DR TRAVIS SHAW IS AN ALLERGAN CERTIFIED BOTOX AND JUVEDERM INSTRUCTOR IN RICHMOND, VA.
Dr. Shaw is also the medical director for Bombshell Salon, consistently voted as a top salon by Richmond voters. Bombshell frequently hosts Botox and Bubbly parties, where you can come and relax and learn about the latest in non-invasive facial rejuvenation, and get Botox treatments and injectable fillers at a discounted rate.
Dr. Shaw offers Botox in Richmond VA for only $11.00 a unit as well as a special on Juvederm Ultra – purchase two syringes and get $200.00 off!
Botox and Bubbly events are held at all of Bombshell’s Richmond locations, be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates.
Your Botox or Filler Treatments
Botox takes about 3-4 days before the effects are seen. During this time it is not unusual to have some asymmetry as the Botox works on different muscle groups. Dr Shaw has patients return 2 weeks after Botox injections to make certain he has attained your goals. If needed, a small Botox touch up can be performed.
Juvederm has immediate results, although some minor swelling or unevenness is not uncommon for the first 10-14 days.
Bruising After Botox Treatments
Bruising after treatment is the most common problem for patients. Dr Shaw makes every attempt to minimize bruising by using a very gentle technique, blunt cannulas for fillers and cold packs before and after.
Here are some hints to minimize bruising:
- Stop taking Aspirin, Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), Vitamin E or Ginkgo 10 days prior and 2 days after any injection.
- Avoid more than 1-2 alcoholic drinks 24 hours before and after.
- Avoid strenuous exercise for about 12 hours after treatment, walking is fine.
- Use a cold pack for the first 24 hours to help bruising. After 24 hours alternate warm and cool compresses to the treated areas for 2 days.
- Some patients have had good success using Arnica supplements.
- You may use concealer makeup to cover irregularities.
Swelling or Lumpiness After Botox Treatments
About 12-24 hours after injection it is not uncommon to have some swelling, redness, or the appearance of unevenness in treated areas. This is more common in the areas under the eyes and lips. On average it takes about 7 days for the effects of the products to settle. During this time, one side of the face may appear different from the other. This asymmetry will settle with time. If you notice a distinct lump after filler, it will help to gently massage with moisturizer or anti-bruising cream for 10 minutes 3-4 times a day.
Over time, effects from our environment, stress and fatigue cause aging to appear on our face, often long before it does on the rest of our body. Dr. Shaw offers a variety of cosmetic procedures to help with your facial cosmetic needs.
33 yo female received 30 Units of Botox to forehead. Notice elevation of the brows which dramatically brightens her eyes.
Travis Shaw, MD is dedicated to providing the Richmond community with comprehensive wrinkle treatment options like Botox. Make an appointment today by calling (804) 775-4559 or submitting your information via the form below. Visit us to experience the joy of having youthful skin again.