Botox is a popular non-surgical option for diminishing unwanted facial lines and wrinkles. However, this cosmetic stalwart has more uses than eliminating those pesky expression lines. It has proven to be an effective treatment for other cosmetic and non-cosmetic procedures as well. Here are a few:

Acne Treatment

Yes, Botox has been used for treating Acne breakouts by reducing oil production to combat those unsightly pimples. But before resorting to Botox for Acne treatment, all other forms of acne treatments should have been implemented. The best facial area for Acne treatment is the forehead.

Gummy Smile

When a smile shows more than those pearly whites and exposes too much gum above the teeth, Botox can relax the upper lip allowing it to cover more of the exposed gum. Then your smile will focus more on your teeth creating a beautiful smile.

Bunny Lines

Those little lines on either side of the nose which scrunch up and become noticeable are known as bunny lines. Botox injections on each side of the nose will relax the muscles, and like magic, those funny wrinkles will go away.

Muscle Spasms

Whether your experiencing eye or neck spasms, Botox is effective in relaxing the muscle responsible for the spasm. This treatment will temporarily fix this issue which is troublesome to many patients.

Overactive Bladder

For many women over 40 who suffer from urinary incontinence, Botox can be a Godsend. Often prescribed medication does not help, and Botox injections can be the answer. It can be injected into the bladder wall providing relief for up to six months.

Excessive Sweating

When you don’t want ever to let them see you sweat, especially in the armpits, Botox may be an effective treatment. Excessive sweating is common with many women and men particularly during big events like a wedding or a presentation at work. Botox can effectively reduce sweating for up to two years.

Grinding Teeth

Because Botox can control involuntary muscle tension and spasms, it is effective in reducing the problem with grinding your teeth. It weakens the chewing muscles which are responsible for teeth grinding, without upsetting the ability to smile or chew. The results last up to four months.

Migraines

Migraine headaches can be debilitating. Recently, the FDA has approved Botox for Migraine treatment.  Injected into areas around the neck, forehead, and temples, Botox eases the pain and discomfort associated with this uncomfortable condition.

And More

While only a few of these treatments are approved by the FDA, others are off-label treatments. Research is experimenting with Botox for multiple treatments on multiple body parts. Early findings suggest Botox can be helpful in an array of solutions including hair loss and cerebral palsy patients. It can improve a patient’s quality of life in many ways, including those outside aesthetic medicine.

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There are multiple procedures which are appropriate for gifting this holiday season. These non-surgical treatments are designed to make the patient look and feel their best. Procedures like injectables, skin rejuvenation, or exfoliation procedures may get the warmest appreciation at this time of year. However, it is important that the receiver of your thoughtful gift actually wants to be receiving it. In other words, don’t buy your mom Botox if you aren’t absolutely sure it is what she wants.

Gift Options

With the holidays approaching quickly, these treatments are not only convenient but will provide results in time to appreciate during the holidays and beyond. They include:

Botox®

This injectable is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the world. It is a great way to diminish the initial signs of aging like forehead lines and crow’s feet. The procedure is quick, within a half hour, and the results are visible within a few days to a week.

The product will stop muscle movement which causes dynamic facial wrinkles. Results last up to four months which is perfect for the holidays and beyond the New Year.

Dermal Fillers

These injectables are great to plump up the skin and add volume to sunken cheeks and undereye hollows. They may also provide a regeneration of elastin and collagen to tighten skin and strengthen underlying support.

Results are often immediate with little downtime and long-lasting results up to two years. A combination of fillers can provide what is known as a liquid facelift.

Latisse®

Who doesn’t want a beautiful pair of lashes that are all natural? Latisse is a prescription medication that is proven to grow eyelashes so that your loved one will never have to bother with trying to glue on fake lashes or waiting for their extensions to fall out.

Microdermabrasion

This exfoliation procedure will do away with old, dull skin and reveal a fresh, new underlying skin. It diminishes wrinkles, scarring, sun damage, and other superficial skin issues with a gentle stream of the tiny particles. Microdermabrasion will also trigger collagen production for advanced skin rejuvenation.

Laser Genesis

This non-ablative skin rejuvenation procedure will help resolve skin issues like large pores, wrinkles, sun damage, and uneven texture. Laser Genesis is an in-office treatment which offers a quick, convenient procedure with little to no downtime. Multiple treatments are necessary for optimal results.

