Renee Burke, MD
18 E. Dundee Road Building #3, Suite 200
Barrington, IL 60010
Phone: (847) 382-4400
Fax: (847) 382-4403
Monday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
BOTOX® & Dysport®
At ReMed Spa in Barrington, IL, we use BOTOX, Dysport, and XEOMIN® to create a more youthful, relaxed appearance that looks very natural. These injectable products soften lines that develop around the eyes and on the forehead. Some of the most common treatment areas include crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes and the vertical worry lines between the eyes that are sometimes called “11s.”
Good BOTOX Candidates
Anyone concerned about looking older than they actually are because of wrinkles and frown lines can usually benefit from injectable treatments such as BOTOX and dermal fillers. These treatments work best for patients whose skin retains much of its elasticity and who aren’t ready for aesthetic surgery. We’re also seeing patients in their mid to late 20s who get BOTOX injections as a way to postpone the development of wrinkles by limiting the movement of specific facial muscles.
How BOTOX Works
Wrinkles targeted by BOTOX develop over the course of your lifetime as you frown or squint throughout the day. BOTOX, Dysport, and XEOMIN minimize the contraction of the muscles controlling these movements, causing the lines and wrinkles to soften. BOTOX injections can also postpone the development of these wrinkles by subtly limiting facial movements.
Our injectors have the expertise to use BOTOX conservatively, creating the kinds of results that look natural and avoiding the “frozen” appearance that patients may worry about.
Meet Dr. Renee Burke
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Burke creates exceptional results by combining the skill of an accomplished plastic surgeon with empathy and compassion.
Other BOTOX Uses
BOTOX is approved by the FDA for a range of other treatments in addition to wrinkle reduction. At ReMed Spa, our aesthetic team uses it to treat excess underarm sweating (a condition called hyperhidrosis). Men and women suffering from this condition can feel embarrassed in social and professional situations and have to change clothes often. A series of BOTOX injections into the area of the underarms temporarily prevents the sweat glands from working.
Choosing Between BOTOX, Dysport, and XEOMIN
BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, and XEOMIN all use the same active ingredient, botulinum toxin type A. They all work in in a similar way and last about the same length of time. There are some minor differences between the 3 products. For example, Dysport has a thinner consistency that makes it well suited to treating larger areas of the face. Additionally, the main difference between Xeomin and the other 2 products is that it does not contain any additives.
In addition to selecting a product, it’s also very important to select a highly trained professional to provide your treatment. All injectors have their own preferred uses for BOTOX, XEOMIN, and Dysport. During your consultation, we’ll review your options, and your injector will help guide you to the choice that’s right for you.
BOTOX patients meet with our nurse practitioner on the day of their treatments to discuss their specific cosmetic concerns. Once the extent of the treatment needed is determined, the nurse carefully injects BOTOX using a fine needle that produces minimal discomfort and bruising. Once she completes the injections, we provide patients with ice packs to help reduce swelling. The whole process usually takes about 15 minutes.
Because there’s no downtime after BOTOX injections, patients can schedule appointments on their lunch breaks without worrying about co-workers or friends knowing.
Your experience following BOTOX injections may differ from that of someone else you know who got BOTOX. Some patients begin noticing changes after 2 to 3 days and see the full results after about a week. For others, it may take a few days more for the treatment to have an effect. The results typically last 3 to 4 months before wrinkles gradually re-emerge. You can maintain the results with periodic BOTOX injections.
Our med spa’s reputation for getting natural-looking results attracts patients from Arlington Heights, Schaumberg and the surrounding area for BOTOX injections. Request a consultation using the online form to discuss your concerns, or call us at (847) 382-4400 to schedule an appointment.