What Exactly Does Botox Do?

You have most likely heard of Botox injections treatment, as it has become a common treatment for wrinkle reduction all across the nation. But what exactly does it do? At Dundee Dermatology in West Dundee, IL, we have all the knowledge and experience in the most effective technologies and treatments available for our patients, including this great cosmetic treatment. If you have been wondering what exactly this popular injectable does and how treatments work, read on to learn more.

Easily Understanding Botox

There are certain kinds of wrinkles in the face that are caused by muscles naturally working and tensing up over the years. We commonly call these ‘dynamic’ wrinkles, and they start to develop as we get older. Botox treatments were devised to relax those particular facial muscles to counteract these wrinkles from forming. It is a nonsurgical treatment that actively works to block nerve impulses. This helps decrease the activities in the muscles that lead to frown lines and other wrinkles.

Usually, within a week after receiving treatment, wrinkles and lines will noticeably smooth out to provide a better relaxed and significantly more youthful appearance. These results will typically last anywhere from three to five months, after which additional treatments are required to maintain the smooth, refreshed appearance. And contrary to what you may have heard, this will not reduce your ability to smile, frown, raise and lower eyebrows, or otherwise express emotion.

What Happens During Treatment?

Before making an appointment for treatment, we will take the time to sit with you to answer all questions and address any concerns you may have. You can choose then if you wish to have a cold-press or numbing cream applied pre-treatment. During your consultation, we will also discuss your medical history alongside all the possible outcomes of treatment and any other treatments that may be beneficial if not better for you based on your personal skin needs and goals.

Botox injections are made with a very fine needle. Many patients consider these to be mostly painless, comparing the sensation to that of a very fine “pinch” as a result of the needle piercing the skin. The treatment itself takes but a mere ten minutes or less, and you are free to go about your normal activities as soon as you leave the office.

Is This the Right Wrinkle Treatment For Me?

If you have begun to feel tired or even angry, and it seems as though you are, looking older, then this treatment could be the right option for you. It is a simple, non-surgical, inexpensive way to produce lasting results in wrinkle correction, particularly good for improving moderate to severe wrinkles and lines between the eyebrows. And you get months of smoother, more youthful-looking skin after just ten minutes of treatment time.

What Results Can I Expect?

After receiving treatment, it takes a few days–about a week, generally–to begin to notice a smoother appearance to the skin in areas surrounding the injection sites. And no, your skin does not look like plastic afterward; it simply looks younger. Your skin will keep this smooth and youthful look for several months following a single treatment, and you can maintain these results with just a few continued treatments throughout the year.

You are likely to need very little downtime if any at all. In many cases, patients are able to resume most of their normal activities immediately following treatment. You should avoid applying any real pressure to treated areas, as actions of rubbing or massaging can have an impact on results. Injections may spread throughout the body, which could cause drooping instead. However, once properly treated, treatments can prevent the return of some wrinkles by relaxing muscles as intended.

Can I Still Get Other Facial Treatments After This?

Patients will oftentimes combine Botox treatment with other wrinkle-reducing treatments of facial enhancements. Common combinations include other injectable fillers, laser skin resurfacing, or other options, as they work in tandem to provide longer-lasting results. If you think a more comprehensive makeover could be the way to go, we’re happy to help you put together a treatment plan tailored to you.

Where Can I Get This Treatment?

Our professional and knowledgeable staff at Dundee Dermatology has extensive training and experience in providing this popular cosmetic treatment for our patients in the greater Chicago areas. We have locations in Algonquin, Elgin, South Elgin, West Dundee, Carpentersville, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, St Charles, and Geneva, making it easy to find a location that is close to home, work, or wherever is convenient for you. Visit our website for location details.

We actively participate in the ongoing and continuing studies so we can stay up to date with all the latest technologies and treatments available. We have options available for a variety of skin conditions, and we’re here to talk with you about all our cosmetic treatments to find the one that is best for you.

Feel Great and Look Younger With Botox Treatments from Dundee Dermatology

Get a beautiful face that is free from wrinkles with treatments at Dundee Dermatology. We proudly serve patients in the Chicago area with the best cosmetic treatments available today. Visit Dundee Dermatology in West Dundee, IL today to discuss this treatment or any of our great services. Our experienced and friendly staff is here to help you reclaim and maintain your natural, youthful-looking face by using treatments that work to get results that last!