Injectables & Fillers Specialist

Smart SKIN Rx

Med Spa & Aesthetics located in The Loop, Chicago, IL

There’s a lot of treatments out there for fine lines and wrinkles, but few are as quick and effective as injectables and fillers. At Smart SKIN Rx in Chicago, Illinois, in The Loop, Crystal Vasquez, DNP, MS, MBA, RN, offers popular injectables and fillers like Botox® and Juvederm® as effective, nonsurgical ways to enhance your radiance. Call the office or book online to find out how injectables and fillers can improve your look and confidence.

Injectables & Fillers Q & A

What is Botox®?

Repetitive movements of your face such as smiling and frowning can etch lines and fortify wrinkles. Botox and its competitor Dysport® are injectables that contain a botulinum toxin that relaxes these muscles to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Crystal injects small doses of Botox or Dysport into multiple locations in the face, depending on the areas that you’d like to treat.

Both products work to relax your muscles and offer similar, wrinkle-smoothing results. Crystal helps you determine which one is right for your particular needs and aesthetic goals.

What are fillers?

At Smart SKIN Rx, Crystal offers Juvederm® and Restylane® products. Both of these fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a natural compound that plumps your skin.

As you age, your production of hyaluronic acid reduces, making wrinkles more obvious, hollowing out your cheeks, and thinning your lips. Injections of Juvederm and Restylane restore youthful volume. At your consultation, Crystal can recommend the product that she feels is best for you.

What areas can you treat with injectables and fillers?

Smart SKIN Rx offers several different formulas of fillers that are effective in improving your skin’s youthful look. Restylane and Juvederm have several different formulas appropriate for a variety of treatments, including:

  • Plumping lips
  • Smoothing smile lines
  • Volumizing cheeks
  • Easing marionette lines
  • Reducing the appearance of smoker’s lines
  • Smoothing wrinkles around the eyes

Botox and Dysport can smooth out wrinkles on your forehead, frown lines between your eyebrows, and crow’s feet around your eyes.   

How long do the results of injectables and fillers last?

The effects of injectable wrinkle-reducers last about 3-4 months, depending on your own metabolism — every person’s body processes the botulinum toxin slightly differently — and the areas you decided to treat. Fillers can provide more long-term results, some lasting up to 18 months.

With follow-up treatments at Smart SKIN Rx, you can maintain the youthful look of injectables and fillers. Crystal works with you to develop a regular treatment schedule so you can have beautiful skin for the long-term.

Do injectable and filler treatments hurt?

When crystal administers injectables and fillers, you feel a pinch from the needle. Most men and women tolerate the treatment quite well without a topical anesthetic. If you’re concerned about sensation, talk to Crystal about using a numbing cream or ice to alleviate discomfort.

To learn more about injectable and filler treatments for a youthful, smooth complexion, call Smart SKIN Rx or book an appointment online.