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Botox Injectionsin Mt. Pleasant, SC

Smooth Out Those Wrinkles!

Botox Injections at Ageless Rx

Smooth and unlined facial skin reflects youthful confidence and attractiveness. As we age, time, gravity, genetics, excessive sun exposure, and lifestyle choices can produce facial lines and wrinkles that make us look older than we feel and damage our self-confidence. Surrender is not an option! Millions of Americans have found that Botox injections are a safe, convenient, and affordable way to reduce and eliminate wrinkles. Our staff of teammates at Ageless Rx are experts in Botox treatments. We strive for a fresh, natural look and will treat every patient as a valued, respected, and unique individual. We invite you to schedule a consultation at Ageless Rx in Mt. Pleasant, SC, to learn about the benefits of Botox injections.

What is Botox?

Botox® is a high performing wrinkle reducer with visible results. While these treatments were initially used by women, a rapidly growing number of men are now discovering the benefits of Botox. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ranked Botox® Cosmetic as the most popular medically administered aesthetic procedure in the United States for the fourth year in a row (surgical and nonsurgical combined).

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How does Botox work?

Facial wrinkles develop over time from repeated contraction of facial muscles. Botox works by temporarily blocking nerve signals to those muscles, preventing contractions, and reducing or eliminating lines and wrinkles. Known as a neuromodulator, Botox is derived from botulism bacteria. Botox is safe, FDA-approved, and highly effective in blocking selected nerves from receiving selected chemical signals.

What are the benefits of Botox injections?

Botox can relax your facial lines and wrinkles, giving you a smoother, more youthful, and more approachable look. Botox is particularly effective in treating the deep frown lines between your eyebrows, as well as crow’s feet, forehead furrows, laugh lines, the wrinkles at the corners of your mouth, and a “pebbly” chin. Optimal results are achieved when each patient is treated like the unique individual they are. At Ageless Rx, we strive for a fresh, natural look.

Botox benefits can also include:

  • Relaxes the Appearance of Existing Wrinkles
  • Softens Fine Lines
  • Diminishes Crow's Feet
  • Smoothes forehead lines
  • Limits neck banding
  • Visible results in a few days with no down time
  • Fast and affordable

Are the results of Botox injections permanent?

Over time the repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, smiling or raising your eyebrows cause skin to fold, gradually resulting in the formation of facial lines and wrinkles. Botox works beneath the surface and temporarily reduces the underlying muscle contractions for three to four months. This smooths the skin above the muscles and visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Treatment will need to be periodically repeated to optimize and maintain benefits.

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Are you a good candidate for Botox injections?

In general, you are a good candidate for Botox if you are a woman or man who wants to reduce or eliminate facial lines and wrinkles. You may be disqualified from receiving Botox injections if you have conditions such as:

  • A breathing disorder
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • A bleeding disorder

Selecting the right medical provider for your Botox injection treatment

Botox is a “technique-sensitive treatment,” meaning that its effectiveness and safety are dependent on the skill, training, and experience of your Botox injection expert. At Ageless Rx, we can check all of those boxes! All your botox will be done by the same person. Amy Mackie PA-C. Besides being a skilled and passionate injector, she really listens to her patients. She cares about them as a person and understands what is going on with their skin. That attention to detail allows her to consistently get great results for her patients.

Preparing for your Botox injections

If you are cleared for Botox injections, you’ll need to provide your full medical history and let your provider know if you have received previous Botox treatment. The following steps can be taken in preparation for your Botox treatment at Ageless RX:

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  • The week prior to treatment it is best to avoid substances and medications that thin the blood such as aspirin, NSAIDs, fish oil, Vitamin E, flax seed, black cohosh, ginseng, ginkgo, and St. John’s Wort
  • 48 hours prior avoid heavy alcohol consumption
  • Eat fresh pineapple or taken bromelain supplements 2 weeks prior to your appointment. Bromelain has been known to help decrease bruising
  • Take Arnica tablets 5 days prior to your procedure
  • Avoid procedures within 2 weeks of any major event (4 weeks for lips) to allow time for any mild swelling or bruising to diminish

Your recovery

Make sure you have arranged for someone to drive you home after your treatment. It’s important to remember not to rub your treated areas for at least 24 hours. Avoid any strenuous or hazardous activity until you know how this medication affects you.

