Do you see new fine lines and wrinkles when you look in the mirror? Perhaps your cheeks aren’t as plump as they used to be, and you notice new lines around your mouth. If you’re looking into aesthetic treatments that minimize a variety of skin problems, our expert board-certified physician, Dr. Patrick Blatchford, and the Chestnut Wellness team have answers.
You may not need or want a surgical face-lift that involves stitches, blood, and recovery time. Modern technology now enables you to achieve the look of a face-lift without painful surgery. Botox®, Dysport®, and dermal fillers are aesthetic treatments that take only minutes, yet smooth out those lines and wrinkles that can make you look older than you are.
Do you have horizontal lines running across your forehead like railroad tracks? Maybe you see fine lines and wrinkles on the sides of your eyes. Perhaps you have vertical frown lines between your brows.
Botox and Dysport are injectables that smooth out these signs of aging on the upper half of your face — around your eyes and on your forehead. Botox can reduce the appearance of those lines, and Dysport can help if those vertical lines between the brows are becoming furrows.
Botox has been in use for more than two decades and is cleared for use in 98 countries. More than 500 academic, peer-reviewed studies have reviewed its safety and efficacy. Dysport has comparable study findings.
It only takes a few minutes for Dr. Blatchford to target the specific points where the injections are going to go. You’ll begin to see results within a day or two, and they’ll last for up to four months. Many patients now use Botox and/or Dysport as a preventative measure to stop premature aging in its earliest stages.
Dermal fillers are a great answer for keeping the lower half of your face looking smooth and youthful. Restylane® and Juvéderm are two high-quality dermal fillers we’ve selected to use in our practice. Both contain a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring lubricant in your skin.
As you age, the amount of hyaluronic acid your body produces declines. These dermal fillers bridge the gap.
Various forms of Restylane and Juvéderm help whisk away a number of signs of aging. Perhaps you’re starting to get deep creases in your skin that run from your nose to your mouth. Maybe your cheeks aren’t as full anymore, or your jawline is sagging. These dermal fillers can transform your facial appearance in the following ways: