Injectable Fillers Chicago
We offer many different types of injectable procedures.
Relax expressive muscles and smooth wrinkles with this quick and efficient injectable treatment. BOTOX® is the first botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA to temporarily treat moderate to severe lines between the brows often referred to as the 11’s.
BOTOX® FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is Botox safe?
“Botulium Toxin” is a nerve impulse blocker. It is used to cosmetically freeze the muscles that cause unwanted wrinkles in your face giving you a younger more relaxed appearance. Deep frown lines can virtually disappear, as well as crows feet, forehead wrinkles, and smoker’s lines above the lip.More than just smoothing out frown lines and wrinkles, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can create a lifting effect by relaxing the muscles that pull down on the eyebrows. Silk Touch Med Spa is successfully using BOTOX® as an anti aging treatment.
BOTOX® Cosmetics has been recognized by the American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and National Institutes of Health, as a safe and effective treatment. Over 10 years of clinical experience involving thousands of patients is a testimony to the potential benefits of this treatment.
How long does Botox last?
BOTOX® Cosmetics lasts 3-6 months with the first treatment and generally longer with subsequent treatments. It is important to understand that BOTOX® Cosmetics is an effective, ongoing treatment for the relief of symptoms only—it is not a cure. And, because every patient is different, the degree of relief will vary from person to person.
Is Botox painful?
A very small needle is used with minimal discomfort experienced by most clients. No anesthesia is necessary.
Are there any side effects?
BOTOX® Cosmetics is generally well tolerated by patients. Side effects are rare and usually transient in nature.
How long does it take to work?
Effects can be seen as early as 48 hours and can take up to two weeks for the treatment to take full effect.
How long does the treatment take?
One half hour is sufficient to fill out a patient evaluation form and for treatment to be given . Clients may go home immediately following treatment.
Specific instructions will be reviewed at the time of treatment. Patients are asked NOT to massage the site, to remain upright, and to exercise the targeted muscles as much as possible in the 3-4 hours after treatment. This will give the best results.
Restylane is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid, helping to instantly, visibly reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds or add fullness to your lips.
This injectable gel mimics the hyaluconic acid found in the body to replace volume, smooth deeper folds as well as soften fine lines and wrinkles with immediate results.
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Dermal fillers have truly revolutionized dermatology and medical aesthetics. A single treatment can give instant results and can be quite long lasting.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are biocompatible, injectable substances that create lift, add volume, and restore a more youthful appearance to certain areas of the face that show signs of aging.
What is in the filler?
The most common fillers are made of a soft gel consisting of non-animal hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that naturally occurs in the human body, and it is found in our skin. It helps hydrate and adds volume to the skin. It is naturally broken down by our own bodies. Dermal fillers consisting of hyaluronic acid include Restylane, Juvederm, and Voluma.
Other fillers, such as Radiesse, consist of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel. Calcium hydroxylapatite is a natural mineral component found in bone. These microspheres stimulate your own collagen. Over time, the body degrades the calcium hydroxylapatite and gel, leaving behind your natural collagen.
What are the benefits of fillers?
As we age, we lose volume in key areas of the face. This contributes to folds, wrinkles, hollow temples, thinning lips, sunken eyes, and an older appearance to the face. Fillers can be used to restore this volume loss, smooth out folds and wrinkles, and improve contours to achieve natural results without altering facial expression. Certain fillers can also be used to correct scars.
How long do the results last?
The effects are long lasting but not permanent. They last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years, depending on a number of factors including the patient’s age, area treated, type of filler used, quantity of filler used, and lifestyle.
Does it hurt?
Most patients experience only mild discomfort. A local anesthetic cream can be applied to the skin prior to the treatment for a more comfortable experience. Many of our fillers are also formulated with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort.
Is there any downtime?
No! You can go right back to your normal routine. However, I always advise my patients that they may have some bruising or swelling, so it is best not to schedule a filler appointment right before any important event.
What are the risks and side effects?
In general, dermal fillers are considered very safe. The most common reactions are redness, swelling, bruising, itching, and tenderness. These are typically mild and resolve spontaneously in 1-7 days for most patients. Other side effects are very rare.
Will I look natural?
When fillers are used in the appropriate amount and placed in the right location, the result is a beautiful, natural, youthful outcome. Fillers are not meant to create totally different features. In the hands of an experienced provider that has extensive knowledge of facial anatomy, the outcome simply enhances one’s own facial features.
Which filler do I need?
The choice of filler depends on the individual patient, their treatment goals, and personal facial anatomy.