Botox & Dermal Fillers in Aurora, IL
What is Botox®?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary). BOTOX® Cosmetic has an established record of experience that our doctors in Aurora, IL knows and trusts – it's precise and predictable.
No anesthesia is required. However, our doctors may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Our doctors will administer a few tiny injections of BOTOX® directly into the muscles that cause moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows. The entire treatment takes approximately 10 minutes.
- No downtime. Patients can immediately resume normal activities.
- No systemic complications associated with Botox injections have been documented.
- Treatment is reversible within several months.
- May be beneficial for treatment of migraine headaches.
Botox injections are a temporary solution for the treatment of wrinkles. The effects last from 3-4 months and require repeat treatments. Possible side effects include local numbness, swelling, bruising, or a burning sensation during injection. Some patients have reported temporary headache and nausea. Most complications are of short duration and can be avoided with proper injection techniques. A small percentage of patients are reported to experience no improvement at all.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Static wrinkles are those that are visible when the face is relaxed and at rest. As people age, the dermal layer of the skin becomes thinner. The loss of elasticity and fullness is manifested in static wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles can also eventually become permanent and no longer disappear when the face is relaxed. Dermal fillers can help eliminate these types of wrinkles by adding volume to the dermal layer. This plumps up the tissue and returns it to a state similar to that of youth and pushes out the creases. Types of fillers range from hyaluronic acid fillers, like Restylane, to collagen fillers, like Cosmoplast. Fillers are often used in conjunction with BOTOX® treatments.
When Do I See Results?
You will see results immediately after the dermal filler treatment. Results can last up to a year. Any form of facial contouring with dermal fillers is performed as a non-surgical, minimally invasive out-patient procedure in our dental office in Aurora, IL.
How Long Will Dermal Fillers Last?
In facial applications, dermal fillers will provide a correction that lasts around one to two years depending on the type of filler. Individual results may vary, affected by age, metabolism, skin type, lifestyle and muscle activity. Schedule a consultation with our doctors today to see if dermal fillers are right for you!