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BOTOX® Cosmetic

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, raise their eyebrows, or even smile.

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 appear exaggerated or more pronounced.

These lines can make you look older than you are, particularly if you have fine, delicate skin. Both men and women can benefit from our Charlotte, NC BOTOX injections to create a more youthful facial appearance. At Criswell & Criswell, we have been providing BOTOX treatments to women and men for over fifteen years.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is a neurotoxin designed to treat such signs of aging. BOTOX can effectively reduce:

  • The lines that appear across your forehead (transverse forehead rhytids)
  • Lines between your brows (glabellar “frown” lines)
  • Smile lines at the corners of your eyes

What is the average cost for BOTOX Injections?

The cost of your BOTOX treatment will depend on the areas being treated and how many injections are needed. The price of BOTOX treatments will reflect the number of units injected, which will vary slightly from person to person. The average cost is around $550.

How Does It Work? Botox® Cosmetic

BOTOX is a simple and nonsurgical treatment that can improve moderate to severe wrinkles, and in some cases completely erase mild to moderate wrinkles.

BOTOX is made of highly refined, precisely measured botulinum toxin protein. This substance works to reduce muscle activity beneath the skin. When the muscles are less active, they do not produce the deep folds, reducing the appearance of frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet lines around the eyes.

The treatment, which is performed in our office, consists of a few tiny injections and generally takes 10-15 minutes. After your procedure, you will often be able to see a dramatic result the within a few days with full results in 2 weeks. Results may last four months, although individual results vary. Mild to moderate wrinkles can disappear, with your skin appearing smoother, younger, and fresher. Our providers will tailor your treatment to your goals and will help you find the best treatment plan for your problem areas.

At Criswell & Criswell, our team of professionals is skilled in the administration of BOTOX treatments – and the hands behind the needle make all the difference in the final result. Correctly-applied BOTOX will not change ‘your look,’ and you can smile, frown, or look surprised; and you will look younger and more rested without the wrinkles and creases you had before.

BOTOX treatment shouldn’t cause serious discomfort beyond a slight pinch sensation. If needed, your experienced injector will use cooling packs or light medication to treat any pain. There’s no downtime needed after BOTOX treatment, and it takes only minutes to complete – you can get your treatment during lunch hour, and then return to your usual activities. While there is the possibility of minor bruising or stiffness immediately after treatment, most patients are able to resume their normal activities as soon as they leave the office. Depending on the depth and severity of wrinkles, the results of a single treatment may last up to four months. Your provider will be able to help you plan for future appointments as needed, depending on your individual results.

What are the Benefits of BOTOX?

BOTOX is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the USA, with millions of treatments administered each year. The benefits of BOTOX include:

  • BOTOX has been used since the 1980s and has a long record of being safe and effective.
  • No recovery or downtime is needed.
  • Discomfort is minimal.
  • BOTOX improves the appearance of wrinkles and etched-in facial lines, giving you a more youthful, refreshed look.
  • BOTOX can treat a large number of conditions, including chronic migraines, excessive sweating (also known as hyperhidrosis), Bell’s Palsy, hypersalivation (excessive production of saliva), and eyelid spasms.

Who is a candidate for BOTOX?

BOTOX is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the USA, with millions of treatments administered each year. The benefits of BOTOX include:

  • BOTOX has been used since the 1980s and has a long record of being safe and effective.
  • No recovery or downtime is needed.
  • Discomfort is minimal.
  • BOTOX improves the appearance of wrinkles and etched-in facial lines, giving you a more youthful, refreshed look.
  • BOTOX can treat a large number of conditions, including chronic migraines, excessive sweating (also known as hyperhidrosis), Bell’s Palsy, hypersalivation (excessive production of saliva), and eyelid spasms.
BOTOX Charlotte

Botox®: Treatment for Frown Lines, Wrinkles, & Creases

Your surgeon knows how important using the right product is, and takes both your appearance and your peace of mind seriously. When it comes to cosmetic injections, using quality products is crucial to success and making sure the results look natural, not frozen. After a BOTOX treatment, you’ll be able to smile, laugh, and look surprised. BOTOX Cosmetic is approved in over 78 countries and is one of the most extensively studied cosmetic products, as well as the single most popular injectable product of its type in the world.

If you’re interested in finding out if you are a good candidate for some of the best BOTOX Charlotte, NC has to offer, get in touch with us online or over the phone. Our staff is here to help you find the best treatment option for you.

Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is a condition in the body that causes your sweat glands to produce excess sweat even when they're not stimulated by heat or exercise. Your body may produce so much sweat as a result of hyperhidrosis that it soaks through your clothing or drips from the visible surfaces of your face and hands. Not only can this interrupt your daily activities, but it can also cause a great amount of stress and anxiety if you are living with this uncomfortable and embarrassing condition. Those with hyperhidrosis are also prone to skin infections resulting from the excess of moisture constantly present on the surface of the skin.

