Conquer “elevens” with Botox Cosmetic injections in Centreville
Frowning or focusing while reading or listening can lead to vertical lines that develop between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). Some people refer to these as “elevens” and are bothered by their appearance. In 2002, the FDA approved Botox Cosmetic for treating glabellar lines in people ages 18 to 65. The team at Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc. in Centreville offers these safe and effective injections to patients who desire to turn back the hands of time.
The history of Botox
For the past 20 years, dermatologists around the world have successfully treated patients with Botox. The FDA-approved uses of Botox include treating lines at the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet) and vertical lines on the forehead (frown lines). When Allergan received FDA approval to use Botox for glabellar lines, the formulation was marketed as Botox Cosmetic in the United States. Other medical uses have included treating migraines and moderate to severe underarm sweating.
Botox Cosmetic is a neuromodulator that contains onabotulinumtoxinA. When gently injected into the treatment area using a very fine needle, this substance reduces muscle activity that causes lines and wrinkles. Within seven to 10 days, patients can look forward to results that typically last three to six months.
The popularity of Botox
Botox Cosmetic is a highly popular “lunchtime” treatment. After an injection session, patients can return to work or resume normal activities immediately. We provide special aftercare instructions to ensure optimal results.
To explore if Botox is right for you, we recommend scheduling a consultation. One of our Board-certified dermatologists will carefully examine your face and determine the precise locations for injection. You will be asked about medications you currently take, including herbal supplements and vitamins. After reviewing your medical history and learning about your goals, the dermatologist will determine your candidacy for Botox. If you are candidate for treatment (most patients are), a plan is tailored to meet your individual needs.
The team at Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc. would love to help you restore a more youthful look. To schedule a consultation, call our Centreville office at (866) 808-3140 or if it’s more convenient, feel free to call our Sterling location at (866) 808-3320.