As a highly regarded plastic surgeon, Dr. John Bull is proud to offer a range of highly effective non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures, including injections of Botox. By skillfully administering precise amounts of Botox, Dr. Bull can erase fine lines, soften frown lines and smooth crow’s feet. Please read on to learn more about Botox and the treatment approach of the renowned Botox expert, Dr. W. John Bull.
Botox: What Is It?
Botox, sometimes called “a facelift in a bottle,” is a purified subtype of botulinum toxin that is used to eliminate or reduce wrinkles of the face and neck. It is most effective for wrinkles that are visible when smiling, laughing, raising the eyebrows or for crow’s feet around the eyes.
These wrinkles are called “dynamic” and tend to be much less noticeable when your face is completely relaxed. It also works well for bands in the neck.
Botox: Is It for Me?
The best candidates for the procedure are those between ages of 25 and 65. In many cases, wrinkles in people over 65 are “static” and do not change when relaxing the face. Other procedures would work better for these patients. Each Naperville Botox patient is different, however, and should be evaluated by Dr. Bull to find the most effective treatment plan.
The procedure works by weakening the facial muscles beneath the skin that cause wrinkles when contracted.
Botox Cosmetic works by blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles causing them to relax. This results in a smooth, unwrinkled look.
Botox with Dr. Bull
The injections are very small and done with a tiny needle that causes minimal discomfort, but Dr. Bull will apply a numbing cream to your skin to make the injections nearly painless if you desire. The pressure sensation associated with the injection goes away very quickly and Naperville Botox patients can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure. Dr. Bull recommends avoiding exercise, heavy lifting and alcohol for 24 hours.
Dr. Bull also recommends that Botox patients avoid massaging the injected area the first day. The treatment takes three to eight days to take full effect which sometimes can be hastened by contracting the facial muscles. The results usually last from three to 5 months.
There are a few risks associated with the injections but are temporary. These include bruising, mild headache, heavy eyelids (ptosis), allergic reaction, flu like syndrome, respiratory infection and nausea. Most of these are rare and resolve with time. If a headache develops, usually it will resolve with Tylenol.
As the Botox wears off the wrinkles begin to reappear but frequently they are not as deep or noticeable. To maintain the smooth, youthful appearance year round, it requires three to four injections. With repeat treatments, the effects tend to last longer thus requiring fewer injections.
The NUEVIBE™ Near Painless Injection System Advantage
At the John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa we utilize the NUEVIBE™ Near Painless Injection System Advantage. Using this system improves your cosmetic injection experience by reducing pain and stress in 94% of patients. The near painless comfort system provides you with a relaxing cosmetic experience in our office. Studies have shown that 95% of patients have changed how they feel about receiving injections after experiencing NUEVIBE™.