BOTOX® in McLean, VA

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What Is BOTOX?

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.

What Are the Benefits Of BOTOX?

BOTOX injections in McLean, VA at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery offer effective, tried-and-true benefits to refresh and rejuvenate your look, including:

  • Dramatically smooths dynamic lines, wrinkles, and creases
  • Works to prevent and/or slow new lines and wrinkles
  • It's an effective alternative to surgery
  • Treatments are quick and easy
  • Creates a revitalized, more youthful appearance
  • Proven results and safety record
  • Pairs well with other treatments
  • Effects work fast
  • No scarring
  • No downtime

Who is A Good Candidate 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.

How are botox treatments Performed?

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.

What Should I Expect after My BOTOX 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.


How many treatments will I need?
The number of BOTOX treatments provided will differ based on individual concerns and the depth and severity of your facial wrinkles. Dr. Mesbahi can suggest the ideal number of BOTOX units based on your aesthetic results and whether you wish to address the brow area, forehead, or Crow's feet. To refresh your cosmetic outcomes, we might recommend having BOTOX injections every 3 – 4 months at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery.

Can BOTOX be paired with additional cosmetic services?
BOTOX treatment generally pairs well with additional noninvasive solutions at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery for women and men who would like to target aging concerns. If you notice deeper and more severe facial wrinkles and lines, our experts may recommend administering a dermal filler to help you achieve maximum results. To further improve a younger-looking radiant appearance, Dr. Mesbahi might perform additional complementary procedures, such as facials or microneedling with PRP.

Are there comparable aesthetic injections?
BOTOX Cosmetic is a specific formulation of wrinkle reducer that thrives among a range of other comparable solutions, like Jeuveau™, XEOMIN®, and Dysport®. These wrinkle relaxer options are made from botulinum toxin type A; however, each one is created a little differently to address specific problems.

Do BOTOX injections hurt?

Most patients report minimal discomfort from wrinkle relaxer injections. The needles used are extremely small and fine, much finer than those used for vaccinations. Additionally, we can apply a numbing cream to the treatment area beforehand to ensure your comfort.

How much do wrinkle relaxers cost?

The price of wrinkle relaxers can vary significantly depending on several factors. During your initial consultation, our experienced team will discuss your goals and concerns to develop a treatment plan tailored specifically to you. After finalizing this plan, we can provide a more precise cost estimate.

How long do the effects of wrinkle relaxers last?

The effects of wrinkle relaxers typically last between 3 to 4 months. However, the duration can vary based on the specific wrinkle relaxer used and how your skin reacts to the treatment.

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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