Botox Chicago

Botox®Botox® is a non-surgical injection which may be used to temporarily reduce or eliminate prominent forehead creases, brow furrows, and crow’s feet. Botox® is the product name for Botulinum toxin, a sterile, purified protein that is produced in a laboratory from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Botox® works by temporarily reducing the function of specific facial expression muscles which result in wrinkles and creases through repeated creasing of the skin. Good candidates for Botox® treatment include men and women who are looking to improve the appearance of forehead creases, brow furrows, and/or crow’s feet. Botox® has also proven effective in the treatment of migraine headaches, excessive sweating, and muscle spasm in the neck and eyes.

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Dr. Moynihan performs Botox® treatments in his office-based facility and the procedure takes just a few minutes to complete. Anesthesia is not necessary, though the treatment area can be numbed prior to the injection. Botox® is injected in small amounts into the specific facial muscles, temporarily weakening or paralyzing the muscles. This reduces or eliminates previous skin creasing and prevents new skin creasing.

Botox® treatment is associated with minimal recovery or downtime. Though some minor irritation may occur at the injection site, patients are generally able to return to work and other normal activities immediately after treatment. Botox® may take several days to take effect, and results typically last three to six months.

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What is Botox®?

Botox® is a non-surgical injection able to temporarily reduce or eliminate certain facial wrinkles including prominent forehead creases, brow furrows, and crow’s feet. Botox®, or Botulinum toxin, is a sterile, purified protein that is produced in a laboratory from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Botox® is also able to treat migraine headaches, excessive sweating, and muscle spasm in the neck and eyes.

How does Botox® work?

Botox® is injected into specific facial expression muscles responsible for repeated creasing of the skin, resulting in wrinkles and creases. Once injected, the muscle is temporarily reduced or paralyzed.

Who is a good candidate for Botox®?

Men and women who are looking to improve the appearance of forehead creases, brow furrows, and/or crow’s feet may be good candidates for Botox® treatment. Botox® can also treat migraine headaches, excessive sweating, and muscle spasm in the neck and eyes.

Where is the Botox® procedure performed?

Dr. Moynihan performs the Botox® injection in his office-based facility.

What type of anesthesia is used for the Botox® procedure?

Botox® treatment does not require anesthesia, though the injection can be numbed prior to the injection.

How is the Botox® injection performed?

Botox® is injected with a needle in small amounts into the specific facial muscles. This temporarily weakens or paralyzes the muscles, reducing or eliminating previous skin creasing while preventing new skin creasing.

How long is the procedure time for Botox® treatment?

Treatment with Botox® takes just a few minutes to complete.

How much pain occurs with Botox® treatment?

There is generally little discomfort associated with the Botox® injection.

What is the recovery like after the Botox® injection?

Recovery after Botox® treatment is minimal with virtually no downtime. Patients may experience some minor irritation at the injection site which typically dissipates within a few hours. It may take several days after treatment before the Botox® takes effect. Results generally last three to six months.

Will I need to take off from work after the Botox® injection?

Though patients may experience some minor irritation at the injection site, work and other normal activities can typically be resumed immediately after treatment.

Are there any risks of undergoing Botox® treatment?

Potential risks associated with Botox® may include bruising, numbness, droopy eyelids, the body may become immune, allergic reaction, temporary eyelid droop, nausea, headache, respiratory infection, and flu syndrome.

Will my insurance company cover the cost of the Botox® procedure?

Patients will need to check with their own insurer. In general, Botox® is usually not covered when performed for cosmetic purposes though some coverage may be available when treating facial scars or contour deformities resulting from injury.

How long do the results of Botox® last?

The results of Botox® may last three to six months.