Frown lines are nothing to frown about with the help of Botox® and our expert injectors.
Botox® is a quick and easy injectable treatment that can effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles without surgery. Botox® is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment every year. Botox works by blocking chemical signals that usually cause the muscles to move and contract. Over time, these movements can cause wrinkles and folds to form with normal expressions like smiling or squinting. When Botox is injected into the individual muscles, it can relax wrinkles and leave a rejuvenated, refreshed look.
Botox has been in use for many decades and is FDA-approved for cosmetic use in reducing the appearance of forehead lines and crow’s feet. Some of the benefits of Botox include excellent results, no downtime, and a natural look. Botox is commonly combined with dermal filler treatments for effective non-surgical facial rejuvenation without surgery. Botox has a lot of different uses, meaning many different people can benefit from it. Some of the most common reasons we hear from patients opting for Botox include:
- “My forehead wrinkles make me look tired and older than I feel.”
- “I’m beginning to see wrinkles and don’t want them to keep forming.”
- “I want to look younger but don’t want surgery yet.”
The best candidates for Botox are those who wish to prevent wrinkles before they start or who wish to treat existing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and lines. Botox can help address the “11 lines” between the brows, soften “crow’s feet,” and smooth out “smokers lines” around the lips. Some of the most popular areas for Botox include treatment to raise eyebrows for a “Botox browlift,” and treatments to address wrinkles in the forehead and the chin (also referred to as the “peau d’orange” for an “orange peel” appearance that comes with age). A consultation with one of our expert PAs, Nurse Injectors or Dr. Coan will help determine if you are a candidate for Botox.
Botox can be easily performed during your lunch break at our state-of-the-art facility. Before the injection process begins, we can apply a topical numbing cream for maximum comfort. Our expert injectors will use a very fine needle to place the product into the individual muscles causing unwanted wrinkles. A handful of small injections may be needed to make sure your ideal results are achieved.
Although patients see some improvement right away, it can take up to two weeks for your final results to emerge. There’s no downtime required, meaning you can return to your regular activities. Your Botox results will last between three and four months, after which you can return for re-treatment with our expert injectors.
You might experience some minor swelling and bruising after treatment, but this usually subsides within a day or so. You can use an ice pack to manage any discomfort but should avoid massaging or rubbing the area. It’s safe to continue your regular skincare regimen and cosmetic product use after treatment.
Setting up an appointment at CARE is convenient and easy. Either click, call (919) 484-4884 or send us a direct message on our Instagram and we’ll be happy to schedule a time that works best for you. Your first appointment will either be one hour, (to allow time for a full face evaluation and treatment plan), or 30 minutes if only injectables are desired. Dr. Coan and our expert Botox PA and Nurse injectors are highly trained in the latest Botox aesthetic techniques. The CARE office is located minutes from Raleigh, is convenient to the RDU airport and just off of Interstate 40.
If you are thinking of getting Botox, please take a moment to download and review these afterCARE instructions. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any additional questions you might have about the procedure.
How long does Botox last?
Botox typically lasts between 3-4 months depending on your regular activity levels. We recommend patients sticking to a consistent treatment regimen to fully reap the benefits of Botox.
What are common areas to treat with Botox?
Our nurse injectors can treat a variety of areas, including glabella (“11s” or between the brows), crow’s feet, and forehead. Other areas include the “lip flip” to create a subtle pucker, the masseter muscle, and Platysmal bands.
When will I see results with my Botox treatment?
Most clients begin seeing Botox treatment results within 5 to 10 days, with full effects at the 2 week mark.
Is one brand or product better than Botox?
Botox Cosmetic is the most popular neurotoxins worldwide. We encourage you to schedule a skin analysis with one of our Expert Medical Injectors so you may determine the treatment that works best for you.
Is it possible to get Botox the day before or the same day as a big event?
Yes, Botox has no significant downtime other than a few possible marks at the injection site (these generally resolve within a few hours). If you are concerned about looking your best before a big event, you may consider scheduling treatment about two weeks in advance for your optimal full treatment effects.
What is the typical recovery time for Botox?
You should be able to resume your normal activity just after receiving Botox treatments. We simply recommended you avoid laying down for 4 hours after treatment and avoid high-impact or strenuous activities (like working out) for 24 hours.
Does it hurt to get Botox?
Patients describe Botox injections like a little “snap” or “pinch” at the injection site. While some clients are more sensitive than others nearly all clients tolerate the treatment well.
How does Botox get rid of wrinkles?
Botox relaxes the movement of the facial muscles that create wrinkles and lines on the face. Botox treatments work by blocking the uptake of acetylcholine by the muscles of the face. Through this process, facial wrinkles soften and may in some cases be eliminated entirely.
Can I get Botox done the same day as another injectable procedure?
Yes, you can receive Botox the same day you receive other injectable treatments. There is no contraindication to receiving multiple treatments to the face on the same day.
What happens if I'm not happy with the results?
CARE Plastic Surgery is focused on your results. If you ever need an adjustment after your Botox treatment, CARE will gladly offer a complimentary correction up to two weeks after your procedure.