Aging skin is a common complaint from patients who visit our team at the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads. Our doctors, Drs. Vonu, Blanchard, Zwicklbauer, and Lofgren, work to provide a selection of services for our patients to consider when looking into elective, cosmetic work. While plastic surgery solutions such as facelifts and browlifts are still the ideal method of treatment for moderate to severe cases of skin laxity and fine lines, other options are readily available for our patients to consider as well. This includes aesthetic injectables such as Botox.
How does Botox work in providing anti-aging benefits?
Botox is what is known as a neuromodulator. Neuromodulators are medications that work by reducing muscle contractions where injected. These injections, formulated with botulinum toxin type A, are perfect for decreasing fine lines and wrinkles that are caused by muscle tension, specifically the lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet around the eyes, and forehead folds. Botox continues to be an effective way of turning back the hands of time for several months with just one injection treatment.
Who is a candidate for Botox?
Botox is best utilized on adult patients with mild to moderate wrinkles and folds on the upper portion of the face. These dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle tension can easily be resolved. Patients considering Botox should be healthy and have a clear medical history free from allergic reactions from similar injections in the past. During the initial appointment at the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads, our team will evaluate an individual to decide if this or other cosmetic injectables are best utilized to assist patients in reaching their aesthetic goals. We are here to help in finding less invasive ways to treat common imperfections before resorting to surgical treatments.
Learn more today about the benefits of Botox
If you reside in the area of Hampton Roads, we welcome you to our practice to discuss the advantages of using Botox to address an aging appearance. We have locations throughout the areas of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Williamsburg, and Newport News, Virginia. Call our primary line at (757) 873-3500 to request an appointment at any of our locations.