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BOTOX® Cosmetic

Turn back time and refresh your appearance with BOTOX injections that are fast and easy enough to get done over lunch–letting you get right back to your life afterward.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can improve, and in some cases completely erase, mild to moderate wrinkles. The treatment, which is performed in our office, consists of a few tiny injections and generally takes 10-15 minutes.

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BOTOX Charlotte, NC
BOTOX Charlotte, NC

Who is a candidate for BOTOX treatments?

Nearly everyone in good health is a candidate for BOTOX treatments. Candidates for BOTOX want to reverse the aging process and achieve smooth, wrinkle-free skin. Ideal BOTOX candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Are healthy and have no serious medical concerns
  • Do not have any type of skin infection, rash, or other outbreak in the treatment area
  • Are not pregnant or nursing
  • Don’t have an allergy to the BOTOX ingredients (this is rare)
  • Do not have a history of neuromuscular disease

What Are the Benefits of BOTOX?

BOTOX is such a popular treatment because of the many benefits it achieves for patients. By temporarily relaxing the key facial muscles that are causing wrinkles and fine lines, BOTOX provides the following benefits:

  • Smoother skin
  • A refreshed, younger-looking appearance
  • A prejuvenation option for younger patients who want to hold off wrinkles from appearing in the first place
  • Facial rejuvenation results without surgery or incisions
  • Procedure time is very short
  • Treatment is nearly painless
  • No downtime or significant recovery period

What Areas Does BOTOX Treat?

BOTOX addresses fine lines and wrinkles that result from age almost anywhere on the face. It is also used in other cosmetic treatments, such as a lip flip, addressing a gummy smile, and lifting the corners of the mouth. Common areas treated with BOTOX in Charlotte, NC include the following:

  • Around the eye area, such as crow’s feet
  • Glabellar/ frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Horizontal forehead lines on the brow
  • Bunny lines around the nose
  • Wrinkles around the mouth and lips
  • Platysmal bands in the neck
  • Chin dimples and wrinkles

How Does BOTOX Work?

The lines that appear across your forehead (transverse forehead rhytids), between your brows (glabellar “frown” lines), and smile lines at the corners of your eyes and on your nose are actually the result of muscle movement beneath the skin and the steady passage of time. As you make facial expressions throughout your normal day, your facial muscles contract, causing the overlying skin to wrinkle. This is quite apparent when most people frown, emphasizing the glabellar frown lines between your eyes.

Over time, this continual wrinkling of the muscles causes facial lines to stay longer and become more pronounced. For women, whose faces tend to be more animated than men’s and whose skin is typically more delicate, these lines may be more exaggerated.

What to Expect During Your BOTOX Treatment

Our experienced nurse injector will tailor your treatment to your goals. Anesthetic is not usually needed, as the treatment is not considered painful for most patients. However, if you are more comfortable with a numbing cream, we will apply this first.

In general, a BOTOX treatment starts with facial cleansing. This step ensures no makeup residue or anything else is on the surface of your skin. Next, we will use a fine needle to inject BOTOX into the muscles causing wrinkles. This completes your treatment. From there, you can carry on with your normal daily routine.

Results After BOTOX

After your procedure, you will often be able to see a dramatic result the same day or within a few days. For patients new to BOTOX, it may take up to two weeks for the ultimate results to fully appear.

Results generally last for three to four months, although individual results vary. After your treatment, you can still smile, frown, and look surprised. It will not “change your look,” only refresh your appearance. You will simply look younger and more rested without the wrinkles and creases you had before.

Is there a recovery period after BOTOX?

There is generally no recovery period after a BOTOX treatment, but keep in mind there may be some minor side effects. These may include minor swelling, small red bumps, or some redness in the treatment area. These effects usually fade within about one hour or so.

Most patients continue on with their day after their BOTOX injections are complete. However, for the next two days, don’t massage the treatment area, as this could spread the BOTOX formula to other parts of the face. Also during these two days, don’t do a heavy workout or drink alcohol.

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Your BOTOX Treatments at Criswell & Criswell

Dr. Bryan Criswell and Dr. Kara Criswell are board-certified plastic surgeons who were named “Top Doctors” by the prestigious Castle Connolly. They oversee or personally perform every treatment at Criswell & Criswell. When it comes to BOTOX injections, our talented aesthetic specialists address only the key muscles that are causing wrinkles, leaving you a free range of expression. Every patient receives a customized treatment plan that is designed around your exact needs and your aesthetic goals.

We invite you to schedule a consultation for BOTOX in Charlotte, NC and learn more about your personalized experience here with us. The environment here is warm, welcoming, private, and known for integrity and honesty.


14835 Ballantyne Village Way, Suite 210 Charlotte NC, 28277

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Your health, safety, and wellbeing is our top priority.

Our office is open, and we are excited to be providing you with select services! Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery is leading the way in Charlotte and the South East region with our cutting edge technology, and continued safety measures We appreciate the trust you place in us and wish to assure you we are addressing the COVID-19 outbreak at the highest level to continue to ensure you enjoy an exceptional experience.

Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery is committed to taking proactive precautions, grounded in science, to provide the highest level of quality care to our patients. In addition to our already stringent policies, our office has implemented strict protocols and procedures based on the recommendations of The American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service Task Force, and the CDC. All staff members and surgical patients have tested negative for COVID-19 meaning our Quad A certified surgical suite is among the safest centers in the region.

We strive to consistently provide you with cutting edge technology for an exceptional patient experience. Our practice offers virtual consultations which you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Our virtual consultation process ensures you have ample time to have your questions answered and spend time getting to know your physician. You can also enjoy full access to your skincare specialist, nurses, and Patient Coordinators through virtual visits.

We know everyone is very busy and your time is valuable. Our in-person visits are designed with you in mind to keep your wait times short, and your in-room time effective and focused on your goals so we can get you back to your life.

We are privileged to serve you at Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery and are here to support you during these uncertain times.

Sincerely and with warm regards,

Bryan K. Criswell M.D., F.A.C.S.
Kara K. Criswell M.D., F.A.C.S.

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