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What Botox Could Do for You

Your Chicago, IL, dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Fahrenbach at North Branch Dermatology can help you get the youthful look you want. Timebotox catches up with us all and some people, if not most, aren't particularly fond of this notion, which is why Dr. Fahrenbach offers Botox.

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Botox is an FDA-approved treatment. It is used to eliminate and/or reduce wrinkles and creases on your face. It paralyzes the muscles that contract and the create wrinkles and creases. When the patient is injected with Botox, the production of acetylcholine is blocked, therefore stopping the contraction of the muscles.

Botox is a unique cosmetic procedure. It has almost no downtime and doesn't take long to be done or completed; you can actually go back to work right after the treatment. Botox doesn't cause patients to lose their capability to show facial expression and, although it is a simple process, a licensed professional, like our dermatologist in Chicago should administer the Botox treatment.

In addition to the procedure having almost no downtime, Botox is almost painless. Previous patients say the injections feel like pinches, but doctors use ice to help alleviate that slight nip. If you're still worried, your doctor can use a topical cream to help numb the area and eliminate any discomfort.

The most common problem areas are frown and worry lines, crow's feet and laugh lines, which are caused as a result of years of laughing, squinting and frowning. After the Botox treatment, you will start to notice smoother skin.

Botox also lasts 3 to 4 months, but this varies from one person to another. This means you'll have a rejuvenated appearance for quite some time.

If you wish to learn more about Botox, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Fahrenbach at North Branch Dermatology in Chicago, IL, by calling (773) 763-6000.

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