Lines and wrinkles, bags under the eyes and loss of facial volume can be corrected at the same time by using Botox along with facial fillers like Restylane, says Dr. McCracken, who practices in Denver and Boulder, CO.
Online PR News – 08-May-2012 – Denver, CO – Denver, CO - “My patients often ask me, 'What’s better - Botox or Restylane?' says Dr. Michael McCracken, an ophthalmic plastic surgeon. “Actually, each are used to treat different aspects of facial aging. Botox and the similar product called “Dysport” are commonly used to relax the muscles that contribute to facial lines, such as “frown lines” and “crow’s feet”. “Botox was developed by an ophthalmologist to relax muscles around the eyes,” says Dr. McCracken. “The anti-wrinkle treatment has minimal discomfort, and the effects of both Botox and Dysport last about three to four months.”
“Restylane is a “soft tissue filler” which is used to fill in wrinkles and to restore volume in areas such as the cheeks, lower eyelids, nasolabial folds (smile lines) and the jowls, all of which can lose volume with the aging process,” says Dr. McCracken.
Dr. McCracken's YouTube channel features a new video that covers the facts patients should know about Botox and Restylane. He says that a newer method of administering Restylane through a thin tube or “cannula” can reduce downtime. The cannula is used to precisely place Restylane under the eyes or in the cheeks, eliminating the need for multiple needle injections so bruising which is common with these treatments is reduced or eliminated.
“Restylane is an effective treatment to help hide the bags that can form under the eyes, or to add volume to the cheeks,” he says. “The procedure is quick, about 30 minutes or less and requires no anesthesia. My goal with Botox and Restylane is to achieve a natural look, never overdone,” says Dr. McCracken. “Botox and Restylane can work very well together for patients who want to look younger without surgery”.
For information on eyelid rejuvenation, facial volume restoration, injectables and more, visit www.mccrackenmd.com or call the McCracken Eye and Face Institute at 720.851.6600. Dr. McCracken maintains offices in Parker and Boulder, CO.
About Michael McCracken, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Michael McCracken is a Denver-area plastic surgeon specializing in treating the eyes and face. Dr. McCracken is board-certified in ophthalmology and has completed specialized training in oculoplastic surgery. He is affiliated with the American Academy of Surgeons, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In 2011, Dr. McCracken received the prestigious American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award for his contributions to the Academy’s scientific and educational programs and to the field of oculoplastic surgery.