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Contrary to popular belief, Botox® is a simple procedure with a variety of unique benefits to the patient. At Smiles On Michigan, we can use Botox® for a variety of reasons to rejuvenate and enhance one's appearance. Botox injections can help with enhancing aesthetic appearances by helping reduce frown lines between the eyebrows, crow's-feet or wrinkles on the forehead.

Call us at (312) 509-9492 to schedule an appointment and learn how our Botox can help rejuvenate your face.

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What is Botox?

Botox contains the botulinum toxin that interferes with specific chemical signals to the nerves to help prevent muscle contraction. The botulinum toxin attaches to the nerve endings of the muscles, affecting the nerve transmission. By preventing contraction, the skin will no longer wrinkle. This procedure can also help to slow down the skin wrinkling over time.

While the procedure will involve an injection, we take every necessary precaution to ensure that the patient does not feel any pain during this procedure. We can also pair this procedure to follow or precede other ones. This way, patients can avoid making too many extra trips in a short period.

We understand that many people may be skeptical or unsure of the Botox procedure and the benefits. Below are a few common questions that people may have about Botox. If you have another question that is not on this page, give us a call at 312-509-9492. We will be happy to go over any and all questions that you have before helping you draw out your best self.

Benefits of Botox Treatment

With Botox treatment, we can help patients rejuvenate the skin and facial muscles. By seeking professional Botox treatment at our office, patients will be able to avoid cheap store-bought items that are ineffective. Benefits of Botox treatment at Smiles On Michigan include:

  • Enhancing one’s appearance with professional services
  • Receiving professional follow-up care from our team, when necessary
  • Ability to receive professional dental care and Botox at the same place
  • Rejuvenating the skin of the face for a more youthful and refreshed appearance
  • Reducing wrinkles and frown lines in certain areas of the face

How does Botox treatment work?

Botox treatment involves an injection of botulinum toxin that helps to prevent muscle contraction by attaching to the nerve endings of muscles. Before beginning the procedure, we will need to have our team examine your health and determine if Botox is the best choice of procedure.

Once we gather important health information, we will determine if Botox will be an effective treatment option for you. If it is, we will then go over the process itself and schedule an appointment for the procedure. After the procedure, the patient will begin to see improvement in 3 to 10 days.

How long does a procedure take?

The length of time the procedure will take depends entirely on the type and amount of Botox necessary. At Smiles On Michigan, our team can go over the variety of uses that Botox can offer you. We recommend that you ask all questions about the procedure with Dr. Atta Bader and Dr. Ehab Al Yousef at a consultation meeting.

We will address all concerns and questions prior to completing the procedure. In many cases, the process may only take around one hour altogether. We will go over the exact length of the procedure with you during the consultation.

What is the cost?

The cost of a Botox procedure and treatment will depend on several factors, which include:

  • Your health insurance coverage
  • Your current state of health
  • Any allergies
  • If you received a Botox treatment in the last four to six months before this appointment
  • The type of Botox you want and the area of the body you want it in

We will help determine the cost of the procedure after we go over the type of procedure and all of the necessary steps.

Is the treatment painful?

Contrary to popular belief, a Botox procedure is not painful and you will be able to remain calm during the procedure. While the idea of needles near one's face is not the best mental image, we can ensure that it is not as bad as some might believe. We will use a thin needle and inject small amounts of botulinum toxin into the system.

We can complete this procedure fairly quickly and with little to no pain. The patient will also be able to return to work or other tasks of daily life right after the procedure.

What can I expect for recovery time after the treatment?

You will be able to return to your daily activities directly following the procedure. It is important to avoid rubbing or massaging the areas of the face we treat with Botox. Rubbing or touching the area of the face too much will cause the toxin to move toward another area of the body. You can also call us if there are any other odd health issues you begin to notice following the procedure.

When will I begin to notice the results?

The results can take around 3 to 10 days to fully take effect. However, people will not be able to notice that you went through a Botox treatment but will notice your new appearance.

If you live in the Chicago area, call(312) 509-9492 to schedule your dental exam so that you can remain in good health or receive treatment for a current condition.