BOTOX isn’t only the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure in the entire country, but is consistently the most requested service at Skin Raleigh as well. Botulinum toxin injections, which includes BOTOX, Dysport®, and XEOMIN®, surpassed 4 million procedures according to statistics released in 2016 by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). What a decade ago seemed “Hollywood” is now widely accepted, even to North Carolinians.
What makes BOTOX different at Skin Raleigh? As one of the top 100 providers (out of 35,000 in the US,) our team delivers a comfortable and educated experience, the highest quality products available, and expert injectors who excel at natural outcomes. There are hundreds of places to have BOTOX in North Carolina, but many of our patients travel from Durham, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, even the Outer Banks for beautiful results that last.
To experience the Skin Raleigh difference, you can start by requesting a consultation. Our experts offer complimentary, in‐depth skin assessments to provide you with a personalized plan that realistic and affordable. You can also call our experts at (919) 871‐3292 to schedule an appointment.
Understanding how BOTOX® works can be important to help you determine when it’s the right time to start using it. Your face moves thousands of times each day, as you express yourself. Over time, these movements can become wrinkles and fine lines that can make you look older, sad, angry, or tired, even when your face is at rest. All facial expressions are created by muscle contractions in the face, and over time they create wrinkles on the skin that can remain even when the muscles are relaxed. When BOTOX® is injected precisely into the correct facial muscles, it temporarily paralyzes those muscles, therefore preventing the subsequent creasing of the skin.
Typically, we treat men and women from their mid‐20s through their 80s at Skin Raleigh. Regardless of age, BOTOX® prevents the lines and wrinkles from getting deeper, reduces the appearance of wrinkles that had already formed, and leaves behind smoother, younger‐looking skin in the face and neck.
Most commonly thought of as treatment for lines between the eyebrows and across the forehead, BOTOX® is also a great wrinkle minimizer for crow’s feet and, if you have them, those little crinkly bunny lines on your nose. Another common use at Skin Raleigh is for relaxing the platysma muscles in your neck to soften the vertical bands that start showing up as you get a little older. We also can correct a downturned mouth, dimpled chin, gummy smile — even a wide jaw.
You may have heard it called “Brotox,” but whatever you call it, an increasing number of men are getting cosmetic injections, and the trend is here to stay. Many of our patients are men and our injectors are well versed in the different methods and amounts of BOTOX needed to achieve a youthful and masculine look. Learn more about how our injectors customize BOTOX® injections for men.
BOTOX may sound easy to administer, but a successful outcome requires a sophisticated knowledge of facial structure. Once injected, neurotoxins work by blocking signals between the nerves and muscles, effectively preventing movement of wrinkle‐causing muscles. So, while talk of BOTOX can be nonchalant and the treatment is fairly quick, please remember that it should only be administered by a highly trained professional. All of our injectors enthusiastically continue their education regularly through continuing medical education (CME) courses, industry‐sponsored education, and onsite training. Injectors can also become Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialists (CANS), which is an additional level of expertise that Skin Raleigh offers.
While BOTOX® injections are normally associated with the forehead and around the eyes, this patient minimized wrinkles in the neck through BOTOX injections.
Many people choose to combine BOTOX® injections with dermal fillers for more dramatic results. Dermal fillers can treat deep creases in the face caused by a loss of volume, which are different from the dynamic wrinkles treated by BOTOX®.
Most people benefit from regularly scheduled BOTOX® injections. Because the results are temporary, we recommend scheduling your BOTOX® appointments a few months apart to maintain a smooth and youthful appearance.
Your BOTOX visit to Skin Raleigh is designed to be relaxed, pleasant and quick. The certified injector of your choice will discuss your concerns, history, and budget before working out a plan with you. Our personalized gel ice packs can be used to further reduce any treatment discomfort before starting. The injections are administered with an ultra‐fine needle, making any discomfort minimal and brief.
If you’re like most patients, you’ll return directly to work or normal activity immediately. Your gel ice pack is yours to keep and can be reused if needed. Most people are very surprised the first time to see just how quick and comfortable treatment is using our methods. If you’ve had BOTOX in the past at another office and had an unpleasant experience or outcome, we pride ourselves in changing your mindset and showing you there is a better way.
One of the primary benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic is that there’s virtually no downtime following the treatment. In fact, BOTOX® is often referred to as a “lunchtime” procedure, meaning you can schedule it into your lunch break and return to work immediately after.
It’s important to remain upright for the first few hours immediately after the treatment (i.e., don’t lie down) and to avoid rubbing or massaging the area. Your results can take up to 14 days to take full effect. Usually patients notice a change in 4 to 5 days. We see patients for a 2‐week follow‐up visit to see how the facial muscles are reacting to your treatment.
Following your BOTOX® treatment, you should look completely natural with smoother, more youthful‐looking skin. Your face should appear more relaxed, refreshed, and alert. Many people feel that smoothing away frown lines gives them a warmer look that better reflects how they feel inside, while treating crow’s feet can take years off of your appearance.
Skin Raleigh recommends patients have a 3‐ to 4‐month follow‐up appointment so that we can achieve the best results for you. If you allow BOTOX to completely wear off, it is difficult for us to be able to see how your individual muscles reacted, and therefore optimal results are harder to achieve.
Depending on the severity of your wrinkles and your skin quality, even after your BOTOX treatment you may not be in love with your skin. This is where an effective at‐home skincare regime, laser treatment, or facial filler may also play a part. Skin Raleigh was founded on the idea of testing and offering only the most effective products and treatments that exist.