BOTOX®

In Chicago

PROCEDURE TIME
4-6 HOURS
RECOVERY TIME
12-21 DAYS

At Impressions Face + Body clinic in Chicago, we don't just administer BOTOX®; we enhance your self-perception. Our team, led by Dr. Dayan, a pioneer in BOTOX® research, approaches each treatment with a focus on physical and psychological well-being. Among Dr. Dayan's groundbreaking research, one paper published in Dermatology Times reveals that BOTOX® does more than just rejuvenate the skin – it can significantly boost self-esteem and overall life satisfaction.

BOTOX® in Chicago

The dual benefit of physical enhancement and psychological upliftment positions Impressions Face + Body as a leader in BOTOX® treatments. Here, we're committed to enhancing your appearance and enriching your life, fostering a sense of confidence that extends well beyond the treatment room.

What is BOTOX®?

BOTOX® is a renowned cosmetic treatment that addresses signs of aging in the skin, particularly fine lines and crow's feet. Our skin loses volume as we age, causing facial muscles to contract more visibly at the surface, accentuating wrinkles. BOTOX® works by reducing the activity of these specific muscles, smoothing out the visible lines. It is a highly purified form of botulinum toxin protein, known for its ability to temporarily improve the skin's appearance by softening age-related wrinkles and lines.

Chicago’s Trusted BOTOX® Specialists

Dr. Dayan is one of the country’s leading experts on BOTOX®. He has trained over 3,000 physicians and PAs on how to use BOTOX® both in the U.S. and overseas. In addition, he has written numerous medical articles and books on the subject. While many local establishments offer BOTOX®, you may want to consider the value of being treated by an expert. By visiting Dr. Dayan or Michelle Whitehall, MS, PA-C, you will receive the highest quality and care.

Dr. Steven Dayan

Dr. Steven Dayan, a distinguished figure in aesthetic medicine, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to BOTOX® treatments. Dr. Dayan is a prolific author with over 70 published articles, book chapters, and monographs, having penned four influential books. His notable work, "Fillers, Neurotoxins and Beyond," enjoys international acclaim. Additionally, his book "Thrive" has sparked a series of national training seminars, guiding physicians to excel in minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Dayan's extensive experience, highlighted by over 20,000 BOTOX® injections, positions him as a leading expert in delivering transformative and natural-looking results.

Michelle M. Ruffino, MS, PA-C

Michelle, a proficient Physician Assistant, holds certification from the NCCPA and is a valued member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Her comprehensive educational journey includes a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Medicine from Augustana College and a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Rosalind Franklin University/The Chicago Medical School, completed in 2003. Michelle excels as an injection specialist with a broad scope of expertise that spans clinical research and educational programs for medical students and Physician Assistants. She is dedicated to enhancing the field of aesthetic medicine and plays a pivotal role in training injection professionals across the country.

Selika Gutierrez-Borst, MS, RN

Selika Gutierrez-Borst, MS, RN, a Nurse Practitioner with over 24 years of clinical experience, is a key member of our injection team at Impressions Face + Body. With a degree from North Park University, her expertise encompasses Aesthetic Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Adult Clinical Psychiatry. This diverse background underscores her commitment to comprehensive patient care. Eleven years ago, Selika transitioned into aesthetic medicine, where she excels in non-surgical procedures, including CoolSculpting, and collaborates with Dr. Steven Dayan in clinical and research capacities.

What to Expect for Your BOTOX® Procedure

BOTOX® stands out as a powerful anti-aging solution, efficiently tackling signs of aging. Yet, for individuals with a wider spectrum of age-related issues, BOTOX® can also play a crucial role in a variety of personalized and comprehensive cosmetic treatment plans.

Your BOTOX® Consultation

All patients will discuss their goals during their treatment with our medical personnel. Based on each patient’s body chemistry and what each individual patient would like to see from BOTOX® injections will determine the number of injections needed to realize youthful skin. To find out how many BOTOX® administrations you may need, consult with our medical team.

