In the 20 years since the FDA first approved Botox® for cosmetic use, this
aesthetic treatment for smoothing frown lines and crows’ feet remains the most effective tool in your beauty routine arsenal.
At Skin Med Spa in Downers Grove, Illinois, our aesthetic medical professionals are experts in administering Botox. That’s key. To achieve optimal yet natural-looking results requires skill and experience. Our specialists have both. They offer the following rundown about what you can expect when incorporating Botox into your beauty routine.
While Botox is actually a toxin — botulinum toxin type A, to be exact — it’s perfectly safe. Few cosmetic treatments have been more thoroughly researched than Botox, which has been safely enjoyed by millions of men and women worldwide for over two decades.
Our specialists use just a tiny amount of Botox and very fine needles to get the job done.
Injected into specific muscles just underneath your lines and wrinkles, Botox blocks the nerve signals to those muscles and relaxes them, so they can’t contract, which is what causes your skin to wrinkle and crease.
Most people feel no side effects whatsoever, and those who do report temporary conditions like redness, headache, and a little muscle weakness.
First, come in and talk with our team about what you want to accomplish with your beauty routine. We can help guide you toward the best choices for treatments. Botox is effective for several common complaints, including, but not limited to:
Angry 11s (those lines above your nose, between your eyebrows)
Moderate forehead lines
Quite simply, Botox helps you reach your beauty goals. If you feel that the image in the mirror does not reflect how you feel inside, you aren’t alone. One study found that the majority of people who added Botox treatments to their beauty routine did so because they wanted to look more relaxed and less stressed.
Others reported wanting to appear less stern or angry, and others simply stated they wanted to look more attractive.
Whatever your reason, we — and Botox — can help you get the look you desire.
In most cases, you can expect the effects of Botox to last about three to four months. When your muscles begin to return to their normal function, you may start to notice some minor lines and wrinkles showing up. That’s when you know it’s time to come back in for another treatment. Over time, your muscles will learn to stay more relaxed on their own, and you will notice fewer wrinkles.
If you want to say goodbye to your worry lines, crow’s feet, deep furrows, and wrinkles contact Skin Med Spa by calling us at 630-283-6478 or requesting an appointment with our convenient online scheduler.