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.
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:
Forehead wrinkles including worry lines
Frown lines between the eyebrows
Vertical lip lines
Corners of the mouth
Dimples on chin
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.
You will first have a consultation with Dr. Cohen to ensure that injectables are the best option for you and your aesthetic goals. During your consultation, Dr. Cohen will have a look at your face and medical history to make sure that one of these injections would be beneficial for you, and will select the best one for your case.
Not all patients are a candidate for wrinkle-reduction procedures, and you may be better suited for a different procedure. If you are a good candidate for the injections, Dr. Cohen will perform the injection on the target area. The process takes 15-30 minutes, with minimal discomfort.
The recovery time afterward is minimal – usually just a few hours. Dr. Cohen will let you know if there are any activities you should avoid within that recovery time.
It’s best to steer clear of any strenuous activities or workouts for 24 hours after your procedure. We also recommend not touching your face or applying a lot of pressure for several days after, as the injection area will be tender and sensitive.
These types of anti-wrinkle injections will not remove deep lines or wrinkles that have already been etched into the skin over the years. If you have deeper wrinkles, you should consider skin resurfacing with a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, or an injectable filler material such as Restylane or Juvederm.
The best way to understand all of your anti-wrinkle options is to schedule a free consultation, where Dr. Cohen can see your face in person, and educate you on the best solutions for your goals. You will leave your consultation feeling informed and confident that you’re getting the appropriate treatment.
On average, all three injections (Botox, Dysport and Xeomin) will last for about 3-6 months after your procedure date. However, everybody is different, so individual results may vary. When the injection starts to wear off, it’s best to return for another treatment to reproduce the initial results. Otherwise, your lines will start to appear again.
At your appointment, Dr. Cohen will let you know how you can identify when the injection starts to wear off so you know when to come in for another treatment.
The amount of units you need depends on the lines you want to have removed. If you only want a single, shallow line removed, you won’t need many units. If you are interested in removing multiple, deep lines, you will need more. During your free consultation, Dr. Cohen will let you know exactly how many units he will be using to achieve the look you want.
Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are different variations of the same procedure. All of the injections are applied in the same way (a simple 15-30 minute procedure) and have short recovery periods. While they are applied in the same way, each variation has a unique formulation. As a result, each variation behaves slightly differently and has a slightly different cost.
For example, Botox is fairly localized. It tends to stay in one particular area and is tightly controlled. Dysport injections, however, tend to spread more easily, which can make it useful for larger applications, but may not work well if you want to target one small, specific area.
Dr. Cohen and his staff are experts in selecting the right variation of anti-wrinkle injections that will work for your goals. During your free consultation, they will ask you a series of questions so they can identify which injection is best for you.
If not performed properly, cosmetic anti-wrinkle injections can cause side effects. If too much is injected above your eyebrows, it may spread to the muscles to the wrong muscles. If you already suffer from eyelid drooping, anti-wrinkle injections may worsen the situation.
That’s why it’s crucial to work with a trusted expert if you’re interested in receiving Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport in Chicago. With decades of experience, Dr. Cohen is highly skilled in facial anatomy, fillers, and injections. He will adjust your dosage to the injection site to deliver your desired results, without causing any side effects.
After your treatment is injected into the muscle, the formula will take some time to work. The injection works by blocking the signals that cause your muscles to contract. For that blockage to happen, the injection has to bind to specific parts of the muscle, which takes a different amount of time in each person.
You should notice some effects of your anti-wrinkle treatment within 3-5 days of it being injected. For some individuals, this time might be as short as 2 days, and most people see the full effect after 2 weeks.