Injectables are for Everyone

In “20 Things You Never Knew About Botox”, the author defines the origins of Botilinum Toxin, commonly known as Botox.  Apparently, it was initially used to treat a muscle-related eye condition.  The patients were pleas

ed that their wrinkles were less apparent.  They then realized that it could potentially have multiple applications – face and neck spasms, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), and for treating migraines.


The Numbers Speak…

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) has recently reported that the number of cosmetic procedures are on the rise.  It is the statistics (2017) report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) that shows:

  • Botilinum Toxin Type A procedures increased a mere 2% from 2016
    • Their total number of procedures in 2017 was 7.2 Million.
    • This figure (2017) is up 819% since the year 2000.

Surprisingly, more and more men are getting Botox treatments.  According to ASPS, that number has increased 337% since 2000.

Some Tidbits…


What is all the hubbub about?…  This type of procedure can be done on any skin tone.  It is pigmentation agnostic, one could say.  Unlike other procedures that may result in some minor bruising or scarring, this procedure is applicable universally.  All ethnicities can benefit.

Perhaps you’re considering getting an injection of Botilinum Toxin, and not sure where to go?  One should be weary of getting this procedure done at any run of the mill office or other non-related center.  For your benefit, it would be prudent to consult with a dermatologist, or a plastic surgeon.  A board-certified plastic surgeon has had proper training and licensing and would be your best bet over a non certified plastic surgeon.


Common applications are around the frown lines between the eyebrows, in the crow’s feet area, and sometimes in the forehead.  Occasionally it is used for the neck bands and for corners of the mouth.  Perhaps you’re looking for fuller lips? This, too, is attainable.  Join us for injectables, on Fridays.


Whether genetics or age have given you thin lips, you can increase their volume at our Chicago practice. Now more than ever, scores of people are craving plump, gorgeous lips. Just like any other area of the face and body, our lips can reveal our age by appearing  thinner and more creased over time.

Options for enhancing the appearance of your lips range from fillers like Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®, to collagen, or various implants. Dr. Makhlouf, has the expertise required to invision the right solution for you.