Carolina Aesthetics

BOTOX Cosmetic

BOTOX Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to temporarily treat moderate to severe frown lines between the brows of adults 18 to 65 years of age.  Studies have not been done on clients over the age of 65 who have never had previous injectibles.  It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles.  This reduces muscle activity that causes those lines to form between the brows.

Why should I consider BOTOX Cosmetic?

Years of squinting, concentrating, or frowning can cause your skin to furrow and crease.  With time and age, the skin loses elasticity and those lines remain even when your facial muscles are not contracting.  They can make you look angry or unapproachable.

Will I still be able to make facial expressions?

Although the results from the treatment will be visable, BOTOX will not radically change your facial appearance or make it look like you’ve had serious work done.  The muscle activity is temporarily reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.

How quickly will I see a difference?

There can be a softening in the area within the first 24 to 48 hours.  The treatment will be in full effect by the end of 3 weeks, and can still improve even after that.  By the end of 3 months the effects have typically worn off, and you are due for another treatment.  Sometimes BOTOX may last longer than 3 months, depending on certain circumstances.

Is the treatment painful?

Topical numbing cream is applied prior to the injection, and a cold pack is also used to help numb.  Some discomfort can occur, but is typically minimal and brief.

A consultation is required prior to the treatment being performed.  Please call (864) 233-8088 to schedule the consultation.