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Botulinum Toxins (BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®) in Charlotte, NC

As our skin’s elasticity and firmness naturally diminish with age, fine lines and wrinkles appear. Thankfully, there are several minimally invasive treatment options to reduce the signs of aging and restore a more youthful appearance. The cosmetic form of botulinum toxins is an injection that temporarily reduces the signs of aging. This includes lines, wrinkles, and even excessive sweating.

At Carolinas Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Charlotte, NC, our team of experts carefully assesses your esthetic goals. We offer several botulinum toxins, including BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin. This enables us to help more people in the Charlotte area achieve higher confidence and make their cosmetic dreams a reality.

Why Choose Carolinas Center for Cosmetic Surgery?

Our cosmetic team consists of experts who tailor treatment to meet your exact needs, while focusing on health and safety. Dr. Mohamed is a dual-degree surgeon certified by both the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He brings many years of training and education to patients in Charlotte so that people can achieve their aesthetic dreams safely and efficiently. He works alongside our licensed aesthetician, Tina, who has over 18 years of cosmetic experience.

If you are considering cosmetic injections, it's important to see a professional. Our practice only uses name-brand, FDA-approved injections. It is not uncommon for other practices to use off-brand injections, which may not have completed required clinical trials or be as effective as name-brand products. We are always happy to show you the bottle of your cosmetic product so that you can be confident we are only providing quality, name-brand, and safe products to our clients.

Benefits of Botulinum Toxins

  • FDA-approved for cosmetic purposes, making it a safe option for many people
  • Injections of botulinum toxins are quick, easy, and cause little to no discomfort
  • Improve the appearance of chin dimples, neck bands, and facial lines
  • Lift the corners of the mouth or soften a square jawline
  • Many botulinum toxin products available
  • Combine treatment with other cosmetic procedures to further enhance results, including a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, dermal fillers, and more
  • No downtime
  • Side effects of botulinum toxins are rare and minor, if any

Types of Botulinum Toxins in Charlotte, NC

BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin are different types of botulinum toxin injections. Each of these brands are FDA-approved and have helped many men and women achieve their desired look. The right brand for you will depend on the area you like to treat and the overall details of your goals. With any type of injectable treatment, always inform your specialist of allergic reactions you have had to products in the past and prescription medicine you are taking prior to treatment.

Most commonly, these injectables are used to treat wrinkles and reduce the signs of aging. However, they also have medical uses. Talk to your specialist if you experience excessive underarm sweating, migraines, or muscle spasms, in addition to or separate from your cosmetic goals. Botulinum toxins may be able to help!

BOTOX in Charlotte, NC

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 Food and Drug Administration (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. BOTOX may also be used on other areas of the body.

Benefits of BOTOX

  • Treat hyperhidrosis, or excessive localized sweating
  • Reduce migraine symptoms
  • Treat muscle spasms
  • 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. No anesthesia is required.

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.

Dysport in Charlotte, NC

Similar to BOTOX, Dysport reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while keeping natural expression in the face. Dysport is most commonly used to smooth the appearance of lines between the eyebrows. Since the active ingredient in Dysport is onabotulinumtoxinA, the treatment temporarily paralyzes specific muscles while allowing the rest of the facial expressions to move naturally.

Dysport Procedure, Results, Side Effects

With a Dysport treatment, one injection is placed into five targeted points between and above the eyebrows. The needle used is very fine, so sedation and local anesthetic are not used; however, a topical anesthetic or ice pack may be applied prior to treatment. Each treatment takes between 10 and 20 minutes.

Results last up to 4 months. Most patients report noticeable improvement within 2 or 3 days after treatment. Side effects from Dysport can include muscle weakness or pain near the injection site, bruising or swelling around the injection site, headache, fever, cough, and sore throat.

Xeomin in Charlotte, NC

Xeomin is another type of botulinum treatment that reduces the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Like BOTOX and Dysport, Xeomin’s active ingredient is onabotulinumtoxinA but has been formulated as a purified protein. Whereas BOTOX contains accessory proteins, Xeomin contains no protein additives. Xeomin allows for the reduced appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows while keeping the rest of the face naturally expressive.

Xeomin Procedure, Results, Side Effects

Treatment takes about 10 minutes and you can resume your normal activities right away. The needle is very fine, so anesthesia is often not necessary. We may apply a topical numbing cream for your comfort. Most patients report noticeable improvement with 5 days of treatment, with results lasting up to 4 months. Side effects from Xeomin can include allergic reactions, headaches, muscle weakness, or drooping eyelids.

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, Dysport, and Xeomin have 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

  • 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?

The three most common areas for BOTOX treatment are the forehead, crow’s feet, and the glabella, 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. The glabella, or 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

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