Botox Specialist

Teresa Camden, MD, FACSM -  - Aesthetic Medicine

New Medical Spa

Teresa Camden, MD, FACSM

Aesthetic Medicine & Weight Management located in Glen Allen, VA

As one of the top-requested aesthetic injectables in the world, BOTOX® can help take years off your face. Because she has extensive training with injecting Botox in just the right areas, Teresa Camden, MD, FACSM, ensures your Botox treatment is safe and effective. Book your Botox session at New Medical Spa in Glen Allen and greater Richmond, Virginia, either by calling the clinic or by booking online.

Botox Q & A

How does Botox work?

As you get older, connective tissue in your skin starts breaking down. These tissues, known as collagen and elastin, are known for making your skin tight and supple. Plus, you start losing that cushioning layer of fat that separates muscles from skin. Between losing connective tissues and fat, wrinkles start developing.  

Botox is made of very small amounts of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum in a purified and refined form. When injected, Botox interrupts signals that force muscle contractions. This allows facial muscles to fully relax, which ultimately helps your skin smooth out. What’s particularly beneficial about Botox is that it goes to work immediately, so you should notice an improvement shortly after your treatment.

Botox is FDA approved starting age 18.  Dr. Camden emphasizes the importance of starting treatment early, as it can prevent lines from ever forming on the face.

XEOMIN® is an analog alternative to Botox that works in a similar manner. During your consultation, your practitioner lets you know which type of injectable is better suited for your needs.

Is Botox permanent?

No. However, Botox is known for being long-lasting. Most clients find that Botox smooths moderate to severe frown lines and wrinkles for up to four months. For finer lines, your treatment could last even longer.

If you and Dr. Camden decide that Xeomin is a better fit for your needs, you can expect your smoother-looking skin to last for up to about 12 to 16 weeks. With either type of injectable, it’s perfectly safe to repeat treatments once the effects wear off.

Price range $9-$12 per unit depending on how much of the treatment you are planning on doing.

Do Botox injections hurt?

Some men and women who get Botox injections describe a slight pinching feeling upon injection. This is entirely normal and is well-tolerated. Botox shouldn’t be painful, but if you’re having an injection in a known sensitive area, like near the corners of your eyes, you might feel more stinging than you would in your forehead.

Dr. Camden wants your treatment to be as smooth and painless as possible. She always uses a topical cream to make the injections more comfortable. Dr. Camden might suggest applying a topical numbing cream or ice pack about 20 minutes before your treatment.

If you’re ready to get started with anti-aging Botox injectables, use the online scheduler to book your appointment at New Medical Spa. You can also call the clinic to schedule.

* Individual results may vary.