Columbia Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is one of the few practices in the Baltimore-Washington corridor where a board-certified plastic surgeon personally performs BOTOX treatments. Why is that important? Dr. Eric Chang’s extensive experience and honed sense of aesthetics enable him to create subtle changes that result in a more youthful appearance that looks natural.
If you’re concerned about fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and brow making you look older than you feel, we can help. Save $50 on your consultation (regularly $100) by using our online form, or call our office at (410) 740-9330 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chang.
How Does BOTOX Work?
The active ingredient in BOTOX is a neuromodulator, a type of drug that intercepts signals sent from nerves to muscles. BOTOX Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of a highly purified form of this drug. When it is injected in precise locations in the brow, between the eyes, or at the corners of the eyes, BOTOX temporarily causes muscles in those areas to relax.
These muscles are used throughout the day to smile, squint, frown, and make other facial expressions. They cause the “dynamic wrinkles” known as crow’s feet and worry lines, which, the more we age, tend to linger even when we aren’t making expressions. By carefully relaxing certain muscles, BOTOX fades those lines without affecting our natural expressions.
Am I a Good Candidate for BOTOX?
Injectable treatments such as BOTOX and dermal fillers are excellent ways to rejuvenate the face for many patients, especially those with good skin tone and elasticity who are just beginning to notice mild signs of aging. BOTOX is best for the dynamic wrinkles around the eyes and brow, and dermal fillers are ideal for wrinkles that develop elsewhere on the face as the skin loses its firmness, such as the nasolabial folds running from the nose to the corners of the mouth.
Patients with moderate to strong signs of aging, such as a sagging brow or droopy eyelids, usually get better, longer-lasting results through a surgical approach such as eyelid surgery. Dr. Chang can evaluate your skin and talk to you about your lifestyle and goals to determine the best approach for you.