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Facial Aesthetics Specialist

StrIVeMD Wellness and Ketamine

Ketamine Infusion Clinic & Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Specialists located in Skokie, IL & Cincinnati, Crestview Hills, KY

If you’re unhappy with your appearance because of moderate to severe wrinkles in your upper face, consider the facial aesthetics services at StrIVeMD Wellness & Ketamine in Skokie, Illinois; Crestview Hills, Kentucky; and the West Loop and River North areas of Chicago. The team offers customized Botox® to smooth the deep-set wrinkles on your brow line and creases around your eyes. Within a few days, you can see a noticeable difference in the smoothness and youthfulness of your skin — all without surgery. StrIVeMD Wellness & Ketamine serves patients in the greater Chicagoland and greater Cincinnati areas. Call or book a consultation online today.

Facial Aesthetics Q & A

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What is facial aesthetics?

Facial aesthetics describes the services available at StrIVeMD Wellness & Ketamine to enhance the appearance of your face.

The team offers Botox injections to address deep-set wrinkles on your brow line and crow’s feet, the creases around your eyes, that make you look older than your age.

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable treatment that has the FDA’s approval for treating wrinkles and creases on your face. The injections contain a purified form of botulinum toxin that targets the muscles in your upper face that contribute to frown lines and crow’s feet.

The prescription medication temporarily paralyzes those muscles and as they relax, your skin becomes smoother and your wrinkles less noticeable.

Am I a candidate for Botox?

The StrIVeMD Wellness & Ketamine team customizes your treatment plan to ensure your results look natural. They can determine if you’re a candidate for Botox therapy by reviewing your medical history and discussing your facial aesthetic goals and expectations.

Prior to your injections, you need to stop using over-the-counter blood thinners, including aspirin, anti-inflammatories, and St. John’s wort, and any supplements for at least one week. You should also avoid alcohol and caffeinated beverages immediately before your procedure.

What happens during a facial aesthetics visit?

During your in-office Botox treatment, you’re asked to sit in a semi-reclined or upright position. Your aesthetics specialist cleans your skin with alcohol to prevent infection before injecting Botox into the targeted muscles of your upper face.

They use a very fine needle that helps you tolerate injections comfortably. Generally, it takes less than 15 minutes to complete your procedure.

Following your treatment, you’re able to resume your usual activities. It’s common to experience some mild swelling in the injection area, but that goes away on its own within a few days. 

You should see visible results of your Botox treatment within 48-96 hours and maximum benefits within 1-2 weeks. Your Botox results can last three months or longer. StrIVeMD Wellness & Ketamine offers maintenance injections to help you keep your younger, more vibrant look.

Call StrIVeMD Wellness & Ketamine to find out if Botox therapy is right for you or book a consultation online today.