No, our dermatologists determine a specific dosage of Botox to ensure your muscles retain a natural amount of movement and expression. Patients report looking like a refreshed version of themselves after Botox in Elgin at Dundee Dermatology.
Soften lines and wrinkles with neurotoxin injections.
A well-known brand name, Botox® cosmetic is a versatile skin treatment that helps stave off signs of aging. Men and women starting in their 20s and older can treat lines and wrinkles for smoother, more youthful skin. After a short treatment time and a few small injections, you can experience wrinkle-free skin without surgery or downtime.
What it Treats
15 to 30 minutes
Botox in Elgin at Dundee Dermatology
The Science Behind Botox
Botox is an injectable treatment, and specifically, the formula is a type of neurotoxin. Neurotoxins work by blocking nerve impulses in certain muscles.
This decreases the muscle activity that typically causes lines and wrinkles. Muscle movement is not “frozen” but softened, leaving you looking like a refreshed version of yourself.
How It Works
The Treatment Process
Before your Botox treatment, we’ll begin with an initial cosmetic skin consultation to ensure it is the best treatment for your desired results. We will discuss any “problem” areas you want to treat and determine the treatment area(s) and the number of units needed to meet your goals.
The treatment itself is very quick. If needed, we will apply a cold compress or a topical numbing cream beforehand. Many people find the pinch of the very fine needle tolerable.
Botox results are progressive, so your results will begin to show within the next few days. Your skin will appear smoother, and you will have less muscle movement in the treatment areas. You will still be able to express emotion as you normally would; your skin will just appear more youthful. Results are not permanent and can last anywhere from 3 to 5 months. Come back and see us for Botox in Elgin for maintenance treatments as the effects wear off.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long Botox lasts depends on how quickly each person’s body metabolizes the product. This can be anywhere from 3 to 5 months.
Your dermatologist will determine how many units you need based on the number of the treatment area(s) and your desired results. We customize the number of units for each patient’s desired results.
This treatment takes only minutes, and you can carry on with your day’s activities right after leaving our office. In about a week, you will begin to notice lines and wrinkles are smoothing out, giving you a more relaxed and youthful appearance.
Care that’s more than skin-deep.
Dundee Dermatology serves the Chicago Northwest suburb region with decades of experience in medical and cosmetic dermatology. We understand the impact of clear, healthy skin. Our doctors and staff all focus on a singular goal: results that deliver.