Botox® is a type of botulinum toxin that weakens muscle contraction. There are numerous different types of effective botulinum toxins that are commercially available, all with very similar costs after accounting for the amount of the toxin needed to obtain results. When used for cosmetic purposes, Botox® is excellent at softening lines and wrinkles associated with facial expression. Botox® is injected using a very small needle that does not require an anesthetic. Patients typically see results within a few days and can expect results to last approximately 4 months. In some cases, areas treated on a regular basis may retain results longer. Dr. Sweeney and Dr. McDevitt are experts in Botox® treatments for cosmetic purposes and also for medical purposes, such as blepharospasm or facial spasm. Nobody knows your face like an oculoplastic surgeon – for professional-level results, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sweeney or Dr. McDevitt to learn more about Botox® treatments.
Over time, facial fullness changes to show regions of hollowing. Sometimes hollow areas of the face form next to areas that remain full, resulting in a less harmonious cosmetic appearance of the face. Facial fillers are an effective treatment to add volume or plumpness to these areas and smooth transitions of the face. Common areas treated by facial fillers include the tear troughs where the dark circles under eyes appear. Fillers are also commonly used to smooth wrinkles around the face and augment or adjust the shape of the lips. Facial fillers are injected under the skin after anesthetic cream and ice have been applied to the area to provide a comfortable experience. If you are interested in learning more about what fillers can do for you, call our office to schedule a consultation.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots can impact how you feel about your appearance. Numerous options are available to treat these signs of aging including laser resurfacing. Laser resurfacing treatments rejuvenate the skin by removing damaged skin, tightening the skin, and lightening age spots. Laser resurfacing is performed using three different types of anesthetics to provide the most comfortable experience possible. Following laser skin resurfacing, recovery is similar to that of a sunburn. For maximal results, Dr. McDevitt and Dr. Sweeney will coach you through the application of healing topical medications that optimize the results of the laser treatment. Call to schedule a cosmetic consultation with our office today to learn more about treatments to help you obtain your cosmetic goals.