Discover how Botox can turn back the hands of time at SJ Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, VA.
Signs of aging include wrinkles, fine lines, and deep folds on the face. Botox offers men and women an ideal solution to reduce wrinkles by affecting muscle movement. SJ Plastic Surgery has board-certified plastic surgeons specializing in injectables and neuromodulators such as Botox and Dysport. Getting to know about a particular cosmetic surgery before going for it is essential. For example, if you would love to improve your facial appearance, learn more about Botox and schedule your consultation with SJ Plastic Surgery.
Botox is derived from the botulism toxin and is designed to treat forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. As a neuromodulator, Botox reduces your muscle activity from making repeated movements and thereby decreasing visible signs of aging. Botox works by preventing facial nerves that send a signal to your facial muscles. During your consultation, your doctor will design a treatment plan that may include maintenance treatments for long-lasting optimal results.
Botox benefits include:
There are alternative neuromodulators or dermal fillers to consider for patients who are allergic to Botox. Your doctor will discuss all your options to determine what is in your best interest.
Before receiving Botox treatments, your skin mustn’t have an active infection or breakout. Your doctor will provide you with pre-treatment instructions for a safe treatment. Patients need to refrain from taking aspirin, blood thinners, or anything that causes bleeding if cut. In addition, you must avoid tobacco products and alcohol before and after your treatment to prevent swelling and bruising. During your consultation, it is essential to be upfront with your medical history so your doctor can customize a treatment plan that is right for you.
Your Botox treatment in Virginia Beach takes about 15 to 20 minutes but may take longer if a topical numbing cream is used. The Botox is injected with a fine needle into the discussed treated areas. Some areas will need more injections than others, but your doctor knows your treatment plan and desired aesthetic goals.
There is little to no downtime with Botox, and most patients can return to work or resume their daily activities. However, your doctor may advise you to avoid strenuous exercise for a few hours to prevent the Botox from migrating to other facial areas. You should see your results in one to three days, and results can last up to four months.
At SJ Plastic Surgery, our board-certified surgeons are master injectors and offer facial rejuvenation treatments using Botox, Dysport, and dermal fillers. Learn more about your options using neuromodulators such as Botox to reduce the appearance of lines by scheduling a consultation today at our office in Virginia Beach, VA.
Although Botox is proven safe and effective for treating wrinkles, some risks include swelling, bruising at the injected site, slight pain, headaches, and facial asymmetry.
The cost of treatment varies with each patient. Your doctor assesses your facial concerns and customizes a treatment plan that meets your needs and beauty goals.
Botox is an elective cosmetic treatment and is typically not covered by insurance. For some patients, Botox is considered medically necessary to treat urinary incontinence, excessive sweating, and headaches. However, discussing your coverage options with your insurance provider is advised.
While injectables and dermal fillers effectively treat fine lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers are designed to add volume to facial areas that have experienced volume loss due to aging. In contrast, Botox stops the facial muscle from contracting for an overall smoother look.
Botox and Dysport are very similar products made by two different companies, much like Coke and Pepsi. There are subtle differences between them in terms of onset speed, duration, and cost. Your provider will help determine which is better suited for you during your consultation.
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