BOTOX® in Charlotte NC & BOTOX® in Huntersville NC

BOTOX® in Charlotte NC & BOTOX® Huntersville, NC

BOTOX® is well known as one of the most used injectables to diminish dynamic lines and wrinkles on the face. Simply put, it is one of the most effective non-surgical treatments for reducing the signs of age, and for restoring the skin to a more youthful and radiant appearance.

As you seek BOTOX® in Charlotte, NC, we invite you to schedule a consultation here at the Carolina Age Management Institute. We would love to talk with you further about the benefits of Botox, and to help you determine whether you are a good candidate for treatment.

What is Botox®?

Botox® is the trade name for botulinum toxin A, a purified protein complex that can be safely injected into certain parts of the face. When carefully administered by a trained professional, this injectable relaxes the underlying muscles, including muscles whose contractures lead to lines and wrinkles. In short, Botox® can provide a smoother, younger-looking facial appearance.

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What are the Benefits of BOTOX®?  

There are a number of advantages to this treatment, including:

  • It reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines between and around the eyes
  • It can also minimize frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines
  • Minimally invasive with virtually no discomfort
  • No downtime
  • Treats excessive sweating in off-label uses for the underarms and other body areas
  • 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

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 reputation has been built on our promise to provide expert treatment in a compassionate, friendly environment. A minimally invasive injection of Botox® in Charlotte, NC 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 appearance by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.

 

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Where Can BOTOX® Be Applied?

It 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.

Where Should I Go for BOTOX® Treatment?

We strongly advise against DIY BOTOX® injections. The reason for this is simple: Injectable treatments require clinical skill, expert understanding of facial anatomy, and rigorous training, or else the results may be botched or even dangerous. 

Simply put – this is a medical procedure meant to be performed by medical professionals. BOTOX® is safe when injected by a clinically trained professional to specific areas of the face and body. However when inappropriately performed, injections may result in serious problems including but not limited to overtreatment, treatment too close to vital nerves and muscles, muscle paralysis and other adverse reactions. 

We would recommend seeking treatment from a skilled, trained injector, who can ensure your safety and also provide you with the most aesthetically-pleasing results. For BOTOX® in Charlotte, NC, we invite you to consider CAMI.    

 

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What Happens During a BOTOX® in Huntersville NC Appointment?

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.

Preparation

There is no preparation for 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.

During Treatment

While your treatment area can vary, depending on the areas being treated, patients generally experience the following:

  • Injectable treatments usually take just a few minutes
  • You can have multiple areas treated during the same session
  • Discomfort during the procedure is very minimal
  • There is no anesthesia required for Botox® injections 

Recovery

There is no recovery with these injections. Patients return to their normal activities following their treatments; in fact, you are free to head straight back to work as soon as your treatment is finished. Any redness or swelling at the injection site resolves itself within a day or so. The results are noticeable within 24 to 48 hours.

 

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How Long Do the Results of BOTOX® Last?

One of the most common questions we hear about this treatment is how long the results typically last. Generally speaking, injections that are administered by a skilled professional should last you sometime between three months and six months.

Over time, your muscles will begin to contract again, which will usually mean a return of wrinkles and fine lines. With that said, regular “maintenance” injections can help you extend your results, and enjoy long-term improvements to your facial appearance.

Does BOTOX® Have Any Side Effects?

The most common side effects of BOTOX® include minimal and temporary swelling, as well as some minor redness and bruising around the injection sites. Though more serious side effects are rarer, some patients may experience the following:

  • Flu-like symptoms 
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Low-grade fevers

Even more rarely, some patients may experience drooping of the eyelids, or drooling at the corner of the mouth. Contact CAMI if you experience any of these side effects. Also note that BOTOX® injections are not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. 

What Are the Costs of BOTOX® in Charlotte, NC?

The cost varies for injections based on the area to be treated, the number of injections required, and whether other treatments are performed at the same time. 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 It 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, it may be right for you. If you are a male wanting to look more professional and younger, you may also want to consider it.

Find Out More About BOTOX® in Charlotte, NC 

Prior to receiving injections, Dr. Giordano requests you to 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 injections and dermal fillers, 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!