BOTOX Cosmetic is offered at our Maryland plastic surgery center to help combat dynamic wrinkles, or those caused by the repetitive movement of the underlying facial muscle. Behaviors like squinting, frowning, and worrying can cause individuals to constantly look tired or angry. BOTOX Cosmetic, however, relaxes the muscle. Although patients are still able to express emotions naturally, the appearance of lines and wrinkles is greatly reduced.
At The Plastic Surgery Center near Bethesda, our doctors can help you determine if BOTOX Cosmetic is the right treatment option for you based on the condition of your skin and your personal goals. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
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BOTOX Cosmetic is an injected prescription product approved by the FDA to temporarily reduce the appearance of frown lines and crow’s feet.
BOTOX works at the end of the nerve when it communicates with the muscle. When the brain sends a message to a muscle for it to contract, an electrical impulse is sent down to the end of the nerve.
At the end of the nerve, a minute amount of a chemical, or neurotransmitter, is sent from the end of the nerve to the muscle and tells the muscle to contract. BOTOX works here to block transmission of the neurotransmitter to the muscle. The muscle does not receive the signal to contract and remains in the relaxed state. Therefore, if there is no muscle contraction, there is no skin wrinkle.
The BOTOX binds only to the cell in the local area of injection so there is no effect on any of the other muscles in the body or face.
When you schedule your BOTOX Cosmetic treatment at one of our offices near Bethesda, it typically requires less than 30 minutes to complete, and results are evident in a few days.
The procedure is relatively easy and painless. The BOTOX; is injected during a short office visit with your doctor through a tiny needle. Treatment of the frown lines may require five or six small injections, while treating larger areas such as the forehead may require more. This is all done during one visit that usually lasts about 15 minutes and is only minimally uncomfortable.
Afterwards, the patient may return to normal non-strenuous activities almost immediately. Maximal effect after the injections is usually reached three to five days following the injection. The muscle is weakened from the injections, but there is usually still voluntary activity. You call still frown and express emotions but not nearly as strongly in the injected areas. Within days, there is a noticeable improvement of the wrinkles.
Improvements from BOTOX Cosmetic injections can last up to four months before maintenance treatments are needed.
Looking for a plastic surgeon in Bethesda? At The Plastic Surgery Center, our reputation sets us apart. As one of the premier plastic surgery centers in the Maryland area, we are able to ensure that every patient receives personalized care of the highest quality.
Our goal is to safely create beautiful, natural-looking results. We also make patient education a top concern. Even common procedures, like BOTOX Cosmetic, are carefully explained. Our plastic surgeons want to be sure you are fully informed about your choices, so you can make the decision that is right for you.
If you are interested in any of the facial cosmetic surgery options we offer, contact our cosmetic surgeons today. View before and after photos of actual clients in our plastic surgery results gallery.
Hi, I’m Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, founder of The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland.
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