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Freshen Your Look with Injectable Wrinkle Treatments

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

“Bad day?” “You look tired.” “Didn’t sleep well last night?”

Have you heard concerns like these from family, friends and even coworkers—yet you haven’t felt tired or irritable?

They might simply be reacting to the effect skin deflation can have on the face. As we age, the skin doesn’t just relax and sag—it loses volume. This can cause changes in the fullness of the cheeks and lips, it can deepen the folds around the mouth, and it can cause fine lines between the eyebrows and on the forehead. All of this can cause you to look tired or even angry.

But fillers and other injectables such as Botox® are non-surgical solutions that can help add volume back into the face, creating a happier, more rested appearance— ideal if you’re not quite ready to try cosmetic surgery.

Fillers— like the popular Restylane®, Perlane® and Juvederm® products—are injected into areas of the face that have experienced skin deflation. They plump up those areas, for a more youthful look. The results can be seen instantly, with no down-time, and can be reversed if a patient doesn’t feel comfortable with the effects. In our offices, we’ve never had to reverse a filler treatment, but patients enjoy added confidence knowing the option is available. Expect these results to last from six months to a year.

Botox®, on the other hand— the most common non-surgical procedure of 2008, with 2.4 million procedures done— works by relaxing the lines in the face rather than filling them in. Typically, it is injected between the eyebrows, the forehead and the “marionette folds” around the mouth. Used for many medical conditions, extensive research shows no adverse effects when applied in cosmetic procedures. Unlike fillers, Botox starts to work in a few days, with its peak effectiveness in approximately a week. Results typically last three to five months.

In addition to fillers and Botox, the offices of Dr. Leo McCafferty also offer a complete range of non-surgical and cosmetic surgery options, including Dysport®—which works similarly to Botox— fat injections, facial rejuvenation procedures and more.

To determine the right options for you, we will meet with you to understand your goals, perform a thorough evaluation, and suggest the non-surgical or surgical solution that will help you attain the best results.

Adult men and women of all ages are turning to injectable treatments and other non-surgical options to rejuvenate their look for work, special events and just to regain a fresher appearance.

Contact us today for a consultation. Gift certificates are available.