One of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments on the market today, BOTOX Chicago is designed to improve the appearance of even the deepest facial wrinkles and creases.
Comfortable, in-office procedure
Quick, 10-minute treatment
No recovery time necessary
BOTOX Chicago is a highly effective solution to the fine lines and wrinkles that inevitably develop due to years of stress, environmental factors and the natural aging process. The treatment temporarily smooths lines and wrinkles by relaxing the underlying facial muscles that are causing the creases.
Extremely safe and FDA-approved, BOTOX is a highly diluted form of botulinum toxin type A. Dr. Kotis often performs the injections in conjunction with dermal fillers and other cosmetic procedures to help his patients achieve the comprehensive transformation they are looking for.
There are two main types of wrinkles that develop throughout the natural aging process: dynamic and static.
Dynamic wrinkles are creases that are caused by repetitive muscle movements, such as years of squinting, laughing and frowning. These are the wrinkles that BOTOX is able to target, by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that are causing the lines.
Static wrinkles are lines that emerge due to a loss of skin elasticity. As collagen naturally breaks down over time, the skin becomes lax and static wrinkles begin to develop on the neck, cheeks and near the mouth. These lines cannot be treated with BOTOX and instead need to be filled in with Restylane, Juvederm or Radiesse.
BOTOX can help you rediscover the face of your youth. In the right hands, this product has the power to:
Smooth eye wrinkles and crow’s feet
Soften moderate-to-severe brow lines
Reduce deep furrows between the brows
Minimize the appearance of forehead wrinkles
Contour your jawline
Restore an overall more youthful and relaxed expression
You can find BOTOX almost anywhere these days, but it’s important to be discerning about who does your injections. An unqualified or inexperienced provider can do more harm than good – causing the dreaded “frozen” appearance and increasing your risk of complications.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon with 20 years of experience enhancing the faces of his Chicago patients, you can count on Dr. Kotis to administer your injections in a way that smooths away your wrinkles while preserving your ability to smile, laugh, and express yourself naturally.
Because it’s so safe and effective, BOTOX injections tend to be suitable for most of our Arlington Heights patients.
In general, we recommend the solution to our patients who:
Are between 18 and 65 years of age
Want to reduce fine lines and wrinkles throughout the face
Are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
When you arrive at our Chicago office, you will be seated in a comfortable reclining chair. Dr. Kotis will ask you to make a series of facial expressions so that he can mark the treatment areas.
No anesthesia is required for the injections, though we may administer a numbing cream to ensure your comfort. From there, Dr. Kotis will place the BOTOX at varying depths and locations to ensure a natural outcome. The entire process will take about ten minutes and you will be free to resume your normal daily routine right away.
You should notice an improvement in the treated lines and wrinkles a few days after your injections, and these results will continue to improve for about one month.
BOTOX results typically last up to four months, at which point you will require an additional appointment to maintain your results.
BOTOX is an extremely safe treatment with very few risks. Any side effects that do develop are mild and temporary. The most common ones include:
Bruising. BOTOX-related bruising is typically mild, will fade in a few days, and can be easily concealed with makeup.
Drooping. If the BOTOX spreads to a nearby location, it can cause temporary muscle drooping. This should clear up in about one week and can be avoided entirely by not rubbing your face after receiving your injections.
Flu-like symptoms. Some patients experience flu-like symptoms, headaches, and nausea after BOTOX. However, these effects are typically mild and should resolve very quickly.
Frequently asked questions
In addition to smoothing away fine lines and deep wrinkles, there are a host of additional uses for BOTOX Cosmetic. They include treatment of: