BOTOX® in McLean, VA

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About 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.

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 treatment

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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