Botox Treatment Approved by the FDA for Crow’s Feet

Botox Treatment Approved by the FDA for Crow’s Feet

Botox  for Crow’s Feet – Northern Virgina | Fairfax | Loudoun County

botox for crows feetDr. Trang Vo-Nguyen, popularly known as Dr. V, is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing a range of cosmetic surgery as well as non-surgical treatments. Through her practice called the Virginia Institute for Surgical Arts in Chantilly, near Northern Virginia, Dr. V offers an opportunity to patients in Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Fauquier County, Arlington County and other areas to receive state of the art cosmetic enhancement treatments.

Botox Benefits

Botox cosmetic treatment is based on botulinum toxin, which was discovered nearly a hundred years ago as one of the most powerful biological agents known to science. Scientists spent decades to research and identify how Botox could be used to address various functional and aesthetic anomalies in human beings without the need for cosmetic surgery or other invasive procedures. Ever since Botox was approved by the FDA in 2002 as a cosmetic treatment to reduce frown lines between the brows, it has continued to be the leading non-surgical anti-aging treatment around the world.

Dr. V is a recognized facial plastic surgeon who may recommend Botox treatment to her patients in and around Middleburg, Leesburg, Fairfax, Manassas, Warrenton and Arlington, in case they are reluctant to opt for surgical treatments. She will determine the right candidate for Botox, and provide this treatment in a conservative manner to achieve the best possible outcomes in a safe environment.

The Outcome You Desire

With the recent approval of Botox for cosmetic treatment of crow’s feet around the eyes, the applicability of Botox has now extended to reduce more facial lines and wrinkles on the face. Botox treatment for reduction of crow’s feet can make the eyes appear rejuvenated and rested, and the patient can achieve a more youthful looking facial appearance.

How does Botox Work?

Botox uses botulinum neurotoxin, which works on the principle of creating a blockage of communication between the nerve and the targeted muscle. The medication is injected in tiny quantities with the help of fine needles directly into the targeted muscle. The overactive muscle that is causing the wrinkles goes into a state of temporary paralysis as soon as the Botox medication is injected.

This results in relaxation of the muscle, and the wrinkle on the skin surface fades away or disappears entirely. The results of the treatment can last for up to six months, and patients who are not keen to go for facial cosmetic surgery may choose Botox as an effective alternative.

FDA Approval

The FDA has already approved Botox for the cosmetic treatment of frown lines on the forehead. The treatment is also approved for correcting several medical conditions such as involuntary eyelid twitching, excessive perspiration and chronic migraines. Now the FDA has officially approved Botox for cosmetic treatment of crow’s feet. FDA states that Botox is an effective temporary treatment to minimize wrinkles and fine lines that may form around aging eyes.

The manufacturer of Botox, Allergan, Inc. of Irvine, CA conducted an extensive study involving two large groups of adult participants to demonstrate the effectiveness of Botox for crow’s feet. The study assigned a randomly chosen group of 833 adults to receive the Botox treatment for crow’s feet. Conspicuous reduction in the appearance of crow’s feet was noticeable in the treated group when compared to the other group that did not receive the treatment.

Tremendous Work

Crow’s feet or lateral canthal lines refer to the fine lines that radiate outwards from the far outer corners of the eyes. As an experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. V is in the best position to provide Botox treatment to her patients in and around Middleburg, Leesburg, Fairfax, Manassas, Warrenton, and Arlington in Northern Virginia.

For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas. http://drvfacialplastics.com/contact-us/

 

What is Fraxel Acne Treatment?

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Fraxel Before & After Photos

Fraxel Before & After Photos

Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) is a board certified facial plastic surgeon, providing a range of surgical as well as non-surgical procedures in Chantilly, near Northern Virginia. Dr. V is an expert in facial plastic surgery, having earned advanced qualifications, training and experience in the field. Patients in Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Fauquier County, Arlington County, and nearby areas who are looking for effective alternatives to cosmetic surgery can also receive innovative non-surgical solutions from her.

What is Fraxel?

Fraxel is a widely accepted and proven laser technique to reduce the signs of aging without any need for traditional surgery. The technique works more naturally than a typical surgery and can help reduce, if not reverse the conspicuous signs of aging. Patients who are keen to achieve a younger appearance without undergoing facial plastic surgery may consider Fraxel laser treatment. Dr. V recommends this treatment to suitable candidates in Middleburg, Leesburg, Fairfax, Manassas, Warrenton, Arlington and surrounding communities if they are looking for proven and safe alternatives to surgery.

Fraxel technology has been in use for more than a decade, and thousands of patients have benefitted from it in the United States and other countries. Fractional laser technique is less invasive than conventional laser applications, but it is designed to achieve optimal cosmetic enhancement outcomes. Fraxel has been one of the pioneers in fractional laser technology, and cosmetic surgery experts around the world have adopted this technology for their patients. More than 800,000 patients over the past decade, including men and women of different ethnicities, have benefitted from Fraxel technology to look and feel more youthful.

