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Botox Specialist

Advanced Plastic Surgery Center

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons located in DC area, Arlington, VA

Botox® injections are an effective, safe, and fast way to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Offered at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center in Arlington, Virginia, Botox can revitalize your look and help soften expressions and the signs of aging. Call the office or schedule online to learn about the expert application of Botox available.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is a purified neurotoxin derived from clostridium botulinum. This organism exists naturally and is nontoxic and inactive. But, when its purified form is injected into key areas of your face, it temporarily relaxes the muscle activity that causes wrinkles when you make expressions, such as frowning or grinning.

With Botox injections, you achieve a softer, more youthful look but don’t look like you’ve had work done.

Is Botox safe?

Botox has been researched extensively for decades. It’s used by millions of people in multiple countries. The FDA approves Botox for use in reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

What areas can be treated with Botox?

Botox is effective in areas that commonly show your age. These include:

  • Horizontal forehead creases
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Worry lines between the eyebrows

Botox application may be combined with dermal filler injections to get you a balanced look that erases lines and fills in areas of lost volume, too.

When will I see results and how long do they last?

The results of Botox injections start to show within 24-48 hours. Optimal results are apparent in about seven days.

The effects last 3-4 months. You can maintain them, however, by scheduling regular follow-up treatments.

What should I expect during a Botox appointment?

Plan for your Botox appointment to take just 15-20 minutes. You face will be cleansed and the relevant muscles identified for injection.

You may feel a pinch as the needle penetrates your skin, but the sensation is quick and most people tolerate it well. If you’re concerned about discomfort, ask about the possibility of using a topical numbing cream or ice prior to treatment.

Will I need to schedule downtime following Botox?

Botox requires no downtime. You can go back to work, school, chores, and even exercise right afterward. Some people have slight swelling or bruising following the injection treatment, but these side effects fade quickly and can easily be covered with makeup.

If you’re ready to experience the youth-enhancing effects of Botox, call Advanced Plastic Surgery Center or schedule online today.