BOTOX® Cosmetic Makes a Big Difference

If you’re feeling frustrated by the presence of fine lines and wrinkles, BOTOX Cosmetic in Bethesda, Maryland at Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery is here to help. BOTOX Cosmetic is the original injectable treatment designed to reduce wrinkles and has consistently been the number one cosmetic treatment for more than 15 years. Originally, we treated only lines between the brows, also known as frown lines. 

Over time, however, BOTOX treatments have progressed to enable more customized treatments based on your anatomy and desires, addressing many areas of the face and neck. BOTOX can correct different types of wrinkles, both static (wrinkles that form while your face is at rest) and dynamic (wrinkles that are caused by facial motion) in nature.

BOTOX Cosmetic is just one of many injectable treatments that we’re excited to offer here at Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery, alongside a number of surgical options that can help you enjoy an enhanced sense of facial harmony. To learn more, reach out to our Bethesda, Maryland offices and set up your initial consultation today.

Customizing Your Results with BOTOX

The type of wrinkles that you present when you visit us for your consultation will ultimately determine the number of treatments that will be needed to see your ideal results. It will take several treatments to fix static wrinkles.  In most cases, dynamic wrinkles form around the eyes, brow, and mouth due to tension in the muscles that help a person smile, frown, grimace, or laugh. Over time, this muscle tension causes the surface level of the skin to develop creases that add lines to a person’s smooth complexion. BOTOX helps by smoothing over these fine lines and wrinkles while still ensuring that you can speak and form facial expressions normally.

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How Can BOTOX Help?

BOTOX is an excellent treatment for patients in Bethesda, Maryland and the surrounding areas who are interested in addressing the presence of mild to moderate signs of facial aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. In particular, it can treat the following:

  • Frown lines—vertical lines that show between the eyebrows, creating a harsh or mad appearance
  • Forehead lines—horizontal wrinkles that form on the upper forehead when it is at rest or due to raising the eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet—small wrinkles that form at the corner of the eyes and can be present when the face is at rest or seen when the face is in motion
  • Bunny lines—horizontal wrinkles that form on the upper nose between the eyebrows
  • Perioral wrinkles/smoker’s lines—vertical wrinkles that form on the upper and lower lip that can also form due to chronic straw use or tension of the mouth
  • Square jawline—caused by prominent or bulging muscles
  • Marionette lines—furrows that form at the corner of the lip and give a downturned appearance
  • Orange peel skin of the chin (peau d’orange)—an irregular texture of the chin with talking or mouth closure
  • Platysmal bands—vertical muscle bands in the neck

Why Our Patients Love BOTOX

Overall, patients who receive a BOTOX treatment will enjoy a more rested and youthful appearance in just one visit. Rather than return for multiple procedures or deal with a long recovery time, patients who choose BOTOX will see results within two weeks. During your consultation at our Bethesda, Maryland office, we’ll explain all of the benefits and limitations that come with BOTOX, so you can feel confident that it is the right treatment for you and your goals.

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What are the Benefits of BOTOX?

Facial lines may appear in areas like your forehead, between your brows, and at the corners of your eyes when you smile, frown, or make other expressions. These lines can become more prominent with increased sun exposure and natural aging. Eventually, they may remain on your face regardless of your expression. This can cause you to look older than you actually are or more tired than you actually feel.

Treatment with BOTOX in Bethesda, Maryland offers patients a variety of benefits:

  • A more youthful and rested appearance after a single appointment 
  • Results that can be improved with regular skin treatments such as chemical peels and HydraFacial MD
  • Customized treatments that keep the process simple and straightforward
  • Our Tox2GO app, which makes it incredibly convenient to schedule your appointment
  • A treatment with Dr. Porter that will be designed based on your desires and her experience
  • Improvement with no downtime, as BOTOX lets you return to your normal activities immediately after your visit
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Is BOTOX the Right Option for Me?

BOTOX is a safe, fast, and effective solution for someone who would like wrinkles to be smoothed out—drastically reducing the signs of aging. The treatment takes just five minutes to complete in the comfort of our Bethesda, Maryland office, and you’ll experience little to no downtime, making it a great option for busy professionals who want to spruce up their appearance without sacrificing their work or personal lives. 

