Why Should I Consider Botox® Injections Over Facial Plastic Surgery?
- Posted on: Feb 28 2023
Dr. Daniel S. Tresley is a board-certified ophthalmologist in the Northbrook, IL, area who works with individuals with cosmetic concerns. When fine lines and wrinkles develop on the face, patients often want to find out about the options available to them that do not require surgery. In many instances, he may make a recommendation on Botox® injections. Botox® has been a household name and is one of the first injectables that come to mind for many patients considering anti-aging treatments, but by better understanding this injectable, patients will know why it may be a better option than invasive plastic surgery.
What Is Botox®?
Botox® is one of many cosmetic injectables used by Dr. Daniel S. Tresley to achieve a more youthful appearance. Unlike other injectables, such as dermal fillers, which add volume to fine lines and wrinkles across the face, Botox® works differently. Instead, Botox® is injected into the muscles of the face to reduce tension and smooth away dynamic wrinkles caused by the tightening and flexing of these facial muscles. Because it works on the muscles, it is best used to treat wrinkles around the eyes, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead.
Why Should I Consider Botox® Instead of Plastic Surgery?
While many patients automatically think that plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift are the only way to achieve a more youthful look, this is not always the case. Many professionals, including our board-certified ophthalmologist, may recommend an alternative, conservative treatments before recommending more invasive procedures. For many with mild to moderate signs of aging on the face, cosmetic injectables are a reliable option to achieve results without invasive surgeries. Many patients are able to delay the need for surgery by using Botox® and dermal fillers for several years. Maintenance does require routine appointments, but this is often not a reason to switch to a surgical procedure instead.
How Do I Learn More About Botox®?
A consultation appointment with a professional is the first step in finding out if Botox® can help you in achieving the desired look you want. Call 847-773-0679 to request an appointment at the Northbrook, IL office of Dr. Daniel S. Tresley to find out about this and other options available for anti-aging.
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