Botox is the most commonly recognized logo in the world today, surpassing even the most famous Coke and Pepsi logos. It is the most popular injectable treatment done at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of Maryland. At our center, we use Botox and Xeomin to achieve smooth, flawless results.

What is Botox?

Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are injectable solutions known as “denervating agents” that block nerve receptors on the muscle. By blocking nerve receptors, lines and wrinkles are prevented from forming temporarily. Botox has many cosmetic techniques performed by Dr. Ashruf that help diminish various signs of aging like the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s-feet around the eyes, as well as the chin and bands across the neck.

All nerve blockers have minimal downtime with results generally lasting about 6 months. Dr. Ashruf likes to combine these with facial fillers to achieve outstanding results.

Facial movements can eventually lead to one of the most common signs of aging: wrinkles. They can make you appear tired or even angry when you are not. One of the quickest and safest remedies to remove these facial wrinkles is an injection of botulinum toxin, or Botox.

Botulinum toxin type A and botulinum toxin type B are both purified substances, derived from a bacteria. Injections of this substance block muscular nerve signals. This weakens the muscle so that it can’t contract and thus diminishes your unwanted facial wrinkles.


Botulinum toxin can be combined with other cosmetic skin procedures such as chemical peels, dermal fillers or microdermabrasion to further improve your results. This combination of therapies can even help to prevent the formation of new lines and wrinkles. Typically, Botox is used to correct the signs of visible aging on the upper third of the face.

It is important that patients understand that Botox is used to relax the facial muscles — it is not a dermal filler and cannot be used to replenish lost volume in the face.