Botox® – Why Settle for Crow’s Feet, Frown and Forehead Lines?

Are you troubled because your face is showing signs of age? Have you developed “smile lines” near your eyes? Is there a furrow between your eyebrows and frown lines on your forehead? Growing older and signs of aging are inevitable. While we might actually enjoy growing older, we don’t enjoy the effects of time on our face and body.

Lines on the face are the result of several factors: changes at the cellular level, loss of collagen, and damage from the sun and environment. In addition, years of habitual frowning, raising the eyebrows, and squinting represent thousands of muscle contractions that contribute to the formation of facial lines.
Fortunately, there are treatments available to ease the effects of time on the face. One of the best treatments uses Botox® Cosmetic injections.

How Does Botox® Cosmetic Work?

Approved in 2002 by the FDA, Botox® Cosmetic is a temporary aesthetic treatment for moderate to severe frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. When injected below the surface of the skin, Botox® Cosmetic temporarily diminishes the muscle activity that contributes to the formation of these lines and makes them appear softer. This result lasts three months, on average. It is important to note that Allergan, who makes Botox® Cosmetic, owns the manufacturing process end-to-end, which helps to produce reliable and safe vials of medication.

Your Botox® Treatment

The treatment takes from several seconds to one or two minutes to complete, depending on how many areas are involved. Some patients report feeling a “pinch” sensation with the injections. (If you are concerned about discomfort, be sure to discuss your concerns with your Derick Dermatology professional for possible solutions). There is little to no downtime following treatment and many patients continue with their normal routine immediately.

Expected Results

Each patient has a unique experience. However, results are often seen in four to seven days. The improvement could last up to four months. Your Derick Dermatology professional will discuss your goals with you to determine next steps and appointments, if needed, to achieve those goals.

Your Appearance

The Botox® Cosmetic treatment delivers subtle results so you won’t experience a radical change in appearance. Instead, your lines will appear smoother and less noticeable—for a “refreshed” look. Thousands of men and women have achieved a more youthful appearance without cosmetic surgery when Botox® Cosmetic has been administered by a trained, licensed medical professional.

Call Derick Dermatology today to schedule an appointment to discuss how Botox® Cosmetic might work for you. With locations in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Bartlett, Buffalo Grove, Crystal Lake, Elgin, Libertyville, Lindenhurst, McHenry, and Park Ridge, there is a convenient location near you. You can also learn more about Botox® by clicking on this link