Botox Specialist

Nelson Dermatology

Jennell Nelson, MD

Dermatologist & Cosmetic Specialist located in Manassas, VA

As a highly effective aesthetic injectable with a long track record of providing optimal anti-aging results, Botox® continues to be a top-requested service at Nelson Dermatology. To find out how Botox can smooth out the most stubborn of wrinkles and restore your youthful appearance, book a consultation with Jennell Nelson, MD, at her dermatology practice in Manassas, Virginia, today. You can schedule through the website, or you can call to book an appointment over the phone.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

A type of neuromodulator, Botox temporarily paralyzes targeted facial muscles. This highly researched injectable contains a purified form of a strain of botulinum. As soon as it’s injected, Botox quickly starts blocking and stopping cell signals from your brain that make your muscles contract.

Since muscles can relax, your skin smooths out, and wrinkles seamlessly fade away. The beneficial thing about Botox is it only takes effect in targeted muscles. This means that your surrounding muscles continue to tighten and contract normally, so you won’t have to worry about a stiff or unnatural appearance.

Which areas can a dermatologist treat with Botox?

Nelson Dermatology provides personalized Botox packages that are carefully crafted with your desired appearance in mind. Your dermatologist can provide a complete Botox service to:

  • Soften stubborn forehead lines
  • Decrease the appearance of crow’s feet
  • Minimize frown lines (glabellar lines) between your eyebrows
  • Minimize excessive underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis)

As an alternative to Botox, you might want to consider Jeuveau®. This newer neuromodulator has undergone extensive research and is highly effective at minimizing the appearance of frown lines between your brows that can make you look angry or worried. Both Botox and Jeuveau are FDA-approved injectables. 

When will I have results with Botox?

Within a few days! Any initial swelling or redness you have should resolve by the day after your treatment. While you may notice gradual improvements shortly after your Botox or Jeuveau service at Nelson Dermatology, it can take up to about 7-10 days for you to experience optimal results. 

Are Botox injections painful?

Aside from the initial pinch from the needle, you shouldn’t feel much discomfort with Botox or Jeaveau. These aesthetic injectables are designed with a patient’s comfort in mind, so the needles are very tiny. 

But the team at Nelson Dermatology understands how anxious you may feel about getting injections in your face. To minimize discomfort and to help you relax, you can come to the clinic about 20-30 minutes before your treatment to apply a topical numbing cream. 

Learn more about the benefits of Botox injections by booking a consultation at Nelson Dermatology today. Click on the online scheduling feature or call to book an appointment.

Individual results may vary. 

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