That being said, not everyone qualifies for this procedure. There are a few stipulations patients must meet, including:

  • Being at least 18 years old (though this usually isn’t a problem, as most patients seeking BOTOX treatment are older and wish to eliminate signs of aging)
  • Having dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles that show when a person makes an expression (BOTOX can’t treat static wrinkles, which are wrinkles that show all the time)
  • Being in overall good health to avoid treatment complications (which are rare)

The best way to know if you qualify as a candidate for BOTOX is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Porter.

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Designing Your BOTOX Treatment

When BOTOX is determined to be the treatment for you, our providers will perform a thorough examination to get a better look at your wrinkles and learn more about your expectations. In some cases, they may recommend an alternative treatment or even a combination of various treatments. 

Our goal is to ensure each patient leaves our office with the results they desire, and we will put together a plan of care that reflects this. Frequently, a combination treatment of BOTOX, Daxxify, and/or Dysport is recommended depending on your anatomy and desired outcome. 

Sprinkle BOTOX is a frequent treatment for those that want to have fewer wrinkles while keeping natural facial movements. These treatments will not last as long, but patients on this regimen will typically receive treatments every few months after during their maintenance skin care treatment (Hydrafacial MD, SkinPen Microneedling, Chemical Peels).

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Creating Your Results With BOTOX

As with other facial cosmetic procedures that we offer patients, our goal with BOTOX is to provide a more youthful appearance while preserving a natural aesthetic. Typically, Dr. Porter uses a conservative application of BOTOX to a broader area, reducing signs of aging and allowing patients to retain natural expression.

We want your results to be everything you hoped they would be, so we generally ask patients to come back two weeks after treatment so that Dr. Porter can evaluate the results. Seeing the degree of improvement will let her know how to optimize treatment in future sessions should you continue to receive BOTOX in Maryland.

Planning BOTOX appointments with our office is easy. Outside of her work in private practice, Dr. Porter is also the creator of the Tox2GO app, which simplifies treatment by letting you schedule your visit and communicate the target areas prior to your arrival. You’ll also be eligible to receive discounts on future BOTOX injections.

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Your BOTOX Treatment Experience

During your consultation, you and Dr. Porter will talk about your areas of concern and the type of results you want to see. Virtual Consultations are ideal if you are unsure of whether the treatment is right for you. When you visit our Bethesda, Maryland office, we can further examine you and perform the treatment quickly and efficiently. 

These discussions are great for getting to know your individual preferences; patients often realize that they have a specific idea of the amount of movement they want in their features, in the degree of an eyebrow’s arch, and so on. We’ll answer any questions you might have about what you can expect both during and after your treatment session.

Most of our patients describe the experience of getting BOTOX as quick and easy:

  • As an expert in facial aesthetic procedures, Dr. Porter takes a lot of care in the placement of her injections. This leads to more predictable outcomes.
  • The process takes about five minutes.
  • You can return to normal activities after the treatment session is over.
  • Some redness and tenderness will form the extent of your “downtime.”
  • These side effects will fade very quickly.
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Maintaining Your Results

Our patients usually have treatment with BOTOX every three months in their first year. This tends to increase the overall window of effectiveness, and by the second year, most people enjoy the same benefits with a treatment session every four to five months. As a result, you should see significantly smoother features and a reduction in dynamic lines and wrinkles.

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Offering You Experience and Expertise 

For more than 25 years now, Dr. Jennifer Porter has enjoyed a reputation for excellence in Bethesda, Maryland and around the world. She sits on the board of directors of the American Board of Otolaryngology, and her expertise in facial plastic surgery has been recognized throughout the country. She’s performed thousands of procedures, giving her a uniquely well-developed artistic sensibility and enabling her to routinely create surgical outcomes that exceed her patients’ expectations.

Here at Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery, we believe that you deserve to look like a refreshed and rejuvenated version of yourself. We focus on naturalistic results that preserve the unique qualities which make you beautiful, so you can show the world an enhanced look and enjoy all the self-confidence that comes along with doing so. When you’re ready to get started, reach out to our Bethesda, Maryland office and speak with a helpful member of our team to set up your initial consultation.

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