Signs of ageing come upon us earlier than we think, we creases, lines, frowns, baggy eyes, saggy chins, and crows feet we look in the mirror and see someone very different than who we are inside.  While plastic surgery is a solution some turn to, it can be drastic and is also more suitable for those who have more developed signs of ageing.  For the rest of us over 30 who want to just relieve the signs of ageing with non-invasive and non-surgical treatment Botox and Facial Fillers Chicago is a much better option.

What to Expect from Facial Fillers Chicago?

Botox and Facial filler treatments are now often combined for best results.  Previously Botox was known as the best way of reducing or temporarily eliminating prominent forehead creases, brow furrows and crows feet, but for those with more prominent and deep facial lines, facial fillers are more effective and the effects of them is much longer.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox is injected into the areas where you have facial lines and paralyzes nerve cell signals from reaching the muscles in your face so they are no longer contracting, causing lines.  These relaxed muscles not only give your face a younger appearance but help your face feel more relaxed which can alleviate migraines, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.

What Are Facial Fillers?

Fillers are different than Botox, as they are biocompatible substances which are injected beneath the skin to give a rejuvenated appearance, filling creases, smoothing out lines and wrinkles.  Also known as dermal fillers as the fillers are injected into the skin.

The filler substance is a soft gel consisting of non-animal hyaluronic acid which is a sugar molecule that naturally occurs in the human body and found in the skin.  It hydrates and adds volume to the skin and is naturally broken down by the body.  Some other fillers contain synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres, which is a component found in bone, suspended in an aqueous gel which stimulate collagen.  Or synthetic lactic acid which naturally occurs in muscles after exercise and stimulates collagen.

How Long Do Facial Fillers Last?

As the components that make up facial fillers are biocompatible the body does break them down over time, so they aren’t permanent, but you should see lasting results from a treatment for 6 months to 2 years afterward.  For those that stimulate Collagen production the results will improve over the first 6 months as the body naturally regenerates collagen.

What to Expect When Having Facial Filler Treatment

A facial filler treatment should take no longer than 2 hours, and is an outpatient non-invasive procedure so following your treatment you should be able to resume normal daily activity.  You may experience mild discomfort during the procedure as you will have numerous needle injections, but most clinics will have a pain management plan in place to alleviate this.  Following the treatment you may have some bruising and swelling for a couple of weeks.