The active ingredient is botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin that relaxes muscles. BOTOX targets muscle contractions, an underlying cause of wrinkles and lines between the brows, around the eyes, and in the forehead.

Who is a candidate for BOTOX?

You may be a candidate for BOTOX if you are in good general health and have moderate to severe wrinkles in the face and neck caused by muscle contractions. In addition to smoothing visible forehead furrows, frown lines, and crow’s feet, BOTOX injections can improve the appearance of bands in the neck.

What can I expect with BOTOX injections?

  • BOTOX injections typically take less than 15 minutes to perform. 
  • A cold pack or anesthetic cream may be applied to numb the treatment areas.
  • The doctor uses a tiny needle to inject BOTOX into the muscles causing wrinkles and lines.
  • The number of injections will depend on the location and severity of the wrinkles. Frown lines typically require five injections into the muscles in the forehead and between the brows. For crow’s feet, three areas of muscle framing the eye are injected around each eye. Forehead lines require five injections into a forehead muscle.

Is there any downtime after BOTOX?

There is no recovery time with BOTOX. You may return to work or normal activities immediately after treatment. Avoid rubbing the treated areas, as this could cause the injected botulinum toxin to migrate to other facial areas. You may experience minor bruising at the injection sites.

Why choose us for BOTOX in Mt. Vernon, IL?

At Advanced Surgical Technology in Mt. Vernon, IL, we focus our practice on aesthetics, including injectables, along with vascular surgery, general surgery, and primary care. Our office-based lab makes services quicker and more convenient. Our medical team provides superior, comprehensive care and can help you look younger and refreshed with custom BOTOX injections.

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FAQ

How soon will I see results with BOTOX?

Most people who receive BOTOX injections see results within 24 to 48 hours. For some people, it could take a little longer.

How long will my results last with BOTOX?

Results with BOTOX treatment can last approximately three to four months. Repeat treatments are needed to maintain your more youthful appearance.

At what age should I start getting BOTOX injections?

It is the severity of your lines, not your age, that determines when you should have BOTOX injections. Many people start BOTOX injections in their 30s. Facial lines form differently for different people. Many different factors contribute to facial lines and wrinkles, including free radical damage, sun exposure, and genetics.

How safe is BOTOX?

BOTOX Cosmetic is the most researched product of its kind, with more than 16 years of published studies behind it. Its safety and effectiveness have been described in hundreds of peer-reviewed articles in medical and scientific journals. BOTOX has been approved for use in 98 countries around the world.

How does BOTOX smooth wrinkles?

Repeated muscle contractions are an underlying cause of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. These wrinkles and lines form over the years as you smile, squint, frown, or raise your eyebrows. BOTOX Cosmetic injected into the muscle temporarily reduces its activity. It relaxes specific facial muscles. The result is visible smoothing of lines between the brows, around the eyes, and in the forehead.

Will I look “overdone” after BOTOX injections?

BOTOX provides subtle, natural-looking results when appropriately administered. We offer BOTOX injections performed with artistry and skill in Mt. Vernon, IL.

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