Botox, whilst not a cure-all treatment, can help with a vast number of the common signs of aging. The cosmetic treatments involving the use of Botox are very diverse, helping to alleviate the signs of many common contour deficiencies and facial creases that have arisen due to lifestyle choices, such as smoking or increased sun exposure, and the varied signs of aging, that are different in every person.
The treatment can aid with the improved appearance of lines and wrinkles, as well as to helping contour the skin and reshape the appearance of your face. Some of the common reasons why many people use Botox, include:
- Reducing dimpling on the chin
- Help lifting the eye bag or eye brow
- Improving the appearance of frown and smile lines
- Reducing the appearance of forehead and nose lines
- Shaping the jaw
- Decreasing the prominence of mouth and neck lines
- Help with nasal tip raising and flaring
- Tightening of sagging and loose skin
Is Botox the Right Choice for Me?
Undertaking Botox treatment in Illinois is a very personal decision, with many people choosing to have Botox treatment to improve the appearance of their skin and feel more confident in themselves. What holds some people back from having Botox treatment is the worry that the results won’t look natural, or natural movement in their face will be seriously limited. If the Botox treatment is performed correctly, then there will be no severe facial restriction and the results will look and feel very natural.
While Botox does restrict some movement in the face, it’s a restriction in the movement that is generally done unconsciously, like slight frowning, which can, overtime, contribute to the rapid appearance of skin aging and lines on the face. The end result of professional Botox treatment is much more natural than many people expect, and it is often very difficult to tell that a person has undergone any kind of Botox treatment. Your face will look very relaxed, healthy, and youthful.
How Does Botox Treatment Work?
Most Botox treatments in Chicago will start with identifying where the muscles that needed to be treated are; this is commonly achieved by the patient making different expressions. Once the physician has identified the areas, they will apply a cleanser to the area, and possibly an anesthetic if required.
The next step of the procedure is to inject the Botox into the marked areas on the face. The number of Botox injections depends on the patient, and the extent of treatment that they desire. Commonly, the area around the forehead and eyes are injected with Botox, and then any further areas at the patients request or physician’s suggestion.
After the Botox has been injected, pressure will likely need to be applied to the area, to help prevent the skin from bleeding and stop bruises from forming. Then, the patient will need to sit for a few minutes and relax. The whole process is much quicker than many would expect, normally not taking much longer than 10 minutes.