Fraxel Before & After Photos

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Effectiveness

Fraxel laser technique can be applied to improve the following conditions effectively:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines on the face, including frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet around the eyes.
  • Superficial scars on the face and other parts. Fraxel can erase or reduce the effects of acne and other scars.
  • Pigmentation related issues on the skin. Fraxel can minimize the appearance of age spots.
  • Sun damaged skin. Excessive sun exposure can cause serious damage to the skin and pose the danger of skin cancer. Fraxel can help expedite healing of sun damaged skin.
  • Actinic Keratosis (AK). This is a typical pre-cancerous skin condition that can be treated with Fraxel laser technique.

Suitability

Dr. V may suggest Fraxel treatment to her patients in Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Fauquier County, Arlington County and other areas if they are keen to avoid drastic changes to their appearance with facial plastic surgery. Busy mothers or working people who want to achieve cosmetic enhancement of their skin, but are reluctant to choose surgery because of the typical risks and prolonged recovery period involved, may be more suited for Fraxel treatment. Fraxel treatment is flexible enough to fit into any lifestyle, and it can be performed without affecting the current beauty regimen that the patient may be following.

How it Works

Fraxel is the original fractional laser technology that achieves the desired anti-aging effects without any significant impact on the healthy outer surface of the skin. It works underneath the skin’s surface from the top down. Fraxel laser addresses visible photo aging, conspicuous aging signs such as fine lines and wrinkles, and other imperfections such as age spots, scarring, and sun damage.

Fraxel works on the principle of penetrating the light energy into the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate the skin’s natural collagen deposits. It allows the skin to become firmer and smoother naturally due to new collagen production, and the wrinkles reduce automatically. It also rejuvenates skin cells under the top surface to help smooth the pockets and creases that are causing uneven skin texture and scars. The precise laser technique only focuses on targeted areas, and achieves optimal results without causing any harm to the surrounding healthy tissue.

For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas. http://drvfacialplastics.com/contact-us/

Dr. V’s Association with Two Esteemed Organizations

Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) is a board certified facial plastic surgeon, with certifications from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. She leads the Virginia Institute for Surgical Arts in Northern Virginia, which is a state of the art practice for several cosmetic surgery procedures. Patients in Chantilly, Fairfax and nearby areas may receive aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries for the face and neck from Dr. V.

Membership of SRWB

 South Riding Women in Business (SRWB)Dr. V is a member of the South Riding Women in Business (SRWB), a well-respected organization of professional women committed to serving the community through best business practices. Members of the SRWB are dedicated to providing support to each other through cross promotion and referrals while maintain the highest level of integrity and professionalism for the mutual benefit of all members.

History of SWRB

The SWRB networking organization was launched in 2003. It began its operations by formulating strategies that would help promote and grow the businesses of all members and benefit the larger goals of the community. The organization served as a platform to connect professional women within the South Riding community who were actively pursuing their independent business interests. SWRB provided them with an opportunity to grow their businesses using the synergistic marketing power of the members to promote their products and services.

Objectives

The SWRB operates around the following key goals:

  • Promoting the businesses of members through cross promotion, referrals, and networking.
  • Helping shape the attitudes and perceptions of the community towards the products and services promoted by SWRB members.
  • Inculcating a sense of community spirit among the members.
  • Presenting and showcasing the products and services of all members.
  • Supporting affordable forms of advertising among the members.
  • Making an impact in the community through promotion of products and services offered by women in the community.

Role of Members

Members of SWRB, including Dr. V, are committed to serving the needs of the entire Dulles South community by way of high quality and personalized service. Membership of the group includes women within the Dulles South section of Loudoun County, and also from other areas. Monthly meetings of the group are focused around cross promotion opportunities, networking, business leads, group business, celebrating member referrals, volunteering, and guest talks. The membership of the group continues to grow steadily, which allows it to make a larger impact on the community.

Membership of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce

Loudoun County Chamber of CommerceDr. V is a member of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce in Northern Virginia, one of America’s fastest growing communities. Following its establishment in 1968, the organization has grown to become the largest Chamber of Commerce in Northern Virginia.

The organization includes more than 1,100 members, who are among the premier business and community leaders in the region. Some of the best businesses and professionals are a part of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce because of the high quality networking, marketing, information, and leadership opportunities that it provides in a competitive environment.

Committees within the LCCC

LCCC carries out its tasks and responsibilities by dividing its work within various internal committees and groups for most effective results. The key committees within the organization include the following:

  •       Business Growth Council
  •       Business Women of Loudoun
  •       Green Business Initiative
  •       Healthy Business Challenge
  •       Loudoun Technology Coalition
  •       Loudoun Young Professionals
  •       Non-Profit Initiative
  •       Public Policy Committee

The Business Growth Council’s mission is to provide the entrepreneurs and executives in the Loudoun County with the necessary resources and connections they need in order to achieve greater business and professional success. It offers a platform to address shared concerns and challenges and provides local business leaders an opportunity to grow and expand their enterprises effectively for the larger good of the society.

