Botulinum Toxin Injections (Botox)

Specialists at Rush offer Botox for migraines, excessive sweating, jaw pain, spasticity, Tourette's, Parkinson's and more. We'll help you find relief.

Specialists at Rush offer Botox for migraines, excessive sweating, jaw pain, spasticity, Tourette's, Parkinson's and more. We'll help you find relief.

Specialists at Rush offer Botox for migraines, excessive sweating, jaw pain, spasticity, Tourette's, Parkinson's and more. We'll help you find relief.

Botulinum toxin, injected in very small amounts, can be used safely to treat many medical and neurological conditions.

Injected with a thin needle at the site where you need it, the toxin stops unwanted muscle contractions by temporarily reducing nerve transmissions. Most people tolerate the injections well, and the effects last approximately three months.

Injections are available under several brand names, including Botox, Myobloc, Dysport, Jeuveau and Xeomin.

What Does Botox Treat?

Botulinum toxin injections can help treat a variety of neurological and medical conditions, including the following:

  • Chronic migraine headaches
  • Dystonia, a neurological disorder that causes severe muscle spasms and contractions
  • Excessive drooling
  • Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating
  • Jaw pain caused by hypertrophy of the masseter, one of the muscles you use to chew
  • Overactive bladder
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Spasticity, an abnormal increase in muscle tone or stiffness
  • Strabismus, or misaligned eyes

Rush dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons also use botulinum toxin to temporarily smooth facial wrinkles for cosmetic purposes.

Rush Excellence in Botulinum Toxin Injections

  • System-wide expertise: Rush has many specialists who are experts in the use of botulinum toxin injections, including neurologists, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, dermatologists, craniofacial specialists and facial surgeons who are experts in making sure your injections improve function while also providing great aesthetic results.
  • Top-ranked innovation and experience: Rush’s neurology program was the first in Chicago to offer patients botulinum toxin injections for neurologic conditions, and its specialists who administer the injections are some of the most experienced in the country. U.S. News & World Report ranked Rush University Medical Center No. 4 in the country and best in Illinois for neurology and neurosurgery.
  • Renowned dystonia experts: Botulinum toxin injections relax the excessive muscle contractions that cause dystonia and spasticity. The Rush Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Center is internationally known for its work in treating dystonia, and is home to the headquarters of the Dystonia Study Group, a national group of clinical dystonia experts.
  • Comprehensive care: Facial surgeons at Rush provide the most comprehensive list of facial procedures in the Chicago area. If you need treatment in addition to your injections, such as a bite guard to reduce jaw pain, we have an expert orthodontist on staff.

Rush Botulinium Toxin Locations

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Chicago

Rush Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

1611 W Harrison St
Orthopedic Building - Suite 550
Chicago, IL 60612

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Mon – Fri: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
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Rush Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery/Rush Craniofacial Center

1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building - Suite 425
Chicago, IL 60612

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Exterior of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

1611 W Harrison St
Orthopedic Building
Chicago, IL 60612-4861

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Rush River North exterior

Rush River North

539 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60654

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Hours:

Mon – Thu: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (X-ray and lab hours detailed below)
Sun: Closed
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Dermatology Patient Services - Chicago

1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building - Suite 264
Chicago, IL 60612

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Hours:

Mon – Thu: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Call center open until 5 p.m.
Sat – Sun: Closed
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Rush South Loop

1411 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

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Hours:

Mon – Fri: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (only for MRI)
Sun: Closed
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University Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Suite 118

1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building - Suite 118
Chicago, IL 60612

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Eye Center Physicians

1725 W Harrison St
Suite 906
Chicago, IL 60612

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Mary Szatkowski, M.D., SC

111 N Wabash St
Suite 1810
Chicago, IL 60602

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Chicago Eye Specialists

8541 S State St
Chatham Mercy Professional Building - Suite 5
Chicago, IL 60619

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University Neurologists - Movement Disorders

1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building - Suite 755
Chicago, IL 60612

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University Neurologists - Multiple Sclerosis

1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building - Suite 309
Chicago, IL 60612

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University Neurologists - Neurocritical Care

1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building - Suite 1106
Chicago, IL 60612

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University Anesthesiologists, S.C. - Chicago (POB)

1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building - Suite 550
Chicago, IL 60612

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John Q. Cook, MD - Chicago

737 N Michigan Ave
Suite 760
Chicago, IL 60611

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George Kouris, MD

1611 W Harrison St
Suite 212
Chicago, IL 60612

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Oak Park

University Neurologists - Oak Park

610 S Maple Ave
Rush Medical Office Building - Suite 5500
Oak Park, IL 60304

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Oak Brook

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Rush Oak Brook

2011 York Rd
Oak Brook, IL 60523

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Hours:

Mon – Thu: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Every first and third Saturday; for MRI, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. every Saturday)
Sun: Closed
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Glenview

The Art of Eyes, SC

2591 Compass Rd
Suite 115
Glenview, IL 60026

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