Facial wrinkles are an inevitable part of the aging process. But thanks to the miracles of modern aesthetic medicine, we can suppress existing wrinkles and delay the onset of new wrinkles. Botox can take years off your face — all it takes is a few painless shots!
Suppress unwanted wrinkles with a few injections
When you contract your facial muscles to produce expressions, such as laughing, frowning, and smiling, you develop expression lines. Also known as dynamic wrinkles, these expression lines should ideally dissipate once you stop contracting your facial muscles. But the overuse of the underlying muscles over several years can turn dynamic wrinkles into static wrinkles that stay on your face even at rest. Dr. Hicks offers Botox in Greenville injections to relax the contracted muscles and suppress the associated wrinkles.
Botox corrects the following:
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines)
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Bunny lines around the bridge of the nose
- Laughter lines around the nose and mouth
- Perioral lines around the lips (smoker’s lines or lipstick lines)
- Cobblestone chin creases
What is Botox?
Botox is a cosmetic injection made of botulinum toxin type a, which can temporarily block communications between nerve endings and targeted muscle groups. When injected into targeted facial muscles, Botox injections temporarily paralyze the muscles responsible for your unwanted dynamic wrinkles, thus making your facial skin look smoother and more youthful.
Botox is one of the most effective non-surgical treatments for unwanted facial wrinkles — it can make you look significantly younger without incisions or downtime.
Prevent or delay the onset of new facial wrinkles
In recent years, Botox has gained immense popularity as a preventative treatment for facial wrinkles. If you start undergoing Botox in Greenville treatments in your early 20s, you can prevent your facial muscles from growing larger, thus preventing the onset of new facial wrinkles. Individuals who opt for preventative Botox can maintain a smooth and youthful appearance well into their 30s and beyond, effectively defying the natural aging process.
Your Botox consultation with Dr. Hicks
Dr. Hicks offers a thorough Botox consultation to ensure your candidacy for the treatment. She examines your facial skin, identifies the locations with dynamic wrinkles, measures the degree and depth of wrinkles, and curates a personalized treatment plan.
She personalizes the dosage and number of units to ensure soft and natural-looking results that betray no signs of cosmetic manipulation — you don’t have to worry about an overworked or frozen look.
How is Botox performed?
During your Botox treatment, the medical provider will cleanse your facial skin and apply a numbing gel to ensure comfort. The appropriate units of Botox in Greenville are carefully injected into the targeted facial muscles using ultrafine needles. You might feel a little pinch when the needle enters your skin, but there’s no pain. The number of injections depends on your specific goals. The entire treatment concludes within 15 to 30 minutes.
What can I expect after Botox?
You can expect mild redness, swelling, tenderness, and bruising around the injection points after your Botox treatment. The side effects dissipate within a few days. You can resume your daily activities and work immediately, but strenuous workouts should be avoided for a day.
Benefits of Botox:
- Reverse the signs of aging
- Address the root cause of dynamic wrinkles
- Prevent new wrinkles from appearing
- No incisions or scars
- Painless treatment
- No harsh side effects
- Negligible risk of complications
- No post-treatment downtime
When will I see the Botox results?
You will start seeing mild improvements in your facial skin after a few days. But you will notice the final results within 2 weeks. Your facial skin will look smoother, softer, and more youthful, and our personalized dose will ensure naturalized results without frozen expressions.
How long do Botox results last?
In most cases, Botox in Greenville results last for 3 to 4 months. The results should gradually start dissipating after around 3 months, giving you plenty of time to opt for another maintenance treatment. Most patients undergo 3 to 4 Botox sessions annually to maintain everlasting youth.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hicks
Dr. Kate Hicks is a talented, compassionate, double fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon committed to helping her patients look and feel youthful. She is known for ensuring naturalized results that betray no signs of cosmetic work. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Hicks to explore your anti-aging treatment options in Greenville, South Carolina.