BOTOX® Cosmetic

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.

BOTOX® Cosmetic
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Before & After Juvéderm® & Restylane® Case 47 Front View in Charlotte, NC
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This patient had Voluma in her cheeks and chin, tear troughs, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, pre-jowl sulcus, and lips, for a total of 13 syringes of dermal filler plus BOTOX to help her maintain her rejvuenated appearance. 

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Before & After Juvéderm® & Restylane® Case 32 Front View in Charlotte, NC
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This patient had dermal filler injections in her chin and BOTOX Cosmetic in her masseter muscles to help reduce the size of her jawline, giving her face more feminine features.  

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Before & After Juvéderm® & Restylane® Case 46 Right Oblique View in Charlotte, NC
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This patient had concerns about some early signs of aging in her lower face. Catherine used a combination of BOTOX Cosmetic and dermal fillers to lift and tighten her skin along with a new skincare regimen to help her maintain her results.  Read More

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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

The treatment can also be used as a complement to surgical procedures, such as a brow lift, eyelid lift, or facelift at our Charlotte facial plastic surgery practice.

Alternative Uses for BOTOX

BOTOX can be used to treat a wide range of cosmetic and medical concerns besides wrinkles. Popular options include:

Jawline Slimming (Masseter Reduction)

BOTOX injections can create a slimmer lower face by relaxing the masseter muscles of the lower jaw used for chewing food.

BOTOX “Lip Flip”

When injected into the orbicularis oris muscle that surrounds the mouth, BOTOX allows the upper lip to “flip” upward slightly and look fuller.

Gummy Smile

Carefully placed BOTOX injections can relax overactive muscles of the upper lip so it doesn’t elevate as high and expose the gums.

Excessive Sweating

BOTOX can provide temporary relief from excessive sweating by blocking the nerve signals that instruct activate the sweat glands.

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.

How Much Does BOTOX Cost in Charlotte, NC?

The cost of a BOTOX treatment at our Charlotte practice depends on the cosmetic goals of each patient, including the number of treatment areas. BOTOX is priced per unit, which means the total cost of your treatment is determined by how many units are needed to achieve your goals.

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?

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

Dr. Garcia and Dr. Surowitz are fantastic!

Their staff is welcoming, kind, and always helpful. I could not be more pleased!

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- 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.

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BOTOX FAQs

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.

Is BOTOX better than dermal fillers?

BOTOX is better at smoothing away dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle contractions than fillers because it treats the cause. Fillers are superior to BOTOX for adding or replacing volume to rejuvenate the face and enhance the lips.

What should be avoided after BOTOX injections?

To attain optimal results and prevent BOTOX from migrating out of the treatment area, take the following precautions:

First 4 hours

  • Do not lie down or bend over at the waist.

First 12 hours

  • Refrain from strenuous exercise and activities that make you sweat.

First 24 hours

  • Avoid rubbing or massaging your face.
  • Hold off on alcohol.
  • Avoid excessive heat.

Can BOTOX & Dysport prevent wrinkles from forming?

You may have read about “preventative BOTOX,” the idea that BOTOX or Dysport can prevent wrinkles from forming. It’s true that the injections can postpone—if not prevent—the formation of wrinkles. Because BOTOX works by limiting muscle movements that cause “expression lines,” it also prevents these wrinkles from developing.

Is there anything I can do to make my BOTOX last longer?

Follow your aftercare instructions to allow BOTOX to work most effectively. To maintain your results, take care of your skin by wearing sunscreen consistently and limiting sun exposure. When patients have their treatments regularly, they can sometimes have them less frequently.

If I start getting BOTOX injections, will I look worse if I stop?

One of the persistent myths about BOTOX is that your wrinkles immediately return if you stop getting treatments. That’s not true. Wrinkles will gradually develop after stopping treatments, but it will take longer than if you never had BOTOX injections.

Are injectables like BOTOX and JUVÉDERM safe?

The safety records of both BOTOX and fillers such as JUVÉDERM are excellent. BOTOX has been the subject of numerous studies and has proven to be extremely safe when qualified injectors perform the treatments. The primary ingredients in most fillers are synthetic versions of substances that occur naturally in the body, so the risk of a negative reaction or infection is very low.

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If you would like to meet with our Charlotte BOTOX specialists to discuss what is possible for you, please request your consultation online or call (980) 949-6544.

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