Chicago Skin Solutions -  - Medical Spa

Chicago Skin Solutions

Medical Spa located in West Loop, Chicago, IL

Botox Specialist

Dr. Bradley Hulten is a Board Certified Physician who specializes in many different cosmetic skin care procedures, including the use of Botox®. He serves the residents of the West Loop area of Chicago, Illinois. His facility, Chicago Skin Solutions, offers state of the art diagnostics and the most advanced technological options in skin care and treatment.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox® Used For?

Botox® is a form of toxin produced by Clostridium Botulinum. It has been used by plastic surgeons and dermatologists for several decades because of the impact it has on wrinkles and other skin abnormalities. It works by blocking nerve signals that are sent from the brain to the muscles, preventing them from contracting. Because the muscles are forced to remain in a relaxed position, wrinkles and creases are allowed to diminish, softening the look and feel of the skin. Botox® is used to give the appearance of more youthful and vibrant looking skin. It can be used in place of surgical procedures like facelifts, eyebrow lifts or chin implants.

Are There Any Side Effects?

One of the most common side effects of Botox® injections is slight, temporary bruising. It occurs near the injection site and can radiate outward slightly in the area in which the injection was directed. Headaches are also possible, but normally only last from 24 to 48 hours. The skin around the area may be tender to the touch or may feel irritated. It is important to not rub or itch the area. Rubbing the area near the injection can cause the Botox® to move or shift away from where it was intended to be. This can cause the skin and tissue in the area to begin to droop. This will eventually correct itself in approximately two to three weeks.

How Long Does a Botox® Treatment Last?

Botox® treatments work differently with each patient. Most treatments will last between three and six months, depending on the size of the area that is treated and its location. As muscle function and movement returns, wrinkles, lines, and crow's feet will begin to gradually reappear. The more Botox® treatments are used, the less apparent wrinkles and lines may be over time. With repeated use, the muscles will begin to shrink, reducing the severity of the lines and wrinkles as they appear. In essence, the more treatments you receive over time, the longer they will last.


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    "The staff here is super friendly and accommodating. I appreciate how quickly they provide service and the office is clean and comfortable!"

    Morgan Z.
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    "I've been coming here for just over 6 months for laser services and I have nothing but wonderful things to say. "

    Stephanie C.
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    "I will always come back here for touch ups & any other service I may need! The place is very clean. Everyone is very professional & the service has been excellent!!"

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    "Can't state how happy I am I chose this place for my laser hair removal treatment. The staff is awesome."

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Chicago Skin Solutions
1111 West Madison Street, Suite 2
West Loop

Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-265-2937
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