Dr. Christopher Chang helps his patients using BOTOX injections to smooth lines and creases and make you look more well-rested, younger, and more appealing. With millions of people having these injections since 2002, BOTOX is one of the most broadly-used aesthetic products in the world.
That doesn’t mean that BOTOX injections can be taken lightly; it is imperative that the injections are performed correctly. Dr. Christopher Chang is a leading board-certified plastic surgeon in D.C., trusted by his patients for his meticulous attention to detail, careful work, and natural-looking results.
The Beauty: How does BOTOX Work?
Your facial muscles are constantly at work; as you frown, smile, and concentrate, they naturally contract and release. It is these actions that eventually leads to wrinkles, lines, and creases. These facial flaws can make you look older, tired, unhappy or angry when your face is at rest. BOTOX works by blocking the nerves in the target area to limit muscular contractions. To maintain your natural expressiveness while smoothing the face requires great care in performing the treatment. Dr. Chang is a leader in the injectable field, providing some of the best injections of BOTOX Washington D.C. has to offer.
What to Expect with BOTOX Treatments?
The first step is always a personal consultation. Dr. Chang works closely with his patients when planning any procedure, whether surgical or non-surgical. It is not uncommon to be nervous about BOTOX if it is your first time using the product. Once you have seen the results, you will be inspired to continue the treatments when results fade, usually after about three to four months.
Once you are confident that you are ready for your injections, the injection sites are carefully identified. Each muscle strand has a specific function, and injecting BOTOX in the correct area in the appropriate quantity can create beautiful results. The injections themselves feel like a tiny pinch and are not particularly painful. There is no downtime after BOTOX treatments. Your skin may appear red at the injection site, which quickly fades.
What Kind of Recovery is there from BOTOX Injections?
BOTOX injections are usually quick and not painful and do not require any amount of downtime. Most patients experience a pinching sensation during the injection that quickly fades. There may be some slight bruising or redness around the injections, but these side effects usually disappear within a day or two.
Is BOTOX the right treatment for me?
It is very likely that many of your friends and associates have BOTOX treatments. If a friend or colleague seems to never age, and always look well-rested and refreshed, a good guess is that they consistently use BOTOX to keep skin smooth. It will be even harder to tell what they are doing when their injections are done by Dr. Chang, one of the more artful with injecting BOTOX Washington DC patients have available. You are a good candidate for this treatment if:
- You are in good general health
- You are 18 years of age or older
- You are tired of seeing a crease between the brows in the mirror
- You have deep forehead lines and wrinkles
- You have developed crow’s feet
- Your mouth structure has sagged, giving you a permanent frown
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not have BOTOX treatment, or those who suffer from certain conditions, such as Lambert-Eaton syndrome, ALS, or other neuromuscular disorders, or those who are allergic to human albumin. As with every patient, we will check your medical history, so we are confident this is a safe procedure for you.
BOTOX: Part of a Modern Beauty Regimen
To maintain the smoother, more youthful look will require keeping up with the BOTOX injections. Initially, you may need three to four appointments in a year. We take a conservative approach and want to see how the product works for you. As the muscles relax and smooth the number of treatments needed per year can reduce to about two to three for most patients.
What is the cost of BOTOX Treatments?
The price of your BOTOX treatment will be based on how many units are needed. Dr. Chang will go over how many injections of Botox you will need based on your personal concerns and goals. After your consultation you can get a better idea of what the cost of your BOTOX treatment will be.
Per Realself: The typical cost for BOTOX near Chevy Chase, Maryland ranges from $100 - $850 with an average cost of $400 near Chevy Chase and an average of $550 from all locations. Cost estimates are based on 68 patient reviews near Chevy Chase and 12,490 reviews submitted on RealSelf.
How does BOTOX work & what are its uses?
Botulinum toxin (BOTOX) is a purified natural protein used to temporarily relax facial muscles to prevent and reduce wrinkles. When wrinkles appear in the skin, BOTOX can be injected, targeting only the specific muscles underlying the area. The muscles gradually reach optimal relaxation within approximately 10 days after BOTOX injections. This reduces wrinkles while preserving your ability to convey your emotions through facial expression. Above and beyond how the product works, how and where it is injected is of utmost importance in the procedure, and BOTOX should only be injected by a highly-skilled facial expert, like Dr. Christopher Chang, so the results are beautiful, natural, and safe.
BOTOX can be used to effectively:
- Reduce frown lines between the eyebrows
- Smooth horizontal lines on the forehead
- Minimize crow’s feet
- Reduce lip lines
- Lift the forehead
- Prevent the onset of wrinkling
BOTOX in Washington, D.C.
With his focus on facial aesthetics, Dr. Christopher C. Chang has refined both his technical skills and his artistic eye for facial balance. He can design a treatment plan with the right combination of BOTOX and fillers to gently rejuvenate and transform your face, with beautiful, natural-looking results. Contact our office for a consultation with Dr. Chang to discuss BOTOX and filler treatments for you.