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BOTOX

Are fine lines and wrinkles making you self-conscious? Is the asymmetry of your smile making you lose confidence?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a safe, minimally invasive treatment for fine lines around your eyelids, mouth, forehead, lips, and more.

Dr. Mohamad Alkassir can expertly place BOTOX Cosmetic for you in our Loves Park, IL, office to minimize wrinkles and boost your confidence.

Enhance the Effects  of Cosmetic Dentistry

BOTOX Cosmetic is a great way to enhance the effects of any cosmetic dentistry treatment. From teeth whitening to a full smile makeover, BOTOX Cosmetic can give your smile and overall appearance a younger look. Contact our dental office near Rockford, IL, to learn about our injectable options.

How BOTOX Can Benefit You  and Improve Your Life

BOTOX at our Rockford-area practice can enhance your self-esteem and boost your confidence. Other benefits include:

Eliminate Stubborn Wrinkles

BOTOX Cosmetic can greatly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyelids, forehead, lips, and neck and prevent new ones from forming. These targeted injections can smooth out the crow's feet and frown lines to give you a more youthful appearance.

Eliminate Facial Pain

BOTOX can also be used to help reduce facial pain and symptoms of medical conditions like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and bruxism (teeth grinding). Our experienced dentist will place the botulinum toxin in the appropriate place to offer relief to patients who suffer from these medical conditions.

How BOTOX Cosmetic Works  to Reduce Your Wrinkles

Illustration of before and after BOTOX Cosmetic with text: Lines and wrinkles make you look older than you feel. Lines and wrinkles fade as BOTOX Cosmetic relaxes facial muscles.
BOTOX Cosmetic is a diluted form of a neuromuscular toxin called botulinum toxin A. When injected into the targeted locations, the botulinum toxin relaxes the underlying facial muscles to reduce or eliminate the appearance of wrinkles. The effects of BOTOX Cosmetic can last between four to six months.

The BOTOX Advantage Safe, Simple, and Effective

Botulinum toxin can rejuvenate your youthful look without the need for facial surgery and is less expensive at only $500 per face. This safe and simple procedure is also fast-acting and requires no downtime. 

Quick Treatment

BOTOX Cosmetic has been dubbed as a "lunchtime procedure" because you can come in, receive your injections, and be back to work before your lunch break ends.

No Downtime

Patients can return to non-strenuous activities immediately following their botulinum toxin injections.

No Scarring

Because the botulinum toxin is injected through a very fine needle, there will be no scarring or visible marks following your procedure. 

Fast Results

The effects of the botulinum toxin will be visible in just a couple of days. The final anti-aging effects will be shown after about two weeks. 

Has Your Face Lost Its Youthful Volume? Our Practice Also Offers JUVÉDERM Dermal Fillers

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As we age, our skin can begin to sag and lose its plump, dewy look. JUVÉDERM® is a dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid (HA) that fills fine lines and wrinkles and enhances lost volume on the face and lips. The effects of this dermal filler can last up to a year.

Are You Ready To Eliminate Your Wrinkles? Contact Our Loves Park Office Today!

Dr. Alkassir is passionate about helping patients improve their facial aesthetics and restoring their confidence. He can expertly apply your injections to maximize your results and improve your overall look or eliminate your facial pain. 

Reach out to our Loves Park, IL, office to learn more about BOTOX Cosmetic and how it can help enhance your look and life.

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The Types  of Botulinum Toxin

There are three FDA-approved brands of botulinum toxin on the market: BOTOX, Xeomin®, and Dysport®. While there are some slight differences, BOTOX, Xeomin, and Dysport all use the same type of botulinum toxin, so they are all effective forms of wrinkle treatment. Our Loves Park, IL, office uses BOTOX, the first to hit the market and widely considered the most trusted brand.

What To Expect During Your BOTOX Appointment

You will first come into our Loves Park, IL, office for a free BOTOX consultation. There, you will discuss your aesthetic or dental goals with Dr. Alkassir so he can create a treatment plan best suited to meet your needs.
BOTOX treatment is quick, but the results can last up to six months. 
BOTOX treatment is quick, but the results can last up to six months. 

Preparation

Before your BOTOX appointment, you should avoid tobacco, alcohol, and anti-inflammatory drugs. These substances can increase your risk of bleeding and bruising after your injections.

Numbing

There is very minimal pain associated with the botulinum toxin injections. However, an ice pack or numbing cream can be offered to eliminate any pain.

Locations

You will be asked to move certain facial muscles so our dentist can determine the best location for the injection sites.

Injections

The botulinum toxin will be injected through a very fine needle into the target injection sites. This process only takes around 10 to 20 minutes.

Conclusion

Once the injections are completed, you are free to get back to your day. 

Aftercare

Follow your dentist's care instructions to reduce your risk of adverse side effects following your injections. Some general rules to follow after your BOTOX appointment are:

Avoid Touching Your Face

Avoid touching, poking, massaging, rubbing, or putting makeup on your face for at least 24 hours following your procedure. Touching your face can cause the botulinum toxin to move away from the injection site.

Avoid Lying Down

You should stand or sit straight up for the first 2 to 3 hours after your injections. Lying down can cause the botulinum toxin to move away from the injection site, which can reduce the effectiveness of your treatment.

Avoid Strenuous Activity

Activities like exercise or heavy lifting should be avoided for at least 24 hours after your injections. An elevated heart rate and an increase in blood flow can increase your risk of swelling and bruising.

Avoid Alcohol

You should abstain from alcohol for at least 24 hours before and after your treatment. Alcohol thins the blood, which increases your chance of swelling and bruising.

Potential Side Effects  to Botulinum Toxin

BOTOX is considered a very safe procedure with minimal downtime and side effects. However, there are risks to every procedure, which is why it is important to follow the care instructions.

The common side effects are mild and should subside on their own within a few days. Severe side effects are very unusual. You should contact our Loves Park, IL, office immediately if you are experiencing any severe side effects following your treatment.

Common Side Effects

  • Drooping eyelid
  • Headache
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Nausea
  • Temporary facial drooping

Severe Side Effects 

  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing or speaking
  • Paralysis outside the injection site
  • Loss of bladder control

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Drs. Phil Herlihey and Mohamad Alkassir can meet all of your family's dental needs in Loves Park, IL. Our dentists are proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Winnebago Dental Society

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