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To some, wrinkles are evidence of a life well-lived. Wrinkles and fine lines appear and deepen over years of expressing yourself, so some are named for emotions—for example,’ smile lines’ and ‘frown lines.’
BOTOX Cosmetic injections can help turn back the clock by reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Undergoing Botox Glenview IL can even help prevent fine lines from deepening. At Glance Dental, we believe men and women can have an entire, exciting life and a wrinkle-free face.

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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 repeated contractions which contribute to deepening unwanted lines on the face. Depending on the specific area or depth of the wrinkle, it may provide an ideal complement to desired results.

The Benefits of Choosing BOTOX

The BOTOX Process

Though many people feel anxious or intimidated going into their first appointment for cosmetic injections, the process is relatively straightforward. Our team is here to help answer your questions and make you feel confident throughout your visit!

Consult With Dr. Akhikar

The experience at Glance Dental begins with a consultation with Dr. Akhikar. To provide the best recommendations possible, we will ask you about your past experiences with cosmetic treatments, current frustrations, and your long-term goals for anti-aging. Together, we will develop 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. Akhikar will identify the ideal injection sites on your face. Patients experience a range of sensations during the injection process. Please mention this during your consultation if you are especially concerned about the pain. Before moving forward, a topical anesthetic will be applied to help numb the area.

Recovery and Beyond

Patients who take aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may experience some pinpoint bruising at the injection site. You will begin to notice the results during the first week, with full results towards the one-month mark. You can wear makeup immediately after your procedure; however, we recommend avoiding intense workouts for at least 24 hours.

Many people believe that BOTOX cosmetic injections will cause them to lose the ability to express themselves completely. It's important to see a certified provider, such as Dr. Akhikar, 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.

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. Akhikar is experienced, fully licensed, and will make sure you receive the correct dosage for your desired effects.

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 are 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.

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.

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.

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Call today to Request BOTOX in Glenview or Northbrook, IL

Our office provides solutions for both men and women looking to prevent or reduce the appearance of aging. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Akhikar.

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