Everyone laughs, smiles, and frowns. Over time, these repetitive actions can cause deep wrinkles throughout the face and neck, making a person look older than they are. Luckily Dr. Peter Malouf and his team offer a variety of injectable services that help smooth these wrinkles out and take years off your appearance. His years of experience will ensure that you have that natural, youthful appearance you’ve been yearning for.
There is a myriad of services available when it comes to removing fine lines and deep wrinkles, with Botox probably being the most well known. Its form of action involves blocking specific nerves or weakening (and sometimes paralyzing) certain muscles. Botox injections can help relax the muscles that cause these deep furrows, making the subject look more youthful up to four months after the treatment has been administered. Botox can also be very helpful in preventing future wrinkles when the injections are started earlier in life. Many Botox procedures can be completed in under an hour; making it ideal for those that live busy and hectic lives. No anesthesia is needed for the treatment, but ice packs or numbing cream may be applied to eliminate any discomfort. After the injections are received, it can take three to seven days for it to take effect. While it is typically tolerated very well, in some cases, there can be side effects, the most common one being a pain at the injection site. Less common side effects can include a headache, nausea, blurred vision, and flu like symptoms.
For those with deeper lines and skin folds, Juvederm injections may be a better option. This simple process that takes just minutes can be used to shape the chin, cheeks, or even lips! Hyaluronic acid in Juvederm helps fill gaps between fibers in your skin and collagen, and because this acid is already found in your body, it will give you that natural look you desire. Juvederm injections is a zero downtime procedure, but the patient may experience redness and swelling for a few days following treatment. Another treatment involving hyaluronic acid is Restylane. Dr. Malouf uses a single-needle stick technique when doing Restylane injections rather than the multi-needle stick method used by other practitioners. By using this technique with a dental block Dr. Malouf and his staff can provide the patient with a more comfortable experience that provides immediate results.
For those looking to turn back the hands of time, Radiesse is another injectable service that is offered to smooth out even the peskiest wrinkles and folds. Radiesse uses a compound already found in bones to add instant fullness to the injection area, with results that last up to two years. This treatment requires zero downtime and patients can return to their daily activities immediately following the injections.
Dr. Malouf is one of the most experienced medical providers in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and can answer any questions you have when it comes to removing those pesky lines and deep wrinkles. Call his office today to set up a complimentary consultation about what services may be right for you.