BOTOX® Treatments in Chevy Chase, MD
Also Serving Washington, DC Residents
Of all the things you wear
your expression is the most important...
What Is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections represent a truly quick and minimally-invasive treatment used most commonly for frown lines between the brows, forehead lines and for “crow’s feet”. In a skilled injector’s hands, these injections can also accomplish a noticeable but subtle lateral brow lift which leads to an attractive, rested appearance. All of this can be achieved with minimal discomfort in about 10 minutes!
How Does BOTOX® Work?
The lines that are treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic result from repeat muscle movements over the years. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a highly purified protein that blocks the nerve impulses reducing the movement of those muscles. With less movement, the surface of the skin gradually smoothes out as the wrinkles begin to fade. It takes up to 7 days following the injections for results to show and the effect lasts approximately 4 months for most patients.
What Should I Expect From My BOTOX®? Treatment?
Since each patient is unique, Dr. Sommerville performs these injections after carefully assessing the involved muscles and determining the amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic to inject. Her goal is to give her patients a natural, youthful appearance while significantly reducing or eliminating the wrinkles. Dr. Sommerville does not believe in the "frozen", "over-botoxed" look that her conservative, professional clients definitely prefer to avoid. In fact, it is best to retain some movement of the muscles in order to avoid the telltale, obvious, "real housewife" from a TV show look.
Another reason to choose Dr. Sommerville for your treatment is that she takes the time to personally dilute Botox powder with saline. Most patients are not aware that Botulinum toxin is sold as a powder in vials that must be diluted prior to each use. This task is relegated to support staff in most practices. By personally diluting the vial contents with saline, Dr. Sommerville ensures that the concentration is optimal for each patient, delivering long-lasting, beautiful results.
Botulinum toxin injections can also be used effectively for treatment of long-standing, localized, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). The results of a single treatment in the armpits can last over 6 months.
We would love to talk with you!
Whether you just have a question about BOTOX® treatments or would like to schedule a consultation in Chevy Chase, MD, Dr. Sommerville and her staff are here to help you. Please fill out the contact form or call our office at 301.656.7546 and discover your way to beautiful, healthy skin!