What are Botox Injections?

The appearance of facial signs of aging is one of the most common cosmetic concerns women as well as men. Cosmetic surgery solutions to reduce the appearance of these lines and wrinkles are available

However, not every person is inclined to choose a surgical procedure. For such individuals, Botox offers a compelling and proven non-surgical option.

The FDA gave a nod to Botox use for the cosmetic reduction of facial lines and wrinkles in 2002. The procedure has remained widely popular as a non-surgical treatment for facial signs of aging since that time. Every year millions of women and men undergo Botox treatment to address their facial aging concerns.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jacob Bloom provides Botox and various other non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures to patients in Chicago, IL, and other suburbs and neighborhoods in this region of the Midwest.

Aesthetic Advantages

Botox initially received FDA-approval for the cosmetic reduction of frown lines between the eyebrows and on the forehead. Subsequently, in 2013 the FDA approved Botox for the cosmetic reduction of crow’s feet in the eye area.

Furthermore, certified providers of Botox also use the filler for non-label cosmetic purposes including mitigating lines are wrinkles around the base of the nose and the other regions of the face.

Botox is sought-after as an individual anti-aging procedure to treat facial lines and wrinkles. But it can also be used effectively as a support procedure in combination with facial plastic surgeries such as brow lift, eyelid lift and facelift to create more comprehensive and balanced outcomes.

Practitioners can combine Botox with other facial filler injectables such as Juvederm or Restylane to carry out a “liquid facelift” non-surgical procedure.

Treatment for Specific Facial Sites

The patient can receive Botox treatment in the following areas to address wrinkles and fine lines for highly desirable results:


The repetitive movement of the eye muscles, as well as facial expressions, can cause dynamic wrinkles and lines around the eyes. These types of lines usually respond excellently to Botox. This treatment relaxes only the overactive muscle which is leading to the wrinkle formation. There will be no loss of sensation in the injection areas with Botox treatment.


Permanent lines between the eyebrows develop over a period due to common expressions such as laughing, frowning, and smiling. This treatment has been developed to mitigate moderate to severe frown lines effectively. Botox is as effective for men who seek to mitigate the appearance of deep creases between the eyebrows.


Permanent lines on the forehead can develop due to aging. This can make a person appear older or tired. Botox can effectively reduce the appearance of these creases. The lines on the forehead are horizontal which can be quickly and efficiently be treated with Botox.

Jaw Contouring

Botox experts have successfully used it to enhance jaw contours in recent times. Jaw muscles that are too prominent can make a face appear square-shaped and unattractive. The injection provider can apply Botox in strategic areas to produce a more oval and natural facial appearance.

Committed cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jacob Bloom receives patients from Chicago, IL and nearby areas in The Prairie State for Botox injectable treatment.