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Botox® has been the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States for the last three years. Since its FDA approval for cosmetic use in 2002, Botox has proven to be an effective treatment for facial lines and wrinkles.
Who Should Get Botox or Dysport?
Botox is best for healthy adults (18-65 years old) who are bothered by facial lines and wrinkles. In addition to being an effective wrinkle treatment, Botox has also been used to treat migraine headaches, joint pain, and excessive sweating.
We are offering a new technique to effectively tighten and lift the lower face, brow, and neck with Neuromodulators (i.e. Botox, Dysport, Xeomin). Sometimes referred to as the “Nefertiti lift,” named after the Egyptian queen who had a strong, dominant jawline, Botox is indicated for patients with neck band, downturned areas near the lips, and modest skin laxity around the neck and jawline.
Botulinum toxin can treat:
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
- Neck bands
- Downturned mouth lines
- Modest neck and jaw laxity
To find out if you can benefit from Botox, we encourage you to contact us and schedule an appointment.
What to Expect During Treatment with Botox or Dysport
Treatment with Botox involves a few simple injections. Numbing cream is rarely necessary, but may be used to improve comfort in sensitive areas. Using a thin needle, we inject Botox into the facial muscles that are contracting and causing lines and wrinkles to form. You may need several injections in a small area.
Muscles that are treated with Botox are relaxed, but will not be prevented from forming natural expressions. The treatment can easily be finished within 30 minutes. Botox treatments are often combined with other non-surgical treatments, including dermal fillers and laser skin resurfacing.
After Your Treatment
There’s no downtime after Botox, so you can return to normal activities right away. You may experience some slight bruising or swelling at the site of injection, which can be covered with makeup.
Once injected, Botox blocks nerve impulses in the treated muscles. As a result, you will look younger and have a more relaxed facial expression, with fewer lines and wrinkles. The results of Botox take three to four days to fully appear. Botox does not provide a permanent solution to fine lines and wrinkles. To maintain results, you will need regular treatments every three to six months.
Understanding the Risks of Botulinum Toxin
More than 7 million people in 70 different countries have had treatment with Botox®. It’s a safe treatment, but there are possible side effects to consider, including bruising, swelling, redness or itching at the injection site. It is also possible that you will experience an allergic reaction, fatigue, headache, flu-like symptoms, or eyelid droop. All of these potential side effects will be discussed in-depth during your visit.
Schedule Your Botox or Dysport Appointment in Raleigh, NC
If you’re ready to learn more about Botox, please contact our office in Raleigh to schedule a consultation with our nurse injectors. Use the email form to send a question or call (919) 785-0505 and ask to speak with our nurse injectors.