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What to Know About BOTOX Injections

Jun 15th, 2021 In: Injectables

What to expect when getting Botox for the first time.

First, what exactly is Botox? Botox is a neurotoxin, made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It can be used to treat many different concerns such as:

  • Temporary smoothing of facial wrinkles and improving your appearance of fine lines
  • Severe underarm sweating
  • Cervical dystonia - a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle contractions
  • Blepharospasm - uncontrollable blinking
  • Strabismus - misaligned eyes
  • Chronic migraine
  • Overactive bladder

Botox injections work by paralyzing certain muscles or by blocking certain nerves to reduce movement. Botox can last between three to twelve months depending on the area treated however typically it ranges closer to the three-month period.

Currently the most popular use of Botox is for wrinkles and fine lines within the face to improve the appearance. Botox is the most commonly known brand for this neurotoxin but there are many others such as Dysport, Jeuveau and Xeomin.

Is Botox safe?

Absolutely! It is FDA-approved and has been used for many years.

When selecting an injector make sure to find someone that is certified and has been doing it for several years. Look for before and after photos to see their work and results. Finding a good injector is so important!

With typical injections you could possibly experience slight bruising, soreness or bruising three to five days post-injections but most people do not experience these side effects. Botox does take anywhere from seven to fourteen days to start working so do not stress if you are not seeing results right away. Give the neurotoxin time to work its magic.

After that waiting period, you will love your results! Wait two to three months and then you can come back and get more or when a touch up is just needed.

 Call Carolina Laser and Cosmetic Center today at (366) 659-2663 to schedule a consultation. Our highly trained nurses are overseen by Dr. Anne White, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the most effective medical skincare treatments and products.

The Extreme Risks of DIY Lip Filler Pens

Jun 8th, 2021 In: Lips, Injectables
The newest and hottest trend of Summer 2021 is the DIY hyaluronic acid lip pen which is supposed to be a “DIY” lip filler. Typical lip filler consists of injecting hyaluronic acid into the lips for a fuller and plumper look. This can cost up to $800 per syringe and is recommended to get it every four to six months. The results can vary between discreet natural looking lips to very transformative fuller lips.

A “do it yourself” lip filler might sound enticing due to a lower cost and with zero injections, but many do not realize the concerns and risks that follow. The pen is said to be pressured by air, which forces dermal filler through the surface of the lip. This can cause blood vessels in the lip to be blocked and risk of loosing the area or your whole lip.... Read more

Plump your Lips!

If there’s one beauty treatment people can’t stop talking about, it’s lip enhancement. Lip fillers are becoming more popular amongst those looking to add structure, shape, and volume to their lips. It is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments in the US. Here is all you need to know before taking the plunge.

Lip injections have numerous benefits and are highly recommended for those who struggle with wrinkles and fine lines in the mouth area, have thin and poorly shaped lips, or desire fuller lips. Lip filler will give you a better smile in general. Another benefit of a lip enhancement procedure through lip injections is an improvement in your overall appearance. With fuller lips, you are likely to look younger and this can ultimately boost your... Read more

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