Botox And Fillers Specialist

ThriveOB and Women's Wellness

Private Medical Practices & Anti-Aging & Hormone Specialists located in Barrington, IL

If you’re tired of seeing frown lines and wrinkles when you look in the mirror, you now have a choice of several fast and effective treatments to banish those deep creases. At ThriveOB and Women’s Wellness in Barrington, Illinois, board-certified OB/GYN Jennifer Moreira, MD, FACOG, and her team provide Botox® and Juvéderm® to smooth out and plump up your skin. Say goodbye to your wrinkles. Call the practice today to find out more.

Botox and Fillers Q & A

Why would I need Botox or fillers?

It’s an inevitable fact that over the course of your life, your skin starts to develop fine lines and wrinkles, and often deeper creases such as frown lines between the eyes. The age at which you might develop lines and wrinkles varies due to factors like genetics, how much time you spend in the sun, and whether you smoke.

Taking good care of your skin, proper hydration, and avoiding tobacco smoke can keep your skin looking youthful, but at some point, lines are bound to develop. When this happens, injectable treatments like Botox and dermal fillers provide convenient, effective answers to reduce deep brow lines and wrinkles.

What are Botox and fillers?

Botox is the original injectable treatment for lines between the eyes and has been in use for over 30 years. Botox includes a substance derived from the botulinum toxin, a naturally occurring chemical that causes muscular paralysis.

In its refined form, the botulinum blocks chemical signals that cause the muscles to contract. As a result, your facial muscles relax, softening the appearance of wrinkles. 

Dermal fillers are an alternative way of addressing wrinkles and frown lines. Injectable treatments using dermal fillers plump up the skin where you have wrinkles or hollows, smoothing out your skin. 

The most common component of dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the body and is known for its high affinity for water, which helps “plump up” the skin. Fillers can not only plump up wrinkles but also lift and plump up:

  • Cheeks
  • Chins
  • Jawlines
  • Temples
  • Lips
  • Hands

At ThriveOB and Women’s Wellness, the team uses many different dermal fillers, including Juvéderm, Juvéderm Ultra, Juvéderm Vollure, Juvéderm Voluma, and Juvéderm Volbella® to help you achieve your desired goals.

In addition to injectables, the team also offers Latisse® a prescription-strength serum to stimulate eyelash growth. If you love the look of long, thick lashes, ask your provider about Latisse.

How long do the effects of Botox and fillers last?

The lasting effects vary according to the treatment you receive and your skin type, but typically, one Botox session can last around three to four months. To keep up the rejuvenating effect of injectable treatments, your provider may advise you to come in for touch-ups on a regular basis.

With a range of proven injectable therapy choices, ThriveOB and Women’s Wellness has the treatment to suit your individual needs, helping to restore your youthful appearance and get rid of deep frown lines and wrinkles. To take advantage of these quick, effective treatments, call the practice today.