Botox Specialist

Women's Health Group

OB-GYN located in Chicago, IL

Botox® has often been called a non-invasive alternative to the brow lift and other facial surgeries. When fine lines and wrinkles are the problems, Botox can often deliver younger looking skin. Dr. Michael Awad, an OB/GYN at Women’s Health Group in Chicago, Illinois, offers customized Botox treatments that take only a few minutes -- no downtime needed at all.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is a type of bacterium, bacterium clostridium botulinum, that's used for wrinkle control and prevention. When Dr. Awad injects Botox in the proper amounts and the right areas, it can bring on a mild form of controlled muscle paralysis. Botox forces the muscles that bring on the wrinkles to stay in a relaxed position, and this smooths away wrinkles.

Is Botox safe to use?

Yes, when Botox is injected by an experienced practitioner like Dr. Awad at Women's Health Group, it's safe and reliable. The FDA approved Botox for cosmetic use in 2002, and it's been continuously in use since that time. Botox is now one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures in the United States.

What kind of wrinkles can Botox treat?

Botox can treat several kinds of wrinkles. The most popular areas for Botox injection include:

  • The "11" lines: the two vertical lines between the brows
  • The forehead lines: the horizontal lines on the middle and upper forehead
  • The crow's feet: the lines that gather at the corners of the eyes

While not quite as common, Botox can also be used on the neck bands -- the lines around the neck -- and the smoker's lines around the mouth.

How long until Botox takes effect?

Most patients notice some effects from Botox within 2-3 days. However, the full effect may take longer. Usually, you'll see the ultimate results within 7-14 days.

How long will Botox last?

It can vary by patient. Most patients experience at least three months of wrinkle correction after Botox injections. If you have Botox treatments regularly and your wrinkles are well controlled, you may only need to have follow-up injections every 6-12 months.

How much recovery time is needed after Botox treatment?

One of the significant advantages of Botox -- in addition to a wrinkle-free face -- is that there's no recovery time required. You can schedule a Botox treatment at Women's Health Group anytime, even during your lunch hour, and then go right back to your daily routine.

Ready to get started on banishing your wrinkles? Use the online appointment tool to arrange an appointment for Botox treatment now.