To some, wrinkles are evidence of a life well-lived. Wrinkles and fine lines appear and deepen over years of expressing yourself, which is why some are named for emotions—for example, ’smile lines,’ and ‘frown lines.’
At Dentistry and Aesthetics by Design, we believe men and women can have both: a full, exciting life and a wrinkle-free face. BOTOX® and JUVEDERM® cosmetic injections can help turn back the clock by reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Undergoing BOTOX® in Hinsdale can even help prevent fine lines from deepening.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® injections provide a non-surgical solution for wrinkles and fine lines. Ideal for both men and women, these FDA-approved injections temporarily smooth moderate to severe forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet lines.
BOTOX® works to paralyze or relax key facial muscles, preventing the repeated contractions which contribute to deepening unwanted lines on the face. Depending on the specific area or depth of the wrinkle, JUVEDERM® facial fillers may provide an ideal complement for desired results.
The Benefits of Choosing BOTOX®
- A quick procedure. You’ll be in and out of our office before you know it.
- Preventative effects. BOTOX® injections reduce and prevent signs of aging.
- Temporary results. Commitment-phobe? No problem. Results fade in 3-6 months.
- Non-invasive. Compared to surgery, injections are convenient, painless, and affordable.
- Worry less. If your fine lines bug you, it’s time to take control with an effective solution!
The BOTOX® Process
Though many people feel anxious or intimidated going into their first appointment for cosmetic injections, the process is quite straightforward. Our team is here to help answer your questions and make you feel confident throughout your visit—and beyond!
Consult With Dr. Morgan
The experience at Dentistry and Aesthetics by Design begins with a consultation with Dr. Morgan. In order to provide the best recommendations possible, we will ask you about your past experiences with cosmetic treatments, current frustrations, and what your long-term goals are for anti-aging. Together, we will come up with a plan for your first treatment with us and beyond.
Moving Forward With Injections
If we determine that BOTOX® is a good fit for your overall goals, Dr. Morgan will identify the ideal injection sites on your face. Before moving forward, a topical anesthetic will be applied to help numb the area. Patients experience a range of sensations during the injection process. If you are especially concerned about the pain, please mention this during your consultation.
Recovery & Beyond
You will begin to notice the results during the first week, with full results towards the one-month mark. Patients who take aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may experience some poin-point bruising at the injection site. You can wear makeup immediately after your procedure, however we recommend avoiding intense workouts for at least 24 hours.
Will My Face Look ‘Frozen’?
Many people hold the misconception that BOTOX® cosmetic injections will cause them to completely lose the ability to express themselves. It’s important to see a certified provider, such as Dr. Morgan, to ensure that the correct amount of units is administered during the treatment. The proper amount of BOTOX® will soften, but not eliminate, your facial expressions.
Are BOTOX® Injections Safe?
No procedure comes without its risks, but it’s very uncommon for individuals to experience adverse or allergic reactions to BOTOX® when administered by a trained professional. Most people will not experience anything more than a bit of light bruising after having BOTOX® injections. Dr. Morgan is experienced, fully licensed, and will make sure you receive the correct dosage for your desired effects.
How Long Does BOTOX® Last?
The effects of BOTOX® injections can be expected to last approximately 3-6 months. There are many factors that can impact the length of time your results will last. Two of the most influential factors is the body’s ability to metabolize the formula and the person’s activity level. Protecting your skin from the sun can help extend your results.
Can You Get BOTOX® While Pregnant or Breastfeeding?
While no studies have proven that BOTOX® injections are unsafe for people who are pregnant or nursing, it’s not recommended. These injections contain a dose of a certain toxin which is considered generally safe for non-pregnant adults. It’s currently unknown what effects it could have on an unborn child.
Can You Drink After Getting BOTOX®?
We recommend holding off on consuming alcohol until you are familiar with the BOTOX® process and how your body reacts to it. Some people feel somewhat dizzy or drowsy after having injections, and these effects may exacerbate the sensations associated with alcohol. The effectiveness of your BOTOX® won’t be reduced by responsible drinking.
Call today to Request BOTOX® in Hinsdale
Our office provides solutions for both men and women looking to prevent or reduce the appearance of aging. In addition to professional BOTOX® injections, we also provide JUVEDERM® dermal fillers, SkinMedica®, and Vampire Facial® treatments. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Morgan.