Botox is one of the best-known skin treatments to erase signs of aging. Celeb magazines are the first to highlight the positive results for celebrities who receive Botox treatments to soften the lines and wrinkles around the mouth, the eyes, and across the forehead. Look at how smooth their skin is, claim the journalists. There is no denying that the injection can dramatically improve your appearance.
However, the same journalists are also quick to point out Botox mishaps or celebrities that are left with unpleasant results. Is Botox safe? Every injection procedure has the potential to cause an unwanted effect. However, in the hands of a board-certified dermatologist, such as Capital Laser & Skin Care’s Dr Tanzi, Dr. Shah and Dr Peter’s, you can rely on their expertise and experience to avoid all the horror stories you’ve read in the news. The chances of an unwanted side effect is higher when injections are not performed by a professional. But we appreciate that patients who are new to receiving injections may be nervous. Here is what you need to know and understand about botox treatments.
What is Botox?
Botox, or botulinum toxin injections, can reduce the appearance of wrinkles that appear as a result of repeated facial expression. Therefore, the injections target in priority areas where facial movements create lines; namely, frowning, smiling, or squinting your eyes. Botulinum toxin acts as a neuromodulator that tackles the underlying facial muscles and eases tensions. Botox is one of the many wrinkle-relaxing injectables available on the market. At Capital Laser & Skin Care, we use a variety of products so that we have alternatives for patients who may be concerned about Botox.
The injection offers a non-surgical intervention with no downtime or recovery time. However, the results are not permanent. Most patients find that Botox results can last several months before they need a touch-up treatment to maintain their appearance.
Botox using botulinum toxin is an FDA-approved treatment. It means that the injections have been submitted to clinical trials before they were authorized. As a result, you will receive an injectable that has been proven efficient and safe when you receive Botox treatment.
Additionally, botox injections at Capital Laser & Skin Care are performed by our board-certified dermatologists. Dr. Tanzi, our founder, is adamant about providing her patients with the highest possible level of care and expertise. We encourage our patients to schedule one-to-one consultations to discuss their personal preferences and establish the best recommendations based on your needs, goals, and specific issues.
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Am I a Candidate for Botox Treatments?
Botulinum toxin injections are best suited to patients who want rapid results without surgical procedures. It is essential to understand what you want to achieve, as Botox and dermal fillers provide different results. They are not interchangeable treatments, which is why we suggest discussing your concerns at length to get the most realistic results with the best treatment for your needs.
Get in touch with our team for more information about how Botox injections can help rejuvenate your face. Schedule an appointment today: (301) 679 – 7550.
“I highly recommend Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi and Capital Laser & Skin Care. I have had multiple services performed by Dr. Tanzi and her staff, and couldn’t be more pleased with the results and overall care. Over the years I’ve had botox on my forehead, laser hair removal on my legs, under arms and bikini line, and brown spot removal on my face. Most recently I had Coolsculpting on my chin (or double chin, that is) and belly. Dr. Tanzi made recommendations based on my unique characteristics, set clear expectations for results, and never pushed services that I didn’t need or that wouldn’t work on me. Her honest and natural approach in this field is truly unique and appreciated. The results met or exceeded expectations every time – I’m thrilled with the end results. I never thought anything could get rid of my double chin, but after two treatments with mini Coolsculpting it is finally gone. And all of the staff in the office are professional and very caring, ensuring that you are as comfortable as possible during your procedures. The office feels more like a spa that a doctor’s office, which helps tremendously (there are TV’s in the rooms for Coolsculpting, which made the time fly, thank goodness). I get complimented quite often that I don’t look like I’m in my late 40s, and I attribute that to the excellent work of Dr. Tanzi.” *
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Interested in learning more about Botox? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 234-7669 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.
*Individual results may vary.