Aging might be inevitable, but accepting your facial lines and wrinkles doesn’t have to be. Maria Jefferson-Walker, DNPc, APN, FNP-BC, owner of Hope Wellness Center & Spa in Beverly, Chicago, is a highly qualified nurse practitioner who offers Botox® Cosmetic and dermal fillers to men and women who want to minimize the effects of aging and improve their appearance while still looking natural. Schedule an appointment online or call the office to learn more about your anti-aging treatment options.
How does Botox® Cosmetic fight the signs of aging?
Botox Cosmetic is a highly purified botulinum toxin protein derived from natural sources. Maria injects Botox into specific areas on your face, such as frown lines between your eyebrows, and crow’s-feet, so the serum can temporarily reduce muscle activity when you squint, frown, or laugh.
Botox works beneath the surface of your skin, targeting the muscles that cause crow’s-feet and frown lines to form over the years as a result of repetitive facial expressions. After a Botox treatment, your face appears smoother and tighter.
When will I see the results of Botox injections?
Most men and women notice results 24-48 hours after a Botox treatment, and the fine lines and facial wrinkles in the treated area will appear smoother and firmer for up to four months.*
How safe is Botox?
Extensive studies have indicated that Botox Cosmetic is safe for most men and women. It’s the only approved cosmetic procedure for the temporary reduction of moderate to severe frown lines and crow’s-feet.
Botox is also one of the few medical aesthetic treatments approved for use in almost 80 countries worldwide. The safety of Botox has been evaluated in clinical trials and in over 400 medical and scientific journals.
How are dermal fillers different from Botox?
Where Botox reduces or impairs muscle activity, dermal fillers diminish facial wrinkles by restoring volume and fullness. Several types of dermal fillers are available today, and Maria offers the Restylane® family. Restylane is a dermal filler made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring sugar found in your skin.
Injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Restylane help renew skin by providing added hydration, elasticity, and fullness to areas of your face that have wrinkled with age. Many adults see noticeable results immediately after a Restylane treatment, and your skin may appear smoother and firmer for up to 18 months, depending on the areas of your face you have treated.*
For optimal results and an overall younger, more refreshed appearance, some men and women choose a combination of Botox and Restylane to treat different areas of their faces. A consultation with Maria can help you decide which anti-aging treatment, or combination of them, will give you the natural-looking results you desire.
When you need a little boost against the outward signs of aging, call or schedule a consultation at Hope Wellness Center & Spa using the online system.
*Individual results may vary.