Recently there was a report in San Diego of the FDA investigating a medical spa on suspicion of providing its patients with counterfeit BOTOX. However this particular case turns out, it illustrates the dangers of going to a less than professional medical provider, even for a fairly simple nonsurgical procedure such as a BOTOX injection. Instead of buying it online or getting it at somebody offering a discount, go to a facial plastic surgeon.
It is probably the most famous wrinkle treatment out there. It has minimal side effects and can take years off your face without looking unnatural, if used carefully. Used even more carefully on younger patients, it can prevent or delay the appearance of wrinkles. It’s called a “lunchtime procedure” because if you just take the injection, both the procedure and recovery time are so quick you can do them over your lunch break, although you should avoid vigorous exercise for the next 24 hours. Although it’s only meant to treat a specific kind of wrinkle, it can also be combined with surgery or other treatments to create a generally younger appearance over the whole face.
The type of wrinkle BOTOX is used to treat is the dynamic wrinkle, caused by overuse of the brow and cheek muscles. Frown lines and laugh lines are dynamic wrinkles. It forces the facial muscles to relax. Results should be visible in one to two days, and should last three to six months. It’s safe to get a follow-up injection after the first one has worn off. Many patients find that the results of BOTOX last several months longer after several treatments.
Don’t take this surgery if you’re pregnant, nursing or suffer from a neurological disease. And as mentioned before, it’s only for one specific kind of wrinkle. Other wrinkles, such as smile lines around the nose and lip area, can be treated by injectable fillers. There are other treatments as well. Find the most experienced surgeon you can to tell you which one is right for you.
The best person to go to for best BOTOX in Charlotte is Dr. Sean Freeman, who has 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 has done only facial plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures that get the same results, including everything from laser tattoo removal to port wine stain treatment. He has a special technique for using best 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.