Botox in Washington, DC
The Center for Laser Surgery is one of the largest and most experienced providers of Botox for Wrinkle Reduction in Washington, DC, and thanks to our volume, we are able to offer Botox injections at unmatched prices for a practice of our size and experience. We offer the most advanced Botox injection techniques available today, for natural appearing and long lasting results.
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How Does Botox Treat Wrinkles?
Botox targets dynamic wrinkles caused by contractions of the delicate underlying facial muscles every time you smile, laugh or frown. The more emotion you show the deeper these wrinkles and lines are likely to be. Left untreated these lines may become permanent.
Frown lines, crows feet, and forehead lines can be dramatically softened or eliminated with Botox injections. This procedure, known as a cosmetic chemodenervation, uses botulinum toxin to temporarily relax the muscles that cause these skin wrinkles to form.
Botox can improve or eliminate:
- Worry lines
- Frown lines
- Laugh lines
- Crow’s feet
How Do Botox Injections Work?
Botox injections block impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles that are related to specific expression lines, causing the muscles to relax and blocking their contraction. Extremely small amounts of Botox are injected into the offending muscles, and over 4-7 days (but up to 2 weeks) these muscles respond less to stimulus until they either fail to respond or respond minimally to stimulus. After treatment, the overlying skin becomes smooth and unwrinkled, while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression to occur.
How Long Will Botox Treatments Last?
The Botox molecules are slowly broken down by our body’s own enzymes into harmless amino acids, and gradually the muscles in the treated area will regain function, allowing them to contract. While the breakdown rate is variable and dependent on individual physiology, injections generally last between 3-6 months. With regularly scheduled repeat treatments over time, the targeted muscles will weaken due to inactivity, and many patients find that they need fewer injections than when first beginning Botox treatments.
Is Botox® Safe?
Botox injections have been used safely and effectively for over fifteen years to treat many ophthalmic and neurological disorders. Every year hundreds of thousands of patients receive injections for a variety of conditions and it is now an accepted safe and popular treatment for reversing the visible signs of aging as well as excessive sweating (hyperhydrosis). In the hands of well trained, experienced injectors, the cosmetic use of Botox has shown no signs of short-term or long-term risk to the patient.