Botox® Injections Charlotte
The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, often referred to by its product name Botox®, is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure performed today. Each year, over 2 ½ million patients undergo treatment using Botox. This treatment temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crows feet around the eyes and thick bands in the neck, which can help an individual achieve a more youthful facial appearance.
This procedure does not require any incisions, but instead Botox is administered through injections using a very tiny needle. The purified and diluted toxin blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. This can prevent new wrinkles and fine lines from forming and help reduce the appearance of pre-existing lines and wrinkles. This results in a younger, more relaxed facial appearance. The effects of the Botox treatment will gradually fade and follow up treatments will be needed to keep wrinkles and lines from reappearing. The results of the Botox treatment typically last from three to six months. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities right after treatment.
Studies have also demonstrated that Botox is effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.