What you need to know about Botox

If you’re looking for smoother skin and a fresh look, you should consider having a Botox treatment, or using other injectable fillers.

What to expect with Botox

Your journey to smoother skin starts with a consultation. Here, the doctor will talk to you about your treatment and ask you about your medical history and any medication you’re taking. They will also discuss other options with you that can help you to achieve your goals.

Botox is a simple procedure that has you in and out of the office in one day. The doctor or nurse will make small marks on your face and they may apply a topical anesthetic. The whole treatment takes about 20 minutes.

After your treatment, you can immediately return to work and resume day to day activities. The safety, speed and reliability of injectable neurotoxins like Botox make them a popular choice for people who want to improve their appearance, yet don’t want to go under the knife.

How does Botox work?

Botox works by preventing the muscles in your face from contracting. Lines around the eyes (crows feet), around the mouth and on the chin eventually smooth and the face gets a more relaxed, fresh appearance. After treatment, the full effect takes place in about four to six weeks. The effects lasts up to six months.

Who can use Botox?

Botox is one of the safest and most common procedures for both men and women. It’s most commonly used by adults aged 40 and over, because of its use treating the appearance of wrinkles that appear because of age, stress and environmental factors.

Other options

There are a variety of treatments designed to help you look and feel your best, and you should discuss your wishes with trained professionals to see which of them can help you meet your goals.

As well as Botox, which has been in use for decades, there are other injectable neurotoxins available, such as Xeomin. This uses the same botulism molecule as Botox, but it doesn’t contain a preservative, so the body is less likely to build resistance to it.

No matter who you are, if you’re looking to use injectable neurotoxins to improve the appearance of wrinkles and to look younger, you can trust the experienced doctors and nurses at Dundee Dermatology to give you the best experience. Schedule your consultation today for Botox Chicago and see how you can look your best with our experts.