What is BOTOX?
At JEM Medspa in Elmhurst and Orland Park, IL, you can diminish the first signs of aging in the upper face with quick and effective BOTOX injectable treatments. BOTOX can also help younger adults delay the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Our skilled team is pleased to provide BOTOX injectable treatments to our patients.
Made from a purified strain of botulinum toxin, BOTOX injections temporarily "freeze" the movements of your facial muscles, particularly expressions in the upper brow region. The creases that develop from these repetitive muscle movements are called "dynamic." Eventually, the dynamic wrinkles start to remain, even when your face is fully relaxed. BOTOX injectable treatments can dramatically decrease the appearance of these lines by reducing muscle movements and giving the tissue on top a chance to rejuvenate itself.
"I can not say enough good things about JEM Medspa. The staff from the front desk to the injectors are friendly and professional. The facility is clean and well kept, not to mention beautiful and modern. I have personally had the pleasure of being injected by Jeanine and I would never go to anyone else for Botox. She is incredibly knowledgeable and gentle, also honest. They do NOT just want to take your money here. They will be honest about what is realistically needed for your specific case. She has told me know and answered my stupid questions time and time again. I've also had the pleasure of Rebecca doing my facials and lash tint/ lift. If I were to rave about all the good things I would be here for days. I HIGHLY recommend to everyone I know."- L.M. / Yelp / Feb 03, 2020
"I am so Proud of Melissa & Jeanine for opening up their own med spa! the talent they have deserves working for themselves!! The Med spa is amazing, beautiful and CLEAN! The staff is wonderful, friendly and all smiles, not the average snooty girls at other places. This time i went for coolsculpting, and botox, I have been seeing Melissa for years for my injections, I love her technique ! She has done my lips in the past and they never look like duck lips & overdone. cant wait to go back:):) I'M HOOKED!"- C.W. / Google / Mar 10, 2019
"Melissa is the best For Botox. She is extremely knowledgeable, gentle and honest on treating your skin."- D.H. / Google / Apr 10, 2019
"Wow- this is by far the most beautiful, modern, luxurious Med Spa I have ever visited. The owners did not miss a detail as far as design goes. I saw Melissa J. for both my Botox and Juvederm, she's very professional and quite knowledgeable. You can tell that Melissa is very passionate about what she does, she takes the time to listen to you and your concerns, and explains step by step what she is doing. As far as the results, I couldn't be happier! She gave me the perfect pout that I have wanted for years. Melissa has earned a life long customer in me and the Spa is so beautiful and welcoming I have found myself trying new services to spend more time there :)"- D.M. / Google / Mar 10, 2019
"Melissa always does a great job with Botox! Office staff was super friendly/helpful with finding products. Plus the new location is beautiful and relaxing!"- E.S. / Facebook / Nov 28, 2018
BOTOX is a great treatment option for patients who want to diminish and soften the look of wrinkles, lines, and moderate folds on their upper face. Also, BOTOX works well for patients who do not want to undergo surgery. Even if you do not have signs of aging, BOTOX is often used as a preventive, anti-aging treatment. Keep in mind how often you make facial expressions! This great nonsurgical treatment helps reduce obvious forehead wrinkles or frown lines between the brows. We can also use it to treat Crow's feet around the eyes. If you experience deeper lines, we may use a dermal filler instead. For older patients with sagging skin and widespread wrinkles, a facelift may better help you attain your cosmetic goals. This procedure provides more dramatic and long-term results. If a facelift is your best treatment option, we will refer you to our recommended plastic surgeon, Dr. David Dreyfuss.
Our Injection Technique
At JEM Medspa, we complete BOTOX treatments in one of our private treatment rooms. After your consultation, we can usually perform the treatment on the same day. Before we place the injections, we will ask you to make different expressions using the upper face, such as squinting and frowning. This will allow us to properly mark the injection sites. Generally, BOTOX is placed in between the brows, on Crow's feet, and throughout the forehead.
Once we have marked the injection sites, we will clean your face and administer BOTOX with a fine needle. To lessen discomfort, swelling, and bruising, a cold compress is applied right after your injections. If needed, patients can request a numbing cream that makes the procedure more comfortable. However, the numbing cream is usually not necessary. BOTOX injections take about 10 – 15 minutes to complete, and you can resume your day with no required recovery.
What to Expect
Right after your appointment, you can return to your regular activities, but you should avoid strenuous exercise for at least a day. Following your treatment, we suggest sleeping upright and to avoid touching your face, which may accidentally spread BOTOX to other areas. For the next few days, the treated sections of the face may look slightly bruised, swollen, or red. These symptoms should subside in the next few days, and you should not develop any serious side effects. If you do, please call our office as soon as possible. Typically, it takes around 5 – 7 days before you can see the final effects of BOTOX, and they should last about 3 – 4 months. To maintain your results, please speak to your injector about when to schedule follow-up appointments at JEM Medspa.
How many BOTOX treatments will I need?
The number of BOTOX treatments needed will vary based on individual goals, and the severity and depth of your lines and wrinkles. Our team at JEM Medspa will recommend the correct quantity of BOTOX units based on your cosmetic outcomes and whether you want to treat the forehead, brow area, or Crow's feet. To prolong your cosmetic outcomes, our experts might suggest having BOTOX procedures every 3 – 4 months.
Can I have BOTOX with additional nonsurgical treatments?
BOTOX procedures generally pair well with other cosmetic options at JEM Medspa for men and women who prefer to address aging concerns. If you experience more extensive and pronounced creases and wrinkles, our practitioners might talk with you about administering a dermal filler for maximum results. To further maximize your younger-looking radiant appearance, our team could provide additional complementary treatments, like PRP with microneedling or facials.
What's the variation among fillers and wrinkle reducers?
Though wrinkle relaxers, such as BOTOX, are utilized to smooth fine creases by temporarily blocking your muscle movements, fillers are a separate category of cosmetic options that improve volume in the face. Dermal fillers are designed to volumize gaunt-looking areas and fill in static wrinkles. Our team can ascertain whether you could be a good candidate for a filler to further enhance your BOTOX outcomes.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $13
- Recovery Time
- No Downtime
- How Long It Takes
- 30 Min
- Follow Up Time
- Every 3 - 4 Months
Just Express Yourself
With BOTOX injections, you can smile, laugh, frown, and make any face you want without getting wrinkles or lines. To smooth and prevent lines on the face, we invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our expert team members in Elmhurst and Orland Park, IL. Please call our office to learn more about this popular injectable, which can reduce wrinkles and rejuvenate the face.
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