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Smooth Out Those Wrinkles!

Botox Injections at Ageless Medical Spa and Hair Restoration

Botox is an FDA-approved cosmetic injectable used to temporarily improve the look of facial wrinkles and restore a youthful, refreshed quality to the face. Getting the desired results from Botox treatments requires a knowledgeable injector with a precise understanding of facial muscle anatomy to tailor treatments to each individual's unique facial expressions.

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).

Charleston Botox model with brown hair

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 Medical Spa and Hair Restoration, 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.

Charleston Botox model wearing a white top

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

What’s the difference between Botox and Dysport?

They are very similar but there are some differences that can make a difference for some individuals.

Botox and Dysport are both neurotoxins that force the muscle to relax. They both have the same active ingredient Botulinum that interferes with how your muscles contract. The Botulinum attaches to the ACH receptor sites in your facial muscle cells preventing them from contracting and forcing them to fully relax. This fully relaxed state, or flaccid state of the muscle has the side effect of smoothing out the wrinkles and fine lines of your face.

They are made by 2 different companies and have slightly different concentrations of liquid to Botulinum. Botox is more of a 1 water to 1 Botulinum concentration and Dysport is a 3 to 1 concentration.

So theoretically because of the concentration and spread rate.

Botox, because of its higher concentration would be a better choice for lips, crows feet and other fine lines. Dysport because of its lower concentration would be better for larger areas like the forehead and 11 lines.

In practice most people respond really well to both. But some people really respond better to one or the other. So depending on the patient and their unique situation one might be a better option to the other, but that will be discussed at your free consultation. Consultations generally take about 10 to 15 minutes, and are more effective in person but can be done over facetime.

How much is a unit?

Botox and Dysport are typically sold by the unit.

A unit of Botox is .1 ml and we charge $13 a unit for non members and $11 a unit for members.

A unit of Dysport is .1 ml and we charge $4 a unit. But since Dysport is not as concentrated as Botox you have to use 3 times as much to get the same amount of active ingredient so it works out to be about $12 a unit when you compare it directly to Botox.

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Can I use Dysport if I've had Botox?

Yes, and in some cases it is even recommended depending on the patient. Some patients can develop resistance to Botox or Dysport, so rotating them for some patients can been really helpful.

Why does some botox look so bad?

Any provider can make a mistake but it really comes down to skill, knowledge and communication. If you are missing any of those 3 qualities you could get a bad patient outcome. The injector needs to understand what the patient wants, their expectations, goals and what's going on with their physiology. When you combine those things you are much more likely to get a great patient outcome. We really pride ourselves on caring about our patients as people and getting them a great outcome each and every time.

If you are considering Botox or Dysport and would like free consultation in person or over face time with one or our Nurses or PA's to see if that would be a good choice for you please call (843) 410-0597. You can also email us at [email protected]

Botox Face Diagram

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 Medical Spa and Hair Restoration, we can check all of those boxes! When receiving Botox Charleston patients will all be injected by the same person, Ashley. 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 Charleston Botox treatment at Ageless Medical Spa and Hair Restoration:

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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 Botox 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 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.


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 Botox consultation with Ageless Medical Spa and Hair Restoration today!

At Ageless Medical Spa and Hair Restoration, 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, a Charleston Botox treatment might be for you. Let’s talk! (843) 410-0597 or [email protected].


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 un-targeted 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.

There are so many ways now to improve the look of your skin and hair. From simple self care hacks to the latest medical procedure and everything in between. It all depends on your goals. We offer custom solutions to fit your needs, budget and preferences. When you make an appointment at Ageless Medical Spa & Hair Restoration you're going to work with a passionate caring expert. Who is going to know what is going on with you and offer you a range of solutions to meet your goals. Please book a free 15 minute in person or video consultation today.

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