Sapphire Dermatology
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Cosmetic, Medical, & Surgical Dermatologists located in Silver Spring, MD and Reston, VA

Botox services offered in the greater Silver Spring, MD and Reston, VA area

Botox® is among the most popular cosmetic treatment options worldwide because it delivers impressive results, smoothing lines and restoring a youthful appearance. It’s a favorite of Silver Spring, Maryland, and Reston, Virginia residents. Kunal Angra, MD, Divya Angra, MD, and the team at Sapphire Dermatology offer the latest injectable treatment options to help achieve aesthetic goals. Call the office or click online today to get started.

Botox Q&A

What is Botox?

Botulinum toxin, or botulinum neurotoxin, also called Botox, is a type of neurotoxin. This class of injectables is formulated from a substance that inhibits normal muscle movement. When injected into targeted facial muscles, treatments like Botox, Dysport®, and Xeomin® prevent those muscles from pulling the skin into wrinkles, lines, and folds.

The most common use of these injections is to relax the facial muscles that cause crows feet, frown lines, and other facial wrinkles. Injections also provide facial contouring benefits without the need for surgery or downtime.

Botox injections can also ease symptoms of some health conditions, like hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).

How does Botox improve facial contouring?

Sapphire Dermatology offers Botox for facial contouring. The team may recommend Botox to improve:


The clenching and grinding teeth (bruxism) can enlarge jaw muscles, making the face look wider. Botox can be injected into bulky Masseter muscles on both sides of the face to slim and contour. This relaxes the muscles, resulting in an overall appearance of a slimmer jawline and more pronounced cheekbones.

Liquid facelift

A liquid facelift is a nonsurgical facelift where your provider injects botox and dermal fillers into your skin to reduce sagging and tighten wrinkles. It’s especially effective for treating wrinkles around the lips, eyes, and forehead.

Liquid facelifts are best for those with mild sagging and fewer wrinkles. This approach creates impressive results without any form of surgical intervention.

Does Botox make skin look better?

Due to relaxed muscles in the injected region, people who take Botox often have more supple skin and fewer frown lines, wrinkles, and forehead wrinkles. The effects are temporary and, on average, last about 3-4 months. You will need to schedule regular treatments to maintain your look.Choosing a board-certified dermatologist for cosmetic and aesthetic treatments at Sapphire Dermatology reduces your risk of adverse side effects like bruising, infection, and tissue damage. Board-certified dermatologists also have extensive training in preventing and treating complications should they arise and are skilled in keeping skin looking its best. If you’d like to learn more about Botox, Dysport, and other cosmetic injectables available at Sapphire Dermatology, call the office to book a visit or schedule online any time of day.