Botox® treatments can safely treat cosmetic concerns, smoothing out crow’s feet and frown lines. At Naperville Internist in Rachit Marwaha, MD, and his medical team offer customized Botox treatments to help achieve a more youthful appearance. To schedule a consultation for wrinkle reduction with Botox, call Naperville Internist or request an appointment today.

How does Botox reduce wrinkles?

Facial muscles contract every time we smile, squint, or make any other expression. As we get older, our skin naturally loses collagen, which negatively impacts its elasticity. So, when we make those facial expressions the grooves in our skin stay behind. This loss of elasticity is why we have fine lines and wrinkles.

Botulinum injections like Botox work by “freezing” your facial muscles, thus preventing them from contracting when you smile, squint, and so on. Without those frequent muscle contractions, your skin starts to smooth out. Dr. Marwaha injects the botulinum serum into precise locations on your face to get rid of:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Smile lines
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Frown lines between eyebrows

The targeted injection helps to reduce facial muscle activity with a natural look. To complement your procedure, you may also benefit from facial or dermal fillers, which can be administered during the same appointment.

How often do I need Botox injections?

The frequency of Botox injections depends on the severity of your wrinkles and how long Botox lasts for you. Botox can last as long as four months, although this varies for individuals.

Most treatment areas, such as your forehead, require about three to five injections. While you’ll notice improvement quickly, it typically takes about 48 hours to see the maximum effect. When your treatment starts to wear off, you can schedule a visit for repeat injections.

Botulinum injection appointments are quick, about 15 minutes or less, and can be scheduled any time with minimal disruption to your schedule.

Are botulinum injections painful?

You may feel some burning and stinging when having a Botox injection. Most men and women report that the injections feel like a small pinch. However, the discomfort only lasts a few seconds.

If you’re sensitive to needles or are in discomfort during your treatment, Dr. Marwaha can apply a topical numbing cream. He also may numb the area with ice for a few minutes to make the treatment more comfortable. If you’re worried about pain, just let us know so we can ensure a comfortable procedure.

To achieve a more youthful complexion with Botox injections, schedule an appointment online.