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Easily Smoothed Away
While some wrinkles respond well to serums and creams, age-related horizontal forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet are not so easily smoothed away. If you want to look refreshed and as young as you feel, you need a treatment that directly targets the cause of these unwanted signs of aging: BOTOX®. The Western Chicago area’s John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa, serving Naperville and beyond, offers this powerful nonsurgical treatment, which relaxes the hard-working muscles that pull skin into telltale furrows and folds. We strive to deliver the best BOTOX Naperville has to offer.
Anyone interested in this treatment is encouraged to not merely search “BOTOX near me”—because not all injectors are the same. Dr. John Bull and his experienced team administer every injection of BOTOX with care and precision, drawing on years of experience and focused training to generate results that appear natural, not artificial.
Achieve Your Aesthetic Goals
Years of rigorous scientific study and tests led the USFDA to approve BOTOX for three specific cosmetic applications: horizontal forehead lines, frown lines or “11s” between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), and crow’s feet next to the eyes (lateral canthal lines). These lines are all known as “dynamic wrinkles,” which form because of your face’s repetitive muscle actions. Basically, every time you make an expression—from raising your eyebrows to scowling to smiling—specific muscles temporarily pull the skin into a new position. When these muscles relax after you’re done making the expression, your skin settles back into its resting position.
Decade after decade of this activity, however, can cause predictable creases and grooves to form. Over time, the furrows and wrinkles related to certain expressions become increasingly pronounced—and may eventually remain visible, even when the face is at rest. Because it keeps specific muscles from contracting, BOTOX is ideal for addressing these dynamic wrinkles.
BOTOX is a purified form of botulinum toxin, which blocks messages traveling through the nerves to key facial muscles. If these muscles don’t get the orders to contract, they stay at rest instead—though the muscles around them will continue to work as they should.
This means that you will still be able to make expressions. You just won’t show off noticeable forehead lines or crow’s feet when you do. The effects of BOTOX are temporary, lasting three months on average. Any targeted muscles gradually regain their ability to contract. At this point, our Naperville BOTOX patients can choose to get a new round of injections. As a testament to its safety and efficacy, BOTOX has also routinely been used by physicians for years in a number of medical applications, including reducing migraines and curbing excessive and uncontrolled sweating (a condition known as hyperhidrosis).
When administered by a specially trained and experienced medical professional in an appropriate setting, BOTOX is a safe and reliable choice for smoothing out dynamic wrinkles. Patients who want a rejuvenated, more youthful face should understand that while BOTOX is ideal for dynamic wrinkles, it does not work to address static wrinkles, which develop due to volume loss and other aging-related changes. The resulting lines and creases, such as nasolabial folds next to the mouth and nose, are visible even when facial muscles are at rest. A filler or collagen-stimulating treatment is more appropriate for treating static wrinkles, because these options literally “fill in” the space below the skin to smooth out the surface.
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“Dr. Bull is absolutely phenomenal. His office is immaculate, his staff is kind and talented. I refer all of personal friends seeking any kind of procedures or treatments as Dr. Bull truly offers it all (BOTOX, fillers, skincare, products, etc.) and encourage anyone considering to do the same!!! I’ve been to other offices in the area and surrounding areas and nothing compares to the quality of care I receive each and every time from the John Bull Center!”*
- Bella, Patient
*Individual Results May Vary
The Right Fit For You
The best candidates for BOTOX are those between the ages of 25 and 65, who have dynamic wrinkles and realistic expectations and understanding of what BOTOX can do for them.
BOTOX can be appropriate for people older than 65 as well, but these patients may need additional treatments. Older patients also typically have more static wrinkles. Treatment options such as dermal fillers in the Juvederm® family work better for these types of lines, so a plan that combines BOTOX and a filler may be the best option. Each guest considering BOTOX at our Naperville medical spa is unique and will be evaluated as part of an effort to find the most effective plan. If a treatment apart from BOTOX , or in combination with it, would be the best approach, we will let you know our recommendations.
The Best Experience & Results
Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau® are all injectables that work the same way as BOTOX: by relaxing targeted muscles to keep facial skin at rest. The results of all three “neuromodulators” are similar, but how soon those results appear, how long they last, and other details are unique to each injectable. The John Bull Center’s medical spa carries all three options in order to best tailor treatments to specific individuals. We want to give you the best experience—and results—possible!
Dr. Bull and the other injectors at the John Bull Center use tiny needles to introduce BOTOX into the targeted muscles. This approach, along with techniques designed to cause minimal discomfort, means the injections are generally well tolerated by a wide range of patients, and the pricking or pinching sensation associated with the injections quickly fades. Any Naperville BOTOX patients worried or anxious about the thought of needles can take comfort in knowing that we use NUEVIBE™, a special device that makes getting injections a “near painless” experience. Your injector will press the NUEVIBE™ device to your skin near the treatment site, where its light vibrations create a sensation that distracts your brain from properly feeling the needle entering your skin.
Note that to reduce the risk of bruising from the injections, alcohol and blood thinners should be avoided for a couple of days before the procedure, as well as for 24 hours after. The injection process itself takes only about 15 minutes to complete, though the exact timing depends on which areas and how many are being treated. This truly is a “lunchtime” treatment, because it can be handled so quickly. Disruption to your day is so minimal as to be essentially nonexistent.
There are a few temporary side effects associated with BOTOX—including light bruising or soreness at the injection site—but most of these are rare and resolve within a short period of time for those people who develop them. No special action is required to resolve them. Typically, after a few hours, no one will be able tell that you’ve had a treatment done. You can return to normal activity right after your BOTOX injections, but Dr. Bull recommends avoiding exercise and heavy lifting for the rest of the day. Also, avoid pressing on or rubbing the injection sites. It can take three to eight days for the results of a BOTOX injection to start to become visible, with the full effect seen within about two weeks. Expect the results to last anywhere from three to five months.
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1307 Macom Drive, Naperville, IL 60564