick enough that there is no significant time commitment. Patients are often very satisfied with the subtle improvement that it provides, and many say that their friends and acquaintances comment on how they look well-rested. Some patients may also choose to combine the Botox injection with other facial rejuvenation treatments. If you are interested in learning more about getting a Botox for facial rejuvenation procedure in Washington DC, and to find out if it may be right for you, contact the office of Somenek+Pittman MD to schedule your consultation today.