Reduce the appearance of forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet around your eyes with Botox in Tinley Park & Palo Heights. Botox originated from the toxin produced by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. This injectable wrinkle treatment is widely popular for cosmetic improvements as well as medical uses.
What is Botox?
BOTOX (Botulinum Toxin Type A), has been used therapeutically for more than 17 years to treat a variety of medical conditions. In 2002, Botox was approved by the FDA for the treatment of frown lines between the brows. Lines appear when muscles contract, causing the skin to fold or furrow.
As skin becomes less elastic with age, those folds or furrows result in stubborn lines. Because frown lines are dynamic lines caused by overactive muscles, they can usually be treated with very low doses of Botox which are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles responsible for the frown lines.
By blocking the release of a chemical that causes these muscles to contract, Botox enables them to relax. The effects are very localized and, when administered by an experienced physician, do not affect your ability to smile, laugh, or otherwise show expression.
Am I a Good Candidate for Botox Injections?
Aging can take its toll on your facial appearance, and you can reverse the signs of aging with Botox injections. You are a good candidate for Botox if you have horizontal creases on your forehead, wrinkles around your eyes, or deep furrows between your eyebrows. Botox can also address chin wrinkles, vertical neck bands, and perioral lip lines.
It is important to be in good physical health and to have realistic cosmetic goals before coming in for a Botox treatment. You must not have any active skin infections in the treatment areas. Also, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you may want to opt out of Botox treatments.
Your consultation will involve a physical examination of your target areas. One of our skin care experts will look closely at your treatment regions to determine the best way to eliminate your wrinkles.
Your medical history will be discussed, especially your allergies. If you have known allergies to botulinum toxin, you may not be recommended to undergo this treatment.
Injection sites may be marked as a guide before Botox is administered. Small amounts of Botox will be injected with precision to achieve your desired outcome. Depending on your wrinkles’ placement and severity, it may take several injections to complete the procedure. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes, and there is no downtime afterward.
Discomfort is minimal and brief. Localized pain, swelling, redness, and bruising may be associated with the injection. You can expect to see results within days after your treatment, and these may continue to improve for up to a week. Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months. After that, many patients are ready to return for a follow-up treatment.
Cost of Botox Injections
Botox treatments are individualized procedures, and so the cost varies from patient to patient. The price will depend on the number of injections used.
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