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Wrinkles are usually the first sign of aging that appear on both men and women, and while some have no problem with their wrinkles and fine lines; others are not so happy showcasing them to the public. A common recommendation from the team at Capital Facial Plastic Surgery Washington DC is Botox®; especially for those who do not wish to undergo any type of surgery to keep signs of aging at bay.

While a lot of people already know about Botox®, or have heard about it at some point in their lives, there are quite a few important details that not everyone knows. In a nutshell, here’s what people commonly know about Botox®:

  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Non-invasive so no surgery
  • Administered through injections
  • Can be given by anyone (even on oneself)
  • Keeping wrinkles away is as simple as injecting Botox® on the site/s
  • Since it’s non-invasive, there’s nothing more you need to do after the injection

Most of the above are true to some extent; the problem lies in the details. To expound a little further, below are the important details on each point that everyone should know about, particularly women and men who have never received Botox® injections before but are now considering it.

From Capital Facial Plastic Surgery Washington DC, Botox® details you should know about:

1. Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

Anywhere in the country, from Orange County to Washington DC, Botox® injections are specifically formulated to reduce wrinkles and fine lines on specialized areas only. In other words, you can’t simply have every area on your face with a wrinkle or fine line injected with Botox®. Not only would it be counterintuitive as it’s not going to work as it should but more importantly, it could have adverse effects on your facial muscles.

There are three injectable areas for Botox®: forehead (for the horizontal lines), between the eyebrows (for the lines in-between or the “11” between the brows), and on the outer sides of the eyes (crow’s feet). These are the only FDA-approved areas on the face where Botox® can be safely administered.

2. It’s non-invasive

There were two points mentioned for the non-invasive bit about Botox®. First, no surgery and secondly, there’s nothing more that patients need to do after their Capital Facial Plastic Surgery Washington DC, Botox® treatment since they didn’t go under the knife.

The first part is correct; no surgery required. The second bit is a little tricky because although there were no incisions or sutures or other surgical procedures done, there are important instructions that patients must follow post-surgery to ensure the success of their treatment (and to minimize risk of negative side effects).

Basically, you shouldn’t immediately lie down or do strenuous physical activities to prevent the medication from spreading to other parts of the face (which could cause droopy eyelids, for one thing). Your doctor will give you a more detailed instruction so make sure to follow this down to the last detail.

3. Administered through injections

For this little detail, there were other details mentioned: can be given by anyone (even oneself) and keeping wrinkles and fine lines away is as simple as injecting Botox® onto the target site/s.

The team at Capital Facial Plastic Surgery Washington DC, Botox® shares that injections need to be diluted at the right level or else it wouldn’t work and wouldn’t give the expected results. Secondly, each target area needs a specific number of units, a key detail which only licensed doctors will know about. And this brings us to that other detail that anyone can administer the injections. You will need the help of a licensed and experienced doctor for your Botox® treatment because only they know how to properly and accurately measure the medication, from dilution to units.

For your safety, do not go the DIY route and be cautious about the clinic too where you will be getting the treatment.

Schedule an appointment with Capital Facial Plastic Surgery Washington DC, for Botox®.


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Is rhinoplasty right for you? Notes from the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Washington DC

Capital Facial Plastic Surgery boasts of having the best rhinoplasty surgeon Washington DC has ever seen, Dr. Adam Singleton, on their team. As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, considered by many an expert in the field, Dr. Singleton advises anyone who wishes to undergo any type of cosmetic surgery to take their time weighing the pros and cons. Remember that most of these surgical procedures are permanent, which means you will have to live with the results, good or bad, for the rest of your life.

Now if you’re considering rhinoplasty, “nose job” in common terms, there are factors that can help you decide whether or not rhinoplasty is for you. Capital Facial Plastic Surgery’s best rhinoplasty surgeon in Washington, DC recommends consulting an expert in the field as well, so you can get more accurate information from a reputable and trustworthy resource person.

Considered as one of the best rhinoplasty surgeon Washington, DC based practitioners; Dr. Adam Singleton has this advice to patients: research as much as you can and double-check your sources to make sure you’re getting all the right information. As for the factors to consider, here are a few of them:

1. Rhinoplasty will change your appearance

Whether or not other people will notice that you’ve had a nose job doesn’t matter. What matters is that you will notice the difference, and the more you look at yourself in the mirror once the bandages come off, the more you will see how much the surgery has changed your appearance; not just of your nose but your entire face as well.

On that note, you should prepare yourself mentally and emotionally about how different you will look after the surgery. Regardless of how the surgery went or the results it achieved, you should be happy about it because that will be the new nose that you’ll have to live with for the rest of your life.

Note from Capital Facial Plastic Surgery’s best rhinoplasty surgeon, Washington, DC: Do not factor-in rhinoplasty revision into your decision-making process because doing so could affect your choice and the way you feel about the results (should you decide to have the procedure done).

2. You can specify the changes that you want

A good rhinoplasty surgeon knows how to turn their patient’s ideal nose into reality. In other words, a good rhinoplasty surgeon will know exactly how to accurately interpret your description of the ideal nose. They can assure you that each detail comes out in the results.

What changes can you make? There are several ways to change the appearance of your nose, from the size of your nostrils (and how proportionate these are against size of your nose) to the height of the bridge, and the size of your nose, among others.

Note: Even if the procedure was prescribed by your doctor for a medical issue (like breathing problems), you can still discuss with your doctor the changes that will alter the appearance of your nose. Request for a digital interpretation of your new nose so you’ll have an idea of how it will look after surgery.

3. Buyer’s remorse in rhinoplasty

Yes, there is such a thing as “buyer’s remorse” in rhinoplasty (or any other cosmetic procedure for that matter); and no, it’s not something to be taken lightly. Rhinoplasty is a big decision, one where your utmost care and consideration are needed to come up with a decision you’ll be happy with; or at least accept without regrets, shares Capital Facial Plastic Surgery’s best rhinoplasty surgeon, Washington, DC, Dr. Singleton.

Buyer’s remorse basically means regretting buying something (especially an impulse purchase) but in the case, it’s having undergone the procedure. If you’re experiencing regret just a few months post-procedure, doctors advise that you wait a few months more before heading back to the clinic to express your disappointment. It could be that your nose is still healing that’s why it looks swollen, or it could also be that you just need some time to adjust to your new look.

Schedule an appointment with Capital Facial Plastic Surgery’s best rhinoplasty surgeon in Washington, DC.