BOTOX is a muscle relaxer that consists of a purified strain of type A botulinum toxin, which is used to temporarily freeze the movements of the underlying facial muscles. BOTOX is an FDA-approved treatment that is commonly used to soften the appearance of facial lines between the eyebrows, around the eyes (Crow's feet), and along the forehead. These cosmetic concerns can make a person appear older than they actually are or create an overall tired-looking profile. With BOTOX, these facial lines can be smoothed to reveal a more youthful and refreshed contour. Contact Mesbahi Plastic Surgery in McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., or Beverly Hills, CA to set up a consult with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alex Mesbahi to learn more.
"As I told Dr. Mesbahi: "I LOVE my face!" I was afraid of botox for a number of reasons, and it was important for me to find someone that not only had experience but also good taste. His office is beautiful, and he is so kind and took plenty of time to listen to me, and that was important for me since I was nervous. Then he explained how he likes to work and what botox is supposed to look like and told me what to expect. I felt pretty good, and when he proceeded with the injections, I almost didn't feel anything; he was very delicate and at the end gave me instructions to take care of myself for the rest of the day (example: do not exercise etc). Then told me to wait about a week to fully see the results. I went a week ago, and I'm writing this review now that the botox has settled. I look fresh, I see no fine lines anywhere, I can move my face perfectly fine, I look like myself; no, actually... I look like my younger self and I am loving every inch of my face! I am never letting Dr. Mesbahi go! He is stuck with me lol!"- V.A. / Yelp / Oct 03, 2019
"Dr. Mesbahi is an incredibly talented, compassionate, and skilled plastic surgeon. Highly highly recommend!! Dr. Mesbahi and his staff offer first class treatment all the way. Every aspect from scheduling to friendly and professional staff make you feel valued and comfortable throughout the process. Dr. Mesbahi also has one of the best bedside manners that I've ever encountered, which is important to me. He makes you feel very comfortable from the start and has a very light, and caring touch. He has done Botox for me multiple times with impeccable results, and also performed a minor surgery on my back. I would highly recommend!!"- D.H. / Yelp / Mar 12, 2019
"I have been coming to Dr. Mesbahi for the past 2 years for Botox (something I never thought I would get) and have been extremely happy with his work. He's got a very light touch, takes great care not to overdo it and gives me a very natural, relaxed, expressive result (my face is smooth yet NOT frozen whatsoever). I love his bedside manner and his approach to aesthetics. I highly recommend his services and enthusiastically recommend National Center for Plastic Surgery (where Dr. Mesbahi practices) overall."- M.M. / Google / Jan 07, 2018
"34 Years Old with Asymmetrical Breasts -Mclean, VA - Dr. Mesbahi is a perfectionist and by far the best plastic surgeon for breast reconstruction. I had asymmetrical breasts and after extensive research and several consultations, I decided to have a breast reduction/lift with Dr. Mesbahi. He is very warm, knowledgeable and an expert in his area of practice. I had my surgery about a month ago, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. He sculpted my breasts into artwork! My results are far beyond what I expected. I’m also very impressed with the level of care. I asked dozens of questions and he is always very responsive and caring, with an extremely warm bedside manner. I also go to him for Botox because of his perfectionist ways. I’ve referred a few people to him for Botox/Fillers and everyone always thanks me because it’s never too little or too much – it’s just right every time. I really appreciate the amount of time and care that he gives his patients. I highly recommend this surgeon. His staff is very friendly as well. Once you go to see him, you will never want to go anywhere else again. Five stars all the way."- A. / RealSelf / May 23, 2014
"Very Natural, Great Results! - McLean, VA - I wanted to get a revision rhinoplasty to fix an initial rhinoplasty that I wasn't happy with. My bridge had been reduced too much compared to the tip, which still protruded too far from my face. I researched several doctors in my area before selecting Dr. Mesbahi. He has an incredible bedside manner, and I saw pictures of his work, so knew he was the best doctor for my surgery. I also asked him about liposuction under the chin, since that is another procedure I had always wanted done. He ended up performing both the revision rhinoplasty and neck liposuction all in one surgery, and I had very little bruising, and a very quick recovery time (about a week). It has now been a year since my surgery, and my results are so natural that no one has ever guessed that I had work done -- they just think I look great! I have had several follow-up visits with Dr. Mesbahi, and he and his staff are always so kind and helpful. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is considering plastic surgery. I have also started going to him for Botox treatments, and I have enjoyed the results of this as well. Highly recommend!!"- K. / RealSelf / Nov 11, 2014
Candidates for botox
BOTOX is ideal for patients who want to diminish and soften the appearance of lines on their face without surgery. BOTOX is also used as a preventive anti-aging treatment, even if you are younger. It's a terrific, noninvasive solution if you have obvious forehead lines or frown lines between the brows. It's also a solution for lines that form around the eyes. If you have more severe wrinkles, an injectable filler may be a better option. Patients who are over the age of 50 with sagging skin and widespread wrinkles may consider a surgical lift for the best results. Mesbahi Plastic Surgery offers eyelid lifts, facelifts, and brow lifts as great options.
BOTOX treatments are performed as an outpatient procedure on-site at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery, and we often administer the injectable on the same day as your consultation with Dr. Mesbahi. You will be asked to make several expressions using your upper face, like frowning, squinting, smiling, etc., which will allow us to determine where the injections are to be placed. The skin will be cleansed and BOTOX will be injected under the skin with a fine needle, followed by a cold compress to help minimize bruising and discomfort. You can ask for a numbing cream to help make the procedure more comfortable, but it usually is not necessary. BOTOX treatments typically take around 10 – 15 minutes, and you can get back to your normal routine almost immediately.
after your appointment
After your BOTOX treatment, you can return to your normal schedule, but strenuous exercise should be postponed for a minimum of 24 hours. You will be advised to sleep upright for the first night and to not touch your face, which may accidentally spread the treatment to other areas. The injected sections of the face may be slightly bruised, red, or swollen for a couple of days, but you should not have any serious or lasting side effects. In most cases, it generally takes around 5 – 7 days before the final results of BOTOX can be seen. The results typically last 3 – 4 months. You should speak to your BOTOX injector about when to schedule touch-up appointments at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery to extend your results.
soften your contours
If you'd like to soften facial lines and wrinkles without having to undergo a surgical procedure, BOTOX may be a great option for you. This FDA-approved treatment has helped countless men and women achieve a smoother and younger-looking appearance. We invite you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mesbahi in McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., or Beverly Hills, CA to learn more about this popular, nonsurgical treatment.
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