Is BOTOX Right For You?
Piedmont Plastic Surgery & Dermatology is the leading provider of BOTOX and dermal fillers in NC, with locations serving Charlotte, Gastonia, Shelby, Hickory, Lake Norman, and surrounding areas.
BOTOX is one of the world’s safest and most effective injectables to combat deep creases, furrows, folds, and fine lines. It targets and relaxes the underlying muscles responsible for forging wrinkles in the skin, leaving your face smooth, radiant, and youthful.
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Injections are performed at one of our leading-edge surgical outpatient facilities in all of our offices in Charlotte, Gastonia, Shelby, Hickory, Lake Norman, and surrounding cities.
To ensure your comfort, an ice pack can be applied to numb the treatment areas with ice. BOTOX all work by employing a rarefied strain of Botulism Toxin that blocks the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from signaling the muscles to contract.
Once these muscles are paralyzed, they cannot be used to form facial wrinkles, lines, and folds. The products are injected into the skin via ultra-thin needles at specific sites selected by your injector. The needle feels like a little pinprick and is generally tolerated quite well by most patients. BOTOX injections typically take around 10 minutes, and results begin to be visible within a few days, although complete response can take up to 14 days.
Although the procedure is relatively painless, you may elect to apply ice packs to your face post-injection, which will help alleviate any excess swelling or bruising. Take care not to touch, scratch or otherwise disturb the treatment sites for at least 10 hours in order to promote optimum healing. It’s also usually a good idea to abstain from any rigorous activity for the rest of day after receiving Botox.
Although you will enjoy spectacular results, facial injectables do not provide permanent relief from the signs of aging. BOTOX typically remains effective for about 3 months, although many patients experience variations. Discuss with your doctor how often to repeat the injections.