In Charlotte, NC
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are a favorite among our clients in Charlotte, NC, who want to smooth forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet without surgery or downtime. BOTOX® is the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure in the country, with millions of procedures performed in the United States each year.
Dr. Augenstein understands that looking good doesn’t mean looking overdone, and he takes a conservative approach to create soft, natural results with BOTOX. He works with you to create a treatment plan that helps you look well-rested and refreshed, but most importantly, it will leave you looking like you–only better.
Are You a Candidate?
Women and men over the age of 18 who are in good overall physical and mental health and who have realistic expectations about what BOTOX can achieve are often good candidates. Women who are pregnant or nursing should delay scheduling treatment, and all patients will need to provide a complete medical history including any current medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
People who may not benefit from BOTOX include individuals with drooping eyelids and those with skin disorders near the potential injection sites. However, these patients can often benefit from another product or procedure, such as an eyelid lift or dermal filers, and should consult with Dr. Augenstein to discuss alternative options.
The best way to determine whether you can benefit from BOTOX is to schedule a consultation to discuss your goals and develop a treatment plan.
How You’ll Benefit
BOTOX is derived from a purified form of a botulinum toxin protein that targets the repeated muscle contractions that cause frown lines and crow’s feet, such as squinting and frowning. By preventing these muscles from contracting, your skin looks smoother and wrinkles appear less pronounced.
Dr. Augenstein specifically studied BOTOX out of a desire and commitment to meet his patients’ needs, both surgicallyand nonsurgically. As a dual-board certified plastic surgeon with training dedicated to the head and neck, Dr. Augenstein’s extensive background in plastic and reconstructive surgery gives him valuable insight into a variety of injection strategies for those seeking natural-looking results from BOTOX. His in-depth knowledge of the head and neck allows him to look at each BOTOX treatment comprehensively, considering important factors like the skin, muscles, and underlying bone structure. Each plays a crucial role in facial aesthetics, and Dr. Augenstein’s knowledge of their individual characteristics, as well as their interplay, gives him an advantage in placing injections strategically so you experience optimal results.
A Personalized Experience
BOTOX treatments often take less than half an hour and can even be performed during a lunch break. Prior to the appointment, you will meet with a medical professional to assess your face and skin and discuss your goals. This ensures you receive the best possible treatment plan to meet your needs.
A very thin needle is used to administer BOTOX. For patients who are concerned about discomfort, we offer a topical anesthetic to help numb the injection sites. However, most patients compare the injection to a pinching sensation, which is very tolerable.
Results are usually visible within a few days of treatment and can last 3 months or more. Many people choose to receive treatments regularly to maintain their natural results.
One of the reasons BOTOX remains the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatment in the country is because it has no downtime. After BOTOX, you should avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area, but otherwise you can immediately resume all normal activities and exercise. Just as importantly, you can resume socializing without worrying that friends will recognize you’ve had BOTOX. You will look refreshed but not unnaturally different. Any additional aftercare instructions will be discussed during the appointment.
Common BOTOX Questions
According to RealSelf.com, the average cost of BOTOX in Charlotte, NC, is $375. The cost of BOTOX varies depending on the number of areas treated, as well as the severity of the lines and wrinkles. During your consultation, we will develop a treatment plan that meets your needs and provide an estimate for your specific plan.
Insurance does not cover the cost of cosmetic procedures like BOTOX. While BOTOX is significantly less expensive than many of the more involved cosmetic procedures, remember that the treatment is best performed by a trained, licensed, and experienced medical expert. While some spas and salons might offer cheaper treatment options, it’s important to take quality and safety into account when selecting a facility.
When administered by a trained and experienced specialist, BOTOX is among the safest cosmetic procedures in the country, with millions of women and men opting to receive this treatment each year in the United States alone. A very small percentage of people may experience slight bruising or drooping or swelling of the eyelid, although such effects are minor and typically disappear within 2 weeks. We encourage our you to share any concerns prior to your treatment, and discuss any risks before the procedure.
Because BOTOX can be injected quickly and with no downtime, some people mistakenly believe it is easy to administer. However, not all injectors have the same level of skill, experience, and education. Additionally, different states have different regulations about who can perform BOTOX injections. That’s why it’s best to choose an injector who has a thorough understanding of facial anatomy, both cosmetically and medically.
A medical professional devoted to aesthetics will understand how each BOTOX injection point interacts with other elements of the face. They will also know what additional treatments can help you achieve the results you want, and how to maximize your health and safety.
Dr. Augenstein is a dual board-certified plastic surgeon whose understanding of facial anatomy and patient-centered approach to aesthetics has made him an in-demand BOTOX provider. Request a consultation online, or call our office to schedule your appointment.
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