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There are few people who haven't heard about BOTOX®. This powerful neuromodulator has been making waves all throughout the medical and cosmetic industries due to its ability to instantly smooth out fine lines and wrinkles across the visage. If you're looking for a safe, proven and entirely non-invasive way to turn back the hands of time, BOTOX® may be the right solution for you. Treatments are so fast and easy that many people have been referring to them as lunchtime facelifts. What Happens During a BOTOX® Treatment? BOTOX® is intended for the correction of dynamic wrinkles around the mouth and eyes and at the brow. These are the wrinkles that develop over time as a result of tension in the expressive muscles. Whenever people use their expressive muscles to communicate emotions, tension builds. This tension will eventually manifest as moderate creases at the surface level of the skin. When injected into the face, BOTOX® causes the expressive muscles to relax. This, in turn, releases tension and smooths the surface of the skin out. A typical treatment takes just 15 minutes to complete. During these procedures, a brief series of injections is made across the targeted areas. As soon as these injections are complete, patients are immediately free to go. Patients usually feel good enough to go right back to work and immediately resume their normal schedules. Treating Severe Facial Wrinkling Dynamic wrinkles are most noticeable whenever the expressive muscles are being used. These wrinkles are, therefore, associated with facial movement. Wrinkles that remain visible when the face is in a complete state of rest are known as static wrinkles. BOTOX® is designed to only treat dynamic wrinkles. Determining Candidacy for BOTOX® BOTOX® patients must be at least 18 years of age. Most healthy adults who want to smooth out dynamic wrinkles such as cheek furrows, frown lines, laugh lines and crow’s feet. If you are unsure whether this treatment is right for you, we can help you decide for sure during your consultation with us. Why Choose BOTOX®? People who are looking to improve their appearances with little hassle and within a very nominal amount of time can find a fast and effective solution with BOTOX®. This product can provide impressive results without the need for cutting, tissue removal or extended downtime. For your convenience, we also offer Tox2Go times during which you can come in and receive quick treatment without the need to make an appointment. Our medical professionals are trained and experienced to provide you with stellar results with BOTOX®. Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery proudly serves the Washington, D.C. area with cosmetic services tailored for each patient. Contact our office in Bethesda to schedule your consultation!