BOTOX® in Charlotte, NC
Do you desire younger-looking skin but don’t want to undergo a surgical procedure? BOTOX may be the right solution for you! BOTOX is a minimally invasive injection that can reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines. Dr. Waheed Mohamed, a board-certified surgeon, and Tina Angers, a licensed and experienced aesthetician, work together and offer a wide range of cosmetic services to make your vision come true. Contact Carolinas Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Charlotte, NC, today to schedule your appointment.
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX cosmetic is a popular treatment proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, including frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. Whereas other cosmetic injections are only FDA-approved for specific facial lines, BOTOX is approved to be administered in many parts of the face and body.
The active ingredient in BOTOX cosmetic is onabotulinumtoxinA; other ingredients include human albumin and sodium chloride. After receiving approval by the FDA in 1989, BOTOX quickly became a recognized brand and is used for several medical and esthetic treatments today. Patients love BOTOX because it allows them to retain expressive facial movement while achieving a refreshed appearance.
Benefits of BOTOX
- Treat hyperhidrosis, or excessive localized sweating
- Reduce migraine symptoms
- Treat muscle spasms
- Minimally invasive and no downtime
- See results within the hour (and drastic results in about a week)
BOTOX Procedure, Results, Side Effects
It takes about 10 minutes to receive a BOTOX treatment. A small needle is used to inject the serum into the facial muscles. Since the needle is so small, sedation and local anesthetic are not used; however, to enhance patient comfort, a topical anesthetic or ice pack may be applied before treatment. The number of injections depends on the size of the area and desired result.
The full results of the treatment may take up to 2 weeks and last about 4 months. For most patients, repeat treatments every 3 or 4 months is recommended, with longer-lasting results after subsequent treatments. Undergoing BOTOX treatment on a regular basis at our practice will ensure continuous results you are sure to love. Side effects of BOTOX are rare but can include headaches or soreness around the injection site.
BOTOX For Men
BOTOX has become increasingly popular for men over the last decade. Some men believe that cosmetic treatment is only meant for women, but at Carolinas Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we welcome anyone looking to achieve their desired appearance. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, BOTOX, or “Brotox”, is the number one cosmetic procedure for men. BOTOX has helped many men reduce the appearance of wrinkles and regain a youthful appearance.
Lip Flip in Charlotte, NC
Many people want plumper lips to accentuate their face and expressions. A lip flip involves injecting BOTOX into the upper lip, causing the part of your lip that’s inside the mouth to relax and “flip” upward. This treatment is less-invasive and often less expensive than a lip filler. To create a lip flip, 4–6 units of BOTOX are injected into the upper lip. Your lips will still maintain a natural shape, but appear fuller. Lip flips are great for people with a smile that shows a lot of the top gums. There is no downtime after treatment and results last up to 3 months. Interested in lip fillers? Learn more on our Fillers page.
Benefits of a Lip Flip
- Maintain natural shape of your lips, but with more fullness
- Less expensive than lip filler treatment
- No downtime
- Minimally invasive
- Great for people with a gummy smile
Frequently Asked Questions: BOTOX
How much should I expect to pay for BOTOX?
The cost of BOTOX depends on the number and location of areas you wish to treat. Contact us for a consultation, where we will discuss your goals and provide you with a cost estimate.
What are the three areas for BOTOX?
BOTOX is commonly used to treat the forehead lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet, and glabellar lines, or the vertical lines between the eyebrows.
How long does BOTOX last?
Results from BOTOX can last up to 4 months, but it is recommended to repeat treatment every 3–4 months for continuous results.
What is the most common age for BOTOX?
According to a statistics report published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the most common age range for BOTOX is 40–54. There is no maximum age limit for botulinum toxins and teens as young as 13 can receive injections for medical purposes.
How many units/visits of BOTOX do I need?
A unit of BOTOX is the amount that is injected into the body. One vial typically contains 100 units. When you visit our office, we will let you know the number of units and price for treatment, because this can vary depending on how many areas you would like to treat. Frown lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet typically require 20 units of BOTOX, and the forehead typically requires 32.
BOTOX and More in Charlotte, NC
Our cosmetic experts offer several botulinum toxin treatments, including BOTOX, Dysport®, and Xeomin®. Before undergoing any type of injectable treatment, always ask your specialist to see the bottle to make sure it’s authentic. At Carolinas Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we use authentic, name-brand BOTOX and are always happy to show you the bottle and/or packaging. When you visit our office, we will talk about your cosmetic goals and determine the right type of treatment for you.