You may have earned your fine lines and wrinkles, but that doesn't mean you have to keep them. Botox injections can help you look more youthful and rested. Our Chicago, IL, dermatologist, Dr. Elizabeth Fahrenbach of North Branch Dermatology, explains how Botox can improve your appearance.
What do Botox injections do?
Years of frowning, smiling or making other facial expressions eventually results in fine lines and wrinkles. Botox injections minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles by targeting the muscles under your skin. After you receive the injections, the muscles are temporarily paralyzed and can no longer contract. As a result, the skin relaxes and becomes smoother.
Are Botox injections the right choice for me?
Most people can benefit from Botox injections. Botox offers an effective, non-surgical way to treat lines and wrinkles if you're in good health and have shallow facial lines and wrinkles. The treatments can help you look younger if you have:
- The Dreaded Elevens: Do you have two vertical lines between your eyes that deepen you frown or focus on something intently? These parallel lines, which look the number eleven, can make you appear tired or even grumpy. Injecting Botox into the area smooths the lines and gives your appearance a subtle boost.
- Horizontal Forehead Lines: Horizontal lines on your forehead also form as result of making facial expressions. If you're not happy with the appearance of your forehead, Botox injections provide a simple way to smooth out those furrows.
- Crow's Feet: These tiny lines radiate from the corners of your eyes and tend to become more noticeable when you smile. Reducing them is a simple as visiting our Chicago office for a Botox treatment.
- Lines That Extend from the Nose to Mouth: The nasolabial lines on either side of your mouth become more pronounced over the years, which can make you look older. Smoothing them with Botox injections refreshes your appearance.
Are results immediate?
It generally takes about two to four days to see results from your treatment. Botox effects can last three or more months. Scheduling regular follow up visits will help you maintain your results.
Would you like to enhance your appearance with Botox. Call our Chicago, IL, dermatologist, Dr. Fahrenbach of North Branch Dermatology, at (773) 763-6000 to schedule your appointment.