Any injection has the potential to cause some level of discomfort, but most men and women who have undergone treatment with BOTOX® or Dysport® report only very minor pain. Some even say that they can’t feel the tiny needle at all, particularly if the area has been treated with a cold compress or topical anesthetic cream prior to treatment. Talk with Dr. Wiesman about your options at your consultation. Our goal is to provide you with effective care that leaves you feeling as comfortable as possible.
Results from both BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® typically last for about three to four months, though every patient is different and certain variables do impact effectiveness. Your age and your lifestyle, for example, can affect the longevity of your results. Exposure to UV rays, smoking, and the quality of your skincare routine will all influence the length of time between BOTOX® and Dysport® treatments. As is the case with any of our other cosmetic procedures, Dr. Wiesman will develop a customized treatment plan to fulfill your unique needs, adjusting it as needed to ensure optimal results.
Botox in Chicago is an excellent solution to take years off the appearance of your age in a matter of minutes. The FDA-approved injections are an effective option to treat fine lines and wrinkles in the face. Although you’re ready to invest in a youthful look, it’s normal to have a few questions before you’re ready to commit to it. We’ll take the time to address them during your initial consultation. While you wait, here are the answers to a few of the most common ones we hear to help ease any apprehensions.
Botox requires you to have a series of injections, so it’s natural to be concerned about pain, especially if you don’t like needles. You might be surprised to learn the injections aren’t very uncomfortable. Any pain you do feel only occurs for a short time, which will stop as soon as we are finished with your treatment.
Although wrinkles and fine lines tend to appear as you age, there isn’t a set number that signifies when you should start the injections. While many patients are older, we also treat people who are in their 20s. You’ll need an initial consultation at our center for facial plastic surgery in Chicago to have your concerns evaluated. Based on the results you want to achieve; we’ll help determine if Botox is right for you.
Botox injections require little preparation; however, we recommend you don’t consume any alcohol for at least 1 week before your session. In addition, you might need to stop taking certain medications that might thin your blood, like aspirin or Ibuprofen. This helps to prevent unwanted bruising after your session.
Botox is an FDA-approved treatment that has few serious side effects. Generally, the most common side effects include mild bruising, swelling, redness, or tenderness at the injection sites, but they will subside within a few days.
You’ve probably heard several people joke about a “frozen” look after a person receives Botox injections, but you have no reason to worry. Dr. Wiesman is specially trained to deliver completely natural results. The subtle treatment will help eliminate fine lines and wrinkles without causing you to look “overdone.”
There isn’t a magic number of injections used for Botox treatments because the amount required varies from person to person and the area you’re improving. On average, 3 injections are needed to treat crow’s feet while 5 may be required to remove frown lines. We’ll explain how many you’ll need during your consultation.
If you’re ready to reveal a younger appearance, your first step is to contact our office to see if you’re a candidate for Botox. We’ll create the customized plan you need to feel confident about your looks. Schedule your consultation today to turn back the hands of time.
If you're ready to minimize the look of fine lines around your brow and eyes, BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® are excellent choices. This non-surgical option can take years off your appearance after just a few minutes in our Chicago cosmetic surgery office.
If you would like to learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic & Dysport®, simply contact us today to schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Irvin Wiesman. With two convenient locations in Chicago, IL and Highland Park, IL, our practice welcomes patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Forest Park, Cicero, Summit, Berwyn, Oak Park, Winnetka, Lake Forest, Wilmette, Glencoe, and more.