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Breton Bay Marketplace
25482 Point Lookout Rd Suite 202B (Second Floor)
Leonardtown, MD 20650
240-808-0013

Botox & Xeomin

What is Botox and how does it work?

Botulinum toxin, is a natural, purified protein that is used to temporarily relax facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to treat medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Botox is the original and most well-known brand name. We offer another brand of Botulinum toxin called Xeomin. Botox is currently the most tested product on the market. It is the result of many decades of studies and has been used extensively in medicine. It is certified in the medical and cosmetic field. What does the treatment involve? While there is no real downtime associated with this treatment, it is important to note that you may encounter some slight bruising and swelling directly after treatment, due to the needle. This can easily be masked by makeup. There are no long-term side effects. Who would this treatment suit? This treatment can be used on a wide range of patients, and is primarily used for skin rejuvenation and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Botulinum toxin is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (Procerus and Corrugator muscle) for a short period of time. Forehead/Worry lines (Frontalis muscle) are one of the easiest problems to correct. Over time treating these muscles will reduce or eliminate the wrinkles and give you a calm relaxed looking brow. It can also be injected into the area around the side of the eyes (Orbicularis muscle) to improve the look of moderate to severe crow’s feet lines.


Who should avoid this treatment?

Those who have medical conditions, such as damaged nerves or muscle complaints, should disclose this information during consultation, to avoid any complications. Treatment is not advisable for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. While there are no clinical studies to show that the injection is harmful to the baby or mother, medical professionals advise against having treatment under these circumstances. What results does the treatment aim to provide? The treatment is used to soften the lines caused by facial expression and can be adjusted to ensure natural results. The duration of results is variable in between individuals but ranges from 3 to 6 months. Typically, patients will come for a consultation and point to a specific line that they don’t like. It is our practice to not just look at treating the specific line, but to look beyond the line at how the face looks as a whole (as treating an individual line might make the face look unnatural). Call for a consultation and we can discuss your options!