Perhaps one of the most exciting developments in cosmetic medicine over the past decade has been the dramatic expansion we've seen in the area of non-surgical options. Leading the way is BOTOX® Cosmetic, which has gained enormous popularity due to its simplicity, affordability, and effectiveness. Dr. Mustoe performs BOTOX injection for Chicago residents who want to soften crow's feet, forehead furrows and frown lines for a younger, more refreshed appearance.
Do visit Dr. Mustoe in Chicago for BOTOX treatments, request a consultation online. Or you can call us at (312) 788-2560 and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment.
BOTOX Cosmetic is composed of a purified form of the botulinum toxin, which safely and effectively treats wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. The product temporarily relaxes the tiny muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles such as crow's feet and frown lines, which are etched into the face by repeated facial expressions. This softens the appearance of these wrinkles and gives the skin a smoother, more youthful appearance with results that last 3 to 4 months.
BOTOX injection appointments typically take only a few minutes. Dr. Mustoe uses a tiny needle to inject BOTOX into precisely targeted muscles. The number of injections and the amount of product needed will depend on the area being treated and your desired outcome. Discomfort is minimal, and patients generally resume their normal daily activities immediately after treatment.
There is little recovery or downtime associated with BOTOX. The small needle and Dr. Mustoe's careful technique result in very little redness or swelling. This goes away quickly, particularly with the help of a cool compress. Most patients go back to work and their normal routine immediately, without anyone knowing that they've had BOTOX.
Unlike injectable fillers, BOTOX does not provide immediate results. It typically takes 5 to 7 days to see the full effect of your BOTOX treatment. Once BOTOX takes effect, you can expect to look younger and more vibrant for 3 to 4 months. Regularly scheduled BOTOX treatments may even extend the longevity of your results.