Botox & Dermal Fillers in Washington D.C.
Board-certified Plastic Surgeon and highly-skilled facial injector, Dr. Shlomo Widder, performs Botox® and dermal filler treatments for individuals who wish to enhance their facial features. At Widder Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Center in Vienna, VA, you will receive a detailed examination and consult with Dr. Widder to discuss your cosmetic concerns and goals. During this time, Dr. Widder will create a unique skin rejuvenation plan to revitalize your profile. Since Botox and dermal fillers are minimally invasive treatments, you will be able to return to your daily activities the same day. The results will eliminate fine lines and create a smooth, youthful facial appearance.
Restylane, a type of dermal filler, diminishes the appearance of aging skin. If you have lost volume or have accumulated a series of unwanted or unsightly wrinkles around your mouth, eyes, nose, and forehead, then Restylane injections can provide a stunning improvement. It can also be used to enhance the lips and provide moisture to the skin for a softer, healthier appearance.
Many of our patients love the age-defying results of Botox and dermal fillers, coming back regularly for treatments to maintain their results.
Best Candidates for Botox and Dermal Fillers
The best candidates for Botox injections are in good health who show the following signs:
- Dynamic wrinkles
- Smile and/or frown lines
- Lines around the eyes (“crow’s feet”)
Both men and women can attain softer, natural looking results with Restylane. It is safe to use for any skin type and any ethnicity and works best for patients who have experienced a loss of volume around the mouth, under the eyes, and for those who have “cracks” to fill, such as the deep lines that can develop between the eyebrows. Women who desire to have fuller lips are also good candidates for this filler.
What to Expect
The doctor will look at the quantity, depth, and location of your dynamic wrinkles to mark the areas of the muscles of the face that will be treated. With an ultra-fine syringe, Botox will be carefully injected into the marked areas. Most patients report mild discomfort when the needle pierces the skin, but numbing creams and cold compresses can be used to make your treatment more comfortable.
The effects of Restylane can be seen immediately. Lines that once appeared as deep cracks, will appear smooth and soft. For patients receiving a Restylane injection into the lips, the lips will appear swollen for a couple of days, but then will look natural and beautiful. Immediately following the treatment, there may be some swelling and redness that occurs at the injection sites, however this will go away after a few hours. Patients are advised to follow all aftercare instructions to see the best results and they may return to their regular routines immediately. Results are expected to last 6 to 12 months. After that time, patients may return for additional treatment.
Besides some swelling and redness for 3 – 4 hours, you should be able to return to your regular activities after the injection. We encourage all of our BOTOX patients to avoid exercise for 24 hours and to sleep upright the first night after the treatment. Complete results after BOTOX are visible (smoother forehead and diminished wrinkles) in about 5 – 7 days. Many patients feel that BOTOX treatments make their skin look radiant, they feel younger, and look well rested.
Our plastic surgery office offers numerous choices for nonsurgical facial rejuvenation. Patients seeking wrinkle treatment may benefit from a facial filler injection, such as Restylane. We invite you to call our office for a consultation to discuss all of the injectable options, as well as the other treatments we offer that can lead to a glowing, smoother complexion. Botox has transformed the lives of millions of people, and you can be one of them. Many of our patients enjoy the benefits of Botox as it safely and effectively decreases facial wrinkles and age lines. Contact our office through our secure form with your questions and to make a consultation appointment for your personalized treatment recommendations.