Botox Injections in Oak Lawn, IL

What is Botox?

Botox (Botulinum toxin) is classified as an enzyme; it is a neurotoxic protein that is produced by Clostridium botulinum. Botox is typically used to produce a smooth and youthful facial expression after relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. A versatile injection that can help reduce lines and wrinkles in various areas of your face, most commonly used between the brows and around the eyes as well as the forehead.

Botox is the first and only treatment FDA approved to temporarily make moderate to severe lines, and wrinkles look better in adults. There is minimal downtime after treatment, leaving you to return to your daily routine after your treatment.

Xeomin — An Alternative to Botox

While Botox is a very popular option, we also carry Xeomin. This is a slightly different toxin, IncobotulinumtoxinA. Results can be seen in 7-10 days, with full results in 2 weeks. Xeomin’s effects last an average of 3 months. If you’d like to learn more about Xeomin, don’t hesitate to reach out to Skin Revive!

The Benefits of Botox

As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the nation, over 7 million people have received some form of botox. Botox can be used for both cosmetic and medical uses as well. The benefits can last from 3-12 months, depending on the type of treatment.

Cosmetic

The main use for undergoing botox cosmetics is to reduce the appearance of wrinkles along the face. As a cosmetic solution, botox can be used for the following reasons along the face:

  • Wrinkles near the eyebrows, frown lines, glabellar lines, or elevens
  • Crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes)
  • Creases along the forehead
  • Lines along the corners of the mouth
  • “Cobblestone” skin on the chin

Medical

The FDA has approved Botox for the following medical purposes:

  • Spasms in the upper lip
  • Crossed eyes or strabismus
  • Underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis)
  • Migraine prevention
  • Eyelid spasms (blepharospasm)

Side Effects of Botox

In most cases, people will generally tolerate Botox injections very well. Side effects are fairly uncommon but are still good to stay aware of if you do undergo the procedure.

Depending on the purpose for the injections and the response, Botulinum toxic can cause some side effects, including:

  • Dry eye
  • Upset stomach
  • Numbness
  • Mild pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Headaches
  • Temporary eyelid droop
  • Temporary weakness

The Process of Getting Botox

The procedure involves 3-5 injections of botulinum toxin type A. As a minimally invasive procedure, no incisions or general anesthesia are involved. A topical anesthetic can help numb the treated area if pain or discomfort is a concern. There are usually three injections on each targeted area to smooth out the skin. The process takes about 20 minutes.

How Long Does Botox Last?

Botox can last up to 3-12 months, which will vary depending on the type of procedure being performed. When the muscle that was once blocked starts contracting, the lines and wrinkles may appear again, leading to needing another session in the treated area. In some instances, the lines and wrinkles may appear less prominent compared to how they looked originally, and that is because Botox may begin shrinking the muscles of the treated area.

When Will I See Results?

You may slowly start seeing results in the first 24 to 48 hours. Within 30 days, you should see the full results, which should last up to 3-6 months depending on how severe or moderate the treated area is. You should be aware that not all treatments are treated the same, and results may vary from patient to patient, so we advise you to consult with
our doctor about any concerns that you may have.

Call Us Today To Begin The Process!

If you’re ready to take the next step and choose Botox, give Skin Revive a call today. We can answer any questions you may have or go over any concerns. We can also suggest other procedures or products if Botox is not right for you. We aim to have you be comfortable and confident in your decision and your body. Give us a call today to set up a consultation with one of our professionals!

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