Mohs Surgery & Dermatology Center
Dermatologists & Mohs Surgery located in Elgin, Huntley & Crystal Lake, IL
When you want to turn back time and diminish lines and wrinkles, BotoxⓇ and dermal fillers deliver nearly immediate results without downtime. The team at Mohs Surgery & Dermatology Center have extensive experience and the artful eye needed to produce the results you hope to achieve. If you have questions about Botox or dermal fillers or you’re ready to schedule an appointment, use the online booking tool or call one of the offices in Elgin, Huntley, Crystal Lake, and Fox Lake, Illinois.
Botox & Fillers Q & A
What is Botox?
Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin. When your doctor at Mohs Surgery & Dermatology Center injects Botox into a muscle, it temporarily blocks nerve signals that trigger muscle contraction.
As the treated muscle relaxes, the wrinkles caused by that muscle disappear or they’re significantly diminished.
What Wrinkles are Treated with Botox?
Over time, your face develops two types of wrinkles. One type, called static wrinkles, develop from age-related changes such as loss of collagen, dehydration, and thinning skin. Dynamic wrinkles, on the other hand, are caused by the repetitive muscle movements that occur when you make facial expressions such as frowning.
Botox takes care of muscle-associated dynamic wrinkles, including:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Forehead furrows
- Neck bands
After a Botox treatment, you’ll still look natural and show facial expressions because only a few carefully chosen muscles are injected.
When Will I See Botox Results?
Botox relaxes wrinkles in 24-48 hours and your results last up to four months. When the effect starts to wear off, you can get another treatment to maintain your results.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers diminish wrinkles by restoring facial volume that’s lost as you get older. Everyone has a natural layer of fat below the skin that adds just enough volume to give you a healthy appearance.
Over time, the fat thins out and tends to drop out of place, which gives you a gaunt look and contributes to wrinkles. Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally produced by your skin that adds hydration and structure.
When hyaluronic acid is carefully injected just below wrinkles around your nose and mouth, or in areas of your face that need volume like your cheeks, the volume is restored and wrinkles are diminished.
Several brands of dermal fillers are available at Mohs Surgery & Dermatology Center. After evaluating your skin and talking with you about the results you want to achieve, you and your provider choose the filler that’s best for you.
When Will I See Results From a Dermal Filler?
As soon as the dermal filler is injected, you’ll see immediate results. Depending on the brand and type of dermal filler, your results should last 1-2 years.
If you’re ready to do away with wrinkles, call Mohs Surgery & Dermatology Center or book an appointment online.
*Individual results may vary.
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