Botox® in Charleston, SC
Tired of looking tired and irritated all the time? Botox® can significantly reduce or erase the deep worry and frown lines that come with age. Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Port City Plastic Surgery, treats people living in and around Charleston, Daniel Island, Summerville and Mount Pleasant, SC, with Botox® to smooth their complexion and restore a relaxed and pleasant appearance.
What Is Botox®?
Deep lines and creases in the forehead and elsewhere make people look and feel older. Botox® Cosmetic is a non-surgical treatment option to reduce the appearance of many facial wrinkles. Botox® relaxes the muscles (neuro agent) to smooth the lines across the forehead and between the eyebrows. It contains a derivative of a type of botulinum toxin and is also an excellent treatment for excessive underarm sweating and migraines.
In addition to treating the forehead and brow areas, Botox® treats:
- Crow’s feet
- “Lipstick lines” around the mouth
- Banding in the neck
Benefits of Botox®
Botox® has a long history of reducing lines and wrinkles as well as smoothing the complexion. It also offers the following benefits:
- Quick and minimally invasive treatment
- No downtime
- Treats excessive sweating
- Relieves severe headache pain associated with migraines
- Brightens the overall facial appearance
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Botox®?
Botox® has successfully been used to treat many people who have shown the signs of aging especially around the forehead and between the eyebrows. Botox® relaxes the muscles to diminish the lines and wrinkles revealing a more relaxed expression.
What Do I Need to Do Before Botox® Treatments?
There is no preparation for Botox® injections except for allowing Dr. Widenhouse to evaluate your skin and make sure that there is no adverse reaction from Botox®.
What Should I Expect the Day of Botox® Injections?
During the treatment, Botox® is injected into the muscles of the targeted area to relax them, diminish the lines and wrinkles, and smooth the skin. Once injected, the wrinkles and lines in the forehead and around the eyes relax and look smoother and calmer. Other fillers may be injected during the same appointment if necessary to fill out deep creases.
How Long Does It Take to Perform Botox® Injections?
Botox® treatments take very little time to complete. Most sessions take only about 15 to 30 minutes based on the extent of the areas to be treated.
What to Expect After Botox®
There is no recovery or downtime following Botox® injections; however, there may be some slight redness and swelling around the injection site. This resolves itself within a day.
When Will I See the Results?
The results are noticeable within a couple of days of having Botox® injections and improve over the next month.
What Are Possible Complications of Botox®?
The only complication involved with Botox® arises with over injecting the solution into the targeted areas. When this happens, the result is a frozen or expressionless face. Dr. Widenhouse is very skilled at injecting the appropriate amount of Botox® to achieve the right look without overdoing it.
How Long Will the Results from Botox® Last?
The results from Botox® cosmetic injections last for up to four months.
How Much Does Botox® Cost in Charleston?
The cost of Botox® injections varies with each patient as it is based on the number of injections needed, the extent of the areas to be treated, and whether other treatments are performed at the same time. During a consultation, we can review the costs involved in achieving the desired look as well as our payment options including financing.
Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse understands that a person’s appearance involves inner and outer beauty. With Botox® injections, Dr. Widenhouse can greatly diminish worry and facial lines on people living in and around Charleston, Daniel Island, Summerville and Mount Pleasant, SC, to reveal a smoother complexion and younger appearance. Please contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation at Port City Plastic Surgery.