Cosmetic and Medical Botox Treatment in Wilmington, NC
Dr. Rosalyn George is a national trainer for Allergan, the maker of the original BOTOX® Cosmetic and the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers such as Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure and products such as Kybella. Wilmington Dermatology Center has also been recognized by Allergan as one top 1% of Botox and Filler practices in the nation in terms of volume, expertise, and results. It’s safe to say that your Botox treatment is in good hands at Wilmington Dermatology Center.
What is Botox?
Botox is made from botulinum toxin, a powerful neuromodulator, which is injected into the muscles of the face to stop them from contracting. By relaxing these underlying muscles, Botox can improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines, which accumulate over time as a result of smiling and squinting.
Botox can be used as a preventative treatment in younger adults, and to help older adults regain a more youthful appearance by smoothing out wrinkles and folds. The word “Botox” has become a general name for any substance containing the active ingredient, but other injections have been developed with slightly different formulations, such as Dysport® and Xeomin®.
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The History of Botox
This cosmetic use of Botox was discovered by accident in 1987 when an ophthalmologist, Dr. Jean Carruthers, was conducting a study using botulinum toxin to correct strabismus, or crossed eyes, only to find that it also helped reduce the appearance of her patients’ wrinkles.
Botox has been FDA approved for medical use since 1989, and it’s one of the safest and most studied medications in the United States. It was approved for cosmetic use in 2002 to treat moderate to severe wrinkles in adults.
Botox Injections for Medical Purposes
The use of Botox for medical purposes predates its use as a cosmetic treatment. It can also be used to treat excessive sweating by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands, stopping the production of sweat in that specific area.
Botox can also be used to treat chronic headaches or migraines, because it stops the neurotransmitters that carry pain signals from reaching the nerve endings around your head and neck.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the most common questions we receive about Botox treatment:
Is Botox Right for Me?
How Much Does Botox Cost?
Botox and other brand name toxins are priced based on the number of units used; how much you will require is based on the areas you need treated and the intensity of the treatment required to achieve your aesthetic goals. BOTOX® Cosmetic by Allergan is also eligible for credit towards Allē Rewards, a free program in which you receive credit towards your future purchases— think of it as airline miles for your anti-aging treatments!
Does Botox Hurt?
How Long Does Botox Last?
Who Can Use Botox?
Does it Matter Who Does My Botox?
We find that many patients are wary of Botox because they’re afraid to look “frozen” or they have seen or experienced unnatural-looking results in the past. We’re also known for fixing other practitioners’ overdone outcomes, to give our patients the results they deserve.
Are There Risks Associated with Botox?
Botox Experts in Wilmington, NC
Whether it’s your first time seeking cosmetic treatments or you’re simply hoping to find a new provider, the aesthetic experts at Wilmington Dermatology Center are proud to offer you the results you’ve been looking for. Call us today at 910-256-4350 to schedule your free consultation!