How to Prepare for BOTOX®

To prepare for Botox®, it's important to make some positive lifestyle changes. Firstly, avoid using abrasive skin products, as their short-term benefits are far outweighed by their long-term effects. Instead, invest in good quality skin products and take the time to protect and repair your skin every day. In addition, it's important to limit habits that can harm your skin, such as excessive sun exposure, drinking alcohol, and smoking. 

During Your BOTOX® Procedure

During your BOTOX® session, our provider will utilize a fine, short needle to administer minimal amounts of BOTOX® precisely into areas with dynamic wrinkles. The careful injection technique ensures that only small quantities are used per site, maintaining your face's natural look and movement while easing tension and diminishing wrinkles. Though patients may experience a temporary burning sensation, the procedure is typically painless, taking no more than fifteen minutes.

BOTOX® Aftercare & Recovery Timeline

BOTOX® injections typically involve little or no downtime, and patients can usually resume their normal activities immediately. The effects of BOTOX® develop within three to five days and will typically last from three to four months. Occasionally, a touch-up may be required and will take place two weeks after the first treatment to ensure the product has achieved its maximum benefit. The more often you undergo BOTOX® treatments, the less you will need it. Over time, wrinkles tend to dissipate, and BOTOX® is not required as often.

Am I a Good Candidate for BOTOX®?

The best candidate for BOTOX® is a physically healthy man or woman with realistic expectations and interested in temporarily reducing the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. BOTOX® injections are particularly beneficial for patients not interested in undergoing surgery.

BOTOX® Benefits

Correcting the appearance of wrinkles not only means younger-looking skin. It also means you can feel more confident and comfortable with your image. Our medical team wants to help you realize your aesthetic goals so you can love how you look.

  • Effective Against Expression Lines: BOTOX® is renowned for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, especially those caused by facial expressions, like forehead creases and crow's feet. It helps prevent these lines from becoming permanent.
  • Minimally Invasive: The procedure involves quick, skillful injections, typically without anesthesia, making it a low-impact choice for rejuvenation.
  • Quick and Convenient: BOTOX® treatments are fast, often completed in minutes, making them easy to fit into a busy schedule, with appointment times designed for convenience.
  • Natural-Looking Results: Our careful dosing ensures a natural appearance post-treatment. You'll leave with the ability to express yourself freely, maintaining your natural facial movements.
How much does BOTOX® cost in Chicago?
The cost of BOTOX® injectables in Chicago varies significantly. Based on each patient’s body chemistry and what each patient would like to see from BOTOX® injections, the number of injections needed to realize youthful skin will be determined. To find out how many BOTOX® administrations you may need and their cost, consult with our medical team.
Are there any BOTOX® Risks?
While BOTOX® is a safe and straightforward procedure suitable for all skin types, it's important to be aware of potential side effects, which are typically mild and temporary. These may include localized bruising, swelling, or redness at the injection site. Rarely, some individuals may experience headaches or temporary drooping of the eyelids. It's crucial to have BOTOX® treatments performed by a qualified professional to minimize these risks. Unlike more invasive skin treatments, BOTOX® does not involve skin abrasion and, therefore, does not carry risks of scarring or discoloration.
How Painful is BOTOX®?
Most patients report minimal discomfort during BOTOX® treatments, often describing it as a brief burning sensation. The procedure is generally pain-free and quick, usually completed within fifteen minutes.
How long do BOTOX® results last?
The results of BOTOX® are not permanent. For most patients, the results last three to four months, though some patients may experience results lasting up to six months.
What is BOTOX® made of?
BOTOX® is a refined, non-animal protein formulated from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When skillfully administered to specific facial and neck muscles, it temporarily relaxes these muscles. This relaxation plays a key role in softening prominent lines caused by facial expressions and reducing any downward pull on facial features, leading to a more uplifted and smoother appearance.
How many units of BOTOX® do I need?
All patients will discuss what they would like to accomplish during their treatment with our medical personnel.
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