BOTOX for a Smoother Appearance
If moderate-to-severe lines have begun to form between your eyebrows, on your forehead or around your eyes, our BOTOX treatments in Fairfax, VA, may be right for you. Millions of men and women have turned to BOTOX to achieve a smoother and younger-looking appearance.
How BOTOX Works
Repeated muscle contractions in the face are one of the underlying causes of facial lines. During a BOTOX treatment, small amounts of purified botulinum toxin medication are injected into targeted muscles of the face. The medication allows the facial muscles to relax by blocking nerve impulses. As a result, facial lines are softened and your appearance is rejuvenated.
Dr. Perman was one of the original approved clinical investigators of Botulinum toxin when it was still a research medication prior to FDA approval.
The treatment lasts approximately 10-15 minutes; the injections are often described as a pinching sensation.
It is important to choose an experienced doctor who is trained in BOTOX injections so you achieve a natural-looking appearance. Dr. Kevin I. Perman provides BOTOX in Fairfax and has extensive training in protecting the delicate tissues surrounding the eyes. He has over 36 years of experience with injectables.
Areas Treated with BOTOX
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Softening of facial lines occurs within 24-48 hours
- No downtime; return to your normal routine immediately
- Results last 3-4 months
- Treatments must be repeated to maintain your softer appearance
If you are planning to have a BOTOX treatment before a special event, such as a reunion or wedding, schedule a consultation with us well in advance to make sure you are a good candidate for the treatment and allow plenty of time for the treatment to take effect.
My vision was impaired due to hooded eyelids, Dr. Perman and his staff did an amazing job! As a professional photographer, my field of vision is clearer, brighter and bigger. I am also more alert and attentive due to the weight lifted off my eyelids. Thanks for the vision!
Possible Side Effects of BOTOX
Some patients experience slight after-effects in the injected area, such as:
It is also possible to have an allergic reaction to BOTOX. Inform us about any medical condition you have prior to treatment. Being up front about your health will minimize the risk of complications.
What is BOTOX
BOTOX, short for Botulinum Toxin, is a purified neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is used in cosmetic procedures to temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by blocking nerve signals to the muscles.
How does BOTOX work?
BOTOX works by injecting small amounts of the neurotoxin into specific muscles, which causes temporary muscle paralysis. This paralysis prevents the muscles from contracting, smoothing out the overlying skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and lines.
What areas can be treated with BOTOX?
BOTOX is commonly used to treat facial areas prone to wrinkles and lines, such as the forehead, between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), and crow’s feet around the eyes. It can also be used for non-cosmetic purposes, such as reducing excessive sweating or treating certain medical conditions.
Is BOTOX safe?
When administered by a qualified and experienced medical professional, BOTOX is considered safe. However, it is essential to disclose your medical history, including any allergies or previous adverse reactions, to ensure its suitability for you.
What can I expect during a BOTOX treatment?
During the treatment, a fine needle is used to inject BOTOX into the targeted muscles. The procedure is relatively quick, and most individuals experience minimal discomfort. Some patients may opt for a topical anesthetic to further minimize any discomfort.
How long does BOTOX last?
The effects of BOTOX typically last around three to four months. Over time, the muscles gradually regain their movement, and the wrinkles may reappear. Consistent maintenance treatments are necessary to sustain the desired results.
Are there any restrictions or precautions after BOTOX treatment?
After the procedure, it is advisable to avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area for at least 24 hours. Additionally, strenuous exercise, excessive sun exposure, and alcohol consumption should be avoided for a short period as they may increase the risk of bruising or swelling.
Who is an ideal candidate for BOTOX?
Ideal candidates for BOTOX are generally individuals who are in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the results. Pregnant or breastfeeding women and individuals with certain neuromuscular disorders may not be suitable candidates for BOTOX. A consultation with a medical professional will help determine your eligibility.
To meet with our BOTOX doctor in Fairfax, contact us today to schedule a consultation.