BOTOX in Charlotte: What is It?

BOTOX is a neuromodulator that has been approved for cosmetic use. It is immensely popular and has proven to be extremely effective in smoothing facial lines and wrinkles. If you’re considering BOTOX in Charlotte, NC, you want to ensure the injections are performed correctly. This is why you should only work with a licensed and experienced injector, like our team members at Beck Aesthetic Surgery. 

Key Benefits of BOTOX

By temporarily relaxing key facial muscles, BOTOX helps achieve a youthful, smooth complexion, reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Other benefits include the following:

  • Results appear quickly
  • Minimal recovery period 
  • Short, safe, simple treatment
  • Effectively reduces the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles
  • Non-surgical treatment with very few risks involved
  • Convenient treatments with little downtime
  • Helps prevent wrinkles from developing in the future

Beck Aesthetic Surgery in Charlotte, NC for BOTOX

At the Beck Aesthetic Surgery medspa, we focus on creating the most natural outcomes for our patients — including those who rely on BOTOX to maintain a youthful and refreshed facial appearance. Our expert injectors are highly-skilled in administering BOTOX and known for their ability to create a smoother appearance that looks natural, never overdone or frozen.

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How BOTOX Works

BOTOX is injected into the muscles in extremely tiny amounts, and immediately goes to work by preventing the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine to slow communication between nerve cells and muscles located at the injection site. As a result, the muscles relax and soften. Because these muscles are unable to contract to the degree they did prior to treatment, the lines and creases the muscles created are now smooth. The result is a more pleasant, open, and youthful look.

Uses for BOTOX

BOTOX is used to treat over two dozen different medical conditions — including migraines, excessive sweating, and teeth grinding — and more applications are being discovered every year. However, its primary use is for cosmetic purposes. BOTOX can effectively target the following common concerns:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Bunny lines at the nose
  • Asymmetrical brows
  • A gummy smile
  • Necklace lines
  • An overly prominent jaw or chin
  • Vertical worry lines between the brows

Other Uses for BOTOX 

BOTOX is a versatile treatment that can be used for a range of cosmetic purposes, including smoothing wrinkles or achieving an attractive pout with a Lip Flip. BOTOX is also used to treat the following:

  • Migraines
  • TMJ
  • Joint pain
  • Allergy symptoms 
  • Crossed eyes
  • An overactive bladder
  • Excessive sweating
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BOTOX vs. Filler

BOTOX is designed to smooth wrinkles and achieve a more youthful appearance. Filler adds plumpness and volume to the lips, cheeks or other areas. It can also help to smooth wrinkles by filling gaunt areas where creases have appeared. 

BOTOX is typically used on the upper half of the face. Fillers are generally used for the lower half of the face. Based on your aesthetic needs and goals, Dr. Beck will provide his opinion on which injectable is best for you, or whether a combination of these injectable treatments might be most suited to your needs.

Preventative Uses of BOTOX for Wrinkles

BOTOX prevents the constant facial muscle motions that create dynamic wrinkles. By slowing the wear on your skin from constant creasing, BOTOX has the ability to prevent the development of many facial lines and wrinkles from forming in the first place. Many individuals are choosing to undergo BOTOX treatments in their 20s to ward off the development of facial wrinkles between the brows, on the forehead, and around the eyes. These injections can keep your face looking smooth and wrinkle-free for years longer than nature would intend.

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When Should I Start Getting BOTOX?

You can start getting BOTOX injections even before you develop any wrinkles as a preventative measure, or when you notice lines and wrinkles starting to appear. The average age for patients to start getting BOTOX treatments is in their 30s or 40s. As the skin ages and develops lines, wrinkles, and creases as a result of constant facial motions, BOTOX can have a wonderful smoothing effect, leaving you looking youthful and refreshed. 

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What is the Procedure for a BOTOX Treatment?

BOTOX treatments require skills in both science and aesthetics to produce smooth, youthful, and natural-looking results. As there are 43 muscles in the human face, it is imperative that your injector has a detailed understanding of facial anatomy and where exactly to inject BOTOX for the most natural look. Your treatment must be performed by an expert injector at a highly reputable clinic. 

You can expect the following at your BOTOX treatment:

  • Your skin will be cleansed and prepped.
  • A very thin needle is used to place BOTOX into the targeted muscles.
  • With exact placement of the product, only the overactive facial muscles that are causing lines and wrinkles are affected.
  • The treatment requires little time, typically 15 to 30 minutes.
  • The number of injections depends on the size a type of area under treatment (wrinkles around the eyes may require several tiny injections; brow creases may require more).

Is there a Recovery Time?

Because no anesthesia is required, BOTOX in Charlotte, NC do not involve any downtime. The majority of patients go back to their regular day after treatment, but you may experience a headache, nausea, a droopy eyelid, soreness, swelling, and/or bruising and numbness at the injection sites. Avoid the following:

  • Icing or applying makeup (one hour)
  • Lying down flat or yoga (four hours)
  • Massaging or pressure at the treated area (24 hours)
  • Pets or kids near the treated area (24 hours)
  • Anything that makes you hot (saunas, hot tubs, exercise) for two days
  • Consuming alcohol or blood-thinning medications/supplements (two days)
    Facials (one week)

When will I See Results from BOTOX?

The results from BOTOX injections develop gradually over three to seven days as the muscles become less and less active. The start of the smoothing effect appears at about three days after treatment, with optimal effecst at two or three weeks after treatment. 

If you’re planning on having BOTOX done for a special occasion or event, it’s best to schedule your treatment at least two weeks before the event so you look your best. The time it will take BOTOX to take effect can vary depending on whether you’re undergoing your first treatment or if you regularly undergo BOTOX injections.

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How Long do Results Last?

The results of a BOTOX can last between three to six months before subsiding. We recommended scheduling another treatment before the results go away so that you can maintain your smooth, youthful look. You can schedule a treatment as soon as three months after your initial injections. This time in between treatments is necessary to allow you to enjoy the results of BOTOX without developing resistance to the active ingredient. You may notice that with regular treatments, only one or two treatments a year is all you need. 

Am I a Good Candidate for BOTOX Treatments?

If you’re interested in receiving BOTOX in Charlotte, NC, you may be a great candidate. Medically, almost anyone is a candidate unless you have a specific reaction to BOTOX or are undergoing other medical treatment that might conflict with this treatment. Those who make the best patients for BOTOX are those who:

  • Are unhappy with etched forehead creases, crow’s feet, frown lines, or creases between the eyebrows
  • Are over the age of 18 
  • Are not pregnant or nursing
  • Are not allergic to ingredients in BOTOX
  • Do not have an active skin infection or condition
  • Do not have any kind of neurological condition
  • Have realistic expectations for BOTOX

BOTOX at our Charlotte, NC Medspa

Everyone is different, but one thing is always true: BOTOX should only be injected by a true professional in the field of aesthetics, never at a cut-rate spa. Big discounts on BOTOX injections are dangerous, as counterfeit BOTOX exists and may have unknown health risks or produce results you regret. That’s why for the safest and most professional results, look no further than our highly trained Charlotte, NC BOTOX team. If you’re considering BOTOX treatments, you want the injections to be performed correctly and with extreme skill. You are invited to visit Charlotte’s most advanced anti-aging clinic, where we consistently exceed our patient’s expectations. Why worry about lines on your face when there’s life to live? Contact us today.

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