A healthy lifestyle can do a lot to keep you looking and feeling youthful, but eventually, the signs of aging begin to show. Aging gracefully doesn’t have to mean accepting unwanted changes. It also means doing all you can to look as vital as you feel.
If you’d like to do something more about the fine lines and wrinkles that are showing up on your face, Rejuvenate Med Spa in Oak Brook, IL, is here to help. All of the treatments we offer, including Botox injections, are performed by trained and licensed registered nurses and doctors.
How Do Botox Injections Work?
Botox is a neurotoxin that smooths wrinkles through a process known as neuromodulation. It is the most widely used neuromodulator in the cosmetic industry.
According to PlasticSurgery.org, 4 to 5 million people receive Botox treatment every year. The effectiveness of Botox explains why it has remained popular for almost three decades.
Botox contains the chemical botulinum toxin, which temporarily disables movement in nerves and muscles when it comes into contact with them. Botox injections place small amounts of neurotoxin directly into the muscles beneath your problem areas.
Reducing muscle activity allows the skin on top to relax and visibly smoothen. The results are naturally you, but without the wrinkles and creases that form when you laugh or talk.
These injections are most frequently used to soften lines around the eyes, nose, mouth, and forehead, but they can be administered almost anywhere on the face. Botox is not a surgical procedure and requires no downtime.
Is Botox Right for You?
Receiving a Botox treatment is simple. We begin with a consultation to discuss your challenges and goals. An aesthetic medicine professional will assess your skin to better understand whether your desired outcome is attainable.
Botox provides the best results for those with mild to moderate signs of aging. A traditional facelift might be more appropriate for people with pronounced signs of aging or those who want a more significant change.
Both men and women, and adults of all ages, enjoy the benefits of Botox injections. If you are a good candidate for Botox, we can schedule your first session after the consultation.
What to Expect During a Botox Treatment
One of the reasons our patients love Botox is because the process is so quick and easy. Sessions take only 20 to 30 minutes to complete. You can return to your normal activities immediately after leaving our med spa. There is no recovery time needed with Botox.
To minimize any discomfort, an injection specialist will apply a topical anesthetic to numb your skin before the injections. Your only job is to sit or lie comfortably. Once the anesthetic is working, we will administer the injections in the areas that were predetermined during your consultation.
A typical procedure includes 10 to 50 units of Botox, but each person’s needs are different. The number of injections and units will be discussed during your consultation.
Botox Treatment Results
Results are fast — but not immediate. It may take up to 72 hours before you notice an improvement in the fine lines and wrinkles around the injection sites. Full results may take up to 10 days.
As time passes, your skin will become firmer, and your movements will feel slightly restricted. This is the result of the neurotoxin immobilizing the muscles and nerves underneath the skin. Over the following days, you will continue to notice a more youthful appearance.
Results typically last three to four months. At that time, fine lines may begin to reappear. You can schedule follow-up sessions to maintain your youthful look.
We will provide all the aftercare information you need, but there are a few simple guidelines that will help you get the best results from your treatment.
Typically, patients are asked to avoid direct sunlight, extreme heat, or strenuous exercise directly after receiving injections. We also advise against using skin care products that contain retinol and similar ingredients for the first 24 hours.
The Benefits of Botox
Are you thinking about getting a Botox treatment with us? In addition to enhancing your natural beauty, there are several benefits of Botox to consider. They include:
- Fast, minimally invasive procedure
- Time-tested, FDA-approved, and effective
- Long-lasting results
- Customizable treatment
- Fast, noticeable results
- No downtime or recovery needed
- Natural-looking results
- Easy maintenance with follow-up treatments
Botox treatments are also versatile. Injections can be used to minimize frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, and other wrinkles that are formed by contracting the facial muscles. It also prevents new wrinkles from forming in these areas, especially with regular treatment.
Botox at Home
While it is a non-surgical procedure, Botox injections should only be administered by trained, qualified professionals in a controlled setting. Our state-of-the-art med spa facility in Oak Brook, IL, is a comfortable, relaxing environment where patients enjoy a short reprieve from their hectic daily lives.
For the well-being of our patients — and to ensure optimal results — we offer Botox injections and other cosmetic treatments at our med spa. We welcome new patients and those who have already grown to appreciate the results of Botox treatment.
Are You Ready for Botox?
Botox has helped millions of men and women achieve their aesthetic goals. If you are ready to erase fine lines from your face and look more youthful, it may be time to schedule a Botox consultation with us.
Contact Rejuvenate Med Spa in Oak Brook, IL, today to learn more about the Botox procedure. We are happy to answer all of your questions.