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Botox

Frederick H Watkins, MD

Plastic Surgeon & Cosmetic Surgeon located in Rockville, MD & McLean, VA

There’s a reason why BotoxⓇ is the world’s leading nonsurgical cosmetic treatment. Botox delivers an impressive temporary reduction of crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines. For men and women living in or around Rockville, Maryland, and McLean, Virginia, Botox is one of many treatments available from Frederick H. Watkins, MD. To experience Botox for yourself, schedule an appointment with Dr. Watkins online or by phone.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

BotoxⓇ is an FDA-approved treatment for temporarily reducing the appearance of forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. The medication is administered via a series of injections.

Botox works by temporarily impeding the ability of the targeted muscles to go through their full range of motion. That means those muscles can no longer tug or pull your skin into lines, folds, or wrinkles. The effects last around four months, at which time you can decide if you’d like to extend your results with another treatment. It is recommended to inject more Botox as the previous treatment is wearing off, before the muscles have fully recovered. This will give the most optimal long term results. 

XeominⓇ and Jeuveau are cosmetic treatments that are formulated from the same neurotoxin as Botox and deliver similar effects. Dr. Watkins discusses the differences between the treatments to help you make an informed decision. 

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable substances that replace lost facial volume or enhance facial contouring. There are various options to choose from, and formulations created for different areas of your face. 

Many of the facial changes that take place over time are linked to lost facial volume. As you age, your face loses much of the collagen and elastin that plumps and softens your facial contours. That leaves your skin to pool and sag into lines, folds, and wrinkles. 

Dermal fillers reverse that process by adding volume where it’s needed most. Best of all, fillers prompt your body to produce new collagen and elastin, leaving lasting results that extend even after your body absorbs the filler material. Dr. Watkins offers RestylaneⓇ, RadiesseⓇ, and the JuvedermⓇ family of products. 

What is a liquid face-lift?

The term “liquid face-lift” refers to a combination of Botox and dermal fillers artfully used to create a more youthful and well-rested appearance. Leveraging the power of these products to create a beautiful and natural-looking result requires extensive experience and an artistic eye. 

Dr. Watkins offers a wealth of experience in Botox and dermal fillers. More importantly, he has the unique ability to evaluate your facial contours and design a treatment plan to help you reach your greatest aesthetic potential. He administers the precise amount of product needed to deliver optimal results, and places the injections exactly where needed. 

If you’d like to learn more about Botox or dermal fillers, schedule an appointment with Dr. Watkins today, online or over the phone.