Botox & Dysport

An Injection to Get Rid of Lines and Wrinkles

What is Botox & Dysport?

There’s no cosmetic procedure more popular than Botox Northern Virginia injections. That’s especially true in Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. area, where non-invasive solutions are in high demand. Botox (and the alternative product, Dysport) are known as neuromodulators. These injections work uniquely to give patients an overall more youthful appearance. To understand how Botox and Dysport remove lines and wrinkles from the face, it’s helpful to know what’s happening beneath the skin’s surface.

The skin on your face is attached to certain muscle groups. When you frown or smile, certain muscle groups contract, causing a crease, wrinkle, or fold, as you’ve likely noticed.

Over time, especially with repeated use, those muscles get comfortable in a contracted position — meaning those folds and wrinkles become practically permanent. These lines and wrinkles are sometimes referred to as “concentration lines.” A Botox Northern Virginia injection will effectively and temporarily relax the contracted muscle, causing the associated line or wrinkle to diminish.

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“Lily is Master Medical Aesthetician at Sanctuary, she is very professional, knowledgeable, very sweet, gave me very best treatments that works the best for me, she made me so much better, her treatments made my skin, my face and neck and hair the best ever been. She also make me very comfortable during the treatments. I got Morpheus 8 treatments, chemical peels, diamond glows and Vampire facials so far with her, I am so happy with the results, and I get so many compliments since I’m seeing her, she made the quality of my life so much better, I would recommend her.”

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Why Sanctuary Cosmetic Center?

Many new patients are worried about the so-called “Botox Mask”—the face that looks emotionless and unexpressive. Others are concerned that they may look “Spock-like” afterward, giving them an unappealing or “fake” result. With modern Botox and Dysport injections, patients are still able to be expressive and don’t appear frozen.

At the Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, we often say the best injectables are the least detectable. We strive to give youthful results without a harsh or frozen effect. With the steady, skilled, and practiced hands at the Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, patients can avoid looking “overdone” and enjoy looking great. In other words, the wrinkles will be gone, but your ability to smile or frown will not.

Am I A Good Candidate for Botox & Dysport?

One common myth about these injections is that they should be started once the wrinkle is present. The surgeons at the Sanctuary Cosmetic Center recommend starting Botox and Dysport injections before wrinkles emerge. Starting these injections in your 20s is the best option for keeping yourself wrinkle-free. However, it’s too late to start since these injections can reverse the appearance of wrinkles and prevent newer ones from forming.

In general, good candidates for Botox and Dysport:

  • Want to eliminate or diminish lines and wrinkles
  • Exhibit lines and wrinkles caused by contracted muscle groups
  • Want cosmetic results without the need for surgery
  • Want to maintain a youthful appearance or “hold off” aging
  • Have realistic expectations about what Botox and Dysport injections can accomplish
  • Want to achieve a cosmetic change in as little time as possible
  • Want to achieve a cosmetic change with little required downtime
  • Are comfortable with temporary results and getting maintenance injections to maintain results

During your initial Botox Northern Virginia consultation with our team at the Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, be prepared to discuss your medical history and cosmetic expectations. This will help us determine the most effective way Botox and Dysport can help you.

Botox & Dysport for Men

Men are joining the cosmetic world with Botox and Dysport injections. According to a new study in Cosmetic Dermatology, “Brotox” is a new craze, with the number of American men getting Botox injections having grown 258 percent over the past decade or so. Our male patients are in good company if they’re considering Botox or Dysport treatment.

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS

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Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS, is the Medical Director and CEO of Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in McLean, Virginia. She is passionate about creating individualized…

Benefits of Botox & Dysport

Botox and Dysport in Northern Virginia are incredibly popular options, and cosmetic surgeons consistently find new uses and applications for injections. It’s a very versatile and low-hassle way to look younger and achieve a variety of cosmetic goals besides smoothing wrinkles.

While Botox and Dysport are immensely popular and successful for helping Northern Virginia patients erase their fine lines and wrinkles, there are all other popular uses.

Botox for Migraines

While this might seem like an obscure benefit, it actually makes perfect sense. Botox is, fundamentally, a neurotoxin. As such, it blocks the connection between the brain and the muscles it affects — essentially paralyzing them. In doing so, it also blocks the pain sensory pathways in the subtle muscles of your neck and jaw, which often contribute to chronic migraines.

Is It Worth Using Botox for Migraines?

Many people don’t realize how severe of an issue migraines are. After all, we often use the word migraine as synonymous with a “bad headache.” Still, in reality, migraines are a serious chronic pain condition. According to Allergan, a stunning 3.2 million Americans live with chronic migraine — which is a neurological condition that amounts to much more than just frequent headaches.

People with chronic migraine typically have:

  • 15 or more headache days a month
  • At least 8 headache days a month associated with migraine
  • Each headache lasts 4 hours or more per day

Botox for Migraines Treatments are Easy

Botox treatments are known for being quick and easy. With a small pinch and 15 minutes of your time, you can resume your schedule as normal afterward. However, there are other benefits. At the same time that you enjoy the cosmetic benefits of Botox, you can see if it eliminates your chronic migraine condition. Plus, you have a valid excuse for getting Botox.

The Botox & Dysport Procedure

One of the primary benefits of Botox and Dysport procedures is their speed. Most sessions, for example, last less than 15 minutes. These injections have earned their rightful reputation as a “lunch break facelift,” meaning you could come in for your injections and return to the office with no one any wiser.

First, Dr. Rostami will select which sites require injection to achieve your desired effect. Most patients don’t experience any pain from the injections, describing it as more of a “pinching” sensation. The injections are administered relatively quickly, and once they are complete, your instructions are to avoid laying flat or participating in vigorous exercise for 4 hours. This will prevent the product from traveling and optimize its effect.

Botox & Dysport Results

There is very little recovery from Botox and Dysport injections. You may notice redness at the injection site immediately afterward – however, the redness subsides within minutes. Bruising, although rare and small, may occur after the injection and generally resolves within a few days. The final results are typically noticed 5-7 days after initial treatment. Your smoother and more youthful-looking skin will last four to six months. If you like your results, you can come in for regular maintenance injections to keep wrinkles and lines at bay.

Our Washington, D.C. area Botox and Dysport patients always love their results from this procedure. Their skin is smoother, their faces appear more youthful, and they’ve reported feeling happier and more energized after their Botox and Dysport injections.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re interested in joining our Tysons Corner Botox and Dysport patients and their great results, please contact the Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in Northern Virginia to schedule a confidential consultation. Special pricing is available for patients interested in an annual maintenance injection program at the Sanctuary Cosmetic Center.

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Our private, accredited surgical facility offers you the opportunity for a comfortable, private experience with your procedure. You don’t need to worry about going to the hospital – instead, you can enjoy the amenities of our spa-like environment while you focus on yourself.


We look forward to seeing how we can help you achieve a new level of confidence. Contact our team to set up a private consultation and explore everything we have to offer at Washington, D.C.’s premier cosmetic provider.

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