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BOTOX is among the world's most trusted and popular cosmetic treatments for reversing age-related wrinkles in the face. BOTOX works by paralyzing the tiny muscles responsible for the repetitive contracting that creates laugh lines, frown lines and squint lines. It is also an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis and other non-cosmetic ailments.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world. Millions of Americans have turned to this safe and reliable treatment for maximum non surgical rejuvenation. It is used not only to erase wrinkles but also to combat ailments such as chronic migraine headaches, bladder incontinence and neck spasms. 

Our Charlotte NC BOTOX procedure consists of injecting the medically formulated neurotoxin to block nerve function responsible for facial contractions. The outcome is that wrinkles are prevented from forming in the face. Minuscule needles are used for injection to keep discomfort at a minimum. What’s more, this procedure is performed in a manner that focuses on specific target muscles without affecting the ones used for spontaneous expression. In other words, your natural expressions of joy, laughter and sadness remain authentic.

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What are the advantages of BOTOX?

  • Brief procedure: BOTOX injections can usually be carried out in less than twenty minutes (depending on the scope of treatment). Clients can squeeze an appointment into their busy schedules with ease. 
  • No need for anesthetics: BOTOX technicians use very small needles and patients experience minimal pain during the injection process. Since there is no downtime from anesthesia, you can return to your daily routine immediately.
  • Fast results: The usual time frame in which clients see results is 1 to 3 days. Patients get the results they want almost immediately. Friends and acquaintances will complement the subtle changes right away.
  • Skin has a more youthful appearance: BOTOX smooths out fine lines and wrinkles all over the face including on the cheeks, forehead and around the eyes. This factor alone can take years off a person’s perceived age.
  • Treatments are tailored to client’s needs: The injections employed can be customized for the unique goals of the patient. Those looking for only small changes, for example, can achieve exactly what they’re looking for.
  • The process is not permanent: Those who choose this treatment can try out injections for a one time occasion or continue to maintain the changes. BOTOX’s amazing benefits only last for 3-6 months on average. 

Before & After

Who makes a good BOTOX candidate?

BOTOX is a treatment that is best suited for individuals that are in good physical health and without neuromuscular diseases (like M.S. or Myasthenia Gravis). Women who are pregnant, nursing or under the age of 18 should also not seek out this treatment.

Some other factors that indicate this procedure should be avoided are:

  • Weak muscles (target muscles)
  • Skin issues (particularly around the area of injection) 
  • Facial scars
  • Asymmetry of the face
  • Dense facial skin

It is important to let your doctor know about all medications and supplements you are taking before proceeding with the treatment. 

It should be noted that the improvement one experiences varies from person to person. Some may take to the treatment well while others will require another form of treatment. 

Is there any recovery for BOTOX?

As stated before, recovery from BOTOX in Charlotte NC is fairly simple. Due to the fact that no anesthesia is employed in the process, patients can get on with their day upon leaving their appointment. The only thing that needs to be avoided is strenuous activity (such as physical exercise). Lying down should also be avoided for several hours following the procedure.

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Why choose Dr. Pratt for BOTOX in Charlotte, NC?

After graduating from the University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree in biology, Dr. Pratt then earned his medical degree from the University of Florida. He went on to complete a residency in general surgery at Carolina’s Medical Center in Charlotte, NC followed by a fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the world-renowned University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Pratt is known for his transparency, approachability and integrity. He creates a practice environment where patients feel free to be themselves and express their deepest wishes for cosmetic improvement.

Dr. Pratt empowers clients with information and education so they can make the best decision for their own needs. He will never suggest a procedure that he doesn't believe wholeheartedly is in the client's best interest. Dr. Pratt's results are elegant and natural, and appear effortless. He is truly a one-of-a-kind surgeon whose skill is matched by his humanity.

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We recognize the anxiety and concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Rest assured that our patients’ health and well-being have and always will be our primary concern.

We are doing everything we can to protect one another from spreading the virus. Our intention and promise to our patients are to respect the guidelines and recommendations set forth by health care professionals regarding hygiene and social distancing. To that end, we would like to share some of the additional steps we are implementing as a practice to help protect you as well as our team members

  • Anyone entering our office will be pre-screened for symptoms of acute illness and have their temperature taken at the front desk
  • All staff member will wear masks when interacting with patients or family
  • We have increased the frequency and extensivity of our office cleaning routines
  • Hand sanitizer is readily available throughout the office
  • We will continue to offer virtual consultations as well as virtual follow-up visits when appropriate
  • We request that anyone with fever, respiratory symptoms such as cough or shortness of breath reschedule their appointment.
  • We are limiting outside vendors from elective visitation
  • We are limiting our waiting room occupancy to fewer patients and request that any family or friends do not accompany patients inside the office
  • Patients that prefer to wait in the car prior to their appointment may do so. Please text the practice on our SMS line (704) 256.3732 when you have arrived to let us know that you are here. We can send you a text message when we are ready for you to come in.

While the COVID-19 situation and response remain fluid, please know that we are doing everything we can to limit your exposure and risk. As our response adjusts based on recommendations set forth by relevant medical experts, we will keep you updated on our website as well as social media.

Broc L. Pratt, MD

COVID-19 A Message from Dr. Pratt

We are open and seeing patients!

In response to the challenge for patients caused by the current pandemic Dr. Pratt is now offering safe and private Tele-Health services for consults. There is no charge for this service. Simply call our office at 980-375-9959 to request an appointment. We will give you specific instructions on how to schedule a virtual visit with Dr. Pratt and his patient coordinator, Ashleigh. We are pleased to be able to offer these appointments and hope this option meets your needs and helps fulfill your desired timeline.

Broc L. Pratt, MD

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