These lines may make you appear more tired, angrier, or older than you actually are. At the Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, we offer non-surgical injections of Botox® Cosmetic to smooth these lines to achieve a more youthful appearance. At CDAM, we believe that our patients can achieve their best results through a combination of regular skin care maintenance and in-office procedures. During your consultation, our board-certified dermatologists will review neuromodulators (Botox), dermal fillers, daily skin care, and your health and lifestyle to keep your skin looking its very best.
Should I Get Botox?
If you are developing or have noticeable frown lines, crow’s feet, or forehead wrinkles, you may be an excellent candidate for Botox injections. Even younger patients can benefit from Botox Cosmetic by preventing the formation of fine lines. A consultation with one of our dermatologists is necessary before receiving your injection treatment.
What is Botox?
Botox Cosmetic is a neuromodulator made from botulinum toxin type A, which is a purified protein used to reduce muscle activity temporarily and improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines and crow’s feet. Once your cosmetic concerns are evaluated in Chicago, IL, we help determine the best Botox treatment plan for your needs.
What to Expect with Botox
Botox sessions are simple and quick, generally lasting 15 to 30 minutes depending on the areas being treated. Using an ultra-fine needle, our skilled and experienced board-certified dermatologists will inject predetermined amounts of Botox into underlying wrinkle-causing facial muscles, leading to the relaxation of these muscles. You may experience a slight pinch from Botox injections, and a topical anesthetic may be applied to help increase your comfort. Botox Cosmetic requires minimal downtime, and you can return to your daily activities right after treatment. However, some patients may experience slight bruising or soreness in the injection area(s).
Botox Cosmetic initial results are typically visible within one to two days of treatment, with improvements lasting around three to six months. Treatments are tailored specifically to each patient to achieve the desired results. At CDAM our dermatologists promote a subtle, more natural aesthetic. This treatment is temporary, so touch-up appointments every three to six months should be scheduled to maintain your results. For the majority of patients, they experience a smoother, sleeker facial structure and a reduction in the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines between the brows, forehead lines, and more.
The Side Effects of Botox
Side effects of Botox Cosmetic are mild in nature, including soreness and bruising around the injection site. Patients are allowed to wear makeup after their Botox treatment, but should avoid pressure around the injection area for several hours for optimal results. Rare side effects may include temporary weakness of surrounding muscles and headaches. If you are experiencing persistent side effects from Botox, please contact CDAM as soon as possible.
Schedule Your Botox Consultation Today
Join the millions of individuals who receive Botox® Cosmetic each year to turn back time and erase noticeable signs of aging. If you are ready to enhance your beauty and achieve your younger, more vibrant appearance again, schedule your consultation with CDAM today to learn more about what Botox and our combination therapy can do for you!
Will I be able to move my face after Botox?
When performed by a professional, Botox only targets your wrinkle-causing muscles, allowing you to still express yourself normally. You will be able to move your face while showing fewer lines and wrinkles.
What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?
Botox and Dysport are two neuromodulator formulas that are used to address facial lines and wrinkles. The two formulas differ in their composition and vary slightly in terms of how long they take to work and how long their effects last.
How often can I get Botox?
The results of Botox can last for about three to four months. After this time it is safe to have a touch-up treatment to maintain your results.