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Deerfield, IL 60015
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By Deerfield Dermatology Associates
December 15, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

What Do I Need to Know About Botox?

Common Questions and Answers from Dr. Divya Singh-Behl, your dermatologist in Deerfield, IllinoisBotox

What is Botox?

Botox is a prescription medicine containing a toxin produced by bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is usually administered as an injectable.

What does Botox treat?

Botox is used to reduce the appearance of frown lines (furrows) in the forehead, lines between the eyebrows (glabella) and other areas of the face. It is also used around the eyes to diminish the look of crow’s feet.

How does Botox work?

Botox can temporarily paralyze the muscles and cause the nerves near the injection site to stop working. This action causes frown lines and crow’s feet to be less visible.

What can I expect during treatment?

Dr. Singh-Behl will use a small needle to inject a small amount of Botox into the skin. The amount of injections will vary depending upon the patient and treated areas.

Are Botox injections painful?

Injections are usually tolerated well; however, the injection site can be numb before the treatment. Dr. Singh-Behl can use numbing medication, cream or a cold spray.

How long do the effects of Botox last?

Effects of Botox can last from a few months, up to one year. Results are variable depending upon the patient and the area of treatment.

Are there any side effects?

The most common side effects are nausea, headache, and symptoms resembling the flu.

How will I feel after treatment?

Patients can usually do normal activities, but it is important not to rub the area.

How much does Botox cost?

Cost will vary depending upon the number of injections needed. Dr. Singh-Behl will evaluate your treatment needs and discuss costs and options with you.

Dr. Singh-Behl of Deerfield Dermatology Associates in Springfield invites you to come in for a consultation and discover what Botox can do for you.

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Dr. Burton E. Silver, M.D., Emeritus
Marcia E. Johnson, M.D.
Jonathan A. Dalton, M.D.
Divya Singh-Behl, M.D.
Madhuri V. Konanahalli, M.D.

Stefanie Kadolph, MMS, PA-C

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