BOTOX® and Dysport® are highly purified neurotoxins used to treat and prevent wrinkles caused by muscle movement. These neurotoxins result in a more refreshed, rested, and youthful look.
Treatment Areas Include:
These neurotoxins can help treat crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines between brows. Other areas include brow lift, lip flip, masseter jaw slimming, trap tox, softening of scowl lines, vertical lip lines, gummy smile, dimpled chin, bunny lines, neck bands, and more.
Are you in search of a safe, fast, and effective treatment to give yourself a more youthful and refreshed appearance? We have the perfect solution to help you reach your aesthetic goals. At Chicago Aesthetics Club, our popular neurotoxin treatment is an excellent way to revitalize yourself by reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. At our practice, we carry both Botox®, the most well-known neurotoxin, and Dysport®.
What Is Botox®?
Botox, OnabotulinumtoxinA, is in a class of medications called neurotoxins. In our medical practice, it is used for cosmetic purposes.
Botox injections work by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for muscle contraction. With less muscle movement, a Botox treatment can reduce wrinkle formation.
In the field of aesthetics, Botox® and Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) are widely used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face. By injecting small amounts of the neurotoxin into specific facial muscles, Botox can temporarily relax them, leading to a smoother and more youthful appearance. Dysport creates similar results. To learn more about Botox® vs Dysport®, please read our blog.
Botox® Is Used For…
Botox treatment is considered the most popular cosmetic injection procedure nationwide. Over 7.4 million people in the US are receiving Botox. When injected into a muscle, it blocks the nerve signals that cause uncontrollable tightening and movements of the muscle. It blocks the same muscle contraction that causes wrinkles.
The most commonly requested anti-wrinkle treatments are Botox elevens (aka Botox frown lines), Botox forehead, and Botox crows feet.
In addition to softening lines and combating wrinkles, Botox injections can help in other ways. Dr. Sri is one of the leading Chicago Masseter Botox doctors. Masseter Botox can help relieve teeth grinding and jaw clenching. Another use for Masseter Botox is to slim your face.
The Botox lip flip to enhance the top lip is a popular request. Gummy smile Botox to reduce excessive gum show is common too. Botox to stop excessive sweating is another treatment we offer.
What Is a Neurotoxin Treatment Like?
The neurotoxin treatment, a nonsurgical, noninvasive procedure, is quick, relatively painless, and can be completed in a few minutes, making it great for those with a busy lifestyle. Dr. Sri is one of Chicago’s top experts in Botox treatment. The office experience is quiet, private, and streamlined.
Dr. Sri will perform a thorough consultation, listen to your beauty goals, review your medical history, and perform an assessment. Once the recommendations are complete, together, you will decide on how to proceed. Dr. Sri will give you the best Botox advice to achieve natural-looking results.
Tiny medical-grade needles are used for the Botox injections. The procedure is relatively painless. Although numbing is not required, you may request numbing cream prior to your Botox treatment.
After your Botox injections, you’ll see the final result in approximately 2 weeks. Maintenance botox treatments are recommended every 3 months to maintain your refreshed look. Please note our practice offers preventative Botox (aka baby Botox) as well.
For Botox jaw slimming, results can peak at 6 weeks and can last 6 months. Results of underarm Botox (to reduce sweating) are experienced typically in 4 weeks and can last up to one year.
Details of your specific treatment will be reviewed with you at your visit. Dr. Sri’s goal is for you to look natural and never overdone. Check out our Botox before and after galleries.
Is Botox® Safe?
Both Botox® and Dysport® are FDA-approved medications. Both are purified neurotoxins administered in appropriate doses to reduce the formation of wrinkles. It’s important to remember that all medical procedures carry some level of risk. Potential Botox side effects are usually temporary and localized to the injection site. These include redness, swelling, bruising, and pain. More serious complications can occur in rare cases, such as infection, allergic reactions, or unintended temporary muscle weakening. These complications are relatively uncommon.
It’s important to share your medical history and any medications or supplements you are taking before receiving Botox injections. This information will help to assess whether there are any potential contraindications or increased risks.
Botox in pregnancy and Botox while breastfeeding are not recommended.
It’s also important to follow the post-treatment instructions to minimize the risk of complications and ensure optimal results.
After receiving Botox injections, it’s important to follow certain aftercare instructions to ensure optimal results and minimize potential side effects. Here are some general guidelines for Botox aftercare:
- Avoid touching the treated area for 24 hours
- Stay upright for a few hours after the procedure.
- Avoid intense physical activity
- Avoid alcohol and blood-thinning medications
A 2-week follow-up appointment is especially important after your initial anti-wrinkle treatment, as this is the most optimal time for adjustments and to assess dosing and techniques for upcoming visits.
Chicago Botox® Cost
Botox quantity is customized to you therefore, each treatment and each investment is unique. Pricing is based on area, technique, expertise, and level of risk involved.
At Chicago Aesthetics Club, we offer Allē, the Botox savings program where your Botox rewards can be redeemed at future visits. Allē provides further savings on National Botox Day. Allē members also look forward to additional discounts on Botox gift cards, available twice per year.
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Why Use Chicago Aesthetics Club
At Chicago Aesthetics Club, all Botox injections are performed by Dr. Sri Sullivan. As a medical doctor, she takes your safety with these medications seriously. Extensive training in injectables has allowed her to finesse advanced botox techniques. She takes time with you throughout your consultation, treatment, and Botox post-care process to help you achieve the best Botox results.
Natural, classic-looking results are her goal for you, always. Treatments are carefully tailored to your needs. All procedures are performed with quality and integrity in mind. If you’re looking to start Botox in Chicago or seeking an experienced Chicago Botox provider, give us a call or text at (312) 320-4050. To learn more, read our reviews.
Frequently Asked Questions
We will work together to formulate a customized treatment plan in line with your aesthetic goals.
Results are visible as early as 24-48 hours. Full effect may take up to 14 days.
Results typically last 3 months. Clients schedule appointments accordingly.
Minimal redness and slight bruising typically last less than 24 hours.
Approximately 2 weeks prior to the desired effect.
Pricing is based on technique, expertise, and level of risk involved. The amount of medication varies depending upon the areas of treatment.
Avoid the following for one week prior to treatment in order to reduce bruising and swelling:
anti-inflammatory medications (such as Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil), aspirin, ginseng, Gingko Biloba, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish oil supplements, garlic, flax oil, vitamin A, vitamin E, and any other essential fatty acids.
Avoid the following for 4 hours after treatment:
rubbing or massaging the treatment site, wearing a hat or a headband, bending forward, straining, heavy lifting, vigorous exercise, resting your head, or lying down.