Our facial expressions can say as much as our words, but the constant muscle contractions from frowning, furrowing our brows, or squinting cause our skin to fold and wrinkle. When we’re young, the collagen and elastin in our skin immediately iron out these deep-set grooves, but as their production slows, our skin is unable to bounce back like it used to.
FDA-approved BOTOX cosmetic injections, the top nonsurgical cosmetic treatment in the world, works below the skin’s surface to temporarily block signals from the nerves to the facial muscles. As these muscles relax, moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines begin to soften for a more youthful appearance.
Dr. Kuk, one of the top BOTOX doctors in Lynchburg, specializes in treating fine lines on the face and deep lines around the eyes. Discover why patients from across Central Virginia come to her for wrinkle reduction.
Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Kuk or one of our talented nurse practitioners, Marlee Bryant or Megan Allison, at our offices in Lynchburg or Bedford.
BOTOX effectively treats wrinkles caused by muscle movement:
BOTOX is an injectable agent that allows muscles in the face to relax, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Common areas to have injected are frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet. Most patients see results within 24 to 48 hours of treatment.
On average, fewer lines and smoother skin remain in effect for about three months. With regular BOTOX injections, they can last four to five months, if not longer.
As a trusted medical physician who has undergone extensive training in the science of facial anatomy, Dr. Kuk has the knowledge and expertise to deliver goal-oriented results that are precise, predictable and natural-looking.
The cost varies greatly depending on where the injections are done and how many treatments are required to get the desired effect. During your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Kuk, she will learn about your goals, family history and budget to develop a care plan, and once treatments start, analyze your response to BOTOX to determine how often produces should be scheduled.
Most patients find that BOTOX injections are very tolerable, especially as our specialist will apply a topical numbing cream before your treatment. There is a small pinch with each injection, but generally patients are pleasantly surprised that it’s more comfortable than they expected. In most cases, you can return to your normal activities as soon as your procedure is over.
As with any injection, there is a small risk of bleeding and bruising. However, most patients experience neither after BOTOX injections as the needle is very small and the injections are superficial. Rare, but more serious, side effects can include dry mouth, discomfort at the injection site, headache, eye problems, or allergic reactions.