Botox® in Charlotte, NC
Medical director, Dr. Giordano and his staff at Carolina Age Management Institute welcome patients from Charlotte, Huntersville and surrounding areas of North Carolina interested in Botox® injections. Our trusted reputation has been built on our promise to provide expert treatment in a compassionate, friendly environment. A minimally invasive injection of Botox® interacts with the chemical process of the body between the neurons and the nerves in the muscles, temporarily paralyzing them. When the muscles of the face are paralyzed, it gives a younger, youthful appearance by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
What is Botox®?
Botox® cosmetic is an injectable filler that when injected into the muscles of the face it temporarily diminishes lines and wrinkles, especially frown lines, crow’s feet and deep lines between the eyebrows. Botox® is a derivative of botulinum toxin A and can also be used to treat excessive sweating, TMJ and migraine headaches.
The Benefits of Botox®
Botox® is well known as one of the most used injectables to diminish deep lines and wrinkles in the forehead. It may be very beneficial to men or women who compete with younger men or women in the workforce. Botox® offers the following benefits:
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines between and around the eyes
- Minimally invasive with virtually no discomfort
- No downtime
- Treats excessive sweating
- Provides relief for severe headaches such as migraines
- Lifts eyebrows to minimize a tired appearance
- Creates a more dynamic and fresh look as well as self-image
Where Can Botox® Be Applied?
Botox® is most often used around the eyes and forehead to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. It is also used to treat people dealing with excessive underarm sweating as well as severe headaches like migraines.
What Happens During a Botox® Injection?
Botox® is injected into the forehead muscles or those around the eyes. These muscles are temporarily paralyzed to relax the areas to create a more rested, pleasant expression. To add volume to areas where lines and wrinkles are deeper, dermal fillers may be injected following Botox® injections. Botox® also treats migraines when injected into the muscles around the forehead.
Botox® Procedure Preparation
There is no preparation for Botox® injections except for a consultation with Dr. Giordano to discuss your concerns about your facial imperfections and his recommendations to treat them. For the treatment, if necessary, a numbing cream may be applied to relieve any potential discomfort from the injection though most patients do not report any issues.
There is no recovery with Botox® injections. Patients return to their normal activities following their treatments. Any redness or swelling at the injection site resolves itself within a day or so. The results are noticeable within 24 to 48 hours and last up to four months or so for moderate to severe lines.
How Much Does Botox® Treatment Cost in Charlotte?
The cost varies for Botox® injections based on the area to be treated, the number of injections required and whether other treatments are performed at the same time. Botox® treatments are typically considered a cosmetic treatment not covered by insurance; however, if they are done to relieve excessive sweating or severe headaches, insurance may provide coverage for the injections. At the Carolina Age Management Institute, we accept cash, checks and major credit cards. We also offer financing through CareCredit®.
In addition to payment options, Carolina Age Management Institute offers the Brilliant Distinctions® program from Allergan®. With this program, participants can earn points that are redeemed for savings on future purchases each time they receive Botox® treatments as well as other Allergan® products.
Is Botox® Right for Me?
Botox® is a tried and true cosmetic injectable that has successfully diminished the signs of aging for millions of people over the past 15 years. If you feel like you always look mad or tired and want to regain a more youthful appearance, Botox® may be right for you. If you are a male wanting to look more professional and younger, you may also want to consider Botox®.
Prior to receiving Botox® injections, Dr. Giordano requests you schedule a consultation with him or a member of his clinical staff to evaluate your face and talk with you about the best options to achieve your desired look. He also talks with you in detail about Botox® or the recommended dermal filler as well as answers your questions about the treatments.
At Carolina Age Management Institute, Dr. Giordano offers Botox® to patients from Charlotte, Huntersville and surrounding areas of North Carolina. Contact our office today to schedule your Botox® injection consultation!