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Naperville Internist

Internal Medicine & Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Naperville, IL & Downers Grove, IL

Wrinkles and fine lines can give away your age, but they don’t have to. Botox® treatments can safely treat your cosmetic concerns, smoothing out crow’s feet and frown lines. At Naperville Internist in Naperville, Illinois, Rachit Marwaha, MD, and the medical team offer customized Botox treatments to help you achieve a more youthful appearance. To schedule a consultation for wrinkle reduction with Botox, call Naperville Internist or request an appointment through the online booking system now.

Botox Q & A

How does Botox reduce wrinkles?

Your facial muscles contract every time you smile, squint, or make any other expression. As you get older, your skin naturally loses collagen, which negatively impacts its elasticity. So, when you make those facial expressions, the grooves in your skin stay behind. This loss of elasticity is why you 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 without making you look unnatural. 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 differs between 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.

Since botulinum injection appointments are quick — about 15 minutes or less — the team can get you in and out during your lunch break.

Are botulinum injections painful?

You’re probably going to 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. Talk to Dr. Marwaha in advance if you’re worried about pain to ensure a comfortable procedure.

To achieve a more youthful complexion with Botox injections, call Naperville Internist today or schedule an appointment online.