Blog: Asheville Botox: How It Works and Its Alternatives

Wrinkles, creases, and unwanted lines on the face are a natural part of the aging process. However, if these lines are bothering you, causing you to feel older than you are, appear sad or tired, then it is great to know that a simple medical procedure can soften or even eliminate them.

Botox is one of the most popular treatments used for treating wrinkles, creases, and lines on the face and is administered to millions of patients across the globe each year. In this article, we will discuss what Botox is, how it works, and what some alternatives to Botox are.

What is Botox?

Botox or Botulinum Toxin is a neurotoxic protein which causes a muscle to relax and not contract. It’s one of the most widely administered cosmetic treatments which is used to stop specific muscles from contracting and can effectively prevent dynamic wrinkles. It is used for reversing the visible effects of aging.

How does it work?

A doctor or trained professional administers a Botox injection during the treatment. Botox is a non-surgical procedure, so no anesthesia is required. Although, often the doctor may numb the area where the injections will be applied using an ice pack or an anesthetic cream.

Botox injections are directly administered into the muscles which cause wrinkles on our face. Targeted muscles responsible for wrinkles, and lines are softened or flattened completely due to the effect of Botox, and they remain so for months creating a refreshed and rejuvenated look.

A Botox injection can be effective for up to 4 – 5 months. There is very little discomfort during the procedure, although you may feel a bit sensitive in the area for a few hours afterward.

The Botox procedure itself takes just a few minutes, and most patients are done in less than 15 minutes. You can continue your daily routine immediately after leaving the clinic.

What are Great Alternatives to Botox?


Dysport is a popular alternative to Botox, which is also cheaper as compared to Botox injections. Dysport, like Botox, is also a neuromodulator which blocks the nerves and stops muscle contractions, reducing the wrinkles in the area that it is administered in. Dysport works just like Botox and only differs from Botox at a molecular level.

It takes up to 7 days for Botox to become effective, Dysport tends to work more quickly with our clients stating that their wrinkles soften within 3 – 4 days. Like Botox, Dysport is often used for treating those dynamic wrinkles and lines on the upper part of the face including the forehead.

Natural Growth Factor Injections

Natural Growth Factor Injections are another popular alternative to Botox, which, unlike Botox or Dysport, is 100% natural and derived from your own blood. Natural Growth Factor Injections help our bodies produce collagen and when used as a cosmetic treatment is injected into areas of concern like Botox and Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers

Natural Growth Factor Injections can be combined with Botox and Dermal Filler treatments for overall rejuvenation, and in some cases, the results may be visible for up to years. The best part is that Natural Growth Factor Injections are without any side effects or risk of allergic reaction, as it’s just another substance naturally produced by the human body, so our immune system doesn’t react to its presence.

Where can you get the Best Asheville Botox Treatments?

Botox and Dysport are still by far the most effective and quickest way to deal with wrinkles and creases, and are affordable compared to other cosmetic procedures. You can get the Best Asheville Botox at Dr. Harpe Laser + Wellness Clinic. Call us at 828-435-2352 to book an appointment.

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