Your face expresses the entirety of a well-lived life, including delight and laughter as well as concentration and sadness. Over time, these expressions create wrinkles that make us look prematurely old. Injectable wrinkle treatments can reduce this effect by softening wrinkles and creating smoother skin, while leaving your face with a natural look. With the expertise of a skin specialist, you can discuss anti-aging treatment options and which is the best to treat your wrinkles.
Types of Injectable Wrinkle Treatments
- Botox® can be used on crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes, horizontal forehead lines, vertical creases between the eyes, and to help lift the corners of the mouth. Results are visible in 7 to 10 days. The effects of Botox® treatment gradually subside, so retreatment every 3 to 6 months often yields the best results.
- Dysport® helps reduce moderate to severe furrows between the eyes. Five points along and between the eyebrows are treated to prevent the muscle contractions that cause frown lines, while leaving untreated facial muscles to express feelings naturally. Most patients see improvement within 2 to 3 days. The effects last up to 4 months.
- Xeomin® is the latest available treatment. It is typically used to treat horizontal forehead lines, frown lines and crow’s feet, and to lift brows up to 3 millimeters. Results may be visible as early as 3 to 5 days. Often patients have maintenance treatments every three months, as Xeomin® has been shown to be more effective at keeping muscles relaxed when used over time.
What to Expect During Treatment
Your initial consultation will be with a medically trained provider who will address your unique concerns and suggest the best way to achieve your goals. Each treatment is generally injected without anesthesia, though we can provide topical anesthetic if necessary. Treatments are usually completed in under 45 minutes. You can ask any specific questions or concerns you may have about the treatment. You can discuss expectations for the initial treatment as well as follow-up sessions.
During the treatment itself, you may feel a slight prickling sensation. You may experience a bit of redness at the injection site that will wear off in no longer than a few hours. Most patients immediately return to work or their normal daily activities. In rare cases, if you experience any negative side effects, our skin care clinics and board-certified dermatologists are standing by to manage this risk. While results will vary, most everybody will see some substantive benefit, and some people will experience dramatic and sustained improvement.
At Zel Skin & Laser Specialists, we’re committed to keeping your skin looking healthy for a lifetime. We use only treatments and procedures scientifically proven to improve your skin’s appearance. Our medically trained staff is led by Dr. Brian Zelickson, a board-certified dermatologist.
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Brian brings a unique combination of medical science, clinical expertise, integrity and compassion to his patients. He provides the latest technology available in the field of dermatology but with a personalized touch for each patient. He is highly respected by his colleagues throughout the country for his expertise and sincerity.
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It is rare to find a dermatologist who is as knowledgeable about the many facets of clinical and cosmetic dermatology as Dr. Zelickson. Because of his knowledge and honesty, doctors worldwide know they can depend on his assessment of new therapies, procedures and medical devices. This, in turn, has made him a much sought–after speaker for the plethora of professional medical society meetings and engagements that we have throughout the year. I am honored to know Dr. Zelickson and consider him a friend to the profession.
Dr. Brian Zelickson was one of our initial Thermage investigators and helped us understand the mechanisms of non–invasive skin tightening. He is a renowned expert on how collagen can affect skin tightening and wrinkle reduction.
Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of this country’s leading laser experts. Not only is he unparalleled as a laser surgeon, it is not an exaggeration to state that his superb research helps determine the future of dermatologic laser surgery.
Dr. Zelickson is a highly regarded skin/light expert in our industry. When Candela looks for both medical and scientific advice for new laser applications, we often turn to him for his counsel. The input he provides us always starts with patient safety and satisfaction. We feel fortunate to be able to tap into Brian as an independent resource. The patients who are treated with Candela devices are often the beneficiaries of Brian’s input to us.
Most patients prefer seeing a doctor who is known for a particular specialty or procedure, but all patients want to see the doctor who invented the procedure or therapy. Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of the most respected physicians in the field of cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic medicine. He has lectured around the world and is one of the most sought–after speakers for all major meetings in dermatology.
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We have felt honored to have Dr. Brian Zelickson, a world–renowned dermatologist who is distinguished as a high–quality care physician, serving as the investigator evaluating Syneron non–invasive skin tightening technology
I trained with Dr. Zelickson at Mayo Clinic, and I found him to be a very bright and creative dermatologist and scientist. Later, he was our best advisor when we set up our clinic in the Basque Country in Spain. I call him the ‘paparazzi of dermatology.’ His contribution to our speciality is probably among the best of this century.
Tuve la suerte de conocer al Dr. Brian Zelickson en Minneapolis hace muchos anos y desde entonces acudo regularmente a compartir sus conocimientos. Es un científico honrado, brillante, creativo e innovador. Nunca deja de sorprenderte agradablemente.
Dr. Zelickson is a very well–respected dermatologist, not only in the U.S., but also in Europe. He is famous for being the author of relevant dermatological studies published in many prestigious medical journals and for the improvements he’s made on minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that are being used by dermatologists all over the world.
Our view from Europe of Dr. Brian Zelickson is that he is one of the leading four or five U.S. laser dermatologists. His research contributions, his superb lectures and his expert knowledge of laser skin surgery make him a valued friend, colleague and guest.
Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of the world’s leaders in cutaneous laser surgery. He has performed groundbreaking research over the past decade, advancing the field as well as expertly providing the most up–to–date laser treatments for his patients.
Brian Zelickson is a world–renowned laser expert who helps develop the lasers and treatment parameters used by the rest of the world. He is where others turn to learn the latest techniques in laser surgery. If you want the best treatment available, delivering the best results in the safest environment available, there is no need to look anywhere else.
I have met many laser experts in my 20 years of teaching, lecturing and running a busy practice. There is no one who I respect more than Brian. If I have a clinical question or research idea, Brian is one of the few individuals I call, as I know I can count on his intellect, integrity and common sense.
Dr. Zelickson is one of America’s most knowledgeable laser experts. He has done pioneering work with many of the laser and light–based technologies developed in the world over the last 10 years. He is a giant in the field.
Dr. Zelickson is one of the world’s leaders in the field of lasers for the treatment of the skin. His many years experience in treating thousands of patients with lasers and other medical devices makes him one of the most sought–after doctors in this field. Innovation and caring are his trademarks.