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By using Botox®, Dysport® or Xeomin® our aesthetic medicine team can redefine your natural beauty in just minutes. We are able to contour cheeks and smooth out wrinkles while also simulating the effects of cosmetic surgery without going "under the knife" which has no downtime nor risks associated with it!

What is Botox®?

Botox is a cosmetic treatment that we offer here at Halo Laser & Aesthetic Medicine. It is one of the most common ways to reverse aging. Botox temporarily relaxes and smooths the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines. Botox is most commonly used on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes. Botox is injected into specific muscles in the face using a fine needle, and the effects typically last three to six months.

Most common areas where Botox® is applied

  1. Forehead wrinkles - between the eyebrows and across the forehead
  2. Crow's feet - wrinkles at the corners of the eyes
  3. Frown lines - wrinkles between the eyebrows
  4. Bunny lines - wrinkles on the bridge of the nose
  5. Chin wrinkles - horizontal lines on the chin
  6. Lip lines - wrinkles around the lips.

Ideal Botox® Candidates in Glenview

Ideal candidates for Botox® injections are individuals who are seeking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, specifically those caused by muscle contractions, such as frown lines, crow's feet, and forehead wrinkles. The ideal candidates are:

  • Healthy adults with good skin elasticity and no active skin infections in the treatment area
  • Non-smokers or individuals who quit smoking at least two weeks prior to treatment
  • Individuals with realistic expectations about the results of Botox
  • Individuals who are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Individuals who do not have a known allergy to Botulinum toxin type A, the active ingredient in Botox

It is recommended that individuals seeking Botox discuss their medical history and treatment goals with a licensed healthcare provider to determine if they are good candidates for the procedure.

Look Younger in Minutes with Botox®, Dysport, Xeomin

We can also:

  • Smooth wrinkles and facial folds.
  • Smooth acne scarring.
  • Perform a non-surgical nose job (rhinoplasty).
  • Augment your chin.
  • Perform a liquid facelift.
  • Perform an eyelid repair or lift.
  • Smooth frown lines.
  • Create and sculpt cheekbones.
  • Create fuller lips or balance uneven lips.
  • Repair earlobes.

Botox® for Excessive Sweating and Migraines

Botox® is not just for cosmetic purposes, it can also be used to reduce excessive underarm or palm sweating. For sufferers of migraine headaches this will provide relief by mitigating pain and symptoms!

Palm sweating is not just a minor annoyance, it can be an embarrassing problem. The way people dress and present themselves may change because of excessive underarm or palm Sweating which prevents them from doing so in the best light possible- with their self confidence suffering as well!

Botox® has been FDA-approved to treat excessive sweating of the underarms, palms and feet. You will notice a significant reduction in sweating within 4 weeks after your first treatment with it as well! The results last for 6 months or more on average so don't let this problem go unchecked - book an appointment today

How Much Botox® Will I Need?

Clients new to Botox® often ask the same question before treatment: How many units will I need?

It's hard to give a one-size fits all answer when it comes down how much Botox® an individual will need. The amount of toxin depends on multiple factors, and every person is different so there are no rules or guidelines that can apply in every situation as well! However from what I've learned about this process - its wonderful because they're able make sure your treatment meets 100% with their needs rather than just guessing at something based off previous experiences

While it's possible to achieve the same end result with fewer units of Botox depending on how many different areas you're interested in treating, there is no guaranteed way for obtaining an exact number. This means that when determining how much drug will be needed per facial muscle group - which varies drastically from person-to eye greatly affecting their final appearance!

