Board Certified
Plastic Surgeon
Since 1989

Botox Do’s and Don’ts

Botox injections are among the most popular cosmetic procedures available, and Dr. Shlomo Widder is committed to helping people have a Botox experience that keeps them both safe and looking natural.

Many people aren’t aware of the different choices among Botox procedures, which can lead to patients making choices that do not suit their needs.

Dr. Widder seeks to equip all patients with the knowledge they need while making decisions about Botox and other cosmetic procedures.

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Botox, correctly injected, creates a positive interplay between facial muscles, thus producing its hallmark reduction in wrinkles.  However, injection mishaps are possible.  Injections too low on the forehead can produce a droopy brow due to temporary paralysis of all the forehead muscles.

This occurs because a small trauma and a bit of fluid results from each injection.  Gravity carries the Botox and fluid down from the injection site.  As it sinks too low, the “overdone” look is the result.  It is also possible to wind up with the unnatural “surprised” look from incorrect Botox injection.

Another aspect of Botox injections for patients to consider is how often to undergo the procedure.  According to Dr. Widder, the Botox effect may last up to eight months, though three or four months is average.  He recommends that most people repeat Botox treatments every three months.  After a recurring regimen every three months for about two years, the need for repeat treatments will generally be reduced to every 10 months to a year.

Though the word Botox comes from the scientific name Botulinum Toxin, it is quite safewhen used properly.  While 5,000 units of Botox are considered lethal, the average cosmetic procedure uses only 100 units.  In addition to giving patients the right look, Dr. Widder is adamant about keeping all his Botox injections well within the margins of safety.

About Widder Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery:

For more than 25 years, Dr. Shlomo Widder has served Northern Virginia, the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, and beyond.  He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and his surgery center is accredited by the AAAASF.  Prospective patients are invited to visit the beautiful 3,300 square foot facility for a free consultation.  Known as the “D.C. Butt Doctor,” he is the only plastic surgeon in the area who offers buttock implants. Other services include Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction and Breast Lift, Liposuction, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Facial Implants, cheek, chin, and eyelids surgery, Otoplasty Ear Tuck, Pectoral Implants, Calf Implants, Gynecomastia Surgery, Facial Fillers, and Botox.

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