Dermal Fillers: Your Secret to Looking Younger
Where BOTOX® Cosmetic works to relax the facial muscles to ease the appearance of lines, dermal fillers do so by improving the contour of different areas of the face. Facial fillers are also commonly used to plump lips, giving them a fuller, more youthful look.
During your consultation in our Manhattan or Long Island centers, you should express your desired outcome from non-surgical cosmetic treatment. This will help you and our injector, James Christian, RPA-C, discover if dermal fillers are a suitable option.
Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers
We offer a variety of facial fillers to our patients, all are designed to give you the most natural looking results possible. One of the most common forms of wrinkle fillers is that which uses hyaluronic acid as the main component.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that we all have in our bodies, servicing skin cells by delivering vital nutrients from the bloodstream. When we are young, this substance is found in high concentrations in the soft connective tissues of the body and also in the fluid around the eyes.
Dermal fillers using hyaluronic acid as a base provide the skin with a cushion that supports facial structures and features that may need a boost in volume. Skin also receives a boost of water from this injectable filler, leaving it looking supple and fresh.
Brand names of hyaluronic acid facial fillers include Restylane, Perlane and Juvéderm.
Mineral-Based Dermal Fillers
Calcium hydroxylapatite, which is used in fillers like RADIESSE, is a heavy dermal filler that is commonly used to fill deeper creases such as those found in nasolabial folds, frown lines and marionette lines. In this form of dermal filler, tiny calcium beads are suspended in a water-based gel injectable.
Synthetic Dermal Fillers
Sculptra Aesthetic is different than standard dermal fillers in that the results are not immediate. This form of dermal filler uses the synthetic material polylactic acid, which stimulates the body to produce collagen. As collagen production increases over the course of a few months, results gradually appear.
Facial Rejuvenation Consultation in Long Island or Manhattan NYC
When you want to rejuvenate your appearance, it is important that you work with a skilled injector who can determine the best treatments to attain your desired results. In some instances, one facial filler may be more appropriate than another, or you may benefit the most by complimenting your wrinkle filler with BOTOX. Some patients are better candidates for fat transfer to the face, done by a cosmetic or plastic surgeon.
In both of our practices, we take a variety of factors into consideration before moving forward with treatment. Get a complimentary consultation to bring back a rejuvenated and youthful appearance! Contact us today to reach us in Long Island (631.499.1831) or Manhattan NYC (212.206.0023).
*BOTOX® Cosmetic is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc. Juvéderm mark owned by Allergan Industrie, SAS. Restylane, Perlane, and Sculptra Aesthetic trademarks owned by their respective owners - Galderma. RADIESSE is a registered trademark of Merz North America, Inc.