Botulinum toxin injections, commonly known as Botox, are the most frequently performed cosmetic treatments in the United States today. Used to treat moderate to severe frown lines, forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet, these treatments provide a safe and effective alternative to more invasive and expensive treatments like cosmetic surgery. In addition to smoothing lines and wrinkles, these injections have little to no side effects, making it possible to return to most normal activities immediately after treatment. We do advise our patients to refrain from working out and to keep their head level for up to 6 hours post-treatment.
Have you seen bad Botox cases resulting in the frozen face look, the Spock lifted eyebrows or droopy eyelids? Sadly, that is the result of an inexperienced injector. THE #1 most important thing to consider when getting a Botox, Dysport or Xeomin treatment is WHO is injecting you with the wrinkle reducer. Our board-certified dermatologists and physician assistants have had extensive experience and advanced training in injecting wrinkle reducers. Often times, patients want just a "sprinkle" of Botox to soften lines and wrinkles, allowing for natural facial expressions to occur.
What is Botulinum Toxin?
A potent neurotoxin, botulinum toxin temporarily relaxes the muscles in the face, effectively smoothing the wrinkles of the overlying skin. This temporarily reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Cosmetic specialists commonly use these types of treatments to target wrinkles on specific areas of the face such as crows feet on the sides of the eyes, the forehead, the “11s” between the eyes, and the creases in the neck. Once injected, patients typically see positive results within three to seven days with results lasting for three to four months.
What is Botox Cosmetic?
Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment available today. Dermatologists administer more than 6 million Botox treatments each year. In addition to treating lines and wrinkles, doctors have begun using Botox to safely treat migraines, depression, excessive sweating, muscular disorders, and other medical conditions. Dr. Eric Finzi, Chevy Chase Cosmetic Center’s founder and medical director, is the first physician to publish studies on how Botox is an effective treatment for depression. Go to www.botoxfordepression.com for published articles, press articles, and more information.
What is Xeomin?
Xeomin is an injectable botulinum toxin wrinkle reducer used to treat moderate to severe lines and wrinkles on the face. Unlike other injectable wrinkle treatments, Xeomin does not contain any additives. Because of its pure form, when used regularly, the human body is not likely to become resistant to this powerful injectable. This makes Xeomin an extremely popular choice for patients that receive regular cosmetic treatments.
What is Dysport?
Dysport injectable treatments are most commonly used to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe lines between the eyebrows. These lines, which typically extend up towards the forehead, may be especially noticeable when frowning. Although naturally occurring due to facial expressions and as the skin loses collagen over time, these lines become more prominent during periods of relaxation as well.
How Much Does Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport Cost?
When provided by one of our experienced cosmetic treatment specialists, Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport treatments provide an attractively priced non-surgical wrinkle reduction treatment:
1 area: $400
2 areas: $675
3 areas: $925
In addition to providing an easy and convenient option for anyone looking to reduce lines and wrinkles and improve their self-confidence, each company offers Rewards Programs which makes it possible for patients to earn points and rewards to use towards saving money on future treatments.
Brilliant Distinctions – Earn points and rewards for savings on Botox Cosmetic, Juvéderm fillers, and Latisse eyelash thickening treatments
Aspire Rewards – Earn savings towards Dysport wrinkle reducer, Restylane and Lyft dermal filler treatments
Xperience – Earn discounts on Xeomin treatments
What Are the Benefits of Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport?
Injectable wrinkle reducers provide numerous benefits over more costly and invasive cosmetic surgery. In addition to providing an effective treatment for moderate to severe lines and wrinkles on the face and neck, patients can receive treatment quickly and discreetly in-office with little to no discomfort or downtime. Most patients can return to their normal activities immediately following treatment. We suggest avoiding alcohol, keeping your head level and avoiding exercise for up to 5 hours post injection.
Chevy Chase Cosmetic Center has years of experience providing Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport treatments to numerous patients. Our experienced board-certified dermatology team can help you determine the best non-invasive cosmetic treatment for your needs. In addition to providing quality care and a wide range of injectable wrinkle reduction treatments, we also offer complimentary touch-ups when necessary within two to four weeks of treatment.