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Patients who are looking for solutions to the steadily advancing signs of aging that have accumulated over the years can turn to Botox. This injectable is responsible for keeping millions of people looking younger and more vibrant. More information about Botox in Washington DC is available when contacting the office of Dr. Stephen Baker.
Are you considering Botox?
The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, often referred to by its product name Botox®, is a popular injectable treatment. This purified toxin blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles to give the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. Studies have also suggested that Botox is also effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating, and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.
Botulinum toxin can be used as a wrinkle treatment to smooth:
- Frown lines
- Crows feet
- Forehead furrows
- Skin bands on the neck
Smiling, frowning, squinting, and even chewing – basically, any facial movement can eventually lead to one of the most common signs of aging: wrinkles. They can make you appear tired or even angry when you are not. One of the quickest and safest remedies to remove wrinkles is an injection of botulinum toxin.
Botulinum toxin can be combined with other cosmetic skin procedures such as chemical peels, dermal fillers, or microdermabrasion to further improve your results. This combination of therapies can even help to prevent the formation of new lines and wrinkles.
Dr. Baker’s credentials:
- Professor of Plastic Surgery, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
- Former Allergan Facial Aesthetics Trainer
- Former member, Allergan Fat Grafting Expert Group
- Previous NIH-funded research in fat grafting
- Published patient satisfaction studies on facial aesthetics and dermal fillers
- Published studies on fat grafting in facial surgery
Facile in BOTH nonsurgical and surgical rejuvenation-as aging progress treating folds and creases with fillers leads to an overfilled, cherubic, steroid appearance. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Baker has other options in his treatment regimen. He will tell you when an alternative to fillers may produce a more aesthetic result.
Am I a candidate for Botox?
Botox Cosmetic is indicated for the temporary correction of moderate to severe glabellar lines (frown lines) associated with corrugator and/or procerus muscle activity in patients 18 to 65 years of age. If you exhibit lines on the smooth part of your forehead above and between the brows (the glabella), you should consider treatment with Botox Cosmetic.
Botox Cosmetic is contraindicated if you have an infection at the proposed injection site(s) and or have a known hypersensitivity to any botulinum toxin preparation or to any of the components in the formulation. Do not undergo Botox treatment if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or if you have experienced an allergic reaction to another product containing botulinum toxin. Ask Dr. Baker about the possible side effects of Botox.
Botulinum toxins will not fix all types of skin problems. For example, while it can diminish under-eye wrinkles, it cannot repair the damage caused by the sun. Your skin thickness, type, and degree of wrinkling all play a role in determining the effectiveness of botulinum toxin. A qualified plastic surgeon is the best person to evaluate the appropriateness of this treatment for you personally. Because Dr. Baker is trained in all aspects of facial procedures, he can discuss other options when Botox and fillers may no longer be the best option.
Thank you so much!
“I just wanted to express my sincere appreciation for my Botox procedure. It was more than generous of you to do that and most wouldn’t. Thank you so much! Now, I will hopefully be sweat free and worry-free on my wedding day!! I will be sure to send you a picture with the wedding. Thanks again!”
P.S. Please also tell your office staff & PA, thanks too!”
For patients who are interested in getting Botox injections, scheduling a consultation will be necessary. The visit will typically involve an examination of the target regions that patients want to treat.
Discussions regarding the patient’s health will also occur, including their complete medical history. Allergies, current medications/supplements, and past procedures must all be brought up at this time.
Patients can ask questions and bring up any concerns that they may have. It’s important for patients to feel secure in their decision to proceed with the treatment.
Recovery and risks and complications
You may resume normal activities immediately. One note of caution: do not rub or massage the treated areas after the wrinkle treatment because it can cause the botulinum toxin to migrate to another area of your face. If this happens, you could have temporary facial weakness or drooping.
Although generally safe, botulinum toxin side effects and complications can include:
- Bruising and pain at the injection site
- Flu-like symptoms
- Temporary facial weakness or drooping
Very rarely, the toxin can spread beyond the treatment area, which can cause botulism-like signs and symptoms such as breathing problems, trouble swallowing, muscle weakness, and slurred speech.
There are several factors that will affect the cost of a Botox treatment. The extensiveness of the signs of aging can affect prices, for example, as can the number of units of Botox needed for treatment.
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The best way to find out more about the benefits of Botox in Washington DC is by contacting our office. Set up your consultation today!