BOTOX® Cosmetic

Over time, the lines that form when we frown or squint can become etched into our skin, making us appear older than we are. Injectable neurotoxins such as BOTOX can correct this, allowing for smooth, unwrinkled skin that appears young and fresh. At Park Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frederick K. Park specializes in creating subtle but effective BOTOX results for Rocky Mount, Greenville, and Wilson, NC, area men and women.  

What Is Botox?  Botox Image

BOTOX, also called botulinum toxin type A, is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinumtoxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity. BOTOX Cosmetic is used to temporarily lessen the appearance of facial wrinkles. 

Dr. Park’s Approach:

“Although there are 3 neurotoxins currently available in the U.S., most know of BOTOX, which was the first available. BOTOX, XEOMIN®, and Dysport® all work on the principle of disabling the muscle which is causing wrinkling. The most common areas treated are between the brows, the forehead, and the crows feet areas of the eyes. The effectiveness in these areas is excellent and consistent.  

These neurotoxins are wonderful ways to soften the appearance of the face, especially in the area of the upper face. They also can be used to address specific muscles around the mouth, although my experience here is that the results in this area tend to be a little less consistent. Treatment of certain conditions of the neck is also possible.“ 

How Long Do BOTOX Results Last? 

The results usually last about 3 months, although some patients who have consistently had treatments for many years appear to have undergone some muscle atrophy which has prolonged the interval for them between treatments.  

What Is BOTOX Recovery Like?

One of the major benefits of BOTOX is that it requires very little recovery time. Treatments typically take less than 30 minutes and allow you to return to your usual activities right away. You may notice minor bruising or swelling around the injection sites, which usually resolves in a few days. 

How Much Does BOTOX Cost? 

The cost of BOTOX depends on the number of units injected, which is difficult to establish without examining your unique concerns. The best way to determine your pricing is to visit us for a private BOTOX consultation with Dr. Park. 

To schedule an appointment at Park Plastic Surgery, please call us at (252) 888-2691. If you have any questions or comments, or if you want to learn more about the services we provide, please completeand submit our contact form.