Some discomfort with aging can be traced to the skin losing elasticity and volume. Wrinkles and frown lines between brows are signs time has left on the skin, which can make some people feel uncomfortable with their appearance. Wrinkles and frown lines don’t have to be a part of your facial profile. BOTOX® is the leading injectable of its kind to treat any lines left from aging and help you feel comfortable with your appearance.
Located in Chicago, Illinois, Old Town Medspa is led by Drs. Shazel and Nael Gharbi. Both are board-certified in internal medicine and completed advanced training in laser, light, and radio frequency technologies. They are also certified with BOTOX® and other training with the International Association of Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment.
What Is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a neuromodulator approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat frown lines. It is a non-surgical, safe and effective treatment that can smooth any moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet or forehead lines, refreshing your profile for a youthful look.
The formula is mainly comprised of small amounts of purified botulinum toxin protein, Botulinum toxin (Type A), which blocks the nerve signals that cause muscles to contract. This effect relaxes and smooths the look of lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive movements on the face—most commonly, between the brows, crows-feet around the eyes, and horizontal forehead creases. Botulinum toxin is also used cosmetically to balance facial asymmetry and relax tight neck bands.
You may consider botulinum toxin injections for cosmetic reasons if you are developing lines and wrinkles on your face due to common facial movements. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment and see if BOTOX® is the right neuromodulator for you.
How Does BOTOX® Work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning, moving the forehead muscles and squinting over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
When you choose Botox in Chicago, we will determine your problem areas, and where the injections should be placed for the effect you are looking for. Once the locations are set, we will inject the Botox solution. This solution prevents the muscles from contracting, which eliminates the look of wrinkles and other signs of aging.
One of the side effects you may experience is numbness and loss of muscle function, but these effects are temporary. Unfortunately, Botox treatment is also temporary, which means you will have to obtain new injections every few months. However, if you are happy with the results, getting new injections is harmless and the ideal option to keep your face looking younger. We will discuss this procedure with you before we start and help you determine if it is the right solution for your needs.
Who Can Benefit from BOTOX®
Dr.N.Gharbi and Dr.S.Gharbi perform Botox in Chicago. While this procedure is designed to reverse the effects of aging on your skin, there is no set age at which wrinkles and other signs of aging may appear. This means we treat some patients in their early 20s, just like we can treat patients in their 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond. Botox can help eliminate the signs of aging and help patients of all ages look and feel their best.
What do you expect from Botox® Injections?
Results are normally seen within a few days but full results were seen at two weeks. Aesthetic results last in most cases 3-4 months and treatments for excessive sweating can last up to a year.
The results vary depending on a lot of factors, body metabolism, activity and body habits play a big role.
It’s important to schedule an appointment at one of our Chicago offices before undergoing Botox treatments. At this appointment, our team of professionals will discuss the specifics of the procedure and what you can expect, both during and afterward. Once you are ready, we will schedule your appointment for Botox injections, most of the time we do the injection right after the consultation, giving you the chance to restore your youthful appearance.
Contact us to schedule your appointment to evaluate the use of Botox in Chicago.
A Fast, Effective and safe treatment
Many people hesitate to move forward with Botox in Chicago because they don’t know how it works. Getting Botox injections is a fast, effective way of smoothing out the wrinkles. We can perform most procedures in less than 30 minutes, allowing you to move on with your daily life. While you may experience minor discomfort or minor side effects, the treatment is relatively safe and can provide the amazing results you are looking for. You won’t have to worry about whether you will have a natural look when you are done. You can go back to work or continue to do your daily business immediately following your treatment.
Do not take BOTOX® Cosmetic if:
You are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic or had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA)
You have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
You have muscle or nerve conditions, such as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome, or any other neuromuscular disorders.
You are pregnant (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby), or breastfeeding (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic passes into breast milk).
Please Tell your doctor about your medicines and medical conditions, including plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face; weakness of forehead muscles: trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; any other abnormal facial change