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BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are one of the greatest advancements yet in the treatment and prevention of facial wrinkles. Millions of BOTOX Cosmetic procedures have been performed, making it one of the most popular physician-administered aesthetic procedures in the United States. Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Houtan Chaboki personally evaluates each of the patients who visit him for BOTOX from Washington, DC, Maryland and other nearby communities and administers each BOTOX injection himself.

To learn more about BOTOX Cosmetic and other non-surgical treatments, request a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Chaboki online or call his office at (202) 800-2085.

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Case 149, Botox Cosmetic, Chin Augmentation, Facial Fillers, Facial Sculpting, Lip Enhancement

Muscle neuromodulators (ex. Botox Cosmetic®, Dysport®, Xeomin®) and facial fillers (ex. Restylane®, Juvederm®) are very popular aesthetic treatments for Washington DC area plastic surgery patients. While neuromodulators such as Botox Cosmetic® are commonly used to relax wrinkles around the eyes, these treatments may also be used on facial muscles to reshape the lower face. Restylane® and Juvederm®, hyaluronic acid fillers, help smooth wrinkles by adding volume and reducing shadows and depressions. Dark circles and wrinkles may even be present in younger patients, which can start to develop around the 20's.This younger patient wanted cos...

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Case 141, Botox Cosmetic, Facial Sculpting

Botox Cosmetic® for Washington DC patients is often used to reduce wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes. Alternative treatments have been developed in specialized cosmetic centers to offer advanced aesthetic options for Washingtonians. Facial sculpting with Botox Cosmetic® may help reduce the size of the lower jaw muscles (masseter) too. Many patients feel their face is "too fat" and seek liposuction to improve their appearance, while large jaw muscles may actually be the primary reason for their excess facial volume. Botox Cosmetic® gradually reduces the jaw size over several weeks, and results last for several months. Alternative office treatments, such as Dys...

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Case 140, Botox Cosmetic, Facial Sculpting

Botox Cosmetic® is not just for wrinkles. Facial sculpting with Botox Cosmetic® for Washington DC area patients may also involve reducing the size of the lower jaw muscles (masseter). While many patients feel their face is "too fat", large jaw muscles may actually be the primary contributing factor to excess facial volume. Gradual reduction of jaw size occurs over several weeks with Botox Cosmetic®, but results last for several months. Alternative cosmetic treatments, such as Dysport® or Xeomin®, may also be used to produce similar cosmetic results.This Washington area woman had felt her lower facial area was too wide, which distracts from other facial features ...

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Case 70, Botox Cosmetic

Botox Cosmetic helps relax facial muscles and continues to be a very popular cosmetic treatment in Washington plastic surgery offices. While Botox cosmetic will never replace a face lift, it can reduce the signs of aging and smooth the skin for many patients. Botox Cosmetic is performed in the office within minutes and with little to no downtime. Frown lines in-between the eyebrows, forehead, and Crow's feet (sides of eyes) are the most common treatment areas.This Maryland area Botox Cosmetic patient wanted to start a skin rejuvenation program and to help avoid plastic surgery. She consulted with Dr. Chaboki, a board certified facial plastic surgeon, to review cosmetic options. Based on fact...

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Case 174, Botox Cosmetic, Facial Sculpting

Non-surgical treatments with as wrinkle relaxers, such as Botox®, continue to be popular in plastic surgery offices. Wrinkle relaxers can smooth the skin around the eyes in addition to techniques to reshape the face, also known as "facial sculpting".This young woman wanted improve the shape of her lower face, which she thought was too wide. In addition, she had discomfort from migraine type headaches. She wanted a specialist who focuses on facial procedures, which led her to seek a consultation with Washington DC facial plastic surgeon Dr. Chaboki. She underwent jaw reduction with Botox to reduce the excess volume of the lower face, a quick of...

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Case 132, Botox Cosmetic, Facial Fillers, Facial Sculpting

Botox and Restylane are popular cosmetic treatments for Washington DC area plastic surgery patients. Botox is commonly used to relax wrinkles around the eyes, but may also be used on facial muscles to "slim" the face. Restylane, a hyaluronic acid filler, helps smooth skin by adding volume. Wrinkles, folds, and dark circles may even be present in younger patients, which may start to develop around the 20's.This younger patient wanted to improve dark circles in the lower eyelid without surgery and consulted with Washington DC facial plastic surgeon Dr. Chaboki to review options. He underwent a conservative Restylane injection in the office to help smooth out the lower eye bags. I...

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Case 111, Botox Cosmetic, Facial Sculpting

Fuller cheeks and a slimmer jawline are desired by many Washingtonians. The face can be made thinner by modifying muscle, bone, or fat. In addition to treating wrinkles, Botox Cosmetic is also an option to slim the face for appropriate patients. Specialized techniques with Botox Cosmetic allow plastic surgeons to thin the jaw for patients with large jaw muscles. Result develop gradually, but persist for several months. Dysport or Xeomin, alternatives to Botox, may also be used to produce similar aesthetic results.This Washington area professional had felt her lower facial area was too wide and "fat", which distracted from other facial features such as the eyes and cheeks. She consu...