The following characteristics help determine what kind or amount requires:

  • Differing Aesthetic Goals: Some people prefer a completely frozen result, while others like to maintain movement in the minimized capacity. For example many women choose not have their foreheads move at all and most men would rather allow for slight head movements when cutting meat or baking goods such as breads - which can lead them into believing it's still fresh!
  • Different Muscle Strengths: The forehead muscles are extremely complex and powerful. Even someone with weak, little-used foreheads can make some noise if they use their strength in an unneighborly way! That is why it takes more Botox® to quiet the movement of these large masses than just about any other part on your body - because this area has so much motor activity going on at all times (no wonder people call them "the engine").
  • Pre-Existing Situations: The older you are, the more wrinkles your face will have. The best way to get rid of them is by using dermal fillers like Restylane or Beluma which can smooth out laugh lines and expressions for a rejuvenated look that people won't be able stop noticing! The results these treatments provide last about 6 months before needing another touch up session- but don’t worry because there's no down time either; they're completely painless so long as patients follow instructions precisely (and take precautions against sun exposure).
  • Different face shapes and sizes: For example, people with larger foreheads will require more units of Botox than those who have a smaller one.
  • Metabolism: The effects of Botox® last for varying amounts depending on the individual and their rate at which it's broken down in comparison to other people. Although there is no one set answer, most patients will require additional treatments after two months if they have a slower metabolism or less than perfect skin quality in order maintain results long-term

Botox FAQs

Will I Look Fake?
Botox can have a negative association with looking fake or restricting facial expressions after treatment.skilled application of botox will not lead to these undesirable results, however it is possible you may experience some discomfort during the procedure depending on what you're trying to treat - your Halo team member could go over this further if necessary!
Does Botox® Hurt?
The most common feeling of discomfort reported by patients is that it can feel like a pinch. In order to eliminate or minimize this pain, your Halo clinician may use either ice packs or numbing creams on the area being treated for you!
Are There Side Effects to Botox®?
Rare side effects can include eyelid drooping or swelling. Other possible outcomes include pain at the injection site and allergic reactions, which your team member will go over with you in-depth to help address any concerns about them!
How Long Does Treatment Take?
You will have a specific treatment plan customized just for you. Your Halo team member is highly trained in helping patients get the most out of their sessions with minimal discomfort and bleeding, so they'll make sure it's painless!
The actual injections only take about 10 minutes but depending on what area needs treating can vary based upon several factors like how big an area we're talking about (e say face) or if there are other medical conditions such as diabetes which would affect dosage requirements - our staff will help devise either 1 session per day consisting solelyof shots throughout each part(which usually takes 3-4 days),
What are Botox® Results Like?
Results may start to appear within 24 to 48 hours for frown lines. These results can last for up to 4 months.
What is the Botox® Recovery Time?
There is minimal downtime, and many patients can get back to their daily activities right after treatment. You may have specific aftercare instructions from your Halo team member.

Dysport FAQs

What is Dysport?
Halo uses dysport to help patients achieve their perfect smile. We call it the invisible braces, because with this treatment you can’t see any of your teeth moving inwards anymore!
Frown lines are becoming more popular as people realize how visible they make us look unnatractive; at halo we specialize on making them disappear so everyone has confidence again
Dysport is the latest in facial muscle relaxants to hit shelves. It works by stopping release of acetylcholine, which causes frown lines and other cosmetic problems associated with aging such as crow's feet or furrows on your forehead that can be caused from constant tension when smiling too much! Unlike Botox® however Dysport operates at different dosages - it will help stop certain movement patterns without causing any downtime whatsoever so you won't need vacation time off work just because there happens across an awesome new treatment option for yourself (or lovedone).
What is it Like to Get the Injections?
Your Halo team member can go over what your treatment schedule will look like for what you’re are specifically working to treat. The procedure takes 10 to 20 minutes in many cases.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Dysport?
Typically, results are noticeable within 2 to 3 days. You will see an improvement in moderate to severe frown lines. One treatment can also last up to 4 months. Your Halo clinician can talk to you about maintenance treatments and what to expect for your exact treatment.
Does Dysport Have Any Side Effects?
Dysport can cause a number of side effects, like headache, pain at the injection site and nausea. Your Halo team member can walk you through any possible side effects and address any concerns you may have.

