Discovery Medical Center
Pekka Soini, MD, FACOG
OB/GYN & Medical Aesthetics located in Logan Square, Chicago, IL
If you have more lines on your face than you’d like, you can soften some of the most prominent wrinkles with BOTOX® Cosmetic. Pekka Soini, MD, FACOG performs the procedure at Discovery Medical Center, and it only takes 10 minutes! If you want to erase your crow’s feet and brow furrows, contact Dr. Soini’s Chicago area clinic online or over the phone.
Botox Q & A
What is Botox Cosmetic?
Botox Cosmetic is a prescription injection of purified botulinum toxin that reduces the appearance of frown lines and crow's feet by temporarily deactivating facial muscles.
Over time, the muscles that control certain facial expressions cause wrinkles to form. Botox injections paralyze the overactive muscles, subsequently softening those furrows.
What happens during a Botox treatment?
Before the treatment, Dr. Soini numbs the area with ice or topical anesthetic if requested. The treatment causes only mild, momentary discomfort, but numbing makes the needle prick even less painful.
Dr. Soini also cleans and marks the treatment area to get a symmetrical result. His highly trained hands and eyes help you achieve the most aesthetically pleasing results.
Next, Dr. Soini uses a thin needle to inject the substance just below the skin. He may perform multiple injections, depending on the size and location of the treatment area.
The entire injection process takes around 10 minutes from start to finish. After the injection, you can return to your normally scheduled activities without restriction.
What results should I expect?
Dr. Soini discusses your goals for treatment before performing the injections. He gives you an accurate idea of the appropriate results to expect.
Some women are concerned about looking unnatural or expressionless after treatment. In the hands of a trained specialist like Dr. Soini, you shouldn’t have these problems.
You should notice a difference in your facial features after a few days, and full results after two weeks. These results last three or more months after which you need touch-ups to maintain the smoothed-out look.
What are the benefits of Botox?
Botox provides you with a younger, smoother-looking appearance. The minimally-invasive injections make your brow furrows and crow’s feet less prominent, the way they were when you were younger.
The injection process allows you to improve your appearance with a quick in-and-out visit. You don’t have to set aside any downtime after the treatment, and you can go right back to what you were doing before your appointment.
Botox is also relatively safe, especially in the highly trained hands of Dr. Soini. He’s well-versed in the precautions of the treatment and helps you avoid any possible side effects.
If you’d like to learn more about Botox, contact Dr. Soini online or over the phone to schedule a consultation.