Facial Fillers in Chicago and North Shore

Board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Anthony J. Geroulis offers a variety of skin injections for facial rejuvenation, including Lipofilling, Botox Cosmetic, Restylane, Radiesse and Juvederm to patients in Chicago and the surrounding north and west suburbs. Whatever the goal, various non-surgical options can help achieve a temporary, radiant and more youthful facial firmness.

With the aging process, underlying fat and skin tissue that keeps skin youthful and plumped may break down, accentuating hollow areas, thinner lips, laugh or smiles lines and deep folds and creases on the face. Where excessive muscle movement occurs in the forehead, frown lines may appear. This may lead to a prematurely aged appearance.

Facial fillers comprise a variety of materials, liquid, soft tissue or fat, that are injected into strategic areas of the skin or muscle. From the array of dermal injections available today, Dr. Geroulis selects only those materials that have undergone rigorous in-depth evaluation and selection, based on results spanning approximately thirty five years of facial surgical experience. Only injections that offer a sufficient history of proven performance, the highest level of patient safety, and the greatest compatibility for producing natural looking results with the longest duration, are presented to patients. The choice of the most optimal material and a skilled injector can make all the difference. Injection techniques may be recommended as part of an overall plan to restore facial rejuvenation or in conjunction with medical skin treatments such as medical peels, microdermabrasion and laser skin resurfacing, aimed at restoring skin tone, texture and vitality.

It is imperative to select a surgeon with a detailed understanding of facial anatomy, including intricate muscle function and contraction, whom has a skilled injection technique, acquired through clinical experience in rejuvenation of the face, training in artistic principles and a measured approach toward patient safety. Because there is a significant diversity in facial expression in men and women, precise artistic judgment is necessary to preserve individual expression patterns, while achieving correction. Although injections eventually undergo complete resorption and subsequent injections are needed, they do provide, to those not quite ready for a cosmetic procedure, the opportunity to preview results that may be achieved with a more permanent approach: specifically a forehead brow lift. It also gives those not quite ready for surgical correction, the possibility of dramatically reducing frown and squint lines. With a high command of artistic vision, surgical experience, and precision technique, you may expect natural looking results, that of a face that appears younger, balanced and refreshed, while preserving its natural expression. During the consultation, your surgeon will determine the most optimal filler for your face. Below is an overall guide on which filler address each distinct area of the face.

Radiesse is a volumizing filler, which is utilized to fill in creases and wrinkles in the cheek region in order to give a fuller and more youthful appearance. As people age, their skin becomes less supple and some natural structure is lost. This calcium hydroxylapatite injectable, the first of its kind, restores structure by adding volume to the skin and stimulating the body’s natural collagen. The results of Radiesse injections can last up to a year or more. For more information about cheek plumping, visit Radiesse Injections.

Lip aging begins around age 30 and reveals itself with decreased volume in the lip area and small wrinkles around the lip’s borders. Individuals seeking fuller, smoother lips should consider consulting with Dr. Geroulis about a Restylane injection. Restylane is a form of hyaluronic acid which restores lip volume, adds prominence to the “Cupid’s bow” and defines the edge of the lips, also referred to as the white roll. For more information about lip plumping, please visit Radiesse Injections.

Juvederm, a gel hyaluronic acid filler, is typically injected into the lower third of the face to improve wrinkles and fine lines. Patients who wish to target the nasolabial folds, also referred to as parentheses, marionette lines and chin wrinkles should consider utilizing this filler. Juvederm injections fill in these age-revealing lines to achieve a natural look that isn’t tight or false in appearance. For more information about how to improve wrinkles and frown lines in the lower third of the face, please visit Juvederm Injections.

Fat injection procedures, also referred to as lipofilling, involve taking fat from other areas of the body, typically the tummy or hips, and injecting it into a desired region of the face. Typically these injections are placed in the cheek or lip area. The fat is cleaned prior to injection utilizing a centrifuge or protein solution in order to increase survival time in the new area of the body. Fat injections fill in or replace the current layer of fat that sits below the skin in order to plump the skin and provide a more youthful look.

Juvederm Injections in Chicago and North Shore

Juvederm, a hyaluronic acid filler with a smooth-gel consistency, is utilized to give patients natural and long-lasting results almost instantaneously. The result is temporary facial rejuvenation: a softer, fuller face, younger and healthier in appearance with a smoother complexion. Juvederm injection results have considerable duration: they last for up to a year compared to most fillers and injections that typically last for around six months. Artful and skilled injections can delay the onset of additional lines and wrinkles; it can also extend the duration of results with subsequent injections.

