Are you looking for treatment for your fine lines and wrinkles? Mid-Carolina OB/GYN is proud to offer aesthetic services to the Raleigh-Durham area, including a chance at youthful, rejuvenated skin with our Botox treatments. We can treat fine lines on crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead creases, neck skin, and more. With several types of botox for different skin types, we have your needs in mind.
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What is Botox?
Botox cosmetic injections are made from onobotilunumtoxin A (botulinum toxin type A). The drug is made from the same bacteria that can cause a type of food poisoning called botulism. Used in small amounts, Botox can bring amazing results for a variety of conditions, especially for fine lines and wrinkles. Promising results have even shown in more moderate to severe wrinkles.
Botox has been around for 20 years and is a proven and effective method of offering a noninvasive solution to reducing signs of aging.
What is Botox Used For?
Botox is most known for its ability to reduce facial wrinkles caused by repeated muscle contractions and aging. Smiling, frowning, squinting, and other common facial movements can contribute to the formation of small wrinkles.
Botox can also be used to treat a variety of conditions such as neck rejuvenation. Botox is injected into the platysma bands of the neck. This tightens the muscles and smooths the skin, providing a youthful look as a long-term, skin-rejuvenating solution.
How Does Botox Work?
By blocking signals from nerves that contract muscles, Botox relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles. It also further reduces the chance of worsening wrinkles over time. It is specifically designed to target “dynamic” facial wrinkles, or ones caused by muscular contractions, especially in the face.
How Much Does It Cost to Receive Botox Injections?
The cost for Botox depends on how many units you will need. It will be determine during your appointment. There, the doctor will evaluate your needs and give a quote on how much it will cost.
What to Expect from Your Botox Procedure
Before getting Botox, make sure to talk to your doctor about any medications you are currently taking and any medical conditions you have to ensure the best results. Common medications like sleeping aids, allergy medications, blood thinners, and muscle relaxants may be stopped before your injection procedure.
Anesthesia is not necessary.
During the procedure, you can expect a very small needle to inject miniscule amounts of the botulinum toxin into the skin or muscles. Most people report just a small pinch sensation when getting treatment.
After getting Botox, you should not rub or touch the area for at least 24 to 48 hours. This includes any exfoliating treatments. The area of injection may be itchy or have slight bruising. You should be clear to go back to doing your normal activities, but should not lay down or bend over for at least four hours. Avoid doing any strenuous work.
How Many Injections Will I Have to Get?
For best results, you may want to follow-up with regularly-scheduled injections once every three to four months or the amount your doctor recommends for your particular needs.
For treating crow’s feet, you can expect to receive injections on the three muscles on the side of each eye.
For the forehead, you can expect to receive five injections into the muscle.
For the Glabellar line (AKA frown lines), you’ll receive five injections in between your eyebrows and in your forehead.botox-raleigh-durham-midcarolina-obgyn-3
When Will I Start to See Results?
The results from Botox injections should show immediately, fully in 2 weeks, but some client may see results in a few days. Giving the injection time to work is important to see the best results. If additional unit needed it will be injected after 2 week before week 3 of initial appointment.
In order to allow your Botox treatment to last for as long as possible, make certain to avoid sun damage by wearing a minimum of SPF 30 sunscreen.
Having a healthy skin routine with a gentle cleaner and moisturizer will also slow down the aging process and make your treatments last. Ask your doctor for the best combination for your skin type.
Are There Any Risks to Getting Botox Injections?
All procedures have a certain level of risk associated with them. Botox has been safely administered since the early 2000’s with thousands of proven results. Botox injections tend to come with minimal risk as long as it is done by a professional. That’s why having a highly-qualified, licensed physician is essential to a successful procedure.
Some people attend “Botox parties” where participants gather in a person’s home and receive Botox injections. However, this can be dangerous and lacking the proper sanitation and other training required for the best possible outcome. These parties may also distribute injections that don’t include the actual Botox formula, which is incredibly dangerous.
Rarely, Botox can spread to other parts of the body. Having Botox done in a medical office ensures that any medical invention needed can be done correctly and quickly.
More minor risks include pain, bruising, and swelling at the injection site. Other small risks can include:
- Droopy eyelids
- Crooked smile
- Dry eyes
- Flu-like symptoms
More severe symptoms that require medical attention include:
- Trouble breathing
- Trouble with speech or swallowing
- Distorted vision
- Bladder control issues
- Muscle weakness
Having Botox done by a specialist ensures the best possible experience with the least amount of risks.
How to Book Your Botox Appointment
If you are in the Raleigh-Durham area and are looking for professional aestheticians to perform Botox injections, text
919-210-2025. Our team is experienced and ready to meet your specific needs.