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Written by Dr. Russo

As we age the skin around our upper face can lose elasticity, causing increased lines. This can make a person appear older than he or she actually is. These lines and wrinkles, especially in the forehead area can also give someone a mistaken tired, run-down look. Fortunately, there are several non-invasive, safe procedures that can help rejuvenate your upper face, leaving your overall appearance looking refreshed and more youthful. Dr. Russo, a specialist in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, along with his highly experienced Rejuvenis team are proud to offer clients in the Champaign-Urbana area non-surgical upper face cosmetic solutions. Following are three effective non-invasive treatments for revitalizing your forehead and your appearance.

Skin Care

One of the least invasive treatments for improving your upper face lines and wrinkles or preventing their appearance is an advanced skin care routine. Although an advanced skin care regimen can help prevent unwanted lines, it is not a “quick fix” solution. Over time moisturizers with peptides or retinol and retinoids can stimulate collagen to add some volume to the skin, which in turn helps fill in the creases that can appear on your forehead. Certain creams can even be applied with a special tip in order to target the exact lines or wrinkles on your forehead.
You can speak with your doctor about what is the best type of skin care routine for you, however, it is important to note that while using creams and serums can be helpful, it can take time and dedication to see significant results.

Botox

Although forehead wrinkles can be caused by a variety of factors, there are non-invasive treatments, like Botox, specifically designed for reducing them. Botox can be used to treat upper facial lines and wrinkles that appear due to overactive muscles. For some people, age isn’t the exact cause, but the overactive or expressive forehead muscles that over time cause lines and wrinkles. Botox can improve your appearance with an injection into a muscle that works to block nerve impulses. As a result, the muscle weakens and relaxes, causing the lines or wrinkles being treated to soften and reduce. While Botox is a popular procedure, it is imperative that a highly qualified professional treat patient. Not only is the staff at Rejuvenis highly trained and skilled, but Rejuvenis has also been designated a Diamond Level Botox® Cosmetic Provider.

Injectable Fillers

Injectable fillers or dermal fillers are extremely popular treatments for reducing facial lines and improving one’s appearance. As one of the most commonly requested cosmetic procedures at our office, injectable fillers are frequently used to reduce lines and wrinkles because they are safe and generally inexpensive. In addition, dermal fillers are also very effective in improving your appearance, with results lasting up to 2 years depending on the type of treatment. While some fillers are composed of synthetic materials, many others are made up of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a natural substance in your body that helps smooth skin. For dermal filler treatments in general, the filler gel is injected into the forehead, giving the patient a natural, youthful appearance. Some fillers can even add volume to the skin, giving your upper face a subtle lift without undergoing surgery.

Dysport

Another non-invasive treatment for improving the appearance of wrinkles and lines on your forehead is Dysport. This is an injectable product as well and it can be used to smooth out the skin in the upper face. Dysport is comprised of a unique toxin that decreases muscle movement in the specific targeted area. Although the area being treated is briefly stopped from contracting the muscle, the rest of your face is unaffected. After a few days, this treatment not only lessens the appearance of lines and wrinkles but it also leaves you with a natural, revitalized look.

Dr. Russo and his Rejuvenis team offer clients in the Champaign, IL area several innovative, non-surgical treatments for reducing lines and wrinkles in the upper face. Although skin care regimens and creams may help, they often aren’t very effective. Dr. Russo provides patients with advanced injectable treatments to provide natural looking, long lasting results. Contact our Champaign-Urbana office for more information regarding which treatment is best for you.