Botox® Cosmetic Services

Botox® Cosmetic Services

What is Botox® and how does it work?

Botox® is an injectable treatment designed to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, particularly those created by repeated facial expressions. The cosmetic works by temporarily blocking nerve signals that cause facial muscles to contract, allowing the skin to remain smooth even during expressions. This results in a more youthful and relaxed appearance, especially targeting lines on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes.

What areas do you treat with Botox® Injections?

Botox® injections are commonly used to target specific areas prone to wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions, such as between the eyebrows, the corners of the eyes, the forehead, and the sides of the mouth. We currently only treat areas on the face.

What results can I expect from Botox®?

Following Botox® treatment, you can anticipate a noticeable decrease in moderate to severe lines and wrinkles within 24 to 48 hours, with full results typically visible within a week. These results generally last about four months, after which the ingredients are naturally broken down and absorbed by the body. To sustain a smooth, youthful look, regular treatments every three to six months are recommended, and our team will work with you to develop a tailored plan aligned with your aesthetic objectives.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Botox® treatment typically results in mild or no side effects for most individuals. Some temporary effects may include mild redness or bruising at the injection site, which generally resolves within a few days. Although uncommon, severe side effects such as double vision, difficulty swallowing, or breathing issues, as well as rashes, itching, or dizziness, require immediate medical attention.

Your safety and well-being are our top priority, and we recommend seeking emergency medical assistance if you encounter any unexpected side effects following your Botox® treatment.

Where Can I Receive Botox® Treatment?

The Botox® Cosmetic procedure is currently only available at our Silver Spring location with either of the providers below. We accept both new and existing patients of all genders.

Meet Your Providers

Sarah Morelli, CNM, WHNP