Botox is an option for people who want to look more youthful 

Botox injection is a popular cosmetic procedure to help Charlotte, NC patients look younger by reducing wrinkles. The procedure is best utilized to remove dynamic wrinkles or wrinkles caused by the use of the facial muscles. It works well to remove crows feet around the eyes, laugh and frown lines by the mouth, and forehead wrinkles.  

Though many people want to get Botox injection, the doctor will be able to advise if this procedure is the best option for you. For example, deep wrinkles will not be able to be helped with a Botox injection and may require a different type of treatment. Wrinkles around certain areas on the face would also probably benefit more from a different procedure. Lastly, patients who are pregnant or have a neurological disease should not get Botox.  

Botox is injected into the muscle  

Patients who have a Botox injection can do so at their leisure as it does not take long and does not have a recovery period requiring a patient to miss work or other activities. In fact, the procedure itself typically takes ten minutes or less and is done in the doctor’s office. However, some patients may have slight bruising from the injection. 

 The doctor will make the Botox injection directly into the muscle that is affected which will relax it. Once it is relaxed, the wrinkle will disappear. It is important to know, however, that this is only temporary. Botox usually lasts between three to six months, but as patients have repeat treatments, they may start to see longer lasting results.  

 Other cosmetic procedures may be done in conjunction with Botox injection 

Though Botox is often quite effective at helping patients look younger, the physician may recommend additional treatments to go with it. Charlotte, NC physician Dr. Sean Freeman developed a technique known as a Botox Browlift which not only eliminates wrinkles but also improves the position of the eyebrows. This gives patients a more youthful appearance and better overall results. Since this is two procedures in one, it will have a longer recovery time for patients. Dr. Freeman would be happy to discuss the procedure with you more in depth at a consultation. 

 Charlotte, NC’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon 

Charlotte, NC surgeon Dr. Sean Freeman is very experienced at Botox injection. Dr. Freeman is double board certified, not just licensed which means he has undergone additional training. Not only has Dr. Freeman pioneered the Botox Browlift to give patients the best results possible, but he has also pioneered other techniques for a variety of cosmetic procedures and taught them to other doctors in the United States and Europe. Be sure to contact his office today to schedule your consultation.