Eliminating Wrinkles Has Never Been Easier
BOTOX® Cosmetic Northern Virginia
When aging leads to fine lines and facial folds, it’s only natural to want to turn back the clock. However, not everyone is willing to undergo plastic surgery in order to achieve a more youthful appearance. Fortunately, BOTOX® Cosmetic provides an excellent solution for patients seeking a non-invasive method of facial rejuvenation. An injectable treatment designed to create a smoother, more youthful appearance, BOTOX® Cosmetic delivers effective results without the need for downtime. Learn more about eliminating wrinkles with BOTOX® Cosmetic by contacting Dr. Timothy Mountcastle in Ashburn, Leesburg, or Reston today.
How BOTOX® Cosmetic Works
As our skin ages, it loses the tightness and elasticity responsible for its firm, youthful appearance. As elasticity dissipates, repeated muscles contractions—such as frowning, smiling, or furrowing the brow—lead to the presence of wrinkles and facial folds. BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily relaxes wrinkles by blocking the chemicals that cause these muscles to contract, resulting in smoother, younger looking skin for up to six months.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic Made From?
The active ingredient in BOTOX® Cosmetic is a protein derived from a chemical known as botulinum toxin, which effectively prevents nerves in the treated area from releasing acetylcholine, a chemical that causes muscles to contract. As a result, fine lines and facial folds are temporarily relaxed, giving skin a wrinkle-free appearance.
Am I a Candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an ideal treatment option for men and women aged 18 to 65 who want to eliminate moderate wrinkles such as crow’s feet, the wrinkles on the side of the eyes, forehead lines frown lines and wrinkles, or glabellar lines, between the brows. The treatment is not intended for patients with significant sun damage, nor can it correct sagging skin. Patients with these skin conditions may benefit from another facial procedure or skin treatment.
BOTOX® Cosmetic effectively treats dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles that appear when you perform a muscle movement with your face. For example, furrowing your brow or squinting your eyes cause dynamic wrinkles. If a wrinkle appears during these actions then BOTOX® Cosmetic may help prevent that wrinkle from becoming worse. For deeper wrinkles, Dr. Mountcastle may suggest dermal fillers such as JUVEDERM, Restylane®, or Sculptra® Aesthetic. Our team, led by Dr. Mountcastle will advise you regarding the treatments best suited to the achievement of your aesthetic goals.
Scheduling a personal consultation is the best way to determine whether BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you—contact Dr. Mountcastle in Ashburn, Leesburg, or Reston today.
The BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure
One of the greatest appeals of BOTOX® Cosmetic is the fact that it delivers rejuvenating results non-invasively, without the need for anesthesia or post-procedural downtime. During a procedure that often lasts a mere ten minutes, a series of small injections is administered to the localized area being treated, relaxing wrinkles and preventing muscle contractions. Redness or swelling of the treated area is common immediately following treatment, but should resolve within an hour. For deep wrinkles, a second round of BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, dermal fillers, or a combination of the two may be required to achieve ideal results.
Learn More about BOTOX® Cosmetic
For best results, it is important to have injectable treatments performed by a qualified cosmetic surgeon. With a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment at Dr. Mountcastle’s Ashburn, Leesburg, or Reston offices, you can rest assured that you are in excellent hands. Contact us today to schedule a personal consultation.