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Chicago Cosmetic Dermatology Treatments Botox

Botox® Cosmetic is a botulinum toxin purified protein that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines and wrinkles. Dr Lewitt has treated numerous patients with Botox® Cosmetic as well as with Botox® for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Botox® is often used in conjunction with hyaluronic acid fillers in order to reduce rhytides and add volume, therefore improving the aesthetics of the face. The product works by blocking nerve impulses, therefore reducing the movement of the particular muscles that can lead to dynamic and eventually resting lines. With less ability to move, the skin surface gradually smoothens out and the lines fade.

What is the visit like
Botox® is minimally invasive. After a proper evaluation, Dr Lewitt uses either ice or topical anesthetic to reduce pain. Then, very low doses are administered via injection directly into the muscles that cause the rhytides/wrinkles. There are many areas that can be treated including the FDA approved indications: Frown Lines between the eyebrows (the glabella or "11's") and Crow's feet around the eyes. Other areas that can be treated include Bunny lines on the nose and the downward pull of the angles of the mouth. Botox® can even reduce a "gummy" smile and wrinkles of the lower eyelids and forehead. Discomfort is minimal and brief. There may be irritation near the injection sites that can present as a small bruise or "mosquito-bite" appearance. There is no down time after the injections.

When will you see improvement
Individual results vary, however most people see results days to 2 weeks after

How long does it last
Again, individual results vary, but the product typically lasts 3 months before needing re-injection. As Dr Lewitt always consents his patients: "the biggest side effect is: YOU LIKE IT!"


To discuss your Botox Chicago treatment with a Board Certified Dermatologist please make an online appointment or call (312) 585 7299 today.