Botox - Do You Want To Look Younger?

The reasons the lines and wrinkles appear on the face are among others: uncontrolled and unwanted facial mimics, tanning, smoking, or skin atrophy associated with "normal" aging. A wrinkled face looks unattractive and appears worried, fatigued, angry or older. One of the means in overcoming these untidy visual effects is with Botox injections.

Cosmetic Botox works by paralyzing chosen muscles that cause diminishing or easing of muscular facial tension and smoothing of the skin. Botox may also be used for prevention of developing facial wrinkles in the future.

Botox is a natural substance used in medicine for years. Cosmetic Botox is mainly used on the forehead, in between the eyebrows and around the eyes. Botox effects are visible after a few days and last about 4-6 months.

Sometimes, no matter how youthful you feel, your face tells a different story. Sunlight, natural aging and lifestyle factors can diminish the collagen and hyaluronic acid layer that supports the skin. Where those substances diminish, unwelcome lines and wrinkles may appear.

The human collagen developed in the laboratory is similar to the collagen normally found in the skin. The same pertains to hyaluronic acid derivatives. These substances can smooth away telltale lines and wrinkles or add definition to the lip border. The results are visible immediately and usually last 8-12 months. Collagen and hyaluronic acid derivatives are gradually absorbed so that after this period of time the face returns to its initial contours. This means that these substances need to be replenished in order to maintain the desired effect.

Collagen and hyaluronic acid derivatives can:

  • fill in the worry lines
  • smooth the crow's feet and fine lines around the eyes
  • minimize or eliminate the lines between your nose and mouth
  • add definition to your lip border and fill in vertical lip lines or even lift sagging corners of the mouth

JUVÉDERM® XC is the smooth gel filler that your doctor uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you'll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable gel that gives your skin just enough volume to contour your face and subtract years from your appearance. You'll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year

JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC is the first and only hyaluronic acid dermal filler approved for the correction of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds) that lasts up to 18 months in people over the age of 21.

RADIESSE® stimulates the skin's production of collagen to restore volume in the skin, smooth away wrinkles and improve skin quality in the long-term.

 

LATISSE® is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough lashes) to grow eyelashes longer, fuller, darker.


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Marek Gawrysz, MD

Marek Gawrysz, MD

I earned my medical degree from the Medical Academy in Krakow (Collegium Medicum of the Jagiellonian University), Poland in 1978. My training requirements were fulfilled at the Medical Academy in Krakow, Poland, Swedish Covenant Hospital and Columbus-Cuneo-Cabrini Medical Center in Chicago. I am board certified and have dual fellowship (extra training) in Family Practice and Anti-aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine.

I am practicing medicine for 35 years.

I am also a recipient of 2012, 2011 and 2010 People's Choice, Most Compassionate Doctor 2011, and 2003 Physician of the Year awards.

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American Academy of Anti-Aging MedicineFellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative & Functional MedicineAmerican Academy of Family PhysiciansAmerican Board of Physician SpecialtiesJagiellonian UniversityPolish-American Medical Society
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