One of the most requested cosmetic treatments are Botox® injections. Botox is a neuromodulator, or neurotoxin, that is a safe and effective treatment to relax or weaken muscle contractions. As a cosmetic treatment, Botox can smooth away dynamic lines or wrinkles, as well as achieve many other facial effects. At Maia Plastic Surgery, Dr. Maia offers Botox injections as one of our cosmetic treatments at our clinic in Tysons Corner, VA.
Botox was approved by the FDA as a treatment for frown lines in 2002. It paralyzes or weakens the targeted muscles of the face and reduces facial wrinkles. Common areas treated with Botox for dynamic lines include frown lines, crow’s feet, nose bunny lines, chin dimples and creases on the forehead. Botox can also be used to create other facial effects, including a non-surgical brow lift or masseter reduction. The effects of Botox are temporary, but some treatments can have long-lasting changes to the skin and facial shape.
Safe and Effective Botox Treatment
Botox injections are safe and effective for cosmetic treatment of many different facial issues. Most Botox treatments require multiple injections to target the desired muscles. Like any injection, there can be slight swelling or bruising at the spot of injection. Botox treatment usually requires 2-3 days to begin noticing results and the muscle-relaxing effects can last up to four months. Treatments are well-tolerated, and the dosage can be adjusted to achieve the desired result for each patient. Some of the various uses of Botox by Dr. Maia include:
- Treatment of facial wrinkles
- Treatment of migraines
- Reduction of underarm sweating
- Treatment of teeth grinding (bruxism)
- Micro-Botox or mesobotox
- Baby Botox for first time patients
- Skin treatments with microinfusion of neuromodulator and fillers using a microneedling system
If you are interested in Botox cosmetic treatment, contact our team at Maia Plastic Surgery today to schedule your appointment. We offer Botox injections performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, Dr. Maia, at our clinic in the greater Washington, DC, area.