Botox in Columbia, Maryland
Although aging is inevitable, Botox offers women and men a safe, effective, and non-surgical way to turn back the hands of time.
The injectable treatment is virtually painless and can be completed over your lunch break, without downtime or disruption to your busy schedule.
If you are interested in smoothing facial wrinkles, lines, and creases, continue reading for everything you need to know about Botox.
What Is Botox?
Botox is an FDA-approved neurotoxin that is designed to counteract the effects of aging, including forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet.
It is injected into overactive facial muscles to restrict their movement and smooth wrinkles.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is an in-office procedure that typically takes 15-20 minutes and does not involve incisions, anesthesia, or downtime.
During the treatment, a very fine needle is used to inject purified botulinum toxin type A into the targeted muscles. The product blocks the signals between nerves and muscles and prevents muscle contraction.
As a result of this temporary paralysis, wrinkles relax and skin becomes smoother and more youthful.
What Issues Can Botox Correct?
Botox’s versatility is one of the reasons that the injectable is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments. It is currently cleared to address moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines.
In the hands of a skilled and experienced injector, Botox can also be used to treat perioral lines, droopy brows, gummy smile, neck wrinkling, platysmal banding, downturned corners of the mouth, facial asymmetry, masseter hypertrophy, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
How Long Does Botox Last?
Botox longevity can depend on several factors, including the amount injected, muscle strength, wrinkle depth, injector technique, and frequency of follow-up treatments.
With that being said, Botox typically lasts three-to-four months.
Get Started with Botox Today
If you are considering Botox, please call our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented injectors.