Mill House Spa will soon begin offering botox injections! We are hosting Dr. Erin Kalan as our certified Allergan injector. Dr. Kalan is a primary care physician from Orange, Virginia, currently living and practicing in Arlington, Virginia. She will join us one Friday per month beginning on December 13, 2019 and increase her hours as the demand dictates.
Many people have heard of botox but may not know much about the process. Botox treatments are injectable, and therefore should be administered by a licensed medical practitioner. Botox injections temporarily reduce the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe facial lines so skin looks visibly smoother. Patients report that the injections feel like a pinch. Visible results begin appearing in 24 to 48 hours after treatment and can last for up to four months. The injectable takes two to four days to attach to the nerve ending, so maximum results are seen 10 to 14 days after a treatment. If you’re getting Botox for a big event we recommend booking your appointment two weeks prior to the event. If you plan to make regular appointments speak with Dr. Kalan so she can recommend an ideal frequency for your age and skin type. On average, patients opt for treatments every three to four months. Botox is not permanent; if treatments are discontinued facial lines will gradually reappear. The treatment takes about ten minutes and patients do not need any downtime afterwards. In fact, we recommend pairing Botox with a Hydrafacial!
Allergan is the manufacturer of Botox so you may see that Dr. Kalan is our “certified Allergan injector.” She graduated from medical school in West Virginia in 2013 and completed her residency at the University of Virginia. Dr. Kalan spends the majority of her time as a general practitioner but chooses to administer botox because it brings her patients such joy. Dr. Kalan recognizes that medicine must encompass traditional practices such as surgery and prescription medication but also believes it should address core concepts including lifestyle, nutrition, mindfulness practices and prevention. She believes in the body’s incredible ability to heal itself. For Dr. Kalan, facial rejuvenation is an incredible opportunity to enhance a client’s natural beauty while integrating the importance of nutrition and lifestyle. She joins us after three years at MedSpa of Virginia where she performed Botox injections.
Please call for Dr. Kalan’s specific schedule if you are interested in booking a treatment. Mill House Spa can be reached at 540.317.1206, ext. 203.