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Because everyone has unique expressions, we move our facial muscles in a repetitive way. Over time, those repetitive movements -- furrowing the brow, frowning, smiling -- cause wrinkles and fine lines -- especially around the eyes and mouth in the form of crow’s feet and frown lines.
No one likes the fact that those lines make them look and feel older than they really are. Botox treatments can help men and women rejuvenate and revitalize their appearance, which is why the injections have become increasingly popular over the last few years.
What is Botox and How Does It Work?
BOTOX is the trade name for botulinum toxin A, which was first approved for use as a treatment by the FDA in 1990 specifically for eye muscle spasms. The cosmetic value, however, became readily apparent.Other brand names are Dysport and Xeomin.
Small doses of Botox injected in designated areas block the nerve muscles responsible for repetitive actions, and thus improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox relaxes the area.
Botox injections are extremely safe when performed by a qualified, experienced professional
The positive results of the injection can last for up to eight months, although 3-6 months is more common. Added benefits of Botox injections may also include the:
- improvement of migraine headaches
- reduce of excessive sweating
- improvement in chronic back and jaw pain
- relief & relaxation of muscle twitches
- Anyone in generally good health who has fairly shallow fine lines and wrinkles is a good candidate for Botox treatments.
BOTOX® is the Most Popular Procedure Among Both Men and Women
Aside from the cautions below, millions of men and women receive Botox treatments each year. The injections are the most popular procedure among both men and women and when performed by a qualified and experienced professional, Botox injections are considered to be a very safe procedure.
How does BOTOX® work?
Dr. Diteshiem uses BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin to treat wrinkles that are caused by overactive muscles of expression. The injection is a protein derivative of the Botulinum toxin, which is a neurotoxin agent produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. In minute doses, it is used to temporarily relax the hyperactive facial muscles that produce deep or noticeable wrinkles. In many patients, its effect can last up to 3-6 months.
The injections are relatively painless, and Dr. Ditesheim administers them himself during a short office visit. Within a day or two, most people notice a disappearance or reduction of the troublesome frown lines or wrinkles.
Easy & Effective Treatments.
During your one on one consultation, you can find out if BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport or Xeomin is right for you. Results can often be improved by combining these injections with one of our modern dermal fillers. Patients who have more advanced wrinkling or lack skin elasticity might be better suited for a facial sculpting procedure such as brow lift or facelift to achieve the improvements they desire. We will thoroughly explain all of your available options and help you choose the procedure that is best suited to your cosmetic goals.
To learn more about Cosmetic injections, skin rejuvenation treatments, and facial sculpting procedures, request a one on one consultation. Contact our skilled plastic surgeon team today at 704.754.8351.
In addition to providing medical spa services, Dr. Ditesheim is an experienced, dedicated Charlotte plastic surgeon, who has extensive experience helping patients seeking aesthetic enhancements, including tummy tuck, facelift, liposuction and breast augmentation in Charlotte, North Carolina.