Botox on face is a popular way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles 

Botox on face is a popular way to help Charlotte, NC patients look younger and feel more confident about their appearance. Since Botox is a popular, well known treatment, most people know that Botox helps treat wrinkles, but they may not know what types of lines it treats, how it works, and what determines the price of the procedure. 

Doctors will inject the Botox directly into the muscle 

One common misconception about Botox on face is that it treats all types of wrinkles. However, that is not true. Botox does work to eliminate dynamic wrinkles or lines caused by repeat use of facial muscles, but it does not work on deeper wrinkles. Your doctor can determine if Botox is a good option for you or if another procedure would be better.  

To eliminate the wrinkle, the doctor will inject the Botox directly into the muscle that is causing the wrinkles. The Botox then gets to work and relaxes the muscles, thus temporarily eliminating the wrinkle. Botox works best when injected into frown lines, laugh lines, and crows feet.  

Botox on face offers temporary results with a fast recovery 

Patients who have Botox on face should not expect permanent results. Most people have results that last three to six months before additional injections are needed. However, some patients have reported seeing longer lasting results after multiple injections.   

Botox on face patients are often surprised at how quick and relatively easy the procedure is. The procedure is done in the doctor’s office usually takes ten minutes or less. Most people are able to return to work and activities immediately following the injection. Some, however, may have slight bruising at the injection site that they may not want to go out with. One of the few stipulations to activities after the procedure is vigorous exercise should be avoided for 24 hours after the treatment.  

Patients should as their doctor for a quote 

Most patients want to know how much the procedure will cost before going ahead with the treatment. However, there is no set cost for Botox as many different factors affect the price.  The availability of particular types of Botox and the amount that will be used are two of the biggest factors in determining the cost. Patients should also consider that repeat injections will be needed to maintain the results when budgeting for Botox. 

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon 

Charlotte, NC residents who want to get Botox on face should contact Dr. Sean Freeman. Dr. Freeman is double board certified and has focused exclusively on facial plastic surgery since 1988. Be sure to contact his office to schedule a consultation today.