While board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Virden provides impressive facial rejuvenation through cosmetic surgery, many people would like a nonsurgical option. BOTOX Cosmetic treatments offer a quick, simple way to look naturally younger and refreshed. A simple injection that smooths the deep, persistent dynamic wrinkles created by years of facial expressions. lines between your brows that developed over time. One BOTOX treatment relaxes the muscles that cause dynamic lines to form and keeps them relaxed for up to four months. At Charles P. Virden, MD in Reno, Nevada patients from Northwest Nevada and Northeast California can receive BOTOX injections from board-certified Nurse Practitioner, Darian Thorp. Darian performs a complete consultation and evaluation to help understand what her patients want before creating a unique treatment plan that may include BOTOX injections. Depending on availability, injections may be performed the same day as the consultation. BOTOX treatments are safe, easy, and effective. They are popular with both women and men to temporarily reduce:
- Wrinkles at the outer corners of the eyes called crow’s feet
- Horizontal forehead furrows
- Vertical lines between the eyebrows called frown lines
- Sagging at the outer corners of the eyebrows
During the initial consultation, patients will talk about their concerns and goals to help decide if BOTOX is the best treatment for them. Ideal candidates will have:
- Deep lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions
- Facial asymmetry, particularly around the eyebrows
- Wrinkles that make you look sad, tired, or mad
- Are not ready or do not want a facelift
What to Expect
A BOTOX treatment is usually performed on the same day as your consultation in about 15 – 30 minutes as an outpatient procedure. The treatment sites will be cleaned before the BOTOX is injected into the facial muscles with a thin needle. Most patients feel mild to no discomfort during the procedure, but local anesthesia or numbing cream can be used if the patient prefers. Patients will be able to leave immediately after their BOTOX treatment, but they should avoid lying down, touching the injection sites, and exercise for at least 24 hours. There may be temporary bruising, swelling, or redness in the first 1 – 2 days.
While some results will be seen immediately after the treatment, patients will see the full results of BOTOX in 3 – 4 days as the dynamic wrinkles begin to soften and smooth. BOTOX treatments usually last 3 – 6 months, so patients are encouraged to schedule their next appointment after their treatment to prevent the results from fading. A follow-up appointment several weeks after the initial treatment may be recommended to check the patient’s progress and add more BOTOX, if needed.
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Smile Without the Lines
Make all the facial expressions you want without worrying about creating wrinkles that make you look older and tired by scheduling BOTOX sessions. Injectable wrinkle relaxer treatments with BOTOX Cosmetic will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated.