Botox Cosmetic in Mclean and Woodbridge Va.
BOTOX Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time.
Take a look at men and women who’ve had BOTOX Cosmetic treatments, and see for yourself! One 10-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—and within days there’s a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, which can last up to 6 months and with repeated injections, even longer. Results may vary. In 2013, 6.3 million procedures were performed with BOTOX Cosmetic.
Frequently Asked Questions
Effects usually last up to six months, and then gradually fade away. Following several treatments, results may last beyond six months.
Side effects from BOTOX® Cosmetic, if any occur, are usually mild and temporary. Botulinum contains proteins that, in rare circumstances, may be naturally safeguarded against by the body’s ability to produce antibodies. If antibodies are formed, the therapy will generate a lesser response. Temporary bruising sometimes is experienced but resolves within two to three days. In rare cases, there can be a slight drooping of an eyelid or eye brow, or asymmetry of expression. If this should happen, return to our office for evaluation and correction. During your consultation with our staff, please let us know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
In the very extremely rare case that BOTOX Cosmetic or other neuromodulators such as Dysport and Xeomin are implicated in droopy eyelids (ptosis), there are some ways to reduce its effect, though droopy eyelids are temporary and not harmful. Methods to improve a droopy eyelid include using eye drops, such as Iopidine (apraclonidine) or Upneeq (oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution). These eye drops act to lift the upper eyelid to its normal position.
In the rare case of a droopy eyebrow, it is possible to do an additional BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, or Xeomin treatment to counteract the droopy eyebrow muscles.
If the rare case of droppiness in the eyelid or eyebrow occurs, it is important to reach out to us so that we can offer immediate evaluation and services to improve these rare and reversible conditions.
Typically, the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic are visible within three days. Maximum benefits are reached between ten to fourteen days. Once the muscle becomes dormant and the skin softens, patients notice a more relaxed and youthful appearance. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are not a substitute for a facelift. Depending on your specific goals, optimal results in appearance may be maximized by incorporating BOTOX® Cosmetic therapy with a facelift, laser resurfacing, or a skin rejuvenation procedure.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent derived from a bacterium called Clostridium Botulinum. For over a decade, ophthalmologists have employed BOTOX® Cosmetic for its original intention; the treatment of blepharospasm (abnormal blinking or eyelid tic). Physicians also have been utilizing BOTOX® Cosmetic for years as a cosmetic treatment for correcting visible signs of stress and aging.
The contractions and movements of our facial muscles are controlled by signals from the brain. BOTOX® Cosmetic simply prevents these muscles from allowing responses to such signals. As a result, the muscles relax and the overlying skin remains unwrinkled and smooth.
With a very fine needle, BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into the specific muscle that is contracting and causing the facial lines and wrinkles. Treatment is effective, safe, and takes approximately 5-10 minutes. Pain is minimal (that of a “pin prick”) and no anesthetic is required. In our Mclean, VA and Woodbridge, VA dermatology offices, we offer topical anesthetic for BOTOX® injections at no additional charge. Patients are able to immediately return back to work and there is no down-time. Following treatment, patients are asked not to lay down or vigorously exercise for 4-6 hours.
Skin & Laser Dermatology Center treats patients for all skin care concerns, including skin cancer surgery, cosmetic dermatology, sclerotherapy, laser peels, laser hair removal, hyperhidrosis, rosacea, and acne treatments.
Our Clients Say
My eyelid surgery results for the facial wrinkles look very natural. Very skilled dermatologic surgeon.
Dr. Bajoghli always has time for his patients, you never feel that he is rushing you and after you leave if you have any concerns he is very responsive to the point of giving out his cell phone number. I can’t say enough about him and his staff.
Nurse Rassmussen answers all of my questions, listens to my concerns, examines my skin, goes over my treatment protocol and gets me out the door quickly, but without feeling rushed, so that I can get on with the rest of my day. I have already recommended this practice to a couple of friends, and I will continue to do so with confidence.
I really appreciate the polite and professional service that Dr. Bajoghli’s practice provides in my dermatologic health. All of his staff make you feel welcome and are concerned for your care. Speaking as someone who neglected his skin care when I was young, I appreciate having a physician who is personally concerned for his patients.