Over time, features of your face may begin to develop fine lines and wrinkles. While these changes are part of the aging process, they are both avoidable and treatable thanks to advancements in aesthetic care.
BOTOX® offers Northern Virginia patients a temporary option for decreasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in areas such as:
- The glabella (between the eyebrows).
- Crow’s feet at the outer corner of the eyes.
- The forehead.
Treatment is proven, is extremely common, and does not require any downtime.
Injections with BOTOX can also serve more therapeutic needs, such as decreasing chronic pain. Doctors use BOTOX to treat symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, migraine headaches, and trigger points. As a result, patients can enjoy a higher quality of life.
Dr. M. Timothy Gocke is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He brings an expert’s knowledge of facial anatomy and aesthetics to every patient’s treatment, leading to attractive, natural-looking results. To ensure patient comfort and safety, Dr. Gocke performs all injections for those in his care.
Why BOTOX and Why Our Practice?
Treatment with BOTOX can be an effective way to diminish signs of aging. The injectable solution targets an underlying cause of unwanted wrinkles: the repetitive contracting of certain facial muscles. Treatment temporarily prevents these muscles from activating, giving the skin a smoother, more youthful appearance while still allowing for the full range of facial expression.
In addition to using BOTOX for aesthetic concerns, Dr. Gocke treats Northern Virginia patients to:
- Alleviate the symptoms of TMJ disorders.
- Reduce the frequency and severity of migraine headaches.
- Lessen chronic pain related to trigger points.
Through his training and years of practice, Dr. Gocke offers extensive experience in injectables and facial aesthetics. As a result, patients can expect treatment to be more precise, predictable, effective, and comfortable.
An Overview of BOTOX With Virginia Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery
During your initial visit to the practice, Dr. Gocke will ask you about your reasons for scheduling an appointment and the concerns you would like to address. Once he understands the outcome you want to achieve, he will outline a plan specific to your needs.
Assuming you are focused on aesthetic issues, Dr. Gocke will conduct an examination of the areas that you want to treat. He will ask you about factors that may affect your skin’s quality, including exposure to sun and smoking. Depending on his evaluation, you may be a good candidate for cosmetic treatment with BOTOX
If you are seeking therapeutic treatment with BOTOX, Dr. Gocke may ask you about your health history and discuss other treatments that you have tried. Performing a thorough consultation allows Dr. Gocke to provide you with the best possible care. In both aesthetic and therapeutic cases, most of our Northern Virginia patients can receive BOTOX on the same day as their consultation.
What to Expect With Your Treatment
Getting BOTOX is a non-invasive cosmetic option that takes only minutes to complete. Patients frequently schedule treatment during the work week and are back in-office later in the day.
Ensuring patient comfort before, during, and after BOTOX is a top priority for Dr. Gocke. As part of the treatment, he and his team will:
- Prep the treatment area with ice to decrease your sensitivity.
- Precisely inject BOTOX with a very small
- Ice the area following treatment to prevent any potential swelling.
One of the typical questions that our Northern Virginia patients ask is about whether getting BOTOX is painful. This is where Dr. Gocke’s specialized training and 15-plus years in practice comes into play. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform thousands of facial injections over the course of their career. This depth of experience means a more precise and gentle delivery of BOTOX to areas of need.
Your Aftercare Experience
Since there is no downtime following BOTOX, you can expect to return to normal daily activities right away. Any redness in the treatment areas should go away within a day or so.
Aesthetic patients should begin to see results a few days after their procedure. BOTOX should take full effect within about one week. Results typically last up to four months, after which time, you can return to Dr. Gocke for retreatment.
Northern Virginia patients who receive BOTOX for therapeutic purposes may require treatment more frequently depending on their condition. For example, migraine headache patients typically receive BOTOX every 12 weeks and begin to experience a difference after two visits. As a result of treatment, patients can expect a significant reduction in chronic pain.
Whether your goal is a younger, smoother appearance or living life more comfortably, explore treatment with BOTOX. Contact Dr. Gocke at (703) 388-2805 or online to schedule a consultation in Northern Virginia.