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Case 102, Botox Cosmetic, Facial Sculpting

Slimming the face can be achieved by modifying muscle or bone, in addition to facial fat. While Washington patients consider Botox Cosmetic to treat facial wrinkles and frown lines, it is also an option to slim the face for appropriate patients. Specialized techniques with Botox Cosmetic allow plastic surgeons to slim the jawline for patients with large jaw muscles. Result gradually develop over several weeks and persist for several months. Botox alternatives such as Dysport or Xeomin may also be used to produce similar aesthetic results.This busy Washington area professional had always thought her lower facial area was too wide and heavy, which distracted from other facial features such as ...

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Case 142, Botox Cosmetic, Facial Fillers, Facial Sculpting, Lip Enhancement

Full lips are desired by many Washington DC women. As a result, lip enhancement procedures are very popular in Dr. Chaboki’s cosmetic surgery practice. Lip enhancement options include hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane® or Juvederm®, fat injections, or lip lift plastic surgery. Women of all ages can be candidates for lip enhancement with non-surgical lip rejuvenation. With the popularity of non-surgical cosmetic treatments that now available, lip lift plastic surgery is rarely performed in plastic surgery offices.This woman has had many Botox Cosmetic® and facial filler treatments over the years by other doctors, in addition to prior facial plastic surgery. She also...

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Case 88, Botox Cosmetic, Facial Sculpting

Botox Cosmetic is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for busy Washington DC area patients. Treatment of winkles in the forehead and around the eyes is well known, but newer techniques for Washington DC Botox Cosmetic patients allow slimming of the lower face and jaw line. Botox jaw reduction is performed within minutes in the office. Results develop gradually and last several months. Dysport and Xeomin are Botox alternatives that may produce similar results.This busy Washingtonian felt her lower face was too heavy and distracted from her feminine features. She sought the professional opinion from cosmetic surgeon Dr. Chaboki to review options. Examination revealed enlarged lower ja...

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At his practice in Washington, DC, Dr. Chaboki can use BOTOX Cosmetic before or after any cosmetic surgery procedure, such as a facelift or in conjunction with other med spa services. There is no recovery period, and you can even have a treatment on your lunch break. Wrinkles will smooth out a few days after treatment and typical results last about 4 months. As time goes on, the results may begin to last longer. The effect on forehead wrinkles, frown lines and crow's feet can be remarkable — and BOTOX Cosmetic can even be used to elevate drooping eyebrows.

Since all the wrinkles mentioned above are the result of years of frowns and smiles, there's some indication that early treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic could possibly prevent these lines from ever appearing in the first place.

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What Is BOTOX Cosmetic?

BOTOX Cosmetic is a nonsurgical cosmetic treatment that can temporarily smooth facial wrinkles. It is typically used for frown lines and crow's feet. Patients who have wrinkles that form due to muscular movement (generally between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and on the sides of the eyes) will find the most benefit with BOTOX Cosmetic. It can be repeated for continued improvement.

BOTOX Cosmetic is made with a purified protein which is injected with a very small needle. It works by relaxing the muscles of the face, so that the skin lies flat.

The Procedure

Before the procedure. Dr. Chaboki will perform a comprehensive cosmetic and medical evaluation and determine if BOTOX is appropriate for you.

The procedure. For the majority of patients, no anesthesia is required. Dr. Chaboki applies ice packs to the area before and after treatment. He uses the smallest possible needle to gently inject BOTOX. Discomfort is minimal and brief. The entire injection procedure takes less than 5 minutes.

After the procedure. There's no recovery time needed, and you're ready to get on with your day. The most common side effects following injection include temporary swelling and bruising.

Seeing results. You may notice an improvement within days, but maximum results occur by 2 weeks. The beneficial effect on wrinkles may last up to 4 months, although results may vary.

In addition to wrinkle reduction, Dr. Chaboki may use BOTOX Cosmetic in alterative facial treatments in appropriate patients, such as:

  • Migraine headache
  • Jaw reduction
  • Facial sweat reduction
  • Facial paralysis

Results

If you're pleased with the aesthetic improvement of a BOTOX Cosmetic treatment, you'll want to get on a treatment schedule so you can maintain the results. If you discontinue treatment, the frown lines between your brows will gradually look the way they did before treatment.

Risks and Side Effects

Typical side effects from injections are minor swelling and bruising. BOTOX is not an option for patients who:

  • Have an infection or acne flare-up in the area of injection.
  • Are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX Cosmetic.
  • Are pregnant, breastfeeding, or think they might be pregnant.
  • Have a neuromuscular disorder, such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome or Alzheimer's disease.
  • Are using any of the following medications: gentamicin, tobramycin, clindamycin, and lincomycin.

Combining BOTOX & BOTOX Alternatives

BOTOX Cosmetic is frequently and safely combined with other med spa services and facial plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Chaboki can combine your BOTOX injections with these other procedures for a customized treatment plan. For example, he often recommends a basic skin care regimen and chemical peels for more complete skin rejuvenation.

BOTOX does not fill-in or add volume to the skin. A plumping effect can be achieved with facial fillers or fat transfer. If you're looking for more permanent results, Dr. Chaboki might suggest facial cosmetic surgery procedures such as a brow lift, eyelid surgery, or a face lift.

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    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.