BOTOX® Cosmetic in Hickory, Morganton & Statesville, NC
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is a revolutionary approach to reversing the affects of facial wrinkles. Crows feet, worry lines, and laugh lines can all be a thing of the past. These are referred to as dynamic wrinkle lines and all are treatable with this procedure.
The BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are performed without anesthesia because they are virtually painless. Only a very small sting is felt when the injections are made. The effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated two to three times per year to retain the effects. Research has suggested, however, that long-term use of the injections leads to a longer duration of each treatment’s effect. Patients over the age of 65 may not experience such dramatic results. BOTOX® Cosmetic is only useful in treating expression lines and cannot be used to repair sagging skin caused by aging.
Typically, the effect of BOTOX® Cosmetic is visible within 4-5 days. After the injection patients may experience slight bruising around the area that quickly fades. For the first 4-6 hours after the treatment we recommend no constant pressure over the injection site or lying down. It is also recommended to delay vigorous activity until the following day. Possible side effects are temporary weakness of nearby muscles or in rare cases a slight drooping of the lid. BOTOX® Cosmetic is completely reversible so any side effect is only a temporary condition. The doctor will explain all risks associated at the time of your consultation.