It’s no secret that with each passing year, our skin loses just a little bit more of its firmness and elasticity. As much as we fight it, we cannot control the cellular changes that occur in our skin on a daily basis or the depletion of collagen that occurs as we age. In addition, external factors such as stress, the weather, and smoking can speed up the development of wrinkles and make them much more obvious.
At Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery, we understand the intrinsic need to restore your skin to its original smoothness and youthful vitality. Our center offers several options to decrease wrinkles and take years off your appearance. Injectable fillers—and natural fat—can fill creases and lines to make your skin appear smooth, healthy, and wrinkle-free. They can also add fullness to the lips and cheeks.
BOTOX® is one of the most widely known and popular cosmetic solutions to restoring the youthful appearance of skin and eliminating wrinkles. BOTOX® is a purified protein toxin that is injected into the skin to rejuvenate one’s appearance quickly, safely, and easily. BOTOX® is considered one of the easiest and most highly effective treatments for removing or reducing wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. This procedure temporarily paralyzes the facial muscles that cause wrinkles, forcing them to eventually relax. BOTOX® is injected with a tiny needle, and the procedure is performed in minutes, allowing patients to return to their lives immediately.
Many patients enjoy the benefits of BOTOX® for between 3–4 months, depending on the area being treated. Some minor pain, swelling, or bruising around the injection site may occur but is usually extremely minimal and resolves quickly.
Restylane® is another fantastic solution for adding volume and fullness to the skin and correcting moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).
Use of the Restylane® family of products, also known as the Restylane® Regime, is a way to ensure that you get the most from your Restylane® treatments. This injectable gel has been used in more than 15 million treatments in 65 countries worldwide and is one of the most trusted solutions for removing unwanted wrinkles. That is because the entire family of products is made of a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, which is biocompatible with the human body and eventually broken down naturally.
This treatment can be used to add value and fullness to many areas of the face and is most widely used to restore the youthful appearance of the skin around the mouth.
If you are interested in correcting unwanted wrinkles through BOTOX® or Restylane® treatments, please contact Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery for a consultation with Dr. Amir Marashi. For your convenience, you can visit either of our two office locations in Pineville and Steele Creek, NC.