Botox® in Huntersville, NC
Botox® is one of the most popular minimally-invasive treatments amongst people who want to reduce lines and wrinkles without surgery. As you consider Botox® injections, you should look for a practitioner who is highly experienced and specially qualified. Pure Facial Plastic Surgery is a Black Diamond Partner of Allergan®, the makers of Botox®, and Dr. Briggs E. Cook, Jr., a board-certified Huntersville surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery is the most experienced Botox® provider in Charlotte and the surrounding communities.
What is Botox®?
Botox® is an injectable treatment that reduces lines and wrinkles that are caused by muscles contractions in certain areas of your face. The product contains a botulinum toxin that temporarily paralyzes the muscles. The relaxed state of the muscles keeps the skin from creasing into lines and wrinkles.
A common concern amongst people who are considering Botox® is losing the ability to use the muscles that are treated, especially for facial expressions. People who receive Botox® treatments from a skilled provider, such as Pure Facial Plastic Surgery, are able to laugh, smile and use facial expressions. If you are concerned about the effects of Botox® on facial movement, speak with Dr. Cook about other injectable treatments, such as Restylane® or Xeomin® that may give you similar results without affecting the facial muscles.
Benefits of Botox®
A few of the benefits of Botox® include:
- Smooths skin texture by minimizing lines and wrinkles
- Results last up to six months
- Quick, non-surgical treatment with no downtime
- Proven an effective preventive treatment for younger patients
What is an Allergan® Black Diamond Partner?
Allergan® makes some of today’s best injectable cosmetic treatments, including Botox®, Voluma® and Juvederm®. Allergan® Black Diamond Partners are recognized for providing a high volume of these treatments to their patients. When you choose Pure Facial Plastic Surgery for your Botox® treatments, you benefit from our expertise and achieve optimum results with little to no side effects.
What is Botox® Used For?
Botox® is a safe and effective treatment for:
- Lines and wrinkles on the forehead, crow’s feet at the outer corners of the eyes and creases in the brow area
- Migraine headaches
- Excessive underarm sweating
What Should I Expect From Botox® Treatments?
As an injectable cosmetic treatment, Botox® is administered with a very tiny, fine-gauge needle. A local numbing agent can be used to help you relax during the injections. For optimum results, Botox® must be precisely injected into the appropriate muscles, and Dr. Cook has the expertise to properly administer the injections. Most patients require multiple injections to fully relax the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles.
The effects of Botox® are immediate, so your lines and wrinkles disappear after just one treatment. You return to our office after three months for a maintenance treatment. As you continue Botox® treatments, the facial muscles are re-trained, and you will need follow-up treatments less frequently.
You may have slight bleeding, bruising, tenderness and swelling around the injection sites. You can reduce the likelihood and severity of these symptoms by:
- Asking Dr. Cook about temporarily stopping medications and supplements that increase your risk of bruising
- Avoiding alcohol for at least two days before your Botox® treatment
- Scheduling your treatments well ahead of any important events, such as weddings, family photos and gatherings where side effects could affect your confidence
The lines and wrinkles in the treatment areas disappear immediately when treated with Botox®, and the results last four to six months. You should have a follow-up treatment after three months.
What Should my Physician Explain to me About Botox® Treatments?
In very rare cases, certain complications have been associated with Botox® treatments. The complications typically occur due to an individual’s physiological response to the ingredients in Botox®, and may include:
- Increased blood pressure
- Feeling of weakness in the muscles around the treatment area
- Sore throat and dry mouth
- Drooping or sagging of the eyelids
- Pain in areas of the face
- Allergic reactions, such as rashes, hives and redness beyond the injection site
How Much Does Botox® Cost?
The cost of your Botox® treatment is determined by the total number of units that are administered. The number of units depends on the number of areas to be treated and the degree of lines and wrinkles. Typically, men require more units than women. Pure Facial Plastic Surgery accepts cash, checks and major credit cards, and financing is available through Alphaeon™ Credit.
If you are looking for a non-surgical anti-aging treatment, Botox® treatments may be right for you. Pure Facial Plastic Surgery is a Black Diamond Partner with Allergan®, the makers of Botox®. Contact Pure Facial Plastic Surgery in Huntersville, North Carolina to schedule your personal Botox® consultation with Dr. Cook.