Xeomin FAQs

What is Xeomin?
Xeomin primarily helps improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Though at Halo, we use it to treat a variety of needs. It’s a treatment that’s injected right into the skin. It’s made from botulinum toxin type A, a protein from the bacterium clostridium botulinum (same as Botox).

Frown lines are caused by muscles between the eyebrows contracting as you frown or squint. As you age, your skin loses its elasticity, and then repeated movements cause frown lines. Xeomin affects nerve endings so that that muscles don’t contract. Since the muscles do not contract, the injections temporarily reduce those frown lines.

What is it Like to Get a Xeomin Treatment?
Treatments typically take about 10 to 20 minutes. The medicine is injected directly into the muscles in the forehead that cause the frown lines between eyebrows. There is no anesthesia, but your Halo team member may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to make the procedure more comfortable.
When Will I See Results with Xeomin?
A visibly smoother area between the brows could happen as soon as 3 to 4 days after treatment. The typical patient sees results in less than a week. Some patients reported noticing a difference as long as 30 days after. Results lasted for up to 3 months in clinical trials, though individual results may vary. You Halo team member can discuss what type of results to expect in your individual case.
Does Xeomin Cause Side Effects?
Xeomin can cause serious allergic reactions, as well as headaches, muscle weakness and other side effects. Your Halo clinician can discuss possible side effects and address any concerns you might have.

What is the Difference Between Botox®, Xeomin® and Dysport®?

What Are Each of Them Made Out Of?

Xeomin, Botox and Dysport are all made from the bacterium clostridium botulinum, which gets synthetized as the botulinum toxin type A in all three products. They have all been proven in clinical trials.

The main differences are in the manufacturing processes. Xeomin is different in that it only contains the toxin as an ingredient, which means the body is less likely to become resistant to it. Xeomin uses a “naked” molecule, meaning it has not had surface proteins added. Botox and Dysport have these added proteins, and people may have more risk of allergic reactions and rejections as a result. In rare cases, some patients can develop antibodies to Botox® and Dysport.

Do Results Differ From Each One?

Yes, the three treatments can show results at different times. As far as when you see treatment results and for how long, the times are:

  • Botox®: Results typically appear within 24 to 48 hours, lasting up to 4 months.
  • Dysport: Noticeable improvement appears within 2 to 3 days on moderate to severe frown lines, lasting up to 4 months.
  • Xeomin: Visible smoothing may be seen within 3 to 4 days at the earliest, lasting up to 3 months.

Results may vary by individual cases and what you are treating, so your Halo team member can walk you through what to expect with results for each treatment.

How Do the Treatments Work?

All three treatments work the same. They all temporarily paralyze the muscles on the face, which reduces frown lines and wrinkles.

Treatments typically target slightly different things. Botox typically works on both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet. Dysport and Xeomin are both used for moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. At Halo, we use all three in a variety of treatments.

Dysport is known for spreading better, meaning fewer injection sites. It is often given as a second line of defense for patients who have stopped responding to Botox. Dysport can affect a slightly larger area than Botox and has a reputation of looking more natural as a result. Botox, on the other hand, may be used to target more specific and stubborn areas, like deeper wrinkling. Xeomin is typically called in for patients who are sensitive to added proteins.

Your Halo team member can further walk you through the differences between the three treatments and which one is the best option for you.

What Are the Side Effects Like Between Botox, Xeomin and Dysport?
Potential side effects tend to be the same between the three treatments, including rare cases of allergic reaction, headaches and drooping eyelids being the same between all three products. Because of fewer additives, however, Xeomin has less of a chance of allergic reactions. Your Halo clinician can talk to you about any concerns you may have regarding side effects.
Will Botox, Dysport and Xeomin Make Me Look Fake?
A common question people have is how fake they could look after treatments that restrict muscle movement and whether it would restrict the ability to show emotions. Your Halo team member can discuss any concerns you have about how the results will look and can tell you whether each treatment would be right for you.
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