Botox Cosmetic: The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Fight the effects of aging for a more confident you with BOTOX® Cosmetic from The Plastic Surgery Center in Maryland.

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.

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At The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland, 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 consultation.

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What Is BOTOX® and How Does it Work?

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.

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How Long Does BOTOX® Take?

When you schedule your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment at one of our Maryland offices, it typically requires less than 30 minutes to complete, and results are evident in a few days.

The BOTOX® Procedure

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.

Afterward, 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.

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How Long Does BOTOX® Last?

Improvements from BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can last up to four months before maintenance treatments are needed.

Schedule Your BOTOX® Consultation in Maryland

Looking for a plastic surgeon in Maryland? 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.

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