Laughter may be the best medicine, but laugh lines are nothing to smile about. The good news is that you don’t have to live with them. If you are looking for wrinkle removal in the Chicago area but are hesitant about getting a facelift, Dundee Dermatology may have the perfect solution for you.
Injectable fillers like Restylane®, JUVÉDERM®, JUVÉDERM Voluma®, Perlane®, RADIESSE® and Sculptra® are minimally invasive alternatives to reshape, lift and recover lost volume. Some are also useful for lip contouring. There are many choices but our expert physicians can guide you to select the product with the maximum benefit for you.
For excellent results, it is critical for you to have a skilled injector administer your treatments. The dermatologists at our practice are experts at refining and shaping facial structure, with years of experience. To find out whether you would be a good candidate for this procedure, call us at (847) 851-8888 or request a consultation online.
Injectable Fillers Explained
Hyaluronic acid is a substance found in all cells and is a major component of the skin and deep tissues. It helps skin stay hydrated and is partially responsible for its fullness and elasticity. Aging and exposure to UV rays from the sun cause cells to stop producing as much hyaluronic acid and makes skin lose volume – increasing the chances of developing wrinkles and folds.
Injectable fillers are a natural solution to help you achieve a more youthful look. Most are hyaluronic acid formulations that, when injected under the skin, can renew skin tone and restore lost volume. They improve the appearance of fine lines and even deep-set wrinkles such as laugh lines and frown marks around the nose, mouth, and chin. Even circles and lines under the eyes can be restored with fillers. Injectable fillers can also be used to raise acne scars or give you fuller lips.
Patients ages 25 to 75 come to Dundee Dermatology in northwest suburban Chicago for Restylane, JUVÉDERM, Sculptra and other filler injections because of the great results achieved and the convenience of these treatments. Injectable fillers create lasting improvement of medium to severe wrinkles and skin folds. Plus, treatments take less than an hour and you can resume normal activities immediately afterwards.
In preparation for your treatment, you should avoid medications that can create bruising:
- Aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen or naproxen
- St. John’s Wort
- High doses of Vitamin E or Omega 3 fatty acid supplements
After treatment, you may experience light bruising or swelling, which can be alleviated using cold compresses. You must avoid strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours, touching the treated area, and exposure to heat to minimize the chances of inflammation. A single treatment can provide results that last up to 6 months. An additional touch-up treatment after 3 months can extend results to one year or longer. Convenient follow-up treatments make it easy to enjoy smooth skin for years to come, and you may also want to combine your filler treatment with laser skin resurfacing or BOTOX® Cosmetic in the Chicago area.
Creams alone will not rebuild lost volume and transform wrinkles and folds. If you are looking to achieve a more youthful look using injectables in the Chicago area, Dundee Dermatology is sure to provide a relaxing, comfortable experience and help you feel more confident and beautiful.