Wrinkles reflect years of showing expression and just plain living. Our chin and cheeks lose volume and contour, and accompanying age spots quickly show our age. The culprit is mainly a loss of collagen and elastin that sit below the skin surface and start to break down as we age. But environmental factors such as sun damage, smoking, and poor nutrition can also impact our skin.
For lines on the forehead, between the brows, and on the outer corners of the eyes, botulinum toxins such as BOTOX® Cosmetic offer a quick, simple, non-surgical solution.
Our experienced doctors use tiny needles to inject Botox into targeted muscles. The Botox blocks nerve impulses causing the muscles to relax and the overlying skin to flatten, smoothing out the fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure is done right in our office and requires no downtime or recovery.
The improvements can typically be seen within a few days of receiving Botox, and just one 10-minute treatment can provide significant results that can last up to four months. With regular treatments, the wrinkles may stay away even longer.
Injectable fillers are an option for more stubborn signs of aging in your hands, lips, cheeks, and chin. As you age, naturally occurring hyaluronic acid in your skin decreases, causing it to lose structure and volume and leave unwanted wrinkles and folds. A doctor administers Fillers through a fine needle injected under the skin to fill the soft tissue of the dermis. Volume and diminished wrinkles appear instantly. We rely on two well-known and proven facial fillers.
If you are interested in learning more about cosmetic surgery at EyeHealth Northwest, we invite you to call us at (503) 557-2020 or request a consultation online.