BOTOX / Xeomin & Fillers
BOTOX in Hinsdale
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX®, an extremely common and effective in-office procedure, is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the face. This is a very popular procedure, and is proven to be safe and effective. BOTOX® injections are excellent for getting rid of frown lines and wrinkles on the forehead. XEOMIN® is very similar to BOTOX® in that it is used to treat moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, but may be better suited for those who do not respond well to BOTOX®.
The FDA first approved BOTOX in 2002. Its primary usage is to reduce wrinkles caused by movement and, specifically, wrinkles of the face. BOTOX can significantly reduce
- Crow’s Feet
- Frown Lines
- Vertical Lines
However, BOTOX has other body issues it can help treat. Some examples are
- Severe underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis)
- Uncontrollable blinking (blepharospasm)
- Eyes that point in different directions (strabismus)
- Overactive bladder
- Chronic migraines
- Cervical dystonia, severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms caused by a neurological disorder
BOTOX functions by blocking signals from muscles to nerves. When this blockage occurs, the wrinkles begin to soften and relax.
You’ll be surprised to learn the entire procedure is as quick as a flu shot, with full results occurring in as short as 1-2 weeks.
However, the changes from a BOTOX injection will eventually wear off in 3-6 months. You may notice that your wrinkles may appear less intense than before your injection. This change in intensity is because the injection causes the muscles to shrink over time.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have a neurological procedure, or are allergic to cow’s milk protein, you should not use BOTOX. Schedule an evaluation with Hinsdale Eye Center to see if BOTOX can help you!
BOTOX can prevent up to 9 headache days a month!
While BOTOX® is used primarily as a cosmetic procedure, it can serve a functional purpose as well. BOTOX® has been proven to reduce chronic migraines in adults. BOTOX® can be injected every 12 weeks by one of our doctors here at Hinsdale to prevent migraines. BOTOX® can prevent up to 9 headache days a month, allowing our patients freedom from chronic migraine.
Fillers such as Restylane® are used to fill in wrinkles around the mouth and on the forehead, and can also be used to for fuller lips, sunken in eyes and hollow cheeks.
Before vs. after using Restylane (above). This patient was injected with Restylane gel to correct the lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds).
If you are interested in any of these cosmetic procedures, call Hinsdale Eye Center today!