Treating Hyperhidrosis with BOTOX

Excess sweating is not only an embarrassing condition, but it can greatly interfere with your day to day activities. Thankfully, the FDA has approved the use of BOTOX for the treatment of hyperhidrosis. When injected into the offending sweat glands, BOTOX can provide relief from hyperhidrosis for up to 6 to 12 months.

During the procedure, your area will be anesthetized, or ice will be applied to induce numbing. Your surgeon will then administer a series of injections directly into the sweat glands, limiting the communication they receive through your nervous system. When administered properly, BOTOX blocks the nervous system from signaling the sweat glands to produce sweat. Since the sweat glands will no longer receive this communication, the excess sweating ceases.

How Effective is BOTOX in Treating Hyperhidrosis?

BOTOX is extremely effective in temporarily blocking the cause of hyperhidrosis and has been used to treat it in more than 20 countries around the world. Treatment is most effective when administered by a highly skilled plastic surgeon. At Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery, you can be sure that your surgeon is extremely experienced and skilled in hyperhidrosis treatment using BOTOX and can administer this effective treatment at our Charlotte, North Carolina clinic in just minutes.

Recovery After BOTOX Injections

After getting your BOTOX injections, you can go right back to your regular daily activities without any recovery time. You will experience some redness and possibly some bruising or swelling, depending on the sensitivity of your skin. These effects fade within hours. Some people experience a headache the first day or two after the procedure, but these are usually mild and short-lived. Avoid strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours after your injections, and do not touch the injection area. You should start to see results within three to five days, and the full effects should be visible in about ten days, although everyone responds differently.

BOTOX® & Xeomin

As we age, the appearance of our face undergoes both subtle and not so subtle changes. These changes occur slowly over time and generally follow predictable patterns. Understanding these changes, and the factors that speed up and slow down the aging process, is key to maintaining a healthy, youthful appearance, which can be achieved with BOTOX & Xeomin.

We believe that facial rejuvenation involves a holistic approach aimed at maximizing your strengths and improving any existing weaknesses. At Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery, we offer a complete range of facial treatments and procedures, including BOTOX & Xeomin aimed at restoring and maintaining the look you want. This treatment and maintenance of healthy facial skin can involve a combination of skin care, injectables, and surgery.

The use of BOTOX & Xeomin is designed to improve and restore the youthful, relaxed appearance of your face and forehead. Your plastic surgeon can use BOTOX & Xeomin in combination for multiple areas of concern and can discuss this fully with you during your consultation. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions About BOTOX in Charlotte, NC at Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery

Are BOTOX injections painful?

BOTOX doesn’t require any anesthesia, but a topical numbing cream can be applied if you are sensitive. During the injection, you will feel a stinging or pinching sensation. The needles we use are exceptionally fine, and most people feel little to no discomfort, and the procedure takes only minutes to complete.

How long does BOTOX last?

The effects of BOTOX are temporary. While it varies from person to person, results will typically last for three to six months. Most patients get injections two to four times per year. The number will vary depending on which areas were treated, and how long you have relied on BOTOX to stay looking young. Longer-term use may allow you to need fewer units of BOTOX to maintain your look.

What is the difference between BOTOX and Xeomin?

BOTOX and Xeomin have the same active ingredient. BOTOX includes extra proteins, while Xeomin contains only one component, and is considered the purest of the neuromodulators on the market. Both products work very similarly, are administered in the same way, and last the same amount of time. If you see the results of BOTOX diminishing, you may get better results with Xeomin.

How many injections will I need?

The number of injections needed will vary depending on your specific treatment. About five injections are required to smooth away deeper forehead wrinkles. We will tailor your procedure to achieve the best possible results in your case, and the number of injections varies accordingly.

Are there any risks or side effects?

Most patients tolerate BOTOX well, and adverse effects are infrequent. While BOTOX is considered very safe, there are risks with any procedure. Possible side effects include fever, chills, and infection. We always advise our patients about risks, whether the treatment is surgical or non-surgical. We operate our clinic with the highest standards of hygiene and safety.

Why choose Criswell & Criswell for BOTOX injections?

At Criswell & Criswell, we are passionate about helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. Both Dr. Bryan Criswell and Dr. Kara Criswell are board-certified plastic surgeons with over ten years of experience. Our team is friendly and caring and we are all focused on giving you superior service. It is important to us that you receive the best care both before, during and after your procedure. When injecting BOTOX, we are careful, conservative, and known for creating a smoothing effect that appears entirely natural, never frozen, or artificial.

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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 AAAASF 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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