Botox® Treatment in Lombard IL
Remove Facial Wrinkles Without Surgery
BOTOX® is used for cosmetic reasons to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. It is effective for several months and is not an invasive procedure. For many individuals, it is the ideal way to remove facial wrinkles with no downtime or surgery.
Dr. Laurent J. Forcioli and his wife Jenna Forcioli BS MSN APNP, a practicing nurse practitioner, are both members of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and routinely use BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers to help patients get rid of unwanted facial wrinkles and jaw pain. Less than 10% of dental offices are licensed to administer BOTOX® in America, which is unfortunate considering its versatility and effectiveness.
What Does BOTOX® Do?
BOTOX® is a purified protein painlessly injected into the facial muscles using a tiny needle. The most common use for BOTOX® is smoothing of facial wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyes (glabellar region), around the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet), and around the mouth (smoker’s lines). After treatment, it takes as little as 7-14 days for the face to appear “wrinkle-free.”
How Long Does the BOTOX® Procedure Take?
It takes just a few minutes in our office. Many patients receive their injections and return to work. The BOTOX® is injected into specific muscles using extremely fine needles. The most you will feel is a mild pinch. No anesthesia is needed for treatment.
Are the Effects of BOTOX® Injections Immediate?
No, you will not walk out of our office with a smooth, wrinkle-free face on the day of your injections. It takes a while for BOTOX® to reach its full effect. Most patients see the full results within one to two weeks.
How Long Do BOTOX® Injections Last?
For most patients, the effect of BOTOX® lasts three to four months. However, over time the result tends to last longer. Some patients report BOTOX® injections lasting as long as six months or more after a few treatments. You can prolong the effects of BOTOX® by avoiding sun exposure, moisturizing your skin daily, and giving up smoking.
Can BOTOX® Help with Jaw Pain?
Recently, BOTOX® has gained popularity for its ability to alleviate jaw pain and headaches associated with TMJ or TMD, which can cause chronic problems. Bruxism appliances, full mouth reconstruction, and medication can help relieve mild pain. Unfortunately, these methods often do not work, leaving many patients struggling for relief. BOTOX® can play a vital role in reducing or eliminating jaw pain. In as little as 15 minutes, Dr. Forcioli can inject BOTOX® painlessly into the jaw muscle, eventually providing significant pain relief related to myofascial and orofacial pain diagnoses.
Are There Side Effects with BOTOX®?
Most side effects are mild and go away quickly. You may see minor bruising or redness at the injection site. This fades within a few hours. Tylenol or an ice pack can help if it bothers you.
We are fully trained and experienced with BOTOX® use for aesthetics and jaw pain. If you have questions about BOTOX®, contact us at Lombard Office Phone Number 630-627-1495 or use our online form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Forcioli for a consultation.