BOTOX® cosmetic treatment is a revolutionary treatment designed to reverse the effects of facial wrinkles. Worry lines, crow’s feet, and laugh lines can all be a thing of the past thanks to BOTOX®. These are often referred to as dynamic wrinkle lines and can all be treated with BOTOX®. Cosmetic denervation is the technical term for the procedure and is the process of injecting BOTOX® into the tiny facial muscles that create wrinkles.
To better understand your overall health and conditions, we will thoroughly evaluate your medical history before surgery. For discover the most effective injection sites, a complete examination of your eyes is also made. All issues regarding the injection will be discussed.
The treatment areas will be marked and we will take digital photographs to determine the amount of improvement following the injection(s).
The BOTOX® Procedure
BOTOX® injections are virtually painless, so we generally perform them without anesthesia. Only a very small sting is felt when injected. The effects of BOTOX® are not permanent and may need to be repeated two to three times each year in order to retain the wrinkle-reducing effects. Research has suggested, however, that using BOTOX® over a long period of time leads to a longer duration of each treatment’s effect. Note that those over the age of 65 may not experience such dramatic results because BOTOX® is only useful in treating expression lines or dynamic wrinkle lines and cannot be used to repair sagging skin caused by the natural aging process.
After the procedure, it is not uncommon to experience slight bruising around the injection site. This is temporary and will soon fade. You can perform normal activities immediately. Possible side effects include temporary weakness of nearby muscles or, in rare cases, eyelid drooping. BOTOX® is completely reversible, which means that any side effect you experience is only a temporary condition. Our doctors will explain all associated risks at the time of your BOTOX® consultation at Loudoun Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.