It has been used as a wrinkle treatment since the late 1990s, and is well known. It is famous for its convenience, often called a lunchtime procedure. The actual injection takes about ten minutes, and recovery is so quick that you should be able to go about your day normally. The sheer ubiquity and ease of use that it is known for means that it is often used with less than perfect skill. We have all seen very public cases (let us not name names) of its recipients who emerge from the procedure looking a little too smooth and stiff. But used with care by a professional, it can create a naturally more youthful appearance.
BOTOX uses a purified protein from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum to diminish frown lines, laugh lines and other dynamic wrinkles — that is, wrinkles that form from overuse of the facial muscles. BOTOX deactivates and relaxes these muscles. Results can usually be seen within one to two days, and last three to six months. Patients may return for a follow-up injection after the first injection has worn off. Many patients have found that the results of BOTOX seem to last up to several months longer after several treatments.
BOTOX is not a good idea for patients who are pregnant, nursing or suffer from a neurological disease. And it is meant to treat a specific kind of wrinkle from a specific cause. Lines and wrinkles on the lower face, such as smile lines that appear around the nose and lip area, can be treated by injectable fillers. One of these fillers is RADIESSE, a natural calcium compound suspended in gel which can be injected into the face or hands and lasts up to two years. Two others are Restylane and Perlane, gels which can be used to enhance the lips. There are others, with different lengths of effectiveness. 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.
The best person to go to for BOTOX treatment in Charlotte is Dr. Sean Freeman. He 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 devoted himself to facial plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures that get 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.