BOTOX® Conveniently located to serve Richmond
Rid yourself of frown lines and look more refreshed
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a neuromodulator injection composed of botulinum toxin. As a neuromodulator, it can effectively block nerve signals responsible for muscle contraction. This allows the muscles to go back to their relaxed state. As a result, the corresponding skin area will have a significant reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
How Does BOTOX® Work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, and crow’s feet. BOTOX® Cosmetic blocks nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance.
Which Issues Can BOTOX® Treat?
Along with horizontal forehead lines, vertical lines between the brows, and crow’s feet around the eyes, BOTOX® can be used to smooth away chin wrinkles, bunny lines, and vertical lip lines (lipstick lines).
BOTOX® Cosmetic is also often used to relax harsh vertical neck bands, soften an overly masculine jaw and jawline, and treat migraine headaches and hyperhidrosis (excess sweating).
Is BOTOX® right for me?
Most Richmond patients are ideal candidates for BOTOX® treatments. If you have fine wrinkles caused by contracted muscles and are looking for a non-surgical solution, you are a good candidate for this injectable product. Candidates have realistic expectations.
Patients who are not ideal candidates include women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and patients who have active skin infections in the target areas. Patients with moderate to severe lines and wrinkles are recommended to consider injectable filler treatments or surgical procedures for skin rejuvenation.
Is a Consultation Important Before Treatment?
A consultation is vital prior to treatment to determine the extent of the patient’s skin aging issues. We will discuss aesthetic goals with the patient, and we will also review photos of potential results the patient can expect from treatment.
A skin exam will be performed to check the areas concerned. The medical history of the patient will also be evaluated, including past skin-rejuvenation treatments.
Once it is determined that the patient is a suitable candidate for BOTOX® treatment, we will recommend a treatment plan. We will explain the details of the treatment plan, including the treatment session and aftercare. Instructions will also be given to prepare the patient for treatment. All concerns will be addressed during the consultation.
What happens during a BOTOX® Treatment?
During a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment in Richmond, small controlled doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are injected directly into a specific muscle, effectively paralyzing it. By doing so, the problem caused by the muscle, such as crow’s feet or frown lines will cease. With each injection you will feel a needle prick, then a mild stinging or burning for a few seconds as the medicine flows into the muscle. A BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment takes about 10 minutes.
What results should I anticipate?
After the procedure in Richmond, you are ready to get on with your day. There is no recovery time needed. Results are evident in 3-7 days. Over 3-5 months following the treatment, the effect fades, and muscle action returns. If the lines begin to reappear, a quick and easy repeat BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is all that is required to keep your face free of creases and wrinkles.
What can I expect post-surgery?
BOTOX® results can be expected in 3-7 days after the procedure. For the best results, we ask that patients refrain from the use of aspirin and aspirin-like products, vitamin E, and fish and/or garlic oil 7-10 prior to the procedure. Taking these from your diet prior will decrease your chance of bruising and optimize your result.
How Much Does BOTOX® Cost?
The cost of BOTOX® in Richmond is determined by the practice you choose to visit for your treatment session. Additionally, the price of BOTOX® will depend on the number of treatment regions and the number of units needed to achieve your desired results.
Schedule Your Consultation
To learn more about the many benefits of BOTOX® in Richmond, contact McKeown Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Joseph McKeown will be happy to tell you about the details of the treatment during a consultation. Contact us today to set up an appointment!
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