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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.