Smiling. Laughing. Frowning. Staring at the computer for long periods of time. Reading the fine print. Going out in the sun without wearing good sunglasses. All of these are part of everyday life. They are also major contributing factors to the squint lines and frown lines you get around your eyes, between your brows and across your forehead, all of which can be aging or make you look sad or angry. Not to worry. There are excellent solutions available.
Botox has become the gold standard for minimizing and even erasing frown lines and squint lines. Considered the most popular among neuromodulators, Botox works by interrupting the contraction of facial muscles that with repeated use cause unwanted facial lines to appear. Botox injections will last 3-6 months on average. The more Botox injections you get over time, the longer results last, closer to the 6-month mark.
Watchout: If not administered by an experienced facial cosmetic specialist, Botox can be overdone and improperly injected resulting in temporary paralysis of muscles that you do not want affected. The amount needed varies by the person. Dr. Smyth believes the desired look should be natural (not motionless or doll-like) so he starts conservatively, knowing he can always add more Botox as needed.
Juvederm Injection & Radiesse Injection in Cincinnati, OH
Dermal fillers such as Juvederm injections can be used in conjunction with Botox to make the face look younger and fresher. However, Juvederm injection as well as other injectables such as Voluma and Restylane are more commonly used to add volume to the cheeks and at folds around the mouth and nose area that occur as part of the natural aging process. Results are immediate and last up to 9-12 months. To minimize any discomfort, today’s Juvederm injection contains a common anesthetic called Lidocaine that numbs the area as the filler is being injected. Most patients find treatment to be easy and the results significant.
For deep wrinkles in the face, the preferred treatment for optimal and lasting results is the minimally-invasive facelift – Timeless Lift™ — along with dermal fillers, such as Juvederm injections, if needed. Laser skin resurfacing may also be recommended to further smooth and refresh the skin. Insist on a one-on-one consultation with an experienced facial rejuvenation specialist like Dr. Smyth to ensure that the suggested treatment is what you need and only what you need for the natural, younger-you results you desire.