Botox & Fillers Specialist

Dr. Anthony Geroulis -  - Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon

North Shore Center for Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Anthony Geroulis

Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon located in North Shore, Northfield, IL

At the North Shore Center for Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Northfield, Illinois, board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Anthony Geroulis offers a wide range of non-surgical facial rejuvenation services, including Botox® and injectable fillers, like Radiesse® and Juvéderm®. Dr. Geroulis is highly skilled in using the latest injection therapies to smooth wrinkles, restore lost volume, and highlight your natural features without incisions or downtime. Find out how Botox and fillers can enhance your appearance by calling the North Shore Center for Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery or by requesting an appointment online today.

Botox & Fillers Q & A

WHAT IS BOTOX®?

Botox® is the first botulinum toxin to be FDA-approved in order to temporarily treat frown lines. Dr. Geroulis injects the muscles with Botox® so that the nerve impulses are temporarily blocked so preventing further excessive skin creases. Wrinkle lines are considerably improved 48 hours following injection. The number of units required varies considerably for each area and again according to the amount of specific areas to be targeted for wrinkle reduction. Whether patients wish to soften and correct the lines between their eyebrows, on their forehead and around their lateral eyes or some combination of all three, patients can achieve a softer and less harsh looking facial appearance. When used at the dose recommended by a skilled cosmetic surgeon, there have been no reported cases of the spread of toxin effect. Safe to use in the minute quantities that are administered, Botox® serves as an excellent preventative strategy for wrinkle onset.

Although these injections eventually undergo complete resorption and subsequent injections are needed, they do provide, to those not quite ready for surgical correction, the opportunity to dramatically reduce frown and squint lines as well as preview results that may be achieved with alternative more permanent surgical approaches.

WHAT'S IN A FACIAL INJECTABLE?

Many men and women who opt for filler injections wish to refresh and rejuvenate their appearance without undergoing surgery. While filler injections are revered for their immediate results and short recovery time, proper research must be done whenever deciding to inject a foreign substance or formulation into the body. During a consultation at the Northfield location, Dr. Anthony Geroulis can discuss with you the particular filler injection which will yield the greatest results, in addition to the benefits and risks associated with each one.

Collagen and hyaluronic acid are naturally present in the skin and both diminish with age. Facial wrinkles and creases can start to appear as the underlying cell structure of collagen and elastin fibers break down and wear out. While this breakdown is part of the natural aging process, skin structure can prematurely become modified from excessive squinting, frowning, or smiling. Fillers can go a long way to correct skin structure and restore the lost volume that contributes to an aged, weary, or tired-looking appearance.

WHAT DERMAL FILLERS ARE AVAILABLE?

Dermal fillers work differently from Botox. Rather than targeting the muscles involved in wrinkles and lines, dermal fillers focus on restoring facial volume. As you age, your body slows down production of collagen, a healthy skin protein. This loss results in sagging skin, wrinkles, and creases that make you look older. 

Dr. Geroulis offers several brands of popular dermal fillers, many of which contain hyaluronic acid and other natural substances to fill out your cheeks, plump your lips, and reduce the appearance of creases, folds, and wrinkles. He customizes your treatment plan based on your need to ensure natural-looking results.

Some of the dermal fillers Dr. Geroulis uses in treatment include:

  • Radiesse® - Comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) solution, injected strategically under the skin to fill in crevices, wrinkles and folds, particularly in the cheek area. The injected CaHA is compatible with the body and identical in nature to the mineral portion in teeth and bones. Radiesse® injections have an additional benefit: one injection can stimulate the body’s own natural collagen production to sustain a softer and fuller facial appearance, even after injection. Skilled injection of this filler in strategic, targeted areas of the face by a surgeon of vigorous judgment and in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy can “naturally” plump up specific sunken areas to restore or recreate the shape of the face, which has flattened over time. With this “face lift by the needle,” patients can expect a softer, fuller face that is youthful looking and healthy in appearance with downtime that is measured in hours, rather than days.

  • Juvéderm® - Juvederm® injections replenish the skin’s own hyaluronic acid (a natural sugar compound) that has become depleted over time, resulting in a sunken looking and more hollow appearance to the face. Once injected, the face immediately takes on a revitalized and more youthful appearance. Because Juvederm® contains lidocaine, it is not recommended for those with a specific lidocaine allergy. Juvederm® injections target pronounced nasolabial skin folds around the mouth, chin wrinkles and marionette smile and laugh lines. Dr. Geroulis offers an array of Juvederm® products including Juvederm® Ultra, Juvederm® Ultra Plus, Juvederm® Volbella, and Juvederm® Voluma.


Injections of dermal fillers around specific areas of your face provide immediate and long-lasting results, giving you a younger, fresher appearance.

AM I A CANDIDATE FOR BOTOX® AND DERMAL FILLERS? 

Injections of Botox® and dermal fillers are an ideal solution for rejuvenating your face without invasive surgery. If you’re dissatisfied with your appearance because of moderate to severe wrinkles and creases that age you, Dr. Geroulis provides a comprehensive skin evaluation and discusses your cosmetic goals to determine if injectable treatments are right for you. For many people, treatment with Botox® or dermal fillers can prolong the need for surgery and help boost your confidence and satisfaction with your appearance.

To find out more about the many benefits of Botox® and dermal filler injection therapies, schedule a consultation at the North Shore Center for Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery online or by phone today.