For those looking to decrease the signs of aging without the cost or downtime of a surgical procedure, Botox may be the ideal solution. This purified liquid injectable is the most popular minimally invasive procedure on the market. In 2014, 6.6 million treatments of botulinum toxin type A (the generic name for Botox) were performed. Botox is nearly three times more popular than the next leading non-surgical option.

Botox is a safe and easy treatment that usually lasts about 15 minutes or less. The toxin is pain free and works as a neuromuscular inhibitor in order to reduce and prevent the formation of wrinkles. The most common areas of use are the muscles around the brow, eyes and mouth.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Elias Gikas uses a small needle to target tiny muscles around the wrinkles. This process is relatively painless, and results can be seen within a few days of the injections. One of the best parts of this procedure is that the solution remains effective for up to three months.

For more information, contact our Chicago office to set up a consultation for Botox today!