Reducing Fine Lines And Wrinkles In Northern Virginia

Botox® injections are used in cosmetic surgery to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Botox® is a neurotoxin injected into the muscles to help relax them and prevent them from contracting. This paralyzation of the muscles helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and gives the skin a smoother appearance.

How Do Botox® & Neurotoxin Injections Work?

Since its FDA approval in 2002 for cosmetic use, Botox® has become a common procedure. Patients frequently get between four and six areas of the face injected at one time. The treatment is quick and painless.

Botox® injections reduce the appearance of wrinkles by paralyzing the underlying muscles. Botox® injections are minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures, as they require a needle to inject directly into muscles. However, it is generally regarded as one of the safest cosmetic procedures because it has few side effects and complications. A person may notice side effects for a couple of days after injection, but symptoms tend to resolve on their own. Over the long term, repeated injections can result in muscle atrophy.

Three main types of wrinkles can be treated with Botox® injections. The first type is the horizontal forehead lines, which appear on the middle of the forehead. The second type is glabellar lines, which usually appear between the eyebrows and give a person a frowning expression. Lastly, one can also have crow’s feet, the wrinkles that appear around the eyes.

How Do Botox® & Other Injections Help?

Botox® injections can be used in many places to enhance appearance. For example, they can be used to improve the appearance of the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the eyes. Botox® can also be used to improve the appearance of the neck and décolletage.

When used in the forehead, Botox injection can result in a much smoother surface by minimizing the look of the lines caused by squinting. Botox injections placed between the eyebrows can reduce or eliminate the distinct vertical furrows of the skin perpendicularly crossing both the inner and outer angles of the eyebrows.

Botox injections can be used to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet around the eyes.

Botox injections are becoming popular around the neck and décolletage lines. When injected into this area, it reduces or eliminates dynamic wrinkles caused by movement. Dynamic lines are caused by the movement of the muscles, which causes a creasing effect on the skin.

Botox® injections are a popular cosmetic surgery procedure that can provide long-lasting results. The effects of a Botox® injection usually last for about three to four months, but the results may vary depending on the individual.

Dr. Ghaznavi provides other options for neurotoxin injections


XEOMIN® is a minimally invasive injection that uses a double-filtered smart toxin formula to effortlessly soften frown lines.


Jeuveau® is a FDA approved injection that temporarily smoothes moderate to severe lines between the brows. This quick, 10 minute treatment will leave you looking and feeling younger.


 DAXXIFY™ by Revance is the first and only long-lasting neurotoxin treatment on the market made with Peptide Exchange Technology™ to smooth the appearance of frown lines.


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