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Tell your doctor immediately if you experience severe muscle weakness or trouble breathing or swallowing. Additionally, the following aftercare can aid in a smooth recovery to being wrinkle free:

  • No exercise for at least 24 hours to avoid increasing blood pressure and thereby increasing the chance of bruising
  • If you develop bruising, avoid sun exposure to decrease risk of staining the skin
  • No make up for at least 12 hours
  • Sleeping with your head elevated on 2 pillows will decrease swelling
  • Avoid alcohol, aspirin, NSAIDs for 24hrs if you develop bruising
  • Apply Arnica gel 5 times daily to help with swelling and bruising
  • Do not massage, manipulate or apply pressure to the treated area
  • Be sure to follow up with your provider at the recommended interval and be open about any concerns you may have

Your Botox injection procedure

Your injections typically will be performed in your provider’s office. Using a thin needle, your injector will precisely place small amounts of Botox into targeted areas of your facial skin. Multiple areas can be treated in a single session.

Results

You should start to see results within three days. As your muscles relax and become immobilized, you will notice reduction or elimination of wrinkles and a smoothing and relaxing effect on your face. To maintain your results, you will need regular follow-up injections, separated by at least three months.

We Are All About You! Schedule your consultation with Ageless Rx today!

At Ageless Rx in Mt. Pleasant, SC, we offer everything you need to achieve the look you want without the need for expensive, invasive plastic surgery or other intensive treatments. If you want to look younger, more vibrant and more attractive, Botox might be for you. Let’s talk! (843) 410-0597 or [email protected].

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much research has gone into Botox injection treatments?

Botox is the world’s most widely researched anti-line and wrinkle treatment. It has been approved for use in 95 countries. Results of safety and efficacy research have been published in more than 500 peer-reviewed articles in medical and scientific journals.

Are there risks?

Botox is meticulously tested to reduce any chance of contamination, but any injection carries a small risk of infection. Rarely, complications have been reported if Botox spreads to unintended and untargeted body areas. Side effects may include muscle weakness, hives, facial or throat swelling and flu-like symptoms. Advise your provider if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not established whether Botox can affect an unborn baby or a mother’s breast milk.

Do the injections hurt?

The injections typically feel like a small “pinch.” Your medical professional can also apply ice or a numbing agent to your face prior to your injections.

Will my face look overdone or unnatural?

Not if your treatments are performed by a licensed, trained medical professional. No one should be able to tell anything other than how good you look!

Tell the truth. Isn’t Botox just for women?

No, in fact, in the last three years alone, men have received more than one million treatments and report excellent results and high levels of satisfaction.

Do I need to be over 40?

Not at all. The criterion is not your age. It’s the severity of your lines and wrinkles. A growing number of women and men in their 30s are pursuing Botox treatments.

Will my insurance cover the costs of Botox injections?

Not if the treatment is administered solely for cosmetic reasons. The cost of your treatment will vary from patient to patient, depending on the number and location of the injections you receive. Have a full and frank conversation with your provider prior to your Botox injections.

Today, it’s never been easier to get the younger, healthier skin you’ve always wanted. When you make an appointment at Ageless Rx (a top-rated medical spa), you will get the advantage of a number of treatments that will not only help you achieve younger-looking skin but will also help you feel better about yourself. We offer everything you need to achieve the look you want without the need for expensive, invasive plastic surgery or other intensive treatments. Schedule an appointment and meet with our team and find the ideal treatment for you. Contact us today.

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