Botox® Cosmetic: A great way to lose those wrinkles

Botox Cosmetic injected in a patient's forehead wrinkles help reduce their appearance. Just ask Dr. Nilam Amin at Chicago's Nima Skin Institute

Botox® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved treatment that temporarily makes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines look better in adults. It requires minimal downtime; you can return to your daily routine immediately after leaving my office. You’ll look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines.

How it works

A combination of factors can cause your facial lines. It’s not just the cellular changes that may occur, or reduction of collagen, or even the damage caused by free radicals from the sun and the environment. Repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising your eyebrows cause skin to furrow and fold, gradually resulting in the formation of facial lines. 

I inject Botox into the muscles around your eyes and forehead, thereby blocking the signal from the nerves to the muscles. It works beneath the surface and temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity. Botox helps you look better, younger, refreshed.


  • It’s non-invasive. Quick injections into the relevant areas only take a matter of minutes. Because it’s not a surgical procedure and patients don’t need anesthesia, you can get back to your routine immediately. 
  • Not just for women: The number of men choosing treatments like Botox has risen fast – in the past three years alone, men have received over one million botulinum toxin treatments.
  • Not limited to “older” patients: The severity of your lines — not your age — determines when this is the right treatment for you. Everyone’s lines form differently. Let me assess whether Botox is the right treatment for you.
  • It’s long lasting: While Botox can provide long-lasting results, patients have different reactions. To maintain your results, I recommend you schedule an injection treatment every three to four months.

Is it right for you?

I’ve used Botox for years to treat wrinkles and creases in adults and my patients have had great results. Is it right for you? Whenever your lines start to bother you, it’s time to speak with us. We can help you determine if this is the right treatment for you. Feel free to contact us about this or any medical and cosmetic dermatological service.