If fine lines and crow feet are bothering you, there is a treatment that can remove them. Botox® Cosmetic can temporarily smooth away those wrinkles that make you feel older than your true self. Dr. Kajal Roy, MD, of Niyan Medspa will explain how Botox works and whether it’s an excellent treatment for you. Call her office in Ashburn, Virginia, or book online today.
Botox is the cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, which derives from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Botox is injected into a muscle, which temporarily blocks the nerve signal to that muscle. As a result, the muscle cannot contract, ultimately making wrinkles less noticeable.
Botox can be a tool to:
Botox also has proven to be effective in relieving excessive sweating. Talk to Dr. Roy to see if Botox is an excellent choice for you.
Wrinkles appear as the result of regular facial movements: smiling, frowning, blinking, and even chewing your food. That’s why even young people may notice fine lines or wrinkles.
If you think that wrinkles are affecting your appearance and making you look sad or angry when you’re not, Botox may be a good option. It works for adults of any age.
Although the treatment sessions are short--about 15 minutes--it is a delicate, painstaking procedure. Practitioners like Dr. Roy must target the right muscle for optimal results. That means injecting only the wrinkle-causing muscles, not those that control your natural facial expressions.
Depending on what areas you’re having treated, you may need more than one injection. For crow’s feet, two or three injections are often necessary. Forehead creases require as many as five.
The good news is that you can resume your normal activities right away following Botox injections. To protect the treated areas, don’t rub or massage them. Give them a chance to heal.
Immediately following the procedure, some people may experience some side effects, which usually don’t last long. They include:
Pain and bruising at the treated area
Expect to see some results within a few days, with the full effect evident in about a week. The treatment will last about three to four months.
Working with Dr. Roy at Niyan Medspa will ensure that your Botox treatments are successful. Call her Ashburn, Virginia, office to schedule an appointment or book online.