January 21, 2017
As you age, your skin naturally begins to lose elasticity, causing fine lines and wrinkles to develop. As your skin starts to show signs of aging, it can quickly cause your confidence to decrease. You can turn back the hands of time with Botox in Washington D.C. Botox is an effective treatment to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines using a minimally invasive procedure. You will achieve drastic results without a scalpel or stitches using an FDA-approved treatment.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is a cosmetic procedure that is made from sources that occur in nature. It is made from a highly-purified protein derived from the bacterium, Clostridium. The safe and effective treatment involves injecting the solution into the muscles around the eyes, brows, lips, and other areas of the body to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Upon injecting Botox, specific muscles are targeted to reduce contracting.
There is a misconception that the injections paralyze the muscles. This is not true. When the correct amount is used by a trained professional, Botox decreases over activity of certain muscles. You will still be able to make facial expressions. Overall, you will restore a youthful appearance while looking happier and more rested.
Are there Side Effects?
Botox is among the most preferred treatments to reduce the appearance of wrinkles because there are minimal side effects. The most common side effect is tenderness at the injection site, which subsides within a few days. There are rare occasions when more serious side effects can occur, such as eyelid dropping; however, less than 3% experience this complication. In addition, some experience eyelid swelling when used for crow’s feet, but the risk is minimal with only 1% reporting this problem.
Can Anyone Get Botox?
In most cases, everyone is a candidate for Botox treatment in Washington D.C.; however, there are some exceptions. Those who have had allergic reactions to Botox in the past cannot get the treatment. In addition, if you have certain muscle or nerve conditions, such as Lambert-Eaton syndrome or Lou Gehrig’s disease, you may not be a candidate.
How Can I Get Botox?
If you are ready to restore your youth with Botox, you will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shakrokh Soltani. After performing an initial consultation, discussing your desired results, and ensuring you are a candidate, a comprehensive treatment plan is created.
The injection sites will be cleaned and a tropical anesthetic is used to minimize discomfort. The Botox is then injected into specific sites, which is typically four to five injections on each side of the face. During the procedure, you may feel some slight pressure and bleeding at the injection site.
After the procedure, ice will be applied to help reduce swelling and bruising. You can resume normal activities immediately after, but you will be give some instructions to follow to ensure maximum results.
At My Face My Smile, we believe everyone deserves to look and feel their best. If you are ready to restore your confidence, contact our office today to schedule your consultation for Botox.
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