Expression lines are evidence of you living a full life, but may make you look older than you feel. Richard Steslow, DO, offers Botox® and injectable fillers to treat wrinkles and expression lines to give you a more youthful appearance. Botox and fillers are available at South Naperville Family Practice to men and women living in Aurora, Illinois. If you want to revitalize your look, consult the office today via phone or make an appointment using the online booking tool.
Botox is a prescription drug that relaxes certain muscles and blocks specific nerves that cause wrinkles. Dr. Steslow uses a fine needle to inject the drug into key areas to stop the small muscles of your face from creasing and causing wrinkles, and to smooth out fine lines. Botox provides a safe, FDA-approved way to get a refreshed, younger look.
Common areas treated with Botox include:
Botox injections aimed at reducing wrinkles last about three months, depending on the location and your personal reaction. Its effects are evident almost immediately, and you may experience minimal side effects. Those mild side effects include mild swelling, slight pain at the sight of the injections.
Should you have any other reactions, call Dr. Steslow right away.
Although these injectables are safe, it’s important to have them applied by a skilled professional. Having a doctor like Dr. Steslow do this for you adds a layer of protection that can prevent serious complications. Botulinum, the source of Botox, is a powerful neurotoxin and if misused, can have serious consequences.
Kybella is an FDA-approved treatment method to destroy fat cells under your chin. This new injectable is appropriate for anyone who is self-conscious about the appearance of their chin, feeling that it makes them look older or heavier than they actually are. Consult with Dr. Steslow to find out if you’re a candidate for this revolutionary treatment.
Not typically. Botox, cosmetic fillers, and Kybella do involve a needle, but it’s very fine and most people tolerate the procedure well. If you’re concerned about pain, talk to Dr. Steslow. He may offer a topical anesthetic and numb the area with ice to reduce sensation.
*Individual results may vary.