Have you noticed lately when you look in the mirror you see bold 11’s between your eyebrows staring back at you? If you’re in the Raleigh area and you’ve been experiencing moderate to severe facial wrinkles, Dr. Becker at Triangle Facial Plastic Surgery can help you. Dr. Becker’s expertise combined with his meticulous techniques and specialized treatment plans can improve and reduce those unwanted facial lines and leave you with natural looking, gorgeous results.
Facial lines result from various factors, including but not limited to, cellular changes in the skin, collagen reduction, sun damage and muscle contraction from squinting, frowning and raising your eyebrows. Over time, these repetitive muscle contractions cause the skin to furrow and fold, gradually resulting in the formation of facial lines.
Perhaps you’ve been hearing lots of buzz about BOTOX® lately as you’ve surfed Facebook and Instagram? Allergan, the manufacturer of BOTOX® introduced (and heavily promoted with the help of providers nationwide) the first ever National BOTOX® Cosmetic Day on November 20, 2019. Throughout the promotion and thus far, our practice has experienced an overwhelming amount of calls from patients and potential clients inquiring about BOTOX® – specifically it’s benefits, general procedure information and people wondering if BOTOX® is right for them. So we’re here to give you the scoop and address some of the questions that you may be having about BOTOX®.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a popular treatment to help facial lines look visibly smoother. It’s a neurotoxin derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It works beneath the surface to temporarily reduce underlying muscle activity that leads to moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines in adults. Basically, it blocks the chemical signals from nerves that cause the facial muscles to contract.
BOTOX® Cosmetic received FDA approval in 2002 for the treatment of moderate to severe facial lines and crow’s feet. It is the #1 selling brand of it’s kind in the world (approved and used in 98 countries worldwide) and it’s safe and effective when administered by a licensed and trained medical professional.
How long does the treatment take?
Lives are hectic, schedules are demanding and we often find ourselves not taking a moment to take care of ourselves because “there are just not enough hours in the day!” That phrase is likely familiar and part of your daily vocabulary. Well here’s some great news… A typical BOTOX® treatment takes 10 minutes or less, so you can get in to see Dr. Becker and get back to your daily doings in no time!
When you come in for your appointment, Dr. Becker will discuss your anti-aging goals and conduct a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you. During your treatment, he will administer BOTOX® using a thin needle to inject tiny amounts of BOTOX® into the skin and muscles. For most people the treatment is painless and patients feel only tiny pinches during the injections.
How long does BOTOX® last?
Results are typically noticed 24-48 hours post-procedure with full results in about a week. Individual results may vary. It is common for results to last 3-4 months for moderate to severe frown lines, depending on the individual and their particular lifestyle.
How much does BOTOX® cost?
Everyone always asks how much BOTOX® costs, and the answer is “it depends on what areas need to be treated and how many units are necessary to effectively treat those areas”. Our regular pricing is $14/unit, however, we do offer discounted pricing through various promotions throughout the year. The best way to stay updated on our promotions is to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and check the Specials page on our website, which is updated at the beginning of each month.
Another great way to save money on your treatments is to enroll in Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions rewards program.
Care Credit financing may be used to pay for BOTOX® at Triangle Facial Plastic Surgery for purchases of $250 and more. Learn more about Care Credit financing.
BOTOX® delivers gorgeous, natural-looking results and is a great solution for moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles. Take the time to treat yourself to a younger-looking, gorgeous face…YOU DESERVE IT!! Call us @ (919) 706-4900 and we can answer any questions you may have about BOTOX® and schedule an appointment with Dr. Becker.