Kybella®

This fat reduction injectable is an optimal, minimally-invasive injectable which eliminates stubborn fat pads responsible for cosmetic issues like a double chin. It is convenient, painless, and offers quick results.

Other Procedures to Consider

Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery offers multiple non-surgical procedures suitable for gifting during this time of the year. They include laser hair removal, Cellfina, Ultherapy, and lip augmentation.

Next Step

When it comes to gifting cosmetic procedures, it is best for your loved one to choose the treatment they would like. While this takes away the element of surprise, it will still be appreciated. You may want to schedule a consultation as a gift and pick up the procedure which best suits the patient’s wants and needs. This process can be done by contacting us directly.

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Fall is a season of transition. The leaves change color, kids go back to school, and the temperatures begin to drop after one more blast of heat from the departing summer. In Chicago, we transition from outdoor barbeques to indoor dinners at our favorite charity event or our kids’ school boosters. We put away our bathing suits and summer wardrobe while pulling sweaters, jacket, and coats out of storage. There are several transitions which mark the change in seasons, recovery from aesthetic treatment doesn’t have to be one of them.

At Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery, we find many patients look to avoid lengthy recovery as they prepare themselves for the common fall events. Occasions which populate many calendars during autumn include weddings, back to school events, and preparation for the winter holidays.

With this in mind, we thought we would help our readers with some suggested treatment options to make sure you are ready this fall no matter what the occasion.

Weddings

Whether it’s a blood relation, distant cousin or someone you don’t know, a wedding invitation triggers our aesthetic sensibilities. Everyone wants to look their best at a wedding. It might be a time of reflection; looking at personal wedding photos and noticing how much you’ve changed. Here are some suggestions which will make you look your best and give the bride a run for her money.

Botox®

This treatment is for resolving those lines and wrinkles which appeared out of nowhere this summer. Botox® is the most popular cosmetic procedure in Chicago because the product is quick, effective and easy. Injections are possible during your lunch break or any convenient time which fits your busy calendar. The treatment is effective at reducing forehead lines, crow’s feet, and verticle lines between the brow.

Liposuction

This body contouring procedure will allow you to wear your favorite outfit. You know, the one you love but struggle to squeeze into comfortably. Although your fitness routine and eating habits have you at or close to your optimal weight, pesky fat bulges remain in all the wrong places. Liposuction eliminates the stubborn fat which diet and exercise seem to ignore.

Back to School

With the hustle and bustle of back to school shopping, carpools, and running your kids from one practice to another; now is the time to take advantage of this slow period and schedule the procedures you have been contemplating for some time. Although these have extended recovery periods, you have plenty of time before fall to cross off another task on your cosmetic wish list.

Eyelid Surgery

Tired of looking tired? Eyelid surgery is designed to restore those beautiful peepers and make you look fresh and alert. Dr. Dreyfuss can correct hooded upper eyelids or sagging bags under each eye. The procedure will have your loved ones commenting, “you look great,” more times than you want to hear. Well, not really.

Ultherapy®

This treatment is a fantastic anti-aging therapy which helps lift sagging skin on the brow, décolletage, chin, neck, and face.  Ultherapy® uses advanced ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen and elastin production. These two components are responsible for the flexibility and support of your skin. When their production naturally diminishes, fine lines and wrinkles naturally appear.

The Holidays

Although the temperatures still reach the nineties, the winter holidays will be here before you know it. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah and New Years are filled with parties and dinners which demand you look your best. Also, who doesn’t want to be envied by family and friends who only see us during these annual get-togethers? Here are some suggestions to help you make a stunning impression:

Facelift

It’s possible to eliminate facial voids and unsightly wrinkles before the Chicago Bear’s start their regular season. You will have plenty of time to get used to this younger version of yourself. With taut, beautiful facial skin, you will amaze friends, family, co-workers, and acquaintances with a younger looking, more beautiful appearance and attitude.

Breast Lift

It’s a fact, most women in their forties need a breast lift, and some in their thirties as well. The best way to realize if you need a little elevation in your breast area is to determine if your nipples point down or sag below your natural breast crease.

A breast lift will elevate your breasts to a perky, youthful position and work wonders for your figure and self-confidence.

If you are considering any of these procedures or others, call Dr. Dreyfuss today at 815-806-9400 or contact us today for a consultation

Surgical procedures can seem too drastic for the last few, stubborn pounds that don’t seem to go away, even with diet and exercise.  CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure that is perfect for those stubborn pockets of fat. Here’s what you need to know:

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