Fine lines and wrinkles on your face can make you look much older than you feel.
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments can take years off your appearance by smoothing existing wrinkles and helping to prevent new ones.
It takes just a few minutes for board-certified plastic surgeon Stuart Baker to refresh your looks without surgery.
How Does BOTOX Work?
BOTOX Cosmetic is a form of botulinum toxin that helps smooth facial lines in cosmetic procedures. It works by reducing the activity of facial muscles that cause wrinkles. Though the name "botulinum toxin" may sound intimidating, it's a safe and easy treatment that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
In a simple, nonsurgical treatment, lines and wrinkles can be softened, giving your face a refreshed and revitalized look. Dr. Baker and you will determine the injection sites to ensure they address the areas that concern you. BOTOX can ease signs of aging all over your face, including:
- Forehead furrows
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Facial lines
- Lip lines
- Wrinkles and lines of the lower face
- Nostril flaring
A Safe, FDA-Approved Treatment
Since its FDA approval in 2002, botulinum toxin treatments have been used by men and women to smooth moderate to severe wrinkles. Today, it's the only product that has FDA approval to smooth frown lines, crow's feet, and forehead lines in adults. It is available at The Center for Cosmetic Medicine offices in Champaign, IL; Decatur, IL; and Monticello, IL.
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Rejuvenate Your Appearance
WITH THE HELP OF OUR BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON
If the signs of aging are troubling you, but you’re not ready for surgery, consider BOTOX. This simple treatment can be completed in one office visit, smoothing your skin and making a noticeable difference without the expense and downtime of surgical procedures.
Dr. Baker is recognized as a master injector by Allergan, the creators of BOTOX.
If you’re not sure where to start, request a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Baker’s extensive knowledge and compassionate approach make it easy to discover the right path for you.
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Who Can Benefit From BOTOX?
Smoothing out wrinkles and lines with BOTOX can make you look younger and fresher. However, it's important to remember BOTOX has its limitations. If you seek a dramatic transformation, our plastic surgeon can recommend alternative procedures.
Patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have allergies to botulinum toxin should not get injections. You should also have healthy skin at the injection site.
Patients must be age 18 or older to qualify for BOTOX Cosmetic injections.
What to Expect When Receiving BOTOX Injections AT ONE OF OUR LOCATIONS IN CHAMPAIGN, DECATUR, OR MONTICELLO, IL
The results from your BOTOX may take a few days to appear, but it's important not to touch the injection site during this time. Doing so can cause the botulinum toxin to migrate to another area of the face. To maintain your results, you can schedule periodic treatments for BOTOX at our offices in Champaign, Decatur, or Monticello.
Maximize Your BOTOX Results WE OFFER A VARIETY OF FACIAL TREATMENTS
We can perform a chemical peel to exfoliate the skin and promote the production of new cells and collagen. Our professional-grade cosmetic treatments yield better results more quickly.
Microneedling uses a device with tiny sterilized needles to create microinjuries on the skin's surface. These small wounds stimulate the production of collagen, smoothing the skin's surface.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing can treat fine lines and wrinkles by inducing the production of collagen. However, lasers also treat pigment problems like sunspots.
Microdermabrasion gently removes the outermost layer of skin. It stimulates the production of collagen, but it has the added benefits of evening out skin tone and texture. It can reduce sun damage, acne scars, enlarged pores, and even stretch marks.
Seeking Enhancements But Unsure About Plastic Surgery?
It's common for people to want to change a part of their appearance so they look more youthful and attractive. Although plastic surgery from an experienced surgeon like Dr. Baker is safe and low-risk, some patients need more time to decide on such a life-changing procedure.
Injectables like BOTOX and other facial treatments are a great way to see how enhancements can change your look without making a permanent commitment. Unlike plastic surgery, botulinum toxin treatment needs minimal aftercare, and lasts three to six months. While possible, complications like drooping eyelids are uncommon.
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"After recommendation from my mom, I went and saw Dr. Baker and it has been the best experience I could hope for. Literally everyone I have been in contact with in his office, from those answering the phone to the nurses and Dr. Baker himself, have been absolutely wonderful. They are caring and go the extra mile to ensure all questions are answered and your mind is at ease, even when you may be worrying for nothing." Sasha Hunt
Side Effects of BOTOX Injections
BOTOX is considered a safe treatment, but it may result in minor side effects. When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon and master injector like Dr. Baker, the risk of side effects is lowered significantly. However, side effects may include:
- Temporary drooping of the eyebrows or eyelids
- Injection site redness, numbness, or bruising
- Flu-like symptoms
- Eye dryness or excessive tearing
What to Expect After Your injections
Avoid any strenuous activity for about 24 hours after your BOTOX injections. Being active will increase blood circulation, which can lead to bruising and swelling.
You should avoid drinking alcohol for the first 24 hours after your treatment. Alcohol thins the blood, increasing your risk of bruising and swelling.
No Touching Your Face
Touching your face in the first 24 hours after your injection can cause the botulinum toxin to move outside of the treatment area. You should also remain upright for at least four hours after receiving BOTOX, as lying down can cause the toxin to move.
The Difference Between BOTOX and Dysport
Dysport® is another botulinum toxin widely used by plastic surgeons when patients want to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between their eyebrows. Our office uses BOTOX because it is approved to treat fine lines and wrinkles in more areas of the face. BOTOX may also last longer than Dysport.
Paying for BOTOX FINANCING IS AVAILABLE
BOTOX can vastly improve your confidence by making you look and feel younger. Though your insurance won't contribute to the cost of cosmetic treatments, many patients find the results are worth the investment in themselves.
Fortunately, our offices serving the areas of Champaign, Decatur, and Monticello, IL, offer financing through CareCredit®. CareCredit allows patients to pay in affordable monthly installments so this treatment can fit comfortably into their budget.
Did You Know BOTOX Helps With Overactive Bladders?
Having an overactive bladder can be embarrassing. Making frequent trips to the bathroom can decrease your quality of life.
After an injection of botulinum toxin into the bladder, patients can experience fewer accidents and a decreased need to make bathroom visits. BOTOX can regulate overactive bladders for up to six months. Before the injection, your bladder will first be numbed with lidocaine for your comfort.
Medical conditions like allergies or a urinary tract infection may cause unintended side effects. Be sure to tell Dr. Baker about any conditions you have that could complicate treatment before your injection.