Botox® Cosmetic

Botox Cosmetic has become a household name thanks to its excellent results in smoothing fine lines and wrinkles to maintain or enhance a youthful appearance. Most people will develop dynamic wrinkles over time due to repeated facial expressions like squinting, frowning, or smiling. Botox can soften or even prevent these facial wrinkles without compromising your ability to naturally express yourself.

Patients in Glenview, Illinois, and the Chicagoland area can turn to Dr. Liz Damstetter and the Reserve Dermatology team for excellent Botox results for severe frown lines and other common causes of premature wrinkles.


Botox is a popular injectable formula that falls into the category known as neuromodulators. The active ingredient in Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin, which temporarily blocks nerve signals to the muscles where it is injected. This has a range of both medical and cosmetic uses, but it is most well-known for reducing muscle activity that causes wrinkles in the upper layers of skin over time. With repeated Botox treatment, you can soften the facial expressions responsible for creating wrinkles throughout the eye, brow, and forehead areas, among others.


“I had a recent visit to Dr Damstetter’s clinic and would like to share my experience. I am a Navy vet(corpsman) and usually get seen at the VA but since we don’t have a Derm provider right now, I was fortunately sent out to her clinic to be evaluated. It’s a nice clinic in a nice area and was relatively easy to find. A pleasant Ms. Nancy at the front desk was helpful in completing the check-in process. Easy day. I did not have to wait long and was soon met by Dr. Damstetter’s assistant, who for classified reasons I will refer to as “Agent 8”. I am sure if she gets tired of providing excellent medical care, her slick-ninja skillset could get her a job with the CIA or MI6 maybe. Short story long, Agent 8 brought me back to the patient area, where I was introduced to Dr Damstetter, who was all the things you would want in a doctor: a knowledgeable provider with a great bedside manner. She gave me a thorough exam which did end up showing that I needed a minor procedure. No worries. I felt well taken care of throughout my visit. No one likes to have to see the doctor, but if you have a dermatological concern, this is a good place with good people who did great by me, and I am thankful to have been sent here.”

“Dr. Liz is truly the best dermatologist I’ve ever been to. She is attentive, kind, and genuinely cares about her patients and their overall skin health. I can not recommend her enough!!!”

“Wonderful experience here! The doctor took the time to educate me on a variety of cosmetic options and gave her candid opinion resulting in just the right amount of cosmetic adjustments! Her staff was delightful and attentive! I would highly recommend for general derm needs and cosmetic adjustments.”

“Dr. Damstetter was the first dermatologist I trusted to do my Botox. She is both knowledgeable and professional and did a fantastic job. I will be using her for any and all of my future needs.”

Uses for Botox

Botox is primarily used to reduce the wrinkles that appear or worsen when you squint, frown, or smile. This includes wrinkles and lines such as “crow’s feet”, “11 lines” (glabellar lines), fine smile lines around the mouth, and forehead wrinkles.

Botox can also be used as a form of aesthetic medicine. Patients with hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, can receive Botox injections to block sweating in areas including the underarms, hands, feet, or brow. For some patients, Botox injections can also relieve frequent migraines when injected into specific muscle groups in the head or neck.

Can Botox age you?

Botox is used for the prevention and treatment of facial wrinkles caused by movements and expression. It is extremely popular and effective at reducing signs of aging.

Can I have wine after Botox?

You should avoid wine for at least 24 hours after getting Botox.

Can you drink coffee after Botox?

It's recommended that you wait at least a day after getting Botox before you have any caffeine, as it can affect the healing process.

How long does Botox last?

The results of Botox typically last about 3-4 months, thought it can vary.

Is 50 too old for Botox?

No, Botox is available for anyone over the age of 18 who is interested in preventative or rejuvenating treatment for wrinkles and fine lines.

Is Botox good for under eye wrinkles?

Certain types of wrinkles around the eyes, known as crows feet, can be successfully treated with Botox.

Should I move my face after Botox?

Yes! Moving your face after Botox is recommended because it allows the treatment to work more effectively and allows the muscles to take up the product quicker. However, you should not massage, rub, push on, or aggressively clean the injection sites for 24 hours. It can move the product from its intended injection site.

What is Botox used for?

Botox is used to prevent the muscles from moving for a limited time. It's often used in the face to smooth wrinkles, but it can also be used to treat excessive sweating, muscle spasms, and an overactive bladder.

What should you not do after Botox?

You should avoid strenuous exercise and too much sun exposure following Botox injections, as well as any other activities Dr. Gilpin might prohibit.

Why cant you lay down after Botox?

Laying down after getting Botox could cause the treatment to spread to other areas of the face causing less effective results and could lead to more bruising at the injection site.

Should I avoid the sun after Botox?

It may be impossible to avoid the sun altogether, but when you are in the sun and outside, make sure to wear protective sunscreen.

Does hyperhidrosis get worse with age?

Hyperhidrosis (excess sweating) often emerges in adolescence or young adulthood. It may worsen with increasing stress levels and hormonal shifts.

What can a dermatologist do for excessive sweating?

Medications, including topical and oral, are effective at reducing excess sweating. Botulinum toxin injections may be administered to reduce sweating for up to 6 months at a time. Additional devices, such as iontophoresis, may be recommended for home use to further reduce sweating.

Why cant I stop sweating?

Hyperhidrosis is a genetic condition that leads to excess sweat without provocation. It can affect the scalp and face, underarms, groin, palms and soles. Occasionally it is generalized (all over).

The Botox Injection Procedure

Prior to your Botox injections, Dr. Damstetter will briefly examine the area and review your medical history to ensure that Botox is a suitable and safe treatment option for you. She’ll then come up with an individualized treatment plan for your specific facial lines and desired injection site.

The skin will be thoroughly cleansed before the Botox is injected using a small needle. This step can be completed in as little as 10-15 minutes with minimal discomfort.

After you receive your Botox injections, you can return to your normal routine with no downtime. However, you should avoid rubbing or applying pressure to the area for at least 24 hours. This prevents Botox from migrating away from the intended area. It is also best to avoid exercise or other strenuous activity, drinking alcohol, sun exposure, or applying makeup or other skincare products to the area. This will prevent unnecessary side effects like bruising.

Liz Damstetter, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist

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Botox Results

Immediately after receiving Botox injections, you can expect some redness and slight swelling in the area. This should dissipate within an hour of receiving your injections. Botox results typically take a few days before they are noticeable.

Once Botox takes effect, the results are not permanent. For most patients, Botox lasts about three to four months. This will vary depending on the treatment area, total dose, and other individual factors. You can schedule maintenance injections to keep up your results long-term.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about Botox in Glenview, IL, and the surrounding Chicago metropolitan area, schedule an appointment with Dr. Damstetter. Call Reserve Dermatology in Glenview, Illinois, or contact us online to get started with dermal fillers and cosmetic injectables like Botox today.

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