About Botox®

Are you beginning to notice pesky lines on your forehead and around your eyes? If so, it may be time for a Botox® appointment! Botox® is an injectable neurotoxin that contains botulinum toxin type A. It works by temporarily blocking nurse impulses to certain muscles, causing them to relax. This smooths the look of dynamic wrinkles, or those that form due to repeated facial movements. 

Botox® can be used to address the following:

  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines or glabellar lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • A cobblestoned appearance to the chin
  • A square jawline
  • A gummy smile

Who is a Candidate?

Men and women 18 years and older who wish to smooth lines on their upper face for a more relaxed, youthful appearance can often benefit from Botox® injections. While Botox® can benefit many individuals, you should not receive this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are allergic to any of the ingredients in Botox®, or have a history of severe allergies. The best way to determine if you are a candidate is to schedule a consultation at our office today.


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The Botox® Treatment

Botox® is a non-surgical treatment and is completed during an office visit. Before your treatment, you will have a consultation with Dr. Willis to discuss your aesthetic goals and concerns. 

To begin treatment, you will be offered a topical numbing cream which can help to make sure you are comfortable during the injection. Next, your injector will mark the areas to be treated, and Botox® will be injected using a small needle. Treatment is generally quick, taking about 15-30 minutes to complete depending on the amount of correction desired. 


There is no downtime needed following Botox®, so you can return to your normal activities right away. However, we do recommend avoiding strenuous activity, exercise, and consuming alcohol for 12-24 hours after treatment for the best results. Mild swelling, bruising, and redness are the most common side effects which will resolve with time.

Results will become noticeable after 3-7 days after your initial treatment and can last for 3-6 months. 

Contact Us Today

If you are ready to take the first step toward a more youthful-looking you, contact Charlottesville Plastic Surgery in Charlottesville, VA today. We will be happy to schedule your consultation appointment with Dr. Willis to discuss your treatment options and goals.

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