Though we know Botox as a wonderful cosmetic option for the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, its benefits were actually first discovered through medical uses. Botox is a neuromodulator, a medicine that weakens contractions when injected directly into the muscles. Originally, Botox was approved for the treatment of brow furrows, the lines between the brows referred to as “11s.” Today, there is a wider variety of cosmetic concerns effectively corrected with this powerful injectable.
Botox has been a popular choice among men and women who wish to restore a more youthful appearance quickly without cosmetic surgery. Today, injectables are offered in med spas and even in some dental offices. Our patients benefit from our extensive training and expertise. Our board-certified physicians have an in-depth familiarity with facial anatomy. They understand the overall effect that will come from injections into specific muscles. With this understanding, we are able to assure our patients that the right dosage of Botox will be delivered to the right muscle or group of muscles to achieve the most beautiful, natural result.
In their years of experience the team at Dermatology Associates have discovered how immensely valuable Botox can be as a solitary treatment. At the same time, Botox is also a wonderful companion to several other cosmetic treatments such as dermal fillers, skin peels, or microdermabrasion.
Treatment in our Centreville or Sterling office is completed within just a few minutes, allowing you to get back to your normal schedule without downtime. The full effects of treatment are typically visible within a few days, and will last approximately four months, at which time a touch-up treatment can be performed.