Botox® Frequently Asked Questions


frequently asked questions about botoxBotox® has been used in the United States for over 20 years. With a few simple injections of Botox® you can dramatically soften the appearance of worry lines, frown lines, laugh lines, crow’s feet and other facial wrinkles. The team here at Charlotte Plastic Surgery wants to share some of the more common questions about Botox® we hear from our patients to help you better understand its benefit to you.

How does Botox® work?

Botox® works by relaxing the treated muscles responsible for facial wrinkling. Within days after the treatment, your skin will become smooth and result in a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance.

Are BOTOX® treatments safe?

Botox® has been used safely and effectively for over fifteen years to soften facial lines and wrinkles. Each year hundreds of thousands of patients receive Botox® injections for a variety of medical conditions. With its increasing popularity Botox® has become the most performed treatment for reversing the visible signs of aging.

What is the treatment like?

Using a tiny needle, a very small amount of Botox® is injected in the area to be treated. Because the needle is so fine and only a small amount of solution is used, the pain associated with the injections is minimal. Most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite. No sedation or local anesthetic is required, and you can resume normal activities immediately.

Are there any side effects?

Some patients may experience temporary bruising at the injection site. Small bruises may be easily covered with make-up. Any side effects are temporary.

How long does BOTOX® last?

The effects can last anywhere from three to four months. A simple repeat treatment is all that is necessary to regain the rejuvenating effects of Botox®.

How can I find out if I’m a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic?

If you would like to learn more about your cosmetic options, or find out if Botox® might work for you, please call our office and schedule a complimentary consultation. Our Nurse Injectors have many years of experience and will design a customized treatment plan for you.
Do you have any questions about Botox® that didn’t get addressed in this post? Our team at Charlotte Plastic Surgery is here to help. Contact us today to get the answers you need!