The unique formulation of Juvederm injections adds volume to the skin to ensure an instant, smooth look that is not tight or false in appearance. Typically, Juvederm is injected into the lower third of the face to target the nasolabial folds, also referred to as marionette lines, laugh lines and chin wrinkles. Juvederm treatment is ideal for patients who are looking to smooth out creases and fine lines around the nose and mouth region of the face while maintaining a natural look.

Juvederm is comprised of an exclusive non-animal based formulation of a gel like material called hyaluronic acid. Biodegradable and extremely safe, it is perfectly compatible with skin tissues and requires no preliminary testing for allergies. The Juvederm injection procedure does not require anesthesia, incisions or any significant downtime after treatment.

Juvederm injections can provide a versatile and effective treatment for filling fine lines and smoothing the appearance of the skin for a more youthful look, almost instantly and noninvasively. It can also be successfully utilized to achieve natural-looking lip augmentation. It is a hydrophilic substance, meaning it is responsible for maintaining the moisture level in the skin by its mechanism of attracting water molecules that bind to it. Hyaluronic acid is therefore essentially vital in skin cell renewal and resilience. Because young looking skin contains an abundance of this naturally hydrating substance as it depletes over time and with aging, the skin slowly takes on a different dimensionality that becomes more noticeable: it can become flattened, more hollow or sunken in the mid face area, and unwanted facial wrinkles and folds may emerge as the breakdown process takes place. This slow process of hyaluronic volume depletion may also affects the quality of collagen and elastin fibers within the skin.

Many individuals visit a cosmetic surgeon’s office with the intent to receive the latest filler or injection just because they have read about it in current magazines. It is vital to remember that it is not always the newest craze that is the best, rather it is the analytical recommendation of a highly skilled and artistic surgeon, that will produce the most refined, youthful and natural results for your face. Board-certified Chicago cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Geroulis is a clinical professor of surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Geroulis has extensive experience in injectable dermal fillers enabling many men and women to improve their appearance after their office treatment. Skillful application of Juvederm injections can safely produce outstanding results in temporary facial contouring, in specific areas of the face for most skin types.

During a Juvederm consultation at the Chicago, North Shore or Hoffman Estates location, leading facial rejuvenation surgeon, Dr. Geroulis, will carefully select the optimum choice of injection technique and volume that will produce the most natural looking results. His private medical surgical facility, North Shore Center for Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery is located in Northfield, with offices in Chicago and Hoffman Estates. Contact the facility at 847-441-4441 to explore your options with Dr. Geroulis for the most skilled Juvederm injection procedures on the North Shore.

Restylane Restores Full Lips Definition and Contour

Innovation and extensive experience in injectable Restylane dermal fillers has enabled many men and women to look good after their office treatment: almost instantly and non-invasively. FDA-approved Restylane, has proven that certain unique, dermal materials can safely produce outstanding results in temporary facial contouring, in specific areas of the face and for specific skin types.

Restylane injections may be applied to the lower zone of the face, to enhance and redefine the lips: it is the only dermal filler that is FDA-approved specifically for lip enhancement. Full lips are usually associated with health and a youthful appearance; thin lips are often associated with weakness or frailty. Lip thinning or aging usually occurs around the early thirties and manifests itself in emerging wrinkles above and below the vermilion borders, a diminishing lip volume and a thinning of the skin. This occurrence alters the lip’s definition and contour. However, with skilled and precise injections of Restylane, fullness to the upper and lower lip can be restored, to recreate the “cupid’s bow” resulting in lips that look natural, defined and youthful.

Restylane, an exclusive non-animal based formulation of a gel like material, called hyaluronic acid, adds volume underneath the skin. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the connective tissue of the body that cushions and lubricates the joints. Biodegradable and extremely safe, it is perfectly compatible with skin tissues and requires no preliminary testing for allergies. It is a hydrophilic substance, meaning it maintains moisture in the skin by attracting water. Hyaluronic acid is therefore vital in skin cell renewal and resilience.

Injectable hyaluronic Restylane can replenish volume to areas of the face and plump out lines, wrinkles and scars, to reduce their prominence. Restylane injections can restore the fullness of the upper cheek and diminish hollows or tear troughs beneath the lower eyelid, and soften the nasal labial folds or laugh lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth. The goal of Restylane injections is to add volume in order to restore or recreate the contours of the mid and lower face that have become altered, or flattened over time. The result is temporary face rejuvenation: a softer, fuller face, younger and healthier in appearance and a smoother complexion that lasts for up to 6 months.