The mission of the Business Women of Loudoun is to provide entrepreneurial women in Loudoun community opportunities to foster relationships and gain the necessary knowhow that can help them achieve their personal, professional and organizational goals. The committee is also dedicated to supporting worth community causes.

The Green Business Initiative of LCCC has a mission to unite community members in their efforts to promote environmental sustainability, equip the business community to incorporate green practices into their facilities, and manage the successful Loudoun Green Business Challenge Competition each year. The competition provides businesses with an opportunity to demonstrate leadership, enhance profitability, and support sustainable communities.

The Health Business Challenge of the LCCC is a new initiative aimed at building recognition for businesses that are promoting effective policies and programs to support the wellness and productivity of their employees. The committee honors several organizations that demonstrated their commitment to supporting the optimal health and wellness of their employees.

The Brow Lift

The Brow Lift – Northern Virginia

Brow Lift Plastic Surgery Northern VirginiaThe Virginia Institute for Surgical Arts provides advanced facilities for cosmetic surgery in Northern Virginia. The facility is led by Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V), who is a board certified facial plastic surgeon. She is focused on providing safe and effective surgical and non-surgical solutions for facial rejuvenation. She makes use of the latest, proven techniques to reduce signs of aging and other discrepancies in the upper face, mid-face, lower face, and the neck.

Dr. V is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. With her special focus on facial plastic surgery, she can provide safe and effective facial solutions for patients in Chantilly, Fairfax and nearby areas in VA. She received her medical degree and completed her residency training at the University of Minnesota. She was chosen for a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA.

Types of Brow Lift

If the brows have become furrowed and the skin is drooping over the upper eyelids, it may need to be corrected both for cosmetic reasons as well as to restore clear vision. Brow lift procedure may be performed independently or in combination with facelift or other upper face procedures. Two main types of brow lift techniques include the following:

Classic Lift: This technique involves a single incision that begins at the level of the ears, and continues up around the hair line. The surgeon will take care to keep the incision hidden in the hair life so that the scar remains inconspicuous.

Endoscopic Lift: This technique involves multiple small incisions in the scalp. The plastic surgeon will insert a miniature camera or a scope on the end of a slender tube through an incision, and introduce another surgical device to make the necessary changes. Smaller incisions in this technique make it less invasive, resulting in quicker recovery, and minimal scars.

Brow Lift Consultation

Patients are advised to be candid about their innate desire and need for a cosmetic surgery during the initial consultation. This will help the surgeon recommend appropriate facial procedures to meet the patient’s expectations. The surgeon will also evaluate the general health condition and medical history of the patient. The entire forehead area will be evaluated along with muscular resilience and skin elasticity. The patient may clarify all concerns and doubts about the procedure at this stage, and make an informed decision about the surgery.

Preparation

Any facial plastic surgery procedure requires minor adjustments to the lifestyle. If the patient is a smoker, an important adjustment will be to quit smoking for several weeks before and after the surgery. Aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medications may have to be stopped temporarily. Patients with long hair that fall in the front may have to get them trimmed. Patients with very short hair may have to grow and maintain hair in a way to hide potential scars.

Brow lift is a relatively minor surgery, but any surgery still needs all the necessary pre-op precautions and preparations. Before leaving home, the patient should keep a stock of gauze and clean towels. Sufficient quantity of ice cubes, containers to carry ice or cold water and plastic covers to hold ice should be kept at home. Pillows may be necessary if the surgeon recommends the patient to keep the head elevated for a few days.
Recovery

Recovery will depend on whether brow lift is performed alone or along with other procedures, as well as the technique used. Stitches will be removed within a week in most cases. Patients can expect to have bruising and swelling in and around the area of surgery for a few days. Pain relievers may be prescribed for a few days.

Some patients may also experience tingling sensation and numbness for a few days, which will go away on its own. Most patients can resume their regular activities within a week to 10 days. The surgeon will instruct the patient to avoid vigorous physical exercise or heavy lifting for the first few weeks.

Risks

Side effects with brow lift are minimal and temporary. In rare cases, complications such as infection, conspicuous scarring, distorting of eyebrow movement or loss of sensation on the surgical site may occur. A revision surgery may be performed in such condition.

Brow Lift with Dr. V

Patients in Chantilly, Fairfax, and Northern Virginia may consult with Dr. V at the Virginia Institute for Surgical Arts for brow lift cosmetic surgery. She is a board certified facial plastic surgeon with experience in various facial plastic surgery procedures, including the brow lift.

For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas. http://drvfacialplastics.com/contact-us/

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