BOTOX® Cosmetic CHICAGO (onabotulinumtoxinA)
Botox® is a popular and effective treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. It helps replenish youthful features and allows a fresh and stress-free appearance. Botox® is the only neurotoxin that is FDA approved for 3 treatment areas- forehead lines, glabellar lines (“11’s”), and lateral canthal lines (“crow’s feet”). The treatment goal is to block muscle activity which leads to improved appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles.
Prior to the procedure, the physician will go over your medical history and discuss the areas you would like to have treated and your goals. The plan will be discussed including the amount of Botox® to be injected. Next, you will be asked to sign a consent form before the procedure starts. You will be asked to sit in a semi-reclined position, or you may sit upright. The treatment areas will be prepped with alcohol to help prevent any infections. Botox® will then be injected into the target muscle using a very small needle. The entire procedure will take less than 15 minutes.
Before the procedure, we ask that you discontinue all over the counter blood thinners 1 week prior to treatment (Anti-inflammatory medications, aspirin, and supplements such as St. John’s Wort, ginseng, garlic, turmeric, etc.). We also recommend not consuming alcohol or caffeinated beverages before the treatment.
After the procedure, we ask that you avoid strenuous workouts for 24 hours and refrain from touching or pressing the treatment areas for a few hours.
The most frequently reported adverse reactions following injections of Botox® were headache (9%), ptosis (2-3%), eyelid edema (1%), facial pain (1%), and muscle weakness (1%).
Results can be visible in 48-96 hours, with maximum benefits in about 1-2 weeks. Results can last up to 3 months or more with repeated visits. When lines start to become evident again, it is best to make an appointment for follow-up treatment.
We also perform Botox® injection for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).
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