BOTOX® is a revolutionary cosmetic treatment. It is commonly used by Maryland cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Will to treat wrinkles around the forehead, mouth, and eyes. Botox cosmetic works through a process called neuromuscular blocking, which relaxes specific facial muscles to alleviate wrinkles.
How much does a Botox treatment cost?
The price of Botox near Washington, DC and in Maryland varies based on the amount of Botox needed to treat you. At our Ijamsville, MD office, we frequently have specials and deals on Botox. Be sure to check our specials page for current promotions on Botox Cosmetic.
Before Botox Treatment
Before surgery, we evaluate your medical history and then perform a complete examination to determine the most effective injection sites. Any issues and concerns you have can be discussed at this time.
Before and After Botox Cosmetic
The Botox Cosmetic Procedure
Prior to your Botox treatment, Maryland cosmetic surgeon Dr. Will is going to discuss your aesthetic goals with you. Based on this discussion, he will determine the appropriate injection location, as well as the effective dosage for the wrinkle at that site. Once the injection site has been carefully cleansed, Dr. Will can begin your Botox treatment. Botox Cosmetic injections are performed without anesthesia because they are virtually painless. Only a very small sting is felt when the injections are made.
The effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated two to three times per year to retain the effects. Research has suggested, however, that long-term use of the injections leads to a longer duration of each treatment’s effect. Patients over the age of 65 may not experience such dramatic results. Botox is only useful in treating expression lines and cannot be used to repair sagging skin caused by aging.
After the treatment, patients may experience slight bruising around the area, which quickly fades. Normal activities can be performed immediately. Possible side effects are temporary weakness of nearby muscles, or in rare cases, an eyelid may droop. Dr. Will can explain these risks at the time of your consultation. Botox has become the primary wrinkle treatment for surgeons across the country, with many satisfied customers. If you’re interested in learning more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Will to learn about Botox.
Frequently Asked Questions About Botox Cosmetic
How does Botox work to treat wrinkles?
Lines and furrows gradually appear on the face because of muscle activity. When Botox is injected into those tiny muscles of the face, it blocks the chemical process that tells those muscles to move, allowing the wrinkles to flatten out.
Do the results of Botox look natural?
The results of Botox should be noticeable, yet subtle. Botox doesn’t radically change your appearance or interfere with your ability to show expression.
How long does it take for the results to appear?
After a Botox treatment, the effects may take a few days to become evident—three days is about average.
Is treatment the same for everybody?
Botox treatments are modified to meet the needs of each patient, and they may be more or less effective for certain patients. With an experienced cosmetic surgeon, you’ll be sure to get the dosage and injection site that best suits your individual needs.
Is Botox ever combined with other cosmetic procedures?
It is common for practitioners to combine other injectables with Botox. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane are available at Will Surgical Arts to provide soft tissue augmentation–in combination with Botox or alone.