What is Botox?

Looking for a quick way to turn back the clock? At Pure 111 Medical Aesthetics, in Fairview Heights, IL we offer Botox injections that vanquish wrinkles and restore a youthful, refreshed look. Botox relaxes the expressive muscles that create wrinkles and boosts skin collagen by as much as 167%! No wonder millions of people worldwide have chosen Botox to keep that youthful glow. By blocking nerves from reaching your facial muscles, it curbs your ability to raise your cheeks or furrow your brow. And with diminishing muscular contractions, your skin appears smoother and more toned. Our highly trained physicians and injectors will help you to experience the age-defying power of Botox!


How Botox Works

Botox is an extremely popular anti-aging treatment that perfects your skin in minutes! You’ll be amazed by the results. By relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles, Botox reduces the appearance of existing wrinkles and helps prevent new ones from forming. Botox works by blocking neurotransmitter release in the facial muscles. Muscles are unable to contract, inhibiting the constant movement that causes fine lines and wrinkles to form over time. You’re left with a relaxed, refreshed, and rejuvenated look that brings out your natural beauty.



Botox treatment lets you maintain your natural expressions while highlighting your best features, providing both cosmetic and therapeutic benefits. Rapid, affordable, and minimally invasive, it offers both cosmetic and therapeutic advantages. Botox has even been shown to alleviate neck spasms and prevent chronic migraines.


About Botox

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Pure 111 Medical Aesthetics
Pure 111 Medical Aesthetics
Pure 111 Medical Aesthetics

What it Treats:

Botox treats wrinkles, crow’s feet, and fine lines.

Procedure Time:

The procedure typically takes 10 minutes to complete.

Recovery Time:

There is zero downtime for Botox. Results are visible in 3-14 days.

Realistic Results:

Results usually last between 3 to 4 months post-injection.

What To Expect Before a Botox Injection

To minimize the risk of post-treatment bruising or swelling, avoid alcohol, anti-inflammatories (including Advil, Ibuprofen, Motrin, or Aleve), aspirin, and Vitamin E for up to a week prior to your Botox® procedure.


What To Expect During a Botox Injection

The procedure involves injecting a small amount of Botox into targeted areas using a tiny syringe wielded by a skilled and certified injector. The entire process lasts just a few minutes with minimal discomfort.


What To Expect After a Botox Injection

After receiving treatment, you may experience some mild bruising that will quickly subside. It is not advisable to massage the treatment area. Results should be visible within days, allowing you to enjoy long-lasting effects for up to four months.


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What are the most common areas of the face treated with Botox? 

Botox is typically used on common cosmetic areas such as frown lines and forehead lines. Other common treatments include crow’s feet, gummy smile correction, bunny lines, smoker lines, downturned lip corners, chin wrinkles, chin dimples, lip wrinkles, and lip flips. 

How long does Botox® last?

Botox is a simple, safe, and effective procedure that typically lasts 3-4 months.

How much does a Botox® treatment cost?

Cost varies depending on the location, number, and severity of fine lines and wrinkles.

Is there any downtime or recovery period after the EMSELLA® treatment? 

There is no downtime or recovery period associated with this treatment. Patients can resume their daily activities immediately after the treatment session. This makes EMSELLA® an easy and convenient option for those with a busy lifestyle.

Are Botox® injections safe? What are the risks or complications of a Botox® filler treatment?

The sessions last only 30 minutes and stimulate over 10,000 contractions of the pelvic floor muscles. Each patient is unique, and therefore, customized sessions may be required to obtain optimal results.

Are the results of EMSELLA® permanent? How Long Do the Results of an EMSELLA® Treatment Last?

Botox is one of the most popular nonsurgical treatments in the world. At Pure 111 Medical Aesthetics, our expert providers perform complex injections in unique areas for treatments such as brow lift, downturned mouth, hyperhidrosis of palms and armpits, and dimpled chin.

Nearly 25 million people have had Botox treatment in the past year alone. With FDA approval for many years, this safe alternative to more invasive treatments has little to no downtime with mild side effects. We take every precaution, attend every advanced training, and keep current with all the latest journals and key opinion leaders in this ever-changing industry.

What should I do to prepare for a Botox® treatment?

To reduce the possibility of swelling and bruising in the area of treatment, it is recommended to avoid consuming alcohol for 24 hours prior to treatment as well as discontinuing the use of anti-inflammatory drugs and supplements such as Vitamin E, which is a blood thinner, and Gingko Biloba, Fish Oil, or CoQ 10.

Can Botox® be used to treat medical conditions, such as migraines or excessive sweating?

Botox is utilized to treat various medical conditions like chronic migraines, excessive sweating, TMJ, overactive bladder, and spasms in the neck. Clients frequently receive retreatment every three to four months as a preventative measure.

What is the recovery process like? Is there any downtime with Botox?

Botox injections in Fairview Heights, IL provide a minimally invasive, non-surgical option that entails negligible risk. The typical post-treatment side effects of redness or bruising usually subside within a few hours. After treatment, it is advised to take extra precautions for 12 hours to prevent unexpected side effects like drooping eyelids due to the product migrating into unintended muscle groups. There is no downtime with this treatment.

Can Botox® be combined with other cosmetic injectables?

Combining non-surgical treatments can save time while effectively addressing aesthetic concerns. Kybella is recommended for targeting double chins, and dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are also safe to use in combination with Botox.

Is there an age limit for Botox?

Botox injections are well-tolerated by patients of various ages, with medical Botox approved as a treatment for adults and some pediatric patients. Cosmetic Botox is not recommended for patients younger than 18 years old.

Can Botox® be used to prevent wrinkles from forming?

Preventative Botox has gained popularity in recent years. This involves injecting Botox in patients in their twenties or early thirties, usually in small amounts, to help prevent wrinkles.

What should I do if I’m not happy with my Botox® results? Is Botox® reversible or permanent?

Botox is a safe, non-surgical treatment that yields temporary results, ideal for patients who have concerns about permanency. The top complication is caused by inexperienced injectors rather than the product itself. Injectors must have a comprehensive understanding of facial anatomy, dosage, and placement to ensure optimal results. Our practitioners are experienced and knowledgeable, taking every step to provide the desired outcome.

Does Botox® hurt? Is anesthesia or numbing cream needed?

With our skilled and experienced injectors, it is virtually pain-free. Anesthesia is typically not needed.

How often should I get Botox® injections to maintain my results?

With our skilled and experienced injectors, it is virtually pain-free. Anesthesia is typically not needed.

Does Botox® hurt? Is anesthesia or numbing cream needed?

While every individual’s experience with Botox injections may differ, most people will begin to notice a decrease in their results after about three to four months. For optimal maintenance, it’s recommended to schedule your next appointment at around the three to four-month mark. However, this may depend on several factors, such as your age, the strength of your muscles, and the severity of your wrinkles.

Am I a candidate for a Botox® injection?

Botox injections are a suitable choice for individuals who have moderate facial wrinkles, including crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines and aspire to achieve a more youthful look.

What should I avoid after getting Botox® injections?

After receiving Botox treatment, it is important to refrain from lying down for 3-4 hours and avoid massaging the treated area.

Thanks to EMSELLA®, women can overcome incontinence without surgery, downtime, or discomfort. If you’re considering the EMSELLA® treatment, contact us today to schedule your consultation at Pure 111 Medical Aesthetics. We welcome patients from Shiloh, O’Fallon, Belleville, and the nearby areas of Southern Illinois.