Botox, Xeomin & Dysport
When you wake up in the morning and look in the mirror, are you bothered with the wrinkles on your face? You may feel like your facial wrinkles make you look like an older version of yourself.
Luckily, there are easy options to combat facial wrinkles and signs of aging. Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are popular cosmetic treatments that can help with a simple injection. These injections relax your facial muscles to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and prevent new lines from forming.
Where on Your Face Can Anti-Wrinkle Injections Be Used?
When properly applied by an expert, these injections can dramatically decrease and even eliminate facial wrinkles throughout the entire face. They can be used on problem areas such as:
These injections will give your face a more youthful, tighter appearance. Within 3-5 days, facial wrinkles will start to fade away. Within two weeks, wrinkles are completely eliminated at the site of the injection. The effects will last up to 4 months, so you don’t need to worry about keeping up with treatments too often.
BOTOX, XEOMIN & DYSPORT FAQs
The length of surgery depends on whether you are having an upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, or both. Typically, the surgery will take 1-2 hours. Our doctor, one of the best eyelid surgeons in Chicago, can provide you with personalized information about the expected length of your procedure.
Blepharoplasties are generally performed on an outpatient basis, using local anesthetics. We recommend that patients arrange for another driver to pick them up from their appointment. It’s best to avoid driving for 5-10 days after your procedure, as you may experience swelling and be taking pain medication to manage symptoms.
Recovery for each person is different, which is why there is no exact recovery time available. Most people will experience some swelling and bruising for about seven to 10 days following the blepharoplasty procedure. The best eyelid surgeon at our facility recommends scheduling this surgery for a Friday and then taking the following week off, allowing for the 10 full days for recovery.
When you book your surgery you will also need to book a follow-up appointment to have your sutures (stitches) removed. Your doctor will examine your healing progress 3-5 days after the surgery and make a determination. Most people will have their stitches removed at this point, however for some a subsequent appointment may be necessary to safely remove them.
While many patients are anxious to return to their routines or conceal bruising caused by the procedure, it’s important to keep the area clean and avoid touching it as much as possible during healing. We typically recommend that patients avoid wearing eye makeup for 10-14 days after their surgery.
Whether you’re itching to go to the beach, dive into a pool, or soak in the bath—it will have to wait! We recommend waiting at least 3 weeks before fully submerging yourself in water; longer if you have open wounds. It’s best to wait a full month before dipping in a hot tub as they tend to contain more bacteria than pools.
Your eyelid lift surgery may improve your peripheral vision if your eyelids droop in such a way that your vision is impaired. In fact, if the first surgery does not improve your peripheral vision sufficiently, or your eyelids begin to droop again over time, you may be a good candidate for a follow-up surgery. Those who are seeking out blepharoplasty surgery for cosmetic purposes will not experience improved peripheral vision as a result of surgery.
If your vision is impaired by drooping upper eyelids, an upper eyelid lift may be covered by your insurance provider. Every insurance company is different, so check if your provider provides coverage. Often, your health insurance company will need some kind of proof that your vision is impaired. If necessary, Dr. Cohen will perform the tests and send the required proof to your provider if you are eligible.