Botox in Washington, DC
The Center for Laser Surgery is one of the largest and most experienced providers of Botox Injections in Washington, DC. We offer the most advanced neuromodulator injection techniques available today for natural and long-lasting results. View our new patient specials for injectables and our consultation request page to schedule a complimentary consultation or your first injection and give yourself a refreshed look today!
How does Botox work and what can be treated with Botox?
Botox and other neuromodulators, when injected by trained providers, target specific muscles to temporarily reduce muscle activity. While neuromodulators were initially focused on treatment of wrinkles of the upper face, their use has expanded over the years to include many novel injection techniques to improve other facets of facial muscle activity.
- Lines and Wrinkles of the Upper Face
- TMJ, Bruxism (Tooth Grinding), and Masseter Hypertrophy
- Gummy Smile
- Downturned Mouth Corners
- Chin Dimpling
How Do Botox Injections Work?
Botox injections block impulses from nerves to certain facial muscles, causing the muscles to relax and blocking their contraction.
How Long Does Botox Last?
The Botox molecules are slowly broken down by our body’s own enzymes and affected muscles gradually regain function. While the breakdown rate is variable and dependent on individual physiology, the effects of Botox injections generally last between 3-4 months. With regularly scheduled repeat treatments over time, the targeted muscles will weaken due to inactivity, and many patients find that they can reduce the frequency of injections.
Is Botox Safe?
Millions of Botox injections are performed around the world every year. In the hands of well-trained, experienced injectors, the cosmetic use of Botox has shown no signs of short-term or long-term negative effects.
Choosing a Botox Injector
Experience Matters! As the popularity of Botox has grown, so has the discrepancy between experienced physicians and their staff, and unsupervised ‘injectors’ whose entire training consisted of a weekend course in Botox injection. No face is the same, there is no substitute for an extensive understanding of facial anatomy to ensure consistent, natural, and long-lasting results for every patient.