Botox Overview

Dr. Won and his team offer BOTOX injections at the Cary and Raleigh offices. BOTOX is an anti-aging skin rejuvenation procedure that treats facial wrinkles without surgery. Manufactured under the name Botulinum Toxin Type A, this agent temporarily relaxes muscles residing under the skin by blocking the nerve impulses.

This causes the visible wrinkles to soften, resulting in a smoother, younger appearance. When done correctly and consistently, BOTOX can eliminate the fine lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows and along the forehead, as well as address crow’s feet and laugh lines.

Tiny doses of BOTOX are injected into the skin where wrinkles are noticeable. It is normally done in the doctor’s office and the procedure can last from 15 to 30 minutes. The number of injections and dose amounts administered depends on the location and the severity of the case.

Patients are first marked with ink prior to the injection so that the practitioner can accurately inject the areas in need of wrinkle softening. This procedure does not create any discomfort other than a normal prick that comes with a small needle. Sometimes a numbing cream may be applied to help with the patient’s discomfort. Patients will be able to go home right after treatment with no downtime from their normal routine.