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Written by Dr. Russo

Our skin tells a story; a story of lifestyle, genes, and age. Our facial skin makes the first impression on the people we meet. There are many lifestyle choices we can make that impact our skin, such as drinking enough water, getting daily exercise, quitting smoking, and eating healthy. Cosmetic procedures and the right skin care regimen can support our healthy lifestyle to look our best.

Expert cosmetic surgeon Dr. Russo offers his patients the most effective cosmetic treatments and skincare to rejuvenate and enhance healthy skin in Champaign-Urbana. Here he writes about 3 ways to make your face look younger.

Get rid of Wrinkles with Botox and Fillers

Wrinkles and fine lines are amongst the first signs of the aging process. However, there are many ways to improve your skin. Dr. Russo recommends a combination of Botox and fillers to treat facial wrinkles and fine lines to rejuvenate your face in Champaign-Urbana. Botox helps muscles to relax so that the wrinkles straighten out. Tiny injections are administered into the area in a quick and effective non-surgical treatment. These treatments are ideal to treat frown lines, horizontal lines on the forehead, glabellar lines between eyebrows, and lines in the lip area.

Where Botox is most suitable to treat dynamic wrinkles that are formed by the activity and movement of muscles, fillers are the better choice for static wrinkles. Dr. Russo uses a selection of the safest and most effective fillers. Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvéderm, Voluma XC, and Restylane add support to facial tissues, support youthful volume, and fill the wrinkles. The synthetic Radiesse has special characteristics to lift the cheek area as well. A combination of Botox and fillers is a comprehensive way to treat facial wrinkles and restore youthful skin.

Rejuvenate your Skin with Microneedling

Microneedling is an effective treatment to reduce signs of aging and restore your skin’s youthful appearance. This minimally invasive skin treatment has a regenerative effect on wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation spots, sagging skin, acne scars, stretch marks, and rough pores. Microneedling uses tiny needles to make punctures in the outer layer of the skin. These controlled micro-injuries activate the natural healing properties of the body so that collagen and elastin are produced. This treatment can be combined with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy to add the body´s own growth factors. A microneedling treatment with Dr. Russo in Champaign-Urbana results in refreshed, healthy-looking skin with an even skin tone and a firmer appearance.

Antioxidants for Skin Enhancement

The right daily skin care regimen can do wonders for your skin. When you want to improve your skin there are 3 ways to make your face look younger: healthy lifestyle, efficient skincare, and suitable cosmetic treatment. Antioxidants are molecules that can be found in food and help your body and skin defend itself. Fruits and vegetables are especially rich in antioxidants. Vitamin C and E are the most important antioxidants that have beneficial effects on skincare. A daily regimen with Vitamin C+E Complex improves the skin’s texture and tone. It enhances the skin’s brightness and helps protect it against the damage of free radicals.

Rejuvenate your face in Champaign-Urbana

The 3 ways to help your skin look younger mentioned above are excellent tips for improving your appearance, but do you wonder what is the best rejuvenating option for you specifically? Book a consultation with double board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Russo at the Rejuvenis Facial Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa in Champaign-Urbana. Dr. Russo and his professional team are dedicated to helping people look and feel better in their skin.