Botox Specialist

Ob-Gyne Associates of Lake Forest, Ltd

OB-GYNs & Women's Health located in Lake Forest, IL & Grayslake, IL

You laughed, you frowned, you squinted...and now you have wrinkles that demonstrate just how expressive you’ve been. If you’d like to erase those wrinkles while still maintaining a fresh and natural look, the experts at Ob-Gyne Associates of Lake Forest, Ltd., judiciously apply Botox® to smooth out your skin again. If you live in the Lake Forest or Grayslake, Illinois, area and want to find out if Botox is right for your wrinkles, phone the friendly, helpful office staff to set up an appointment or request an appointment online.

Botox Q & A

Why do I have wrinkles?

Wrinkles may begin to appear even in your late teens to early 20s, depending on how delicate and dry your skin is. 

As you age and your skin slows the production of key proteins, such as collagen and elastin, your skin begins to thin out, become less flexible, and has difficulty retaining moisture.

Thinner, less flexible skin can’t bounce back after your dynamic, expressive muscles press them into furrows, folds, and creases. 

The first wrinkles you may notice appear on your forehead, between your brows, and around your eyes. Luckily, those types of wrinkles respond well to injectable Botox treatments.

What is Botox?

Botox is a neuromodulator made from a highly purified form of a protein called botulinum toxin. In minute doses, this toxin blocks signals to the nerves in your muscles that tell them to create a frown, raise your eyebrows high, or squint. 

By relaxing the dynamic muscles in your forehead and around your eyes, Botox erases:

  • Horizontal forehead furrows
  • Frown lines (11s, or glabellar lines)
  • Crow’s feet

Botox takes just a few days to two weeks to quiet down your dynamic muscles so that your skin smooths out, just as it did when you were younger. Your skin stays smoothed, relaxed, and more youthful looking for up to four to six months.

When should I start getting Botox?

You can start treating your crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles with Botox as soon as you notice them, as long as you’re at least 18 years old. If your family members have a tendency to wrinkle young, you may also begin Botox treatments before your wrinkles appear. 

Will Botox make my face look “frozen”?

The expert injectors at Ob-Gyne Associates of Lake Forest, Ltd., use a light hand with Botox to ensure that you get the smooth, wrinkle-free skin you desire while still being able to express yourself naturally. You’ll look relaxed and youthful, but never “frozen.”

Is Botox safe?

Botox is FDA approved and has been used to smooth out wrinkles and create other aesthetic improvements for more than 30 years. You may experience minor soreness, swelling, or redness at your injection sites, but these should diminish over hours to days.

Book your Botox consultation today by calling Ob-Gyne Associates of Lake Forest, Ltd. at their Lake Forest or Grayslake offices, or by using the online contact form.