BOTOX Injections in Virginia
Virginia Botox Clients want an easy way to remove wrinkles. Impressions MediSpa in Virginia can help with Botox injections in our Virginia office in Vienna. We specialize in BOTOX injection in Virginia and one of the largest medical spas in Northern Virginia offering BOTOX and other Cosmetic injections. BOTOX is a fast, safe, reliable, and effective method of rolling back the years on your appearance.
What is BOTOX? We all know it happens. After so many years of enjoying life, lines and wrinkles start to develop. You can prevent or reverse these expression lines with BOTOX injections.BOTOX is a muscle relaxer produced from the strain of bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. BOTOX injections were approved by the FDA in 1989 after almost 30 years of therapeutic research. BOTOX Cosmetic is produced by the pharmaceutical company Allergan, Inc. and has shown to be very effective in reducing the appearance of severe lines and heavy wrinkles.
How Does It Work? Because BOTOX is simply a relaxant that is placed directly into the muscle it starts acting instantly. All muscles are controlled by nerve endings that receive signals from the brain. BOTOX Cosmetic prohibits these nerve endings from delivering their signal to the muscle fibers. The muscles, therefore, don’t respond and the skin covering the muscle stays smooth.It may take several injections to achieve your desired effect. If your facial lines are deep-set, more BOTOX may be required. If your wrinkles cover a large area (your forehead, for example), there will probably be several injection sites.
What Can I Expect During My Treatment? Our highly trained aestheticians are certified to provide BOTOX treatments. These treatments are administered through a very tiny needle. There is a very good chance you may not even feel the pin prick at all. BOTOX anesthetizes the wrinkle-causing muscle relaxing your facial lines.This process lasts approximately ten minutes. You will be left with fewer lines and a couple of minor bumps or redness that lasts only a few minutes. The pain is minimal with no pain management required! The best part is you can go about your normally scheduled activities without missing a beat.
How Long Does BOTOX Cosmetic Last?
The paralyzing effects of BOTOX generally last a few months. You may notice the effects fading near the end of the third or fourth month. This is normal. We recommend several consistent treatments. If you follow this regimen, you can expect longer lasting results. Over the course of long term therapy, BOTOX Cosmetic boasts extended relief.
Are There Any Side Effects from BOTOX Injections?
With any medical or cosmetic treatment, there always comes the risk of side effects. Luckily, your risks with BOTOX Cosmetic are minimal and temporary. Most of our clients exhibit no side effects whatsoever.
Clostridium botulinum consists of some proteins that may trigger an antibody response, resulting in a reduced effectiveness of your BOTOX injection. Other symptoms can include temporary bruising that heals in a couple days or less. Rarely there have been cases of facial drooping. This is serious enough to warrant another visit to our office immediately.
Why Impressions for BOTOX?
Impressions MediSpa in Virginia has attained the status of “Platinum” with Allergan, Inc, the manufacturer of BOTOX Cosmetic. This means we have safely and successfully treated thousands of patients in the Mclean and Fairfax areas. We are located in Vienna, VA and would love to make you look younger, today!
Our BOTOX philosophy is simple: treat conservatively to achieve a natural, youthful appearance. That’s true beauty! Call today for a consultation.
Botox Price $11/unit (Retails $14/unit)
Dysport in Virginia
When considering Dysport treatments look no further than Impressions MediSpa. Our spa has a Platinum Account with Medicis which is a prestigious distinction by Medicis Aesthetics. Dysport is made by the makers of Restylane and is FDA approved for the treatment of wrinkles and frown lines.
Dysport is an excellent treatment for smoothing frown lines between your brows and reducing wrinkles in your forehead and around the eyes (crow’s feet). Dysport is administered so as to not alter your natural expression and features. The Dysport procedure takes just a few minutes and typically lasts 4-6 months.
What is Dysport?
Dysport (medically known as abobotulinum toxin type A) is a natural, purified protein used to treat overactive muscles. Dysport has been used to treat muscle disorders in the United Kingdom since 1990.
Dysport is FDA-approved for the treatment of wrinkles.
How are Botox and Dysport similar and different?
- Both Dysport and Botox are forms of botulinum toxin type A
- Both products have been used in Europe for almost 20 years to treat certain types of muscle disorders
- Botox received FDA approval for cosmetic use in the United States in 2002. Dysport received FDA approval in April 2009.
- Both products are safe and effective in the treatment of wrinkles on the face
- Dysport is a smaller molecule, so the units are different than Botox (i.e., 20 units of Botox equal 60 units of Dysport)
- Dysport works faster (in only 1-3 days vs. 4-7 for Botox) and has FDA approval for a four month duration (vs. 3-4 months for Botox)
Although Dysport is a new treatment in the U.S., given its success in Europe over the last 20 years, it will likely be as popular as Botox within a short period of time.
Dysport Price $4/unit (Retails $5/unit)
So, hat cosmetic procedure is virtually pain free, has no downtime, and shows immediate and amazing results? It is the all new, appropriately named, “Liquid Facelift.” You can have all the benefits of a surgical facelift without actually having surgery and the extending down time.
Fillers such as Restylane, Radiesse, Juvederm and Perlane are responsible for giving the face a more youthful appearance and a lift. An injection technique known as facial contouring has led way to what is now being called the “injectable threadlift” or “liquid face lift.” By injecting these products into the epidermis in areas of the face where skin has permanently creased and/or has volume or elasticity loss, doctors are able to immediately diminish lines and lift the skin. Depending on the individual and the area treated, results can vary from dramatic to subtle.
Liquid face lift patients have very little if any downtime after their procedure and can continue with their daily activities immediately following their liquid facelift appointment. This non surgical enhancement has many benefits over traditional facelift methods which require general anesthesia, longer and more painful recovery periods, and cost much more overall. In addition, the results from a traditional face lift are only visible after the bruising and swelling has subsided which can take up to a month post surgery.