There is little that can be done at home to reverse the fine lines and wrinkles that suddenly appear with age. Even expensive lotions and creams are ineffective. Genetics, sun damage, and smoking only further contribute to the signs of early aging. Washington D.C.’s Renu by Dr. Schoenfeld has an answer for those frustrating forehead creases, Crow’s Feet, and Frown Lines: Botox. A noninvasive treatment, Botox in Chevy Chase can efficiently combat facial lines to restore a younger appearance, without any downtime.
Botox at Renu by Dr. Schoenfeld
Botox is a sterile, purified protein produced in a laboratory from the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum. This injectable has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a safe and effective treatment for dynamic wrinkles, or those resulting from repetitive muscle movements such as smiling, frowning, or squinting. Applied with a small needle, this injectable temporarily paralyzes the targeted facial muscles, relaxing the skin and smoothing wrinkles. This injectable can also help to avoid new or worsening wrinkles from forming. In just one session, this treatment can takes years off of the appearance.
- Crow’s Feet (around the eyes)
- Forehead Lines
- Frown Line (between the eyebrows)
- Neck Bands
- Excessive Sweating
Performed alone, this procedure provides excellent results. When paired with a dermal fillers, such as Radiesse, Juvederm, or Restylane, both dynamic and static wrinkles (resulting from lax facial tissues) can be addressed. The professionals at Renu by Dr. Schoenfeld will recommend any additional treatments to help achieve optimal facial rejuvenation.
An Ideal Botox Candidate
Botox can successfully treat dynamic wrinkles, caused by repetitive muscle movement, in both men and women. Anyone frustrated by the early signs of aging, and in generally good health, may make a good candidate for the injections. This procedure is safe for all skin types and ethnicities. The ideal patient will have a good understanding about the treatment process and hold reasonable expectations for their results.
The Botox Procedure
Prior to a treatment, during a consultation appointment, Dr. Schoenfeld will determine if you are a good candidate. At this time, he will examine your skin and facial features, as well as review medical history. The process will then be explained, including the recovery and potential complications. A personalized treatment plan can then be created to meet your aesthetic desires.
The Botox treatment is performed in one of Renu’s private treatment rooms, taking less than half an hour. The injections, applied with a tiny needle, are virtually painless. A slight pressure or pinch might be felt during each injection, however no anesthetic is required.
After a Botox Treatment
There is no downtime associated with these injections. Patients are able to immediately return to work and other normal activities. While some minor redness or bumps may occur at the injection site after the treatment, these should resolve in a few hours.
Patients can begin to see the effects in five to seven days, though the maximum benefits can take up to two weeks. Results are not permanent but tend to last between three and six months. Once the benefits begin to fade, a quick repeat treatment can extend the results.
Potential Complications from Botox
This treatment is a safe, FDA-approved treatment for wrinkles created by facial expressions. Common side effects of the treatment include redness, mild swelling, and light bruising. These issues will dissipate quickly. More serious complications from this treatment are extremely rare, but could include nerve damage, infection, and scarring.
Although Botox is the number one noninvasive procedure, there are alternatives that can be just as successful at eliminating dynamic wrinkles. Dysport and Xeomin both can provide long lasting results in minutes.
Dysport, like Botox, is created from Botulinum Toxin Type A, but has a smaller molecule size. The injectable has been used in Europe for years, and has proven to be safe and effective. Dysport has a faster onset than Botox, normally between two and five days. However, the benefits of Dysport may not last quite as long as its counterpart. Dysport has a greater tendency to diffuse slightly to surrounding tissues, which can be used to the patient’s advantage when treating certain areas of the face. Dysport is excellent at improving Frown Lines, Glabellar Lines (on the forehead), and Crow’s Feet.
Xeomin is the newest member of the Botulinum Toxin family, approved by the FDA in 2011 as a safe and effective treatment for Frown Lines. This injectable works similarly to Botox, by blocking the nerve signals to muscles in the target area. Xeomin, unlike its counterparts, is contains no additives, so it is considered ‘naked’. This means that Xeomin holds an even smaller chance for allergic reactions, as well as little opportunity for the body to develop antibodies inhibiting results from the injectable. A full two weeks is needed before the full result of Xeomin can be seen. A repeat Xeomin treatment will be necessary in three to four months.
Washington D.C.’s Top Botox Provider
Renu by Dr. Schoenfeld is the most respected and trusted provider nonsurgical treatments, including Botox, in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Dr. Schoenfeld has more than 20 years of experience. Our providers have extensive, specialized training in aesthetic care and bring patients an unmatched level of skill and expertise with this treatment. To find out more about our practice, or to schedule your private consultation, contact Renu at 301.652.7368 or email the office at [email protected].
Botox is a noninvasive treatment, designed to smooth dynamic wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and mouth.
It’s comprised from Clostridium Botulinum, a bacterium with muscle-paralyzing properties. As it temporarily relaxes muscles, the associated wrinkles and expression lines are eliminated.
Botox can smooth forehead lines, Frown Lines, Crow’s Feet, and Lipstick Lines. This injectable can also improve Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating.
Men and women, unhappy with the appearance of wrinkles and in overall good health, may make a good candidate. Potential patients should understand the treatment process and have reasonable expectations for their results.
Botox is not considered a painful procedure and no anesthesia is needed. Most patients report only a small pinch or pressure during the injections.
An experienced provider will inject directly into predetermined facial muscles with a very small needle. Each treatment takes less than 30 minutes.
There is no downtime required after a treatment. Patients are back to their usual routine the same afternoon. Mild bruising, redness, or swelling sometimes appears at the injection site, although these are not long lasting. Patients feel well enough to return or school immediately after injections.
You can see the initial results in in as soon as five to seven days after a session. In two to three weeks, the full benefits of the treatment will be seen. The benefits will last for three to six months.
It’s considered safe, with little chance for complications. Nerve damage, scarring, and infection after are extremely rare. More common side effects of treatment include mild redness, bruising, headaches and temporary numbness at the injection site.
The average price of a Botox treatment will vary according to the area treated and the extent of correction. Injections start at $375.
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