Botox/ Dysport/ Xeomin Specialist

South Naperville Family Practice, Ltd.

Family Medicine Physicians & Aesthetic Specialists located in Aurora, IL

Expression lines are evidence of you living a full life, but may make you look older than you feel. Richard Steslow, DO, offers Botox® and injectable fillers to treat wrinkles and expression lines to give you a more youthful appearance. Botox and fillers are available at South Naperville Family Practice to men and women living in Aurora, Illinois. If you want to revitalize your look, consult the office today via phone or make an appointment using the online booking tool.

Botox / Dysport / Xeomin Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is a prescription drug that relaxes certain muscles and blocks specific nerves that cause wrinkles. Dr. Steslow uses a fine needle to inject the drug into key areas to stop the small muscles of your face from creasing and causing wrinkles, and to smooth out fine lines. Botox provides a safe, FDA-approved way to get a refreshed, younger look.

Common areas treated with Botox include:

  • Glabella/ Frown Lines
  • Crow's Feet
  • Forehead Lines
  • Eyebrow shaping
  • Bunny Lines
  • Dimpled Chin
  • Gummy Smile
  • Smile Lift
  • Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
  • Masseter (V-Shaped Face)

How long does Botox last?

Botox injections aimed at reducing wrinkles last about three months, depending on the location and your personal reaction. Its effects are evident almost immediately, and you may experience minimal side effects. Those mild side effects include mild swelling, slight pain at the sight of the injections.

Should you have any other reactions, call Dr. Steslow right away.





What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers, such as Restylane andJuvederm®  fill in hollow areas of your face and plump tissue to give you a more youthful appearance. As you age, your skin starts to sag due to loss of facial fat and bone loss. Dr. Steslow offers the finest quality facial fillers from Galderma and Allergan to combat the effects of aging. 





Why should I see a doctor for Botox and Juvederm injections?

Although these injectables are safe, it’s important to have them applied by a skilled professional. Having a doctor like Dr. Steslow do this for you adds a layer of protection that can prevent serious complications. Botulinum, the source of Botox, is a powerful neurotoxin and if misused, can have serious consequences.

What is Kybella®?

Kybella is an FDA-approved treatment method to destroy fat cells under your chin. This new injectable is appropriate for anyone who is self-conscious about the appearance of their chin, feeling that it makes them look older or heavier than they actually are. Consult with Dr. Steslow to find out if you’re a candidate for this revolutionary treatment.

Do the injections hurt?

Not typically. Botox, cosmetic fillers, and Kybella do involve a needle, but it’s very fine and most people tolerate the procedure well. If you’re concerned about pain, talk to Dr. Steslow. He may offer a topical anesthetic and numb the area with ice to reduce sensation.

*Individual results may vary.