At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, now a part of U.S. Dermatology Partners, we are dedicated to assisting patients in the Sterling area with their skin care concerns. When patients think about rejuvenating the skin, they may be introduced to Botox as the best cosmetic option for the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Our Sterling area dermatologist works hard to provide a wide range of products for patients who are fighting the signs of aging. In many instances, Botox is the best solution.
Botox is a neuromodulator which inhibits muscle tension wherever it is injected. Our dermatologists finds that this specific injectable, formulated from botulinum toxin type A, is best for wrinkles and folds on the upper portion of the face including the forehead, around the eyes, and between the eyebrows. Patients who take the time to learn about Botox find that it is extremely safe, effective, and has actually been used medicinally for many decades.
Botox injections are done during a fast in-office procedure. The dermatologist will evaluate the patient to determine if this particular treatment is best for his/her specific needs. Once this has been decided, she/he will analyze the areas of the face that are being treated to figure out the best injection sites. Knowing the muscular structure helps him/her in providing accurate, precision administration for optimum results. The medication is injected into the muscles and patients are sent home with after-care instructions. The results of Botox are typically not seen until several days later as the skin has a chance to relax and smooth out the treated wrinkles and folds.
There are situations in which Botox may not be the best option. Botox does take time to work, so patients who are interested in more immediate results may benefit from dermal fillers such as Juvederm. Botox is also only best on the upper third of the face, so lines and wrinkles on the lower portion are better suited for hyaluronic acid fillers. However, Botox can be combined with other injectables to provide a “liquid face lift” for patients who want dramatic results and are willing to use more than one product to achieve them.
If you are interested in learning more about the services and treatments we offer, contact Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia Sterling. We assist patients of all ages in our state-of-the-art facility. We provide medical and cosmetic dermatology solutions to men and women at both our Sterling and Centreville locations. Our Sterling location can be reached at (703) 450-5959 and is conveniently located in Suite #105 at 21495 Ridgetop Circle. We accept new patients who are ready for quality, comprehensive dermatological care.