BOTOX uses a refined protein from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum to deactivate and relax the facial muscles that produce frown lines, laugh lines and other dynamic wrinkles. Since it’s meant to treat a specific kind of wrinkle from a specific cause, lines and wrinkles on the lower face, such as smile lines around the nose and lip area, should be treated in other ways. These include injectable fillers like RADIESSE, a natural calcium compound suspended in gel that can be injected into the face or hands and lasts as much as two years. Two other fillers are Restylane and Perlane, gels which can be used to enhance the lips. There are others as well, some of which last longer than others. Find a doctor with enough experience in facial plastic surgery and cosmetic medical treatments who can consult with you and examine your face and hands to determine which one is right for you.
Facial plastic surgeons and other experts performed 4.2 million BOTOX cosmetic injections last year, making it the top nonsurgical cosmetic procedure. Men represent a small but growing portion of the cosmetic BOTOX market. The injection itself takes about ten minutes, and recovery is so quick people can go back to work within the hour. Patients may get a follow-up injection after the first injection wears off. Many patients find that the results seem to last several months longer after several treatments.
Unfortunately, because it is so common and easy to use, it is often used by people who aren’t fully qualified or lack skill. You’ve seen pictures of people who look unnaturally smooth and don’t seem able to move their faces much. BOTOX can also create a lopsided look if injected in the wrong place or in the wrong amount, and can damage crucial facial and neck muscles if overused. This is why it is very important to find an experienced and reputable surgeon, instead of buying it online at a discount. BOTOX is not recommended for patients who are pregnant, nursing or have a neurological disease.
The best person to go to for treatment in Charlotte is Dr. Sean Freeman. He’s been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 1988 he’s devoted himself to facial plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures that achieve the same results. He has a special technique for using BOTOX called a BOTOX brow lift. If you are interested in BOTOX or other wrinkle reduction treatments, contact his office or request an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.