A person’s face reveals everything – emotions, thoughts, feelings, and (unfortunately) signs of aging. Years of making various facial expressions as well as the natural aging process leads to visible lines and wrinkles on the face. These fine lines and wrinkles worsen over time, often making people look tired and older than their age. To counter these signs of aging, Dr. Carlton Scroggins uses BOTOX® Cosmetic to effectively treat fine lines and wrinkles and restore a younger-looking facial appearance.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a protein neurotoxin derived from botulinum toxin A. When injected into the facial muscles, this FDA-approved injectable temporarily paralyzes the muscles and prevents them from contracting and showing fine wrinkles and lines. The result is smoother, wrinkle-free skin.
BOTOX® Cosmetic effectively treats the appearance of:
- Frown lines between eyebrows
- Lines and wrinkles on the outside corner of the eyes (crow’s feet)
- Forehead lines
Candidates for BOTOX® Cosmetic
Men and women ages 18 or older can be candidates for BOTOX® Cosmetic. Ideal candidates are in fairly good health and have concerns about the visible lines and wrinkles on their face. Candidates should also have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Scroggins will evaluate your needs and desires to determine if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you.
Treatments with BOTOX® Cosmetic are performed in-office and take only minutes to complete. Dr. Scroggins will simply insert a fine needle into precise, strategic locations in the face and inject a small amount of the solution into the facial muscles.
There is no downtime recovery required for BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments, so patients can resume regular activities immediately after treatment. There may be minor swelling and redness at the injection sites for a few hours after treatment.
Within a few days after treatment, results will begin to be visible and will continue to improve over the next few weeks. Most patients can expect results to last for three to six months. To maintain your results, repeat treatments will be necessary every three to six months.
If your face shows more lines and wrinkles than you’d like, and you feel you’re a good candidate for treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic, schedule your consultation with Dr. Carlton Scroggins today. Please call (301) 220-0400 or simply fill out our online contact form to schedule your private consultation.
BOTOX® is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.