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Botox® Injectables in Wilmington, NC

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Did you know that Botox is one of the world's most popular non-surgical treatments, with over 7 million procedures performed each year in the U.S.?

It's one of the best non-invasive procedures used to help reduce the effects of aging and restore a youthful appearance. 

What is Botox? 

botox wilmington ncBotox has been incredibly popular for a number of years now. Not only as a treatment for those pesky fine lines and wrinkles but a myriad of other ailments.

Essentially, Botox is used to treat stubborn frown lines, fine lines, wrinkles, and muscular conditions by relaxing certain muscles. This natural, purified protein can replenish your appearance while being proven ultra-safe.

What is Botox Made From? 

Botox is made from a compound called botulinum, which is produced by Clostridium botulinum.

This compound is found in the natural environment that surrounds us such as soil, lakes, and forests. It can also be found in the intestinal tracts of mammals and fish as well as the organs of crabs and other shellfish. 

Through the works of science, Clostridium botulinum is converted to botulinum which is then used for both cosmetic and medical conditions.  

In short, Botox is used to target the nervous system and disrupt the signaling process in the muscles. As such, this results in the relaxation of muscles in certain areas- such as the forehead, around the mouth, etc. 

Most Common Uses of Botox 

In today's world, Botox is largely used for cosmetic purposes in order to restore a more youthful appearance. Some of the most common areas of use include: 

  • Frown lines between the brows
  • Horizontal lines on the forehead
  • Crow’s feet around the eye area 
  • Bunny lines around the nasal area
  • Strong lines around the mouth and chin

Beyond this, Botox is also used to treat a number of medical conditions. Some of these include predominant eye squints, chronic migraines, urinary incontinence, excessive sweating, post-stroke limb spasticity, and more. 

What to Expect From a Botox Procedure 

During a Botox procedure, the liquid is then injected directly into the neuromuscular tissue of the face in order to relax specific muscles.  

Generally, it takes 24-72 hours to notice the full effects of Botox. In some instances, it can take up to 5 days to notice the full effects. 

You may feel minor pain post-treatment at the site of the Botox injections, but this should fade within a few hours.  

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have had previous allergic reactions to Botox, you should not undergo the procedure. 

Is Botox Safe and What Are the Side Effects? 

Yes, Botox is 100% safe and is FDA approved for a number of medical administrations, including cosmetic procedures. 

Botox injections are generally very well tolerated and produce few side-effects. In some rare cases, those with a genetic predisposition may experience a mild response to the drug. 

Some of the most common side-effects you could experience include migraines, nausea, double vision, and general malaise. 

Aside from these rare side-effects, you could also experience mild pain, edema (swelling), and redness around the injection site(s).  

Your Botox Experts in Wilmington, NC 

At La Belle Vie, we’re highly-trained, certified practitioners that can treat all your Botox needs. If you’re considering Botox, contact La Belle Vie to schedule your free consultation today. 

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