Dermatology located in Fairfax, VA

If you’re noticing aging skin and want a convenient solution, turn to the board-certified dermatologists at Integrated Dermatology of Fairfax in Fairfax, Virginia. They have the expertise to administer Botox® to give you the youthful appearance you desire. To learn more, call the friendly staff to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online as a convenient option.

What is Botox?

Botox is a popular cosmetic and medical treatment that’s derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Despite its potentially lethal nature in large quantities, when used in controlled and diluted forms, Botox has become widely recognized for its therapeutic and aesthetic applications.

What issues can Botox address?

One of the primary uses of Botox is in the field of cosmetic dermatology. At Integrated Dermatology of Fairfax, your provider can administer the substance to reduce the appearance of:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines on the face
  • Creases between your eyebrows
  • Lines in your forehead
  • Crow’s feet (lines around the side of your eyes)
  • Marionette lines (lines around the sides of your mouth)
  • Bands in your neck

Your provider can learn about your aesthetic goals during your consultation and develop a tailored treatment plan.

How does Botox work?

Botox works for cosmetic enhancements by temporarily paralyzing targeted facial muscles, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. 

The active ingredient, botulinum toxin, inhibits the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for muscle contractions. When injected into specific facial muscles, Botox prevents them from contracting as forcefully, softening wrinkles and creating a smoother complexion.

This noninvasive procedure is particularly effective for treating wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions like smiling or frowning. The results are temporary and require periodic treatments to maintain the desired aesthetic improvements.

How long will my Botox results last?

While Botox is known for its effectiveness, its results aren’t permanent. Its effects vary from person to person but generally last three to six months. 

Over time, the body gradually metabolizes the injected Botox, and muscle activity returns to normal. Many individuals choose to undergo periodic Botox treatments to maintain their desired results. Your Integrated Dermatology of Fairfax provider can offer a maintenance schedule if you’d like to keep up with regular treatments.

They assess your specific needs and provide the appropriate guidance while providing information about the safety and efficacy of Botox as well, ensuring you feel confident about treatment.

To book a Botox consultation with the Integrated Dermatology of Fairfax experts, call today or use the online scheduling tool when you’re ready.