Botox Specialist

Hermosa Cosmetic Center

Primary Care Providers located in Hermosa, Chicago, IL

Botox® treatments are a popular cosmetic option that can make you feel more confident in the way you present yourself. Rather than getting the injections at a spa, you should consider getting them from board-certified surgeon Pekka Soini, MD, and his team at Hermosa Cosmetic Center in Chicago, Illinois. To explore the potential results of a Botox treatment and decide if it’s right for you, call Hermosa Cosmetic Center or book an appointment online today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is a brand-name drug for fine facial lines. It has an array of other applications in medicine, but its ability to alleviate fine lines for an average of four months at a time is unmatched in popularity. 

The main ingredient in Botox is a natural neurotoxin called botulinum toxin that comes from a bacteria found throughout nature. The neurotoxin targets your nervous system and stops it from sending signals to your muscles, telling them when to flex. At Hermosa Cosmetic Center, the team focuses the effects of the toxin by delivering small, controlled doses of Botox into targeted muscles. 

Botox works on fine lines because they’re associated with muscle movements. At a younger age, you might have noticed that you could only see lines and wrinkles after scrunching your face or making dramatic facial expressions. Over time, with repeated use, the lines deepen and are visible even at rest.

Why should I get Botox injections?

Botox injections can reduce the appearance of fine lines and help boost your self-esteem. At Hermosa Cosmetic Center, the team treats the following specific features using Botox:

  • Frown lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Bunny lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Upper lip lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Chin dimples
  • Neck bands

You can also get Botox injections at Hermosa Cosmetic Center to reduce excessive underarm sweating, characteristic of a condition called hyperhidrosis. 

There is no downtime, and you can see the full effect of your treatment within five days. 

How should I prepare for my Botox appointment?

Before you get a Botox treatment, you should speak with a provider at Hermosa Cosmetic Center about your goals and expectations. That way, they have a clear idea of how you want to look after your treatment as well as the number of injections you’ll need. 

Leading up to the date of your procedure, you should stop taking aspirin and ibuprofen. Taking these medications within two weeks of your Botox treatment can leave you vulnerable to bruising from the needles. The team might also recommend avoiding certain supplements before your Botox treatment for the same reason. 

Book your one-on-one consultation for facial enhancements with Botox by phone or online at Hermosa Cosmetic Center today.


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