Happy New Year from the aesthetic team at Wrinkle Fairy in Chicago, Oakbrook, Arlington Heights, and Naperville, Illinois! If you’re ready to put your best face forward this year, we’re here to help you find the best solutions for you.
Leslie Forrester, APRN, and our care team evaluate your skin and review your aesthetic goals before creating a personalized aesthetic treatment plan to address your unique needs. Many of our clients searching for a naturally younger-looking appearance opt to combine Botox® and facial fillers.
This dynamic duo works together to reduce the visible signs of aging. Botox minimizes fine lines and wrinkles by acting on the underlying muscles, while fillers smooth and plump your skin by boosting your natural production and restoring lost volume where you need it most.
Take a moment to learn more about these popular aesthetic treatments and whether combining them is right for you.
Since getting approved for cosmetic use in 2002, Botox has consistently remained the most popular aesthetic injectable. It works using a neurotoxin that causes your muscles to relax, preventing them from contracting as deeply.
This means that when you make normal facial expressions, like smiling or frowning, your skin moves less over these muscles. As a result, your wrinkles and creases smooth out, giving you a younger-looking countenance.
At Wrinkle Fairy, we use Botox to address these common signs of aging:
- Frown and forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
- Vertical lines between eyebrows
- Droopy eyebrows
What’s more? Regular Botox injections can also help prevent deeper lines from developing or getting worse as you age. Keep in mind that results are highly technique-dependent, which means you should only get Botox injections from experienced aesthetic providers, like the team at Wrinkle Fairy.
Understanding facial fillers
Facial, or dermal, fillers involve gel-like substances that are injected just below the surface of your skin. Fillers use substances your body naturally makes or processes, like hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), poly-L-lactic acid, or collagen.
Since your body naturally makes or processes these substances, they’re safe for use and come with few side effects. For example, your body uses hyaluronic acid for lubrication and to maintain skin and tissue hydration by binding with many times its weight in water molecules.
Dermal fillers also stimulate your body’s natural collagen production. Your body uses collagen to create the strong, sturdy fibers in the connective tissue in your body and to repair skin damage, including damage related to aging.
Some of the most popular age-related skin issues we treat using fillers at Wrinkle Fairy include:
- Lack of fullness at the temple
- Creases, lines, and deeper wrinkles
- Nasolabial folds and parentheses lines
- Skin laxity (droopy or loose skin)
- Hollow or sunken cheeks
- Lip lines and thinning lips
Different fillers have different properties and can be used to address different problem areas. At Wrinkle Fairy, we use the most trusted and effective facial fillers available, including Sculptra®, Radiesse®, Juvéderm® fillers, and Restylane®. Talk to your Wrinkle Fairy provider to learn which filler is right for you.
A younger-looking you with this dynamic duo
If you’re ready to start the new year with a younger-looking appearance, combining Botox and facial fillers could be the solution you need. Your Wrinkle Fairy provider carefully evaluates your skin and discusses your goals with you before creating a personalized aesthetic treatment plan.
For example, to erase forehead wrinkles, make your crow’s feet disappear, and naturally soften frown lines, your provider may select Botox for natural-looking results. To add volume where you need it most, like your lips, cheeks, and temples, and to restore firmness and elasticity to your skin, our team can use facial fillers.
Depending on your overall aesthetic goals, we might also suggest other carefully curated aesthetic services. For example, a thread lift can tighten loose skin around the jawline or neck, while laser resurfacing can restore your youthful glow.
Learn more about Botox, facial fillers, and other aesthetic treatments that can help you look your best in the new year by scheduling an appointment at the Illinois Wrinkle Fairy location nearest you.