BOTOX® is derived from the toxin Botulinum A. In a very dilute concentration, it has the ability to prevent the facial expression muscles from contracting. As a result, wrinkles often seen with facial expression are eliminated. The most common sites injected are the crow’s feet, the forehead, and the area in between the eyes. A stinging sensation is often felt with the injection; otherwise there is minimal discomfort. The effects of BOTOX can be seen within 5 to 7 days and last for 3 to 5 months.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA approved for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people ages 18-65. Side effects associated with BOTOX are minimal, however anyone who is pregnant, nursing, or experiencing any neurological diseases or symptoms should avoid the use of BOTOX.
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* The average BOTOX treatment site requires 28 to 32 units and varies per patient.
This pricing applies to touch-ups as well.
There are two filler treatments offered by AHA. These are outlined below:
Juvederm XC is a smooth gel filler of hyaluronic acid used for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles. It is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. Juvederm XC can be used for the nasolabial folds (deep lines which run from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth), marionette lines (long vertical lines that laterally circumscribe the chin), and the lips. Results can be seen for six to nine months.
Radiesse is a calcium based filler. It will stimulate the production of the body’s own collagen. It can be used for the nasolabial folds or marionette lines, but it is not indicated for lip enhancement. Results can be seen beyond 12 months.
After injection of fillers patients can expect some redness and swelling which usually subsides within 24 hours. Bruising is a potential complication.
About your Practitioner
Our expert staff member, registered nurse Theresa Caputy, will gladly assist you with any questions you may have about her services. Theresa is a registered nurse with 32 years experience. Areas of specialty include neurosurgery, medical/cardiac intensive care, and post-anesthesia care. Theresa received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Please give us a call today at 703-683-5736 to schedule your free consultation.