Patients worried about lines and wrinkles on areas of the face such as the eyes, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead may be educated by a quality dermatologist about the benefits of Botox injections.
Botox is a medication that is injected into specific muscles to keep them from contracting. This medication, made with botulinum toxin type A, has been used for many decades for medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis and cervical dystonia. More recently, it has been FDA approved for the use of cosmetic enhancements. This medication results in less wrinkles and folds typically appearing on the upper half of the face.
Washington Dermatology Consultants is a practice in the Stafford area that is excited to offer Botox for patients interested in turning back the hands of time. It can address glabellar lines (the lines created from furrowing the eyebrows), crow’s feet (wrinkles around the outer edges of the eyes) and creases in the forehead.
This procedure is quick and comfortable. Done in the office, it provides results within just a few days. The relaxation of the muscles that are injected lasts approximately four months, during which patients must visit their dermatologist for additional injections to maintain the results. Botox can be combined with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers including Restylane, Juvederm, and Perlane. This allows patients to enjoy a full facial rejuvenation.
The most appropriate candidates for Botox injections are men and women who are unhappy with the signs of aging and want to reduce the depth of lines on the forehead, frown lines, and the appearance of crow’s feet. Candidates must have realistic expectations and understand that this is not a replacement for a surgical facelift. Botox injections must be repeated to enjoy long-term benefits, though it cannot stop the signs of aging. Patients who maintain Botox injections will notice a gradual slowing of the formation of new fine lines and wrinkles, but will still continue to age over the years.
Patients interested in Botox injections will often ask their dermatologist about the cost of Botox. Botox is an affordable option for many, especially those who have considered plastic surgery, but the cost will vary depending on the needs of each patient. Botox is priced per vial of medication and each individual may require varying amounts, depending on the changes they want to achieve. Dr. Kenneth Neal of Washington Dermatology Consultants prefers patients make a consultation appointment and examination to get a better understanding as to their final cost for treatment.