What is BOTOX?
Diminishing the initial visible effects of repetitive facial expressions on the forehead is easy and effective with BOTOX injectable treatments. BOTOX is a filtered strain of botulinum toxin (type A) that temporarily eases the contractions of the muscles used to make particular expressions of the upper brow region. The creases created from these constant muscle contractions are called “dynamic” because they are the result of muscle movement. After a certain age, these expression creases stay visible, even if the muscles are all the way at rest. BOTOX injectable treatments can dramatically smooth the depth of these wrinkles and may even be able to prevent future lines from forming. The team of ocular specialists at Kirk Eye Center is pleased to offer BOTOX injections for patients in both River Forest and Gurnee, IL.
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Ideal Candidates for BOTOX
BOTOX is used for patients who want to nonsurgically smooth the appearance of dynamic lines on their faces. BOTOX is also used as a preventive treatment, even if you do not show signs of aging. It is a great nonsurgical treatment if you are frustrated by forehead lines or frown lines between the brows. It's also a solution for Crow's feet around the eyes. After evaluating your amount of skin elasticity and cosmetic concerns, Dr. Kirk will discuss whether BOTOX injections would work well for you.
Our Injection Technique
BOTOX treatments are available as an outpatient procedure right at Kirk Eye Center. If it is your first time visiting us for BOTOX, we often perform the treatment within the same day as your initial consultation with us. BOTOX is most commonly administered between the brows, around the eyes (Crow's feet), and across the forehead. The face will be cleaned, and BOTOX will be applied using a fine needle. BOTOX treatments typically take about 10 – 15 minutes.
What to Expect with BOTOX
After your injections, you can get back to your normal routine, although strenuous exercise should be postponed for at least 24 hours. The injected sections of your face may be slightly red, bruised, or swollen for a few days, but you should not experience any lasting or serious side effects. In many cases, it generally takes around 5 – 7 days before the full results of BOTOX are visible, and results generally last 3 – 4 months.
Just Express Yourself
You can frown, smile, laugh, and make any face you want without developing wrinkles, thanks to BOTOX wrinkle relaxer treatments. To discover more about this popular nonsurgical injectable that can smooth out lines throughout the face, schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified ophthalmologists in River Forest or Gurnee, IL.