Here at Kirk Eye Center, in addition to helping you see your best, we also help you look your best. We offer BOTOX™ Cosmetic, an incredibly effective injectable treatment that smooths lines and wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyebrows, and at the corners of the eyes. Our eye doctors are uniquely qualified to perform BOTOX™ treatments around the eye area, as they are intimately familiar with facial anatomy and know exactly where to inject for the best results.
If you are interested in smoothing your wrinkles in a natural-looking, safe, and long-lasting manner, contact Kirk Eye Center in Gurnee or River Forest today by calling 708-397-8080.
Is BOTOX™ Right for You?
As we get older, we inevitably begin to develop wrinkles. Forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines (the lines in between the eyebrows, also called 11s due to their vertical shape) are known as dynamic wrinkles, because they form due to muscle use. Every time you raise your eyebrows, squint, frown, furrow your brow, or smile, wrinkles are forming and becoming deeper.
If you’ve started to notice your wrinkles becoming more prominent, you’re probably a good candidate for BOTOX™. Benefits of BOTOX™ treatment include:
- Takes only 10 to 15 minutes to perform
- No recovery time needed
- Lasts 3 to 6 months
- Looks very natural when performed by an experienced doctor
In addition, BOTOX™ treatment is virtually painless. You’ll feel a small pinch, but most patients don't even require any ice or numbing cream. If you have anxiety about the treatment, talk to your Kirk Eye doctor.
Dispelling BOTOX™ Myths
There are a number of myths about BOTOX™ that have unfortunately been spread. We’d like to debunk those myths here.
Myth: BOTOX™ Will Make You Look Frozen
One of the most prominent myths about BOTOX™ is that it will “freeze” your face so that you can’t make any expressions. This couldn't be farther from the truth. As long as your doctor understands the proper amount to inject, you’ll still be able to make your normal facial expressions as usual.
Myth: BOTOX™ Will Cause Your Wrinkles to Get Worse
Another myth is that BOTOX™ will cause your wrinkles to become worse after it wears off, forcing you to keep getting BOTOX treatments indefinitely. This is not true. Your wrinkles will naturally get deeper over time, but BOTOX™ can actually help to slow down this process. Once your BOTOX™ wears off, your wrinkles will come back, but they won’t be any worse than they were before you had the treatment.
Myth: A Bad BOTOX™ Result Can Last Forever
BOTOX™ is a temporary treatment, lasting around 3 to 6 months on average. It’s very important that you see a doctor experienced in performing BOTOX™ injections, though. If you visit an inexperienced doctor and get a bad result, it will last for 3 to 6 months, which can seem like forever while you’re waiting for it to wear off.
Schedule Your BOTOX™ Consultation Today
If you are interested in smoothing your wrinkles and entering 2019 looking your best, call Kirk Eye Center today at 708-397-8080 to schedule your consultation. We serve patients in Gurnee, River Forest, and other parts of greater Chicago.