Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery
1819 Lyndhurst Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: (980) 949-6544
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
BOTOX is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the United States. Each year, millions of men and women from all over the country use this safe and effective procedure (along with a similar product, Dysport®) to temporarily reduce signs of aging and achieve a refreshed, youthful appearance. From frown lines to crow’s feet, many of the most common signs of facial aging are smoothed away with just a few quick BOTOX injections. People from Lake Wylie communities like Tega Cay and India Hook; Belmont; Indian Trail; and Lake Norman area such as Cornelius, Huntersville, and Davidson trust Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery for BOTOX and Dysport in Charlotte, NC. They know they can rely on our experienced team to create subtle, natural-looking results.
What Is BOTOX?
BOTOX is a minimally invasive injectable treatment used to minimize fine lines and wrinkles. The active ingredient in BOTOX (and Dysport) is a safe, purified form of botulinum toxin that blocks the chemical signals that trigger muscle contractions. After a BOTOX or Dysport injection, the facial muscles relax, and lines and wrinkles soften or even disappear.
What Does BOTOX Treat?
BOTOX treats many different “dynamic” lines and wrinkles caused by repeated facial movements. A few of the most popular treatment areas include:
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Vertical “11s” between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- “Bunny lines” on the nose
- Neck bands
- Fine lines around the mouth and chin
What Are the Benefits of BOTOX?
Most people choose BOTOX treatments because they are looking for an effective way to rejuvenate their face without surgery. People of many different ages love the convenience of the treatment, which can often be completed in under 30 minutes and requires no downtime. Our Charlotte BOTOX patients typically feel more youthful, vibrant, and confident after BOTOX treatment at our office.
Catherine Gillon, RN
Aesthetic Nurse Injector
With more than 10 years of experience as an aesthetic injector and 20 years of experience in nursing, Catherine is your specialist for all things nonsurgical. She administers injectables and skincare treatments with expertise to get you looking and feeling your best without ever appearing unnatural or overdone.Meet Catherine Gillon, RN
What Is the Difference Between BOTOX & Dysport?
Like BOTOX, Dysport is a type of injectable neurotoxin that blocks chemical signals that trigger muscle contractions. This softens wrinkles by eliminating the tension on the overlying skin.
Dysport is set apart from other injectables for a couple of reasons: Results tend to appear sooner, and it tends to slightly diffuse into nearby tissue, making it well-suited for treating areas where wrinkles are more spread out. Your injector will help you determine which product is best for your unique needs.
What Is the Difference Between BOTOX & Dermal Fillers?
BOTOX and dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® both treat wrinkles and signs of aging, but they do so in different ways. Dermal fillers add volume beneath the skin to fill in deeper folds and lines, such as nasolabial folds, smile lines, and lip lines. Many people have both BOTOX and fillers injected during a liquid facelift procedure to address both dynamic wrinkles and volume loss simultaneously.
Who Is a Candidate for BOTOX?
The best candidates for BOTOX are healthy individuals unhappy with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive facial muscle movements. Prospective patients should have realistic expectations for the treatment and understand its limitations.
Who Should Not Get BOTOX?
People with a skin infection at the treatment site, allergies to BOTOX ingredients, or those with muscle or nerve conditions should not get BOTOX treatments. Women who are pregnant or nursing are also ineligible for the treatment.
Why Choose Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery for BOTOX?
At Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery, aesthetic nurse injector Catherine Gillon, RN, has earned a large following for her exceptional results with injectables. Catherine is a highly trained injector with years of experience in aesthetics. When you visit her for a consultation, she will work with you to create a customized plan to bring out the best in your face without ever making you appear “worked on” or overdone.
Catherine works alongside facial rejuvenation specialists Dr. Andrea Garcia and Dr. Josh Surowitz, a team of dual board-certified facial plastic surgeons who specialize in creating natural-looking results. Together, they provide exceptional results with compassion and personal touch that puts visitors at ease from the very first appointment.
What our clients have to say
Catherine is the absolute best injector.
I have had several others do my Botox and she is hands down the best. Go ahead and call her today. You can thank me later.
5 star review- J. Scoggins
What Is It Like To Get a BOTOX Treatment?
BOTOX treatments are typically quick and easy, with the entire process only taking a few minutes. After discussing your goals and cleansing your injection sites, your injector will administer a short series of injections into the muscles responsible for your wrinkles. Most people say these feel like tiny pinches that only last a second.
What Is Recovery Like After BOTOX?
You can return to most of your usual activities directly after your BOTOX appointment. You’ll need to avoid intense exercise or laying down for the next few hours, as this may cause the product to migrate. Mild redness typically disappears in less than an hour.
How Long Do BOTOX Results Last?
Results last about 3 to 4 months as normal muscle action eventually returns. Many people choose to continue receiving treatments every few months to maintain their results long-term.
Frequently Asked BOTOX Questions
Can regular BOTOX treatments prevent signs of aging?
Yes, consistent use of BOTOX will immobilize the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, ultimately preventing wrinkle formation. Often, these preventative BOTOX or “baby BOTOX” treatments use a smaller-than-usual dose of the neurotoxin.
What should be avoided after BOTOX injections?
To prevent BOTOX from migrating out of the treatment area, do not lie down during the 4 hours after your BOTOX injections and refrain from strenuous activities for 12 hours. Do not rub or massage your face, hold off on alcohol, and avoid excessive heat for 24 hours after treatment.