BOTOX® is the most popular cosmetic procedure performed in the U.S., with almost 6.8 million procedures performed in 2015. That popularity means there are plenty of men and women asking themselves, “Where can I get BOTOX® near me?” And likewise, there are plenty of practitioners ready and willing to cash in on that popularity, even though they may not have the skills and experience to provide safe and effective treatment.
It’s just a needle, right?
One of the reasons why BOTOX® is so popular is that it can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles without the need to undergo an invasive facelift – and it’s designed to treat lines and wrinkles where fillers are not a good choice. But just because BOTOX® treatment may seem simple, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t require skill, training and experience to achieve the ideal results – and to avoid complications.
BOTOX® is a neuromuscular agent that uses a mild toxin to block nerve signals that travel between the facial muscles and the brain. These signals cause facial muscles to contract in response to facial expressions like smiling and frowning. In turn, those contractions pull and tug on the skin, causing the skin to fold and crease, forming what are known as “dynamic” wrinkles – wrinkles that form in response to facial movements. When we’re very young, those lines disappear once we stop smiling or frowning. But over time, all those facial expressions start to add up, and eventually, lines and wrinkles remain even when we’re not moving the muscles underneath the skin. Plus, the lines that do form when we smile or frown are far deeper and more extensive.
BOTOX® works by blocking those nerve signals so facial muscles are not “told” to contract and lines and creases don’t form. Even better, with multiple treatments, BOTOX® can cause lines and wrinkles to soften so they’re less noticeable and treatments may be performed less frequently without diminishing the results.
In the hands of an experienced treatment provider, BOTOX® can provide amazing results. But when a provider does not have the proper training and experience, BOTOX® can be injected into the wrong areas or in the wrong amounts, resulting in issues like droopy eyelids or asymmetry in the brows which can significantly mar the final results and even interfere with your ability to open your lids normally. BOTOX® “parties” held in private homes and other non-medical sites have the additional risk of causing serious infections.
The key to getting the results you want without exposing yourself to unnecessary risks? Make sure your BOTOX® provider is skilled, experienced and licensed to provide BOTOX® injections.
Where can I get BOTOX® near me?
Halo Laser and Aesthetic Medicine is a leading provider of BOTOX® treatment in and around Northfield, IL, using the most advanced and safest techniques for optimal results based on each patient’s unique needs. Our provider not only treats the patient’s face but many more areas, for hyperhidrosis, headache, and other areas to reach tense muscles. Our treatment providers have significant advanced training in BOTOX® injection techniques as well as facial anatomy, and the medical team is committed to the highest standards of care so you can feel confident in your treatment and in your results.
If you’re one of those people wondering, “Where can I get the best BOTOX® treatment near me?”, Halo Laser and Aesthetic Medicine is the answer you’re looking for. Find out more about BOTOX® treatment call today to schedule your individual consultation or request an appointment online.