As you age, gravity begins to take its toll on your body — and your facial skin is no exception. Fortunately, injectables, including facial fillers and Botox®, can help you to turn back the hands of time in a non-invasive way.
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.
Botox®, or Botulinum toxin, can easily be injected into your body and works by keeping nerve cells signals from reaching your muscles, thus temporarily paralyzing them. It essentially prevents your muscle cells from contracting, therefore reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in your face.
Botox® remains the top choice for eliminating wrinkles. However, fillers are also increasing in popularity. Note that fillers are different from Botox®. Fillers, also known as facial fillers, are basically substances that a doctor can inject beneath your skin to give you a rejuvenated appearance. Fillers are particularly handy if you have especially deep facial lines you would like to minimize or eliminate.
Research shows that a whopping 6.7 million people in 2016 underwent Botox® treatments, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Meanwhile, a smaller number of people (2.6 million) received fillers in 2017, according to the society.
Prior to an injectable procedure, you may feel self-conscious about how you look, and this may show in your photos and even affect your relationships. However, following the procedure, you can expect to feel younger-looking and more beautiful. Many patients have acknowledged that Botox® improved their self-esteem, which, in turn, gave their social, romantic, and even professional lives a boost.
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® in Naperville, IL, and other areas near Chicago 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® cost in Chicago really depends on the type of treatment you’re interested in. The cost of fillers also depends on your needs; more than one syringe will likely be necessary to achieve the results you desire. Dr. Moynihan can break down and go over the cost of Botox® and fillers with you based on your unique needs.
Botox® in Chicago 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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Moynihan performs the Botox® injection in his office-based facility.
Botox® treatment does not require anesthesia, though the injection can be numbed prior to the injection.
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.
Treatment with Botox® takes just a few minutes to complete.
There is generally little discomfort associated with 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.
Though patients may experience some minor irritation at the injection site, work and other normal activities can typically be resumed immediately after 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.
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.
The results of Botox® may last 2 ½ to 3 ½ months.
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