Botox is offered at Reston Virginia Board Certified Cosmetic Laser Surgery and Wellness Center
What is Botox?
BOTOX Cosmetic is the only treatment of its type approved by the FDA for this use. The treatment is minimally invasive and non surgical. It requires no recovery time and causes little discomfort. Dr. Ali makes a few tiny injections into the muscles that cause the frown lines between your brows. However, there is no need for anesthesia. The entire procedure takes approximately ten minutes. Discomfort is minimal – most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite. You may resume normal activity immediately. If you feel that reducing the appearance of those frown lines between your brows might make you look and feel better, BOTOX® Cosmetic may be right for you. We have been providing Botox in Reston VA for over 20 years, so you should know that you are in good hands when you visit us.
BOTOX | BEFORE & AFTERS
IS BOTOX® RIGHT FOR ME?
When you are confident about how you look on the outside, it transforms how you feel on the inside. Your inner confidence grows and can positively impact your life. If you’re considering Botox, think of it as an investment for your skin. No matter your age, wrinkles, and fine lines develop over the years despite living a healthy and active life. You can be preventative by treating wrinkles earlier on in your life or corrective with wrinkles that have already developed.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works great for fine lines by blocking nerve impulses, which reduces the movement of those muscles. With less movement, the skin surface smooths out, and the frown lines between your brows begin to fade. At Wellmedica we treat BOTOX in Reston, VA for fine lines and wrinkles by removing them with Botox® Cosmetic which works great by blocking nerve impulses, which reduces the movement of those muscles.
If you’re unhappy with the wrinkles on your face, then it is time to consider Botox injections. But is Botox right for you? let’s review what it takes to be a good Botox® candidate:
- Do you have moderate to severe facial wrinkles?
- Are you in good health?
- Do you have realistic expectations? Botox, while used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, will not completely change your face.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Most patients only require one treatment appointment to achieve optimal results. Your treatment appointments will include several units of this treatment injected into the skin surface at targeted areas of treatment, predominately the area between the eyebrows and wrinkles on the mid-face, such as those around the eyes, the nose, and the mouth. Botox® treatments are recommended once every 3 or 4 months.
HOW MUCH DOES BOTOX® COST?
At WellMedica we charge by area starting at $475 and up. Pricing by area is set at what the average cost would be for the number of units needed in each area. To ensure that your Botox procedure is affordable, we accept a variety of payment methods including special financing plans.
Beware of anyone offering Botox® regularly for less than what you usually see in the area. Many providers offering Botox® might be highly discounted because they import their product at a discount from outside the United States, making the product being used just as real as a “designer” bag but it is fake. Remember, when you are injecting a substance into your body it is not something to bargain hunt.
WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE AND AFTER BOTOX® TREATMENT?
In the days leading up to your Botox® injection, it’s best to follow a couple of simple steps. These will help to improve the results and minimize potential side effects. Here’s what to do in the week before Botox® injections:
- Avoid Aspirin or Anti-inflammatory medication
- Avoid Alcohol – At least for 2 to 3 days before the procedure.
To best prepare yourself, follow these steps on the day of your treatment:
- Avoid applying Skip Makeup in the area of injection.
- Stay Calm
Aftercare instructions post-Botox®:
- Exercise the muscles around the treated areas like smiling, frowning, raising your eyebrows, clenching your jaws etc.
- Avoid lying down for at least 5-6 hours after receiving the injections.
- Avoid strenuous activity immediately following treatment.
- You can gently apply a cold gel pack (available if needed) to reduce bruising.
- Avoid touching or rubbing in the area treated by Botox®.
Bruising and swelling is to be expected with possible swollen spots from the needle injection sites. Botox® can take up to 2 weeks to fully work however, You may start to notice the effect as soon as 3 days.
IS BOTOX® SAFE?
Botox® gained the United States government’s FDA approval in 1989 for the treatment of eyelid spasms. In 2002, Botox® gained its official FDA approval for the treatment of glabellar wrinkles also known as “frown lines” also known as the “11 lines.”
Botox® has historically been used in cosmetic and non-cosmetic cases such as in hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), to treating bruxism (involuntary grinds their teeth), reshaping jawline making it more oval-shaped, reducing chin dimpling or “peau d’orange”, reducing the appearance of bands on the neck, treatment of marionette lines- lifting corners of the mouth, bunny lines, crow’s feet, and to smoothen lines on the outer corner of the eye “crows feet”.
I went to another Doctor and got bad Botox. Can Dr. Dima correct mine?
Absolutely. Dr. Dima is an artist when it comes to injectables, and knows exactly how to give someone the look they desire. Above is an example of an unhappy patient that had treatment elsewhere and was not happy with the results. The Botox gave him a very arched eyebrow and had Dr. Dima correct it by giving him a more relaxed look as shown of the photo
“I was looking for places to get Botox for face slimming. Other places said they don’t really do that. I found WellMedica and I could not be more thankful I did. The staff there is so welcoming, friendly and enjoyable to be around. They all truly care. Dr. Dima exceeded my expectations with my treatment. I trusted her opinion and I cannot be happier with how my face looks. She made me feel comfortable and walked me through everything. I immediately came back to get my lips done. She had me bring in some pictures because she cared that much about making my lips exactly how I wanted. I told her I wanted them natural and they turned out better than I was expecting. Dr. Dima and her staff are who I will be going back to for more treatments.”
– M. Gerdon