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Botox Injection Treatments Chicago

botox injection treatment chicagoAs skin ages, forehead creases, frown lines, and crow’s feet around your eyes and neck can surface. Botox is a safe, minimally invasive injectable that provides long-lasting relaxation of the muscles in your desired area. It is administered in the office, and can be done in 15 minutes, even during your lunch break! Named for “Botulina Type A Toxin”, Botox is a purified product that impedes nerve impulses in the muscles causing your wrinkles. Botox is a faster, less invasive alternative to surgical procedures with more dramatic results such as facelift and forehead lift.

Dr. Galiano’s Approach to BOTOX

I believe that the best result in cosmetic surgery is one that looks natural, is long-lasting, and is tailored to your physical traits and your desires. This is achieved through the judicious use of both minimally invasive as well as surgical procedures, depending on your needs and your wishes. My main goal is simple: I want to make you happy.

The judicious use of Botox and other neurotoxins can give your face a relaxed, tranquil look without making you appear “frozen” or inanimate. It can be used creatively throughout the face to achieve this aim. Over time and with regular use, it has been shown to prevent the development of some wrinkles and fits in nicely with my philosophy of minimal interventions for maximal gain – and prevention of aging is as important as treatment of age-related changes.

Botox Benefits

The main goal of botox is to give you a younger and more serene appearance by relaxing the muscles in your face. Wrinkles and the tightening of muscles occurs naturally as you age. There are 43 muscles in your face and Dr. Galiano will take care to target the area of your choice. Botox is minimally invasive, so there will be no resulting scar. The most common possible downside is a small amount of bruising. It may take up to a week to notice the full effect. Botox is not permanent- it generally lasts three to four months, after which time you may wish to receive a regular series of injections to maintain the results you have obtained.

Am I A Candidate For Botox?

In general, if you are over 18 years of age, are in good health, and have realistic expectations, you are likely an excellent candidate for botox. If you have undesired wrinkles, and are seeking a minimally invasive procedure that can help stave off the development of certain wrinkles, or simply wish to look well-rested, botox may be the right solution for you.

How Are Botox Treatments Performed?

Dr. Galiano will use a small needle to inject the botox into your face. This procedure does not require anesthesia and usually takes about 15 minutes to perform. Depending on your desires, Dr. Galiano may use one or multiple injections in different parts of your face.

Aftercare & Recovery

Botox injections require a relatively short outpatient procedure in the clinic. You can perform all of your normally activities immediately, however, do retrain from touching or massaging treated areas, as this can affect the placement of the botox. Do not exercise the same day as your botox injection. As such, no recovery period is required, but it may take up to a week to see the full effects of the botox.

Botox Risks

Although botox is known generally to be safe, some complications and side effects that may occur include:

  • temporary facial weakness or drooping
  • pain and bruising at the injection site
  • redness
  • flu-like symptoms

Dr. Galiano will go over these risks, and will discuss ways that he minimizes the chances of them occurring.

Botox FAQ

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable cosmetic treatment that is designed to deliver a predictable, noticeable improvement in facial lines and wrinkles, including crow’s feet, forehead lines, and stubborn frown lines.

Does it hurt to get Botox?

It is common for some individuals to be hesitant to receive Botox treatment due to concerns about pain. Dr. Galiano understands this concept, which is why he and his skilled team ensure that patients are comfortable throughout their treatments. For many patients, Botox causes minimal or no pain; however, numbing agents may be used to enhance comfort during the procedure.

What are the advantages of getting Botox?

Botox is an appealing choice for many people that are unhappy with lines from years of squinting, smiling, and frowning. This treatment is a great way to address signs of aging and regain a more refreshed facial appearance.

Some advantages include:

Enhanced facial appearance: Botox treatments are a reliable way to enhance your appearance. You will still look like yourself, only with fewer noticeable signs of aging. Botox injections are ideal for smoothing out severe lines and wrinkles, leaving you with a more rejuvenated look. When you look and feel your best, you may find that you are more comfortable speaking, laughing, and expressing yourself with others without worrying about aging skin.

Minimal downtime required: Treatments are fast, effective, and require minimal downtime. In fact, most patients can return to their normal activities, such as work and school, after leaving Dr. Galiano’s office.

Tailored treatments: Botox is designed to help you look like the best version of yourself. Because of this, you are provided customized treatment that targets your specific needs. During your Botox consultation, you are encouraged to bring up any skin concerns or problem areas that you are unhappy with so that they can be addressed.

Reliable results: When you receive Botox treatments from the experts at Dr. Galiano’s office, you can expect noticeable results. You may notice that your lines and wrinkles are smoothing out within 24 to 48 hours following the procedure, with your full results becoming apparent within days.

Wrinkle reduction without surgery: Some patients are not ready or willing to undergo surgery to get rid of lines and wrinkles. Botox is an excellent nonsurgical alternative that delivers impressive results that can help you reach your cosmetic goals.

Who should get Botox? Do I have to be a certain age?

Some individuals may wonder if they have to wait until a certain age to begin receiving Botox treatments. However, age is less of a factor than the condition or severity of the lines and wrinkles on the face. The truth is everyone ages differently; whether you are ready to get rid of stubborn creases you’ve had for years or you are concerned about premature aging, Botox treatments can help you achieve a more youthful appearance.

How long will my Botox results last?

The longevity of Botox results varies from patient to patient. Some individuals with more severe signs of aging may need more frequent sessions to maintain their new, youthful appearance. Dr. Galiano will plan your subsequent Botox sessions based on your individual needs so that you can look and feel your best at all times.

Schedule A Botox Consultation?

Please call our office at: (312) 926-4382, or fill out our consultation form online.

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