Fight the Signs of Aging with Botox in DC at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery
As we age, our faces develop wrinkles and lines from the various facial expressions we make over our lifetime. Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States to reduce the appearance of these age marks.
Botox works by injecting botulinum toxin into the muscle to block its nerve signals. By blocking this signal, the muscle is not able to contract. This relaxed muscle diminishes unwanted facial wrinkles by preventing movement so that your face remains smoother.
What is preventative Botox?
Botox is most effective when used as a preventative treatment. If a patient starts to get Botox before developing deep lines or wrinkles, they are less likely to develop them in the future because the skin will be protected by low muscle movement. The less movement of the skin and muscle, the less wrinkle.
If a patient waits to start Botox once deep lines and wrinkles have already settled in, the Botox is not only working to prevent future wrinkles, it is also working to lessen the appearance of current wrinkles. Listen to what Dr. Brown has to say about preventative Botox in Washington, DC:
What are the benefits of Botox?
Botox can help your aesthetic goals in a number of ways. Here are a few:
- Botox is a minimally invasive, quick procedure. Botox injections typically take around 5 to 15 minutes, depending on how much your doctor is injecting. The procedure consists of multiple small injections, which most patients say they don’t feel. No downtime is required for this procedure.
- Quick results. You should start to notice your Botox kicking in within the first few days. By the end of the first week, you should both feel and see a difference in your skin. By the end of the first month, you should see full results.
- Botox enhances your natural beauty. Botox helps bring back a smoother, more youthful appearance to help highlight and enhance your natural beauty!
- Lasting Results. Botox can be a great investment and prevent the need for more invasive cosmetic procedures further down the line.
What does the process of getting DC Botox look like?
You and your doctor will discuss your areas of concern and what will work best for you specific anatomy and facial structure. From there, the doctor will define the injection points and begin injecting using a fine needle. Following the injection, the doctor or nurse may use an ice pack to relieve any irritation.
Swelling, redness, or bruising surrounding the injection points is normal and will likely resolve within a week. Depending on the patient, it can take anywhere from one week to up to one month to see full effectiveness of the Botox. Over this period, you will start to feel the product slowly start to work and settle in.
Botox can last anywhere from 3 to 6 months. Depending on your goals, you may want to consider a maintenance schedule to stay on top of wrinkle prevention. Most of our Washington, DC Botox maintenance patients return every 3-4 months.