Botox® in Baltimore, MD
Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Theda C. Kontis offers Botox® treatments to the residents of Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas.
One of the most common facial rejuvenation treatments is Botox®. If you are a healthy individual who wants to temporarily improve your appearance by erasing facial wrinkles, Botox® can give you a refreshed, more youthful look that can last for months. Treatment areas include lines on the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes.
How does Botox® work?
Botox® is injected under the skin, where it immobilizes the muscles that create wrinkles. As these muscles relax, the skin becomes smoother and wrinkle-free. The procedure takes about 10 minutes, and a topical anesthetic or numbing agent may be used. There may be some minor tenderness, bruising, and swelling at the injection site, but recovery is quick, with minimal side effects. Results generally begin to become apparent from 5 to 14 days after the procedure is complete and can last up to four months.
Is Botox® safe?
Botox® is FDA approved, with millions of people enjoying trouble-free results every year. Individuals with certain neuromuscular disorders may not be good candidates for the treatment. Dr. Kontis offers an extensive patient consultation to determine whether Botox® treatment is appropriate. During the initial session, injection locations are mapped out, with Dr. Kontis examining muscle movement to choose the best location.
Most individuals are very pleased with the youthful results from a Botox® injection. It is a quick, relatively painless way to ease wrinkles and lines, giving your face a refreshed, more vital appearance.
Board certified in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Theda C. Kontis specializes in surgical and nonsurgical procedures that achieve youthful and natural results for the residents of Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas.