What is Botox?
Botox (or Botulinum toxin-A) is a renowned compound derived from nature designed to relax, smooth and lift areas of the face that are succumbing to the repeated by facial expression and volume loss over time. As we age, our facial expressions are actually forming the wrinkles, lines, and creases associated with aging because skin loses its elasticity and can no longer fully recover from these contractions.
Botox, in the hands of a professional, experienced injector will enhance the quality of facial skin, smooth unwanted lines and furrows, while still maintaining natural facial expression. Botox injections do not affect your facial expressions, instead, it relaxes the tiny muscles responsible for creasing, wrinkling, and folding — which reduces or eliminates facial lines and results in smoother and softer skin. Botox is a unique treatment that has over 20 FDA approved uses in the United States and has well over 50 years of therapeutic use. No longer a treatment for those that already have wrinkles but a great preventative treatment for those patients that wish to maintain already smooth and youthful looking skin, Botox is a wonderful solution for both the treatment and prevention of facial wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and mouth as well as chin dimples and neck bands. We strive to provide you with the best Botox Chicago has to offer, so contact us today for your customized treatment.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is safe, fast, and easy.
Botox is one of the safest and most popular procedures in our practice. It can takes as little as 10 minutes to administer Botox, and you can go directly back to work or play with little to no evidence of the procedure.
Botox is a minimally invasive and non-surgical procedure requires no downtime and can performed in the middle of a workday. During the procedure, an FDA-approved treatment is drawn up into a syringe with one of the smallest needles that medicine makes and is injected at pinpoint muscle locations across the face, temporarily blocking nerve signals and preventing those unnoticeable little contractions that create wrinkles, folds, and lines from taking place. During your consultation visit, you and your provider will determine the best locations and dosage of Botox to achieve the best possible outcome so that you can look the best version of yourself in line with your cosmetic goals.
Will Botox Affect My Facial Expressions?
No, it will not. Botox injections are used and designed to affect only the smallest muscle contractions deeply layered within the face’s muscle system. You might not be able to see or visibly notice these contractions, but your skin sure can. After receiving Botox, you can still make all of your familiar facial expressions, but your skin tissue will become less affected by the muscle contractions involved, giving the skin a chance to naturally smooth out its wrinkles, fine lines, and furrows with each new day.
Which Areas Can I Treat with Botox?
Over time, the areas around our eyes, mouth, nose, and forehead start to develop wrinkles, lines, and furrows that are practically bywords for aging that can make us look angry, tired and older than we are. Botox is a safe-and-effective FDA approved injectable treatment solution to smoothing out those wrinkles and giving your skin a younger and smoother look, perfect for conditions such as:
- Fine lines
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Forehead furrows
- Smile lines
- Nose wrinkles / Bunny lines
- Smoker’s lines
- Chin dimples
- Vertical lines / Marionette lines
- Drooping eyebrows
- Neck bands