All about BOTOX
This is the top nonsurgical cosmetic procedure. Facial plastic surgeons and other experts performed 4.2 million this cosmetic injections last year alone. It isn’t just for women, either — men have begun getting the injections as well. It’s called a lunchtime procedure, because getting into the medical center, having the procedure done, recovering and leaving can be done over the course of the average lunch break — the injection itself takes about ten minutes. You can also get a follow-up injection after the first one wears off, and many patients find that the results seem to last several months longer after several treatments. It can also be used about a week after a face lift or brow lift to take care of dynamic wrinkles that the treatment missed.
Unfortunately, because it is so much in demand and so easy to give and take, it isn’t always given by proper medical personnel. You’ve probably gotten discount offers of BOTOX in your inbox. If you’re at all tempted by these offers, remember that you’ve also seen pictures of people who look unnaturally smooth and don’t seem able to move their faces much, or who have a lopsided look. This can happen if BOTOX is overused or injected in the wrong place. If too much is used, it can even damage crucial facial and neck muscles. This is why it’s very important to find an experienced and reputable surgeon. BOTOX isn’t recommended for patients who are pregnant, nursing or have a neurological disease.
Alternatives to BOTOX
BOTOX uses a refined protein from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum to deactivate and relax the facial muscles that produce dynamic wrinkles. Other types of wrinkles 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 up to two years. Two other gels are Restylane and Perlane, which can be used to enhance the lips. 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.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
The best person to go to for BOTOX 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.