Do you suffer from wrinkles and fine lines around your eyes, your forehead, or between your eyebrows that make you appear angry? These features are probably caused by repeated muscle movement. BOTOX® injections can help soften and smooth these wrinkles, leaving you with a radiant, healthy glow.
Located in Peru IL, the practice of Nicole Norris M.D Medical Spa. is dedicated to providing clients with the highest standard of aesthetic care in a warm, welcoming office environment. Every time you come to Nicole Norris M.D., you can expect a comprehensive visit where you’ll always see a licensed physician. For more information about our practice or any of the services we offer, contact us today.
What is BOTOX®?
The only FDA-approved injectable used to address moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, BOTOX® is one of the most extensively studied aesthetic treatments available today. It is approved for use in more than 78 countries and is the number one selling product of its kind in the world. Patients that undergo BOTOX® injections are often pleased with the visible changes they see, and treatment only needs to be repeated once every three-six months to maintain these results.
How Does it Work?
Wrinkles and fine lines are caused by a number of different factors. While many aesthetic treatments seek to compensate for the loss of collagen that occurs in the skin with age, BOTOX® addresses a cause of wrinkling that is often overlooked: muscle movement.
Every day, everyone makes thousands of facial expressions and movements as they speak, eat, and interact with the people around them. While these are a normal, natural part of day-to-day existence, these expressions can cause wrinkles and fine lines to develop. This is why even younger individuals are at risk of developing crows feet or furrowed brows.
BOTOX® addresses these muscle movements by temporarily relaxing them with a substance called botulinum toxin. This reduces their activity enough to soften and smooth the wrinkles they’ve caused while still allowing you to move your face normally.
Because of this, it can be used to treat nearly any facial wrinkle caused by muscle contractions, including:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Vertical lip lines
- Necklace Lines
- Bunny lines on nose
- Eyebrow Lift
- Glabella lines (lines between eyes)
What Should I Expect from Treatment?
While BOTOX® injections require use of a fine gauge needle, Dr. Norris offers multiple modalities to make them as painless as possible. Each session typically lasts no longer than 10 minutes. Once you’ve received injections, your results will begin to appear within 24-48 hours of treatment and you will see the full effect in 2 weeks. These results typically last 3-6 months; after this period of time, additional injection sessions will be necessary to maintain any visible improvements. While possible side effects include itchiness, redness, bruising, or swelling at the injection site, these should subside within a few days of treatment. Dr. Norris offers complimentary follow-up appointments 1-2 weeks after the injections for any touch-ups that are needed and post-procedure pictures
Interested in undergoing a BOTOX® treatment by a trained physician? Contact Nicole Norris M.D. Medical Spa today to schedule a consultation appointment.