Everyone wants to have younger, healthier looking skin. Today, men and women are living longer, fuller lives and most would prefer to look just as young and vibrant as they feel. But years of laughing, worrying, and contact with the sun can cause small wrinkles and lines to appear around your face and mouth. The good news is that today there’s a simple solution to softening those fine lines and wrinkles. If you’re ready to give your skin a youthful glow, ask your Oak Brook, Hinsdale, and Elmhurst area plastic surgery specialist Alexandrina S. Saulis, M.D., F.A.C.S., about Botox® and Restylane® filler injections.
Botox® vs Restylane®
Both Botox® and Restylane® are injections that are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. What patients may not know is that many doctors use these two medications differently. While Botox® is used to help relax the lines in the face, Restylane® is used to fill in deep wrinkles to smooth the skin.
More About Botox®
The name brand medication Botox® is a medication that is injected directly into the muscles where the fine lines and wrinkles are forming. The medication relaxes the muscles that cause frowning, crow’s feet, and furrowed brows. Some results may be seen immediately but may take up to a week for the full effect. The results should last anywhere from 3-6 months and your Oak Brook, Hinsdale, and Elmhurst area doctor will recommend repeating the procedure before your results fade in order to maintain the effect.
More about Restylane®
The medication Restylane® is a class of wrinkle fillers rather than a muscle relaxer like Botox®. Restylane® is injected at the wrinkle site and works to plump up or fill in the crease. It adds volume to the skin, working to reduce or eliminate the wrinkles and fine lines. The results of a Restylane® injection can last up to 6 months.
If you’re concerned about premature aging, ask your Oak Brook and Elmhurst area plastic surgeon about injections such as Botox® and Restylane®. You may be pleasantly surprised by how quick and easy it is to see beautiful results. For more information about either of these treatments, contact the Hinsdale office of Dr. Alexandrina S. Saulis, your board-certified plastic surgeon, by calling (630) 920-9404