Soften Fine Lines

We have responded by introducing cosmetic procedures like BOTOX® Cosmetic through our Chicago practice. This popular treatment can soften or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles to provide a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Please contact us today to learn more about how BOTOX can help you achieve the youthful, rejuvenated facial appearance you desire.

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Founded in 1986, Chicago Cornea Consultants offers world-class eye care in a technologically advanced practice setting. Known for providing gold-standard procedures that help patients to live without the need for glasses, our six highly trained and experienced board-certified ophthalmologists have been lauded as “Top Doctors in Chicago” by Chicago Magazine and have been featured in noteworthy podcasts, newspapers, journals, and training seminars around the globe.

We continue to introduce the most innovative and cutting-edge solutions to our patients, with “See the Best” as our motto. By offering BOTOX sessions, we allow patients to love not only how they see but also how they look! Contact us today at one of our convenient locations in Chicago, Highland Park, Crystal Lake, or Hoffman Estates.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is a brand name for a type of botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This toxin has been used for years in the medical field to treat various conditions, including muscle spasms, migraines, and excessive sweating. However, it is most commonly known for its cosmetic use in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face.

When injected into the muscles, BOTOX blocks the nerve signals that cause muscle contractions, temporarily smoothing the skin. This process helps to minimize creases caused by repeated facial expressions, such as frowning, smiling, laughing, or squinting. The effects of BOTOX typically last approximately 3 months, after which the treatment needs to be repeated to maintain the desired results.

BOTOX injections are minimally invasive and require no downtime, making them popular for people seeking quick and effective cosmetic treatments. However, choosing a qualified and experienced medical professional to perform the injections is essential to minimize the risk of complications.

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What can I expect from my BOTOX treatment?

The procedure for administering BOTOX is very simple. The average session requires just a few injections at the target zones and can be completed in about ten minutes. While most consider BOTOX painless, the skin can be numbed topically before your appointment. BOTOX injections temporarily relax facial muscles, thereby softening or eliminating fine lines and wrinkles.

What are the benefits of BOTOX?

Most patients are very pleased with their BOTOX results. An added benefit is that the procedure requires no downtime and has virtually no side effects. Some patients may experience temporary bruising or discomfort, but most report a smooth and seamless aftercare experience.

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BOTOX benefits at a glance

  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines 
  • Combats crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Provides a more youthful and refreshed appearance
  • Helps prevent the formation of new wrinkles
  • Non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure
  • Requires no downtime, allowing patients to return to their daily activities immediately
  • Results are typically noticeable within a few days and can last for up to six months
  • Safe and effective when administered by a qualified and experienced medical professional
  • Can be customized to meet the individual needs and goals of each patient
  • Boosts self-confidence and improves overall quality of life
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Who makes an ideal candidate for BOTOX?

BOTOX is a good treatment option for healthy adults between the ages of 18 and 65 who wish to soften fine lines and wrinkles without undergoing a surgical procedure. BOTOX is effective in reducing:

  • Crow’s feet (fine lines that develop at the corners of the eyes)
  • Frown lines
  • Furrows on the forehead
  • Creases between the eyes

While BOTOX is generally considered safe, it is not suitable for everyone. People who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have a history of allergies to botulinum toxin or any of the injection's ingredients, or have certain medical conditions, such as neuromuscular disorders, should avoid BOTOX injections. It is crucial to discuss any concerns or medical history with a healthcare professional before undergoing BOTOX treatment.

What are the risks of BOTOX?

The risks involved with undergoing BOTOX treatment are extremely low. However, a patient will occasionally have an allergic reaction to BOTOX that may result in a rash, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Any patient with an allergic response following BOTOX should consult a doctor immediately and not repeat the procedure. Occasionally BOTOX injections can cause temporary drooping of the eyebrows or eyelids. To avoid this issue, great care is taken to avoid these areas when injecting BOTOX. While rare, drooping of the lids/eyebrows can be seen after BOTOX injections. However, this effect is typically temporary. 

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Getting started with your personalized BOTOX treatment plan

BOTOX treatment allows many of our patients to achieve their aesthetic goals without having to submit to costly, invasive cosmetic surgery. If you are interested in revitalizing your facial features, contact us at Chicago Cornea Consultants to find out if BOTOX is right for you. Nothing can stop the natural aging process, but with the help of treatments like BOTOX Cosmetic, you can turn back the clock to achieve a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.

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