Botox® in Baltimore
Dr. Papel and Dr. Kontis provide Botox® injections for patients in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Annapolis and the surrounding areas of Maryland.
What Is Botox®?
Botox®, also called botulinum toxin type A, is an injectable used for cosmetic purposes. In less than 30 minutes per procedure, Botox® from Dr. Papel and Dr. Kontis is able to provide an amazing solution to those deep lines that can form between your brows, in addition to being a potent antidote to fine lines and wrinkles that form on your face as a natural consequence of aging. By temporarily paralyzing the muscles of your face, it gives your complexion a much smoother and younger-looking appearance. Botox® has also been used to treat migraines, overactive bladder and a variety of other medically indicated conditions.
Botox® might be a good choice if you want to restore your youthful appearance by getting rid of pesky fine lines and wrinkles and temporarily replacing that wrinkly skin with softer, smoother-looking skin that has a more youthful glow. Botox® can help you eliminate or prevent wrinkles, such as those on the forehead. Many of our patients delight in the fact that Botox® is a pain-free option for beautiful skin that requires zero downtime. Your results from your Botox® injections will typically last three to four months, and many of our patients enjoy the option of establishing a regular injection schedule to ensure that their skin is consistently smooth and youthful. Furthermore, Botox® is an excellent alternative treatment method for controlling migraines or even decreasing the production of excessive underarm sweat. Give yourself a self-esteem boost and look younger and more rejuvenated with Botox® treatments from the Facial Plastic Surgicenter. Contact us now to set up your Botox® consultation.
Where Can Botox® Be Applied?
You can have personalized treatments that target a range of age-related issues, including:
- Frown lines
- Gummy smile
- Marionette lines
- Forehead lines
- Chin dimples
- Crow’s feet
- Lip lines
- Bunny lines
- Platysmal bands
How Is Botox® Administered?
Sometimes, Botox® is injected after a local anesthetic has been used on the area of intended treatment. However, some patients don’t find the procedure uncomfortable enough to warrant anesthesia. Dr. Papel and Dr. Kontis utilize a very thin needle to inject Botox® into your facial muscles. The number of injections that are administered depends on the number and severity of wrinkles and fine lines. In most cases, the effects of this in-office treatment last for three to four months. After this period, patients usually come back for additional treatments.
Botox® Procedure Preparation
It’s important to let Dr. Papel or Dr. Kontis know if you’ve had any other injections over the prior four months. You’ll also need to avoid taking certain medications, such as aspirin and other blood thinners, before your appointment to minimize the risk of excessive bleeding. You should also tell them if you’re using allergy medications, sleep aids or muscle relaxers before your appointment.
After your Botox® treatment, avoid exercising vigorously or rubbing your face roughly. You will retain your normal ability to frown and smile. Placing an ice pack on your face or taking an over-the-counter medication will help to reduce discomfort and swelling following your treatment. It’s also recommended to sleep on your back.
What is the Cost of a Botox® Treatment?
Your cost for Botox® will vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary to achieve optimum results. The Facial Plastic Surgicenter accepts all major credit cards and Dr. Papel and Dr. Kontis offer a range of excellent financing options to their patients.
Is Botox® Right for Me?
It’s up to you to decide whether Botox® treatment is right for you. If you don’t feel comfortable with your appearance because of wrinkles and fine lines, Botox® treatment may be right for you. It can help you look younger and enjoy greater self-esteem.
During your Botox® consultation, you will meet with Dr. Papel or Dr. Kontis so they can assess your medical history and address any concerns you might have about the procedure. This is a good time to ask questions and gain a better understanding of how Botox® works.
At Facial Plastic Surgicenter, we urge you to remember that everyone is different and your comfort with our surgeons is just as important as the final price. Dr. Papel and Dr. Kontis have performed many successful Botox® treatments on patients from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Annapolis and the surrounding areas of Maryland and would love a chance to discuss procedural options with you! Contact us at our Baltimore office to schedule a consultation for your Botox® treatment and discuss all of your options.