BOTOX®, also known as botulinum toxin, helps to smooth and reduce lines and wrinkles. Our FDA approved BOTOX® treatments in Mount Pleasant, SC are used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles in the forehead, crow’s feet, and area in between the eyebrows. Results can last for months, and improvement can be seen within days of treatment.
BEFORE & AFTER: BOTOX® Relaxer for Forehead Wrinkles
BEFORE & AFTER: BOTOX® Injection for Crows Feet
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BOTOX® Frequently Asked Questions
How does BOTOX® work?
BOTOX® works by temporarily paralyzing muscle activity in the area where it is injected. This is achieved by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that signals the muscles to contract. When injected into a muscle, BOTOX® binds to the nerve endings that release acetylcholine, preventing them from sending the signal to contract. This results in a temporary relaxation of the muscle and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What does BOTOX® treat?
BOTOX® is most commonly used to treat dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive facial movements such as frowning, squinting, or smiling. These wrinkles form over time as the skin loses elasticity and the underlying muscles contract repeatedly. BOTOX® injections can smooth out these wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscles and preventing them from contracting.
BOTOX® can also be used to treat a variety of medical conditions including:
- muscle spasms
- chronic migraines
- excessive sweating
- overactive bladder
In these cases, BOTOX® works by blocking the signals that cause the muscles to contract or reducing the activity of certain nerves that are responsible for transmitting pain signals.
Why is it important to return for my 2 week follow up appointment?
All muscles do not relax at the same rate and will take 2 weeks to reach their final state of relaxation. At this time, we can assess your results and make adjustments if needed. 2 units of relaxer are included free of cost at your follow-up appointment.
How long does BOTOX® last?
The effects of BOTOX® typically last for 3 to 6 months, after which the muscle activity gradually returns to normal. This means that repeat injections are necessary to maintain the desired results. However, with repeated use, the effects of BOTOX® may last longer as the muscles become trained to stay relaxed.
Is BOTOX® safe?
The use of BOTOX® is generally considered safe when administered by a qualified medical professional. However, like any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects associated with BOTOX® injections. These can include bruising, swelling, redness, and pain at the injection site, as well as more serious side effects such as difficulty swallowing, breathing, or speaking.
It is important to note that BOTOX® should only be administered by a qualified medical professional who has received specialized training in the use of BOTOX® injections. They should also have experience in treating the specific condition or concern being addressed. Patients should always disclose their full medical history and medications to their doctor before receiving Botox injections.
Will BOTOX® prevent me from getting future wrinkles?
With continued use of neurotoxins, the muscles targeted will atrophy over time and prevent the movements that cause wrinkles to be formed. This will decrease the appearance of wrinkles and help to prevent them from forming. There are other factors that contribute to wrinkle formation such as environmental, especially sun exposure. It is critical to use sunscreen daily for skin health and to prevent wrinkles.
From The Practitioner
My journey to becoming an advanced practice nurse specializing in anesthesia and aesthetics started at the early age of 14 when I began working in a retirement community. For over 25 years now I have committed my life to take care of others and I love it. Most of my career has been spent in the intensive care setting and providing anesthesia to operative patients. Just like every story has two sides so does my passion for providing care to others. I have always been in love with beauty, fashion, and the creative process. My dream career and goal in life have led me to merge the two sides of myself into the practitioner I am today.
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