In addition to its voluminous effect, recent studies have shown that hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane may be more beneficial to the skin than previously thought, because it may actually stretch the collagen-producing cells in a way that encourages them to create more collagen. By stimulating collagen cell production, thereby reinforcing existing collagen and elastin, Restylane injections can extend the duration of results with successive and subsequent injections.

The extent to which the upper or lower lip is restored to a fuller look that is natural and proportionally balanced is mainly dependant upon the injector. There is an art to creating successful results in facial contouring using Restylane injections. The technique to achieve a natural looking, attractive and refreshed facial appearance, requires extensive knowledge, skill and experience in using a variety of injectable fillers. Radiesse®, Restylane Juvéderm™ or fat transfers are different fillers that require different techniques to obtain maximal results. Experience with each of these materials allows the surgeon to select the optimum choice for each region of the face and artful, skilled injection will produce natural looking results.

During your consultation at the Chicago, Northfield or Hoffman Estates location, Dr. Anthony J. Geroulis, leading facial rejuvenation expert, will discuss the benefits of Restylane injections. Dr. Geroulis is a clinical professor of surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His private medical surgical facility, North Shore Center for Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, is located in Northfield, with offices in Chicago and Hoffman Estates. His facility services patients throughout Illinois to achieve the most innovative, natural looking results. Contact the facility at 847-441-4441 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Geroulis for the most advanced Restylane injection techniques on the North Shore.

Radiesse Injections in Chicago and North Shore

Decades of injection innovation have produced long-lasting fillers such as FDA approved Radiesse injections, which have now been embraced by many men and women, for the unique ability to supplement and stimulate collagen production. Collagen, a natural protein provides support throughout the body: it is present in skin, bone and muscle. In the skin it provides texture, resiliency and shape to give a smooth, supple youthful appearance. Though our bodies constantly produce collagen, with aging, our collagen breaks down faster than it can be replaced.

Radiesse injections now make possible outstanding results in temporary facial contouring. By supplementing the skin’s own depleted collagen, Radiesse works by adding much needed volume to provide a scaffold and structure under the skin’s surface. Radiesse is typically injected deep into the cheek to plump up sunken areas and restore the shape of the face itself, which may have flattened with age. By filling out frown lines, deeper wrinkles, nasolabial folds and skin creases, the skin can be effectively plumped and smoothed, resulting in a dramatically refreshed and firmer facial appearance, with minimal to no downtime. The result is temporary face rejuvenation: a face younger and healthier in appearance with a smoother complexion that lasts in many men and women for up to two years.

Radiesse injections are beneficial to the skin besides just adding facial volume. The potent injections actually stimulate skin cells to create more collagen, thereby reinforcing existing collagen and elastin. This stimulated natural collagen growth continues for several months, which extends the initial effect of Radiesse. Injections therefore not only can delay the onset of additional lines and wrinkles preventatively but can successively extend the duration of results with each subsequent injection.

A Radiesse injection is comprised of thousands of tiny calcium hydroxlyapatite microspheres, in a water-based gel. When the biocompatible gel, the same mineral is found in our bones, is expertly injected into the targeted facial area, it quickly provides the fullness and lift needed to diminish visible signs of aging.

While having the latest injectable may seem appealing, it is important to remember that results are as dependent on the injector as they are on the injectable formulation. Rather than seeking a surgeon who offers the newest products, one who has extensive experience in rejuvenation of the face, specifically with dermal fillers, is likely to provide superior results that look natural. As with all cosmetic procedures, there is an art to producing successful results in facial contouring. Whether Radiesse injections are applied to one or several zones of the face as in the “liquid face lift,” the technique to achieve a natural looking and attractive facial appearance requires extensive knowledge, skill and experience in using a variety of injectable fillers, as well as good artistic judgment. Different fillers require different techniques to obtain maximal results. Experience with each of these materials allows the surgeon to select the optimum choice for each region of the face and using artful, skilled injection technique will produce natural looking results.

A consultation with board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Anthony J. Geroulis, leading facial rejuvenation surgeon, will carefully determine which injection – Autologous Fat Transfer, Radiesse, Restylane®, or Juvederm® – will give you the best results. Dr. Geroulis is a clinical professor of surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His private medical surgical facility, North Shore Center for Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery is located in Northfield, with offices in Chicago and Hoffman Estates. His facility services patients throughout Illinois to achieve the most innovative, natural looking results. Contact the facility at 847-441-4441 to explore your options with Dr. Geroulis for skilled and advanced Radiesse injection procedures on the North Shore.

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