Botulinum toxin Type A (BOTOX) is the most popular minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment in the U.S. As reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), a total of 7,230,967 such procedures were performed in 2017. Dr. Georges Kaado performs some of the best results in BOTOX Virginia Beach has to offer for the treatment of wrinkles and fine lines of the face and a variety of cosmetic issues.
Botulinum toxin Type A has been proven to be a useful and valuable therapeutic protein. Injected in small concentrations, it works by preventing signals from the nerve cells from reaching the muscles.
In addition to its many cosmetic uses, BOTOX is used to treat more than 20 different medical conditions, as stated in an article in Medical News Today, including:
BOTOX Cosmetic is the only FDA-approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of crow’s feet and moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows. This treatment targets repeated muscle contractions from frowning or squinting – one of the main underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet.
In addition, there are many “off-label” uses for BOTOX. Dr. Kaado can perform BOTOX injections to:
BOTOX can stop fine lines and wrinkles before they form by preventing the repeated muscle movements that lead to wrinkling. BOTOX produces a remarkable improvement in forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet for a smoother, younger look.
When injected precisely into the muscle surrounding the eye, BOTOX can lift the tail of the eyebrow, giving the eyes a more open and alert appearance. It may also help with mild droopiness of the upper eyelids.
As we grow older, the nose can begin to sag and look more hooked, which can give the entire face a droopy appearance. Injected at the base of the nose between the nostrils, BOTOX can prevent the depressor muscle from pulling the nose downward, elevating the angle of the nasal tip.
If you are one of the many people who have wrinkles appearing around the upper nose, BOTOX can smooth these lines. They are called “bunny lines” as they extend from both sides of the nose, beneath the bridge, reminiscent of bunny whiskers.
BOTOX injected along the upper lip border can roll the top lip upward and outward slightly, to subtly magnify your pout. Performed alone or in combination with dermal fillers, our Virginia Botox treatment can make the lips appear plumper, fuller, and poutier. If you see fine lines appearing around your lips, you don’t have to accept this visible sign of aging skin – our treatments can smooth and firm the area for a younger, fresher facial appearance.
Injections of BOTOX can smooth horizontal wrinkles in the neck and relax vertical cords in the neck that appear with aging when the neck muscles become enlarged. This treatment can also temporarily prevent the neck muscles from pulling the facial features forward. This treatment is often called a Nefertiti neck lift to remind us of the beautiful neck and jaw definition of this ancient Egyptian queen.
BOTOX injected along the jaw muscles can pull up the skin of the jawline to create a more defined effect. This treatment may be a good option if jowls are beginning to show.
Lines can develop between the breasts with aging and sun exposure. Injections of BOTOX into the pectoral muscles can help smooth lines of the upper chest.
If you have the habit of grinding your teeth, it can overdevelop the jaw muscles and make your jawline wider. BOTOX injections can help reduce the muscle, narrow the jawline, and make the cheeks appear more lifted, in addition to relieving the pain and soreness caused by teeth grinding.
BOTOX injections are an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) under the arms, in the palms, in the soles of the feet, and in the scrotum.
The jaw muscles can grow and become larger due to habitual or subconscious grinding of teeth. With excessive chewing or grinding (in a condition known as bruxism), the masseters at the jawline can grow leaving the jaws looking square. The constant motion builds muscle, just like how body builders create muscles through repetitive exercises. Relaxing the muscles by injecting BOTOX is effective in shrinking the jawline, thereby reducing the square jaw appearance.
BOTOX is a quick and convenient treatment with little or no downtime. It is a safe, effective procedure that is approved by the FDA for treating crow’s feet and scowl lines and has many other cosmetic uses. There is a reason why botulinum toxin injections are currently the number one minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment in the country.
Dr. Kaado also offers Dysport as an alternative to Botox. Dysport is an injection containing Botulinum toxin type A and is used to temporarily lessen the appearance of facial wrinkles. While it addresses facial wrinkles, it also can be used to treat muscle spasms or stiffness in the upper limbs, including elbows, wrists and fingers or lower limbs such as the ankles or toes.
If you have severe frown lines between the eyebrows, Xeomin is an excellent alternative to Botox that addresses this specifically. The effects of Xeomin usually come about within the first 5 days. It may take up to 10 days to see the final results from the treatment.
The procedure is easy to experience, requiring about 10 minutes to complete, with no anesthesia. The side effects are minor, with some patients experiencing minor bruising at the injection site. The risks of use of BOTOX occur rarely but include upper eyelid or eyebrow malposition (sagging).
The recovery from this is almost immediate. The final result of your BOTOX injections will be evident in about 3 to 10 days and will last 2.5 to 4 months.
Dr. Kaado’s goal is to make any treatment as pain-free as possible but still effective, including staying ahead with the latest advancements in technology with the purpose of improved procedures to enhance results.
A cannula is a thin tube with a blunt tip that can be used to deliver or remove fluid from the body. More recent advancements in techniques for the production of cannulas, including “micro-cannulas,” make it possible to achieve superior results with dermal fillers. You can expect an exceptionally smooth, and natural result as Dr. Kaado chooses to administer fillers with a cannula, rather than a needle.