Botox Specialist

John Rinker, DO

Family Medicine & Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine located in Pontiac, IL

Fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin on your face are an unpleasant fact of life for many men and women. Dr. John Rinker, DO, in Pontiac, Illinois, has expertise in nonsurgical BOTOXⓇ treatments to rejuvenate your face and turn back the hands of time. He also offers dermal fillers. Call the office today or book a complimentary consultation online.

Botox Q & A

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is a drug formulated from a bacterial toxin called Clostridium botulinum. Medically, it is used to treat migraines, muscle disorders, excessive sweating, and bowel problems.

Dr. Rinker uses BOTOX cosmetically to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that form over time around your mouth and eyes and on your cheeks and forehead.

How does BOTOX work?

BOTOX works by interrupting the communication pathways between the brain and the muscles at the injection site, causing those muscles to stop contracting and to relax.

Without frequent contractions, the muscles begin to release tension. The result is smoother skin and a younger-looking appearance.

Dr. Rinker uses BOTOX to help you get rid of:

  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet
  • Smile lines
  • Frown lines

Why is BOTOX so popular?

BOTOX is used by more people than any other cosmetic procedure. Over six million BOTOX treatments are administered to men and women in the United States each year.

Its popularity is due to several factors that make it the go-to facial rejuvenation procedure. BOTOX is:

  • Fast: Most patients are in and out in less than 30 minutes
  • Nonsurgical: You won’t need anesthesia, and there’s no cutting or stitching involved
  • Effective: Within one to three days, your skin looks smoother and younger
  • Long-lasting: The effects of injections with BOTOX or dermal fillers typically last between three and four months
  • Economical: Pricing is a la carte and based on each area that gets an injection
  • Convenient: There’s no downtime associated with BOTOX or dermal fillers. You can return to normal activities, wear makeup, and resume outdoor activities immediately.

Are BOTOX injections painful?

One of the main reasons that BOTOX has gone mainstream is because the procedure is so easy to tolerate.

Dr. Rinker uses a fine needle to insert the BOTOX formula into the areas you have designated for treatment. He also does the same for dermal fillers. In either case, patients rarely call the sensation painful; most of them equate the sensation to a pinch.

If you’re interested in learning more about how BOTOX can help you look young, call Dr. Rinker’s office or schedule your appointment online.