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Dermal Fillers / Cosmetic Injections
Cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers can smooth facial wrinkles and fine lines while also adding natural-looking volume to fill furrows or hollows. Over time, the repetition of facial expressions, as well as aging, overexposure to the sun, and genetics, can contribute to facial creases and worry lines. Cosmetic injectables can target smile lines, crow’s feet, marionette lines, and under-eye bags to restore a youthful-looking facial profile. Cosmetic injections are completely non-surgical and require virtually no downtime or recovery. At Dermatology, Laser, and Surgery of Flatiron, we offer a wide range of cosmetic injections, including Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport®, Juvederm®, Restylane®, Belotero®, Voluma®, Radiesse®, and Sculptra®. Learn more about these injectable options and see which dermal filler(s) may be right for you below.
Botox® Cosmetic can reduce wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, mouth, nose, chin, and neck. Made from the protein botulinum toxin, Botox® is injected into muscles and temporarily eases muscle activity by blocking nerve impulses, improving the appearance of wrinkles. Botox® can address moderate-to-severe frown lines in under 30 minutes.
In addition to smoothing out facial lines and wrinkles, Botox® offers relief for migraines and can be utilized as a treatment for excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis.
What Is Preventative Botox®?
Younger patients often seek Botox® treatments as a preventative measure to keep skin smooth and voluminous before the onset of facial wrinkles and lines. Preventative Botox® can keep wrinkles from forming in the first place, rather than attempting to fix them after they have developed. By slowing down the use of the muscles, preventative Botox® can prevent fine lines and wrinkles, including some lines that are harder to treat once they form, such as the marionette lines.
How Does Botox® Treat Hyperhidrosis?
Botox® for hyperhidrosis can stop excessive underarm sweating by blocking the chemical signals between the nerves that supply the sweat producing glands. Patients can experience a temporary reduction in underarm sweating with Botox® injections.
How Long Does Botox® Cosmetic Last?
Results from Botox® typically last 3 to 4 months. However, Botox® can be repeated to maintain results.
Why Choose Botox® Cosmetic?
Dermatologists have long trusted the use of Botox® for smoothing facial wrinkles and lines. Botox® works beneath the surface of the skin to target the underlying muscles that can cause frown lines and crow’s feet.
Dysport® is composed of botulinum toxin—the same protein found in Botox®. Dysport® treats a variety of different areas and can reduce wrinkles around the upper, mid, and lower face by temporarily disrupting nerve impulses and relaxing facial muscles. Dysport® can work quicker than Botox®, allowing patients to see results sooner.
Why Choose Dysport®?
Dysport® can smooth facial wrinkles and lines with results seen within 2 to 5 days. Dysport® will work sooner than Botox® with immediate results seen around 2 days after your injection and continued results up to a month following your injection. Dysport® is often favored for crow’s feet. Dysport® offers a non-surgical option for patients looking for facial rejuvenation without undergoing facial surgery.
How Long Does Dysport® Last?
Results from Dysport® can last up anywhere from 3 to 6 months. Recurring treatments are needed to maintain results.
Juvederm® is a dermal filler composed of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a naturally-occurring substance found in the body. Different variations of Juvederm® are available to smooth wrinkles and add natural-looking volume to the mid and upper face. Juvederm® Ultra can target superficial fine lines and Juvederm® Ultra Plus is designed for deep creases and facial folds.
Why Choose Juvederm® Dermal Filler?
Juvederm® offers smooth, natural-looking results due to its smooth consistency gel. Like similar fillers, Juvederm® provides immediate results. Juvederm® can smooth wrinkles and lines and is a common choice for patients looking to add volume to the cheeks and lips. Because Juvederm® is HA based, it retains water for long-lasting, youthful looking results.
How Long Does Juvederm® Filler Last?
Typically, patients can expect to see Juvederm® results lasting up to a year with a single treatment. Follow-up treatments are needed to ensure the best results.
Restylane® is a hyaluronic acid filler that is available in 2 formulations. Restylane® Silk can improve smile lines, as well as moderate wrinkling around the eyes and corners of the mouth, while Restylane® Lyft can fill deeper wrinkles and hollows of the midface.
Why Choose Restylane® Dermal Filler?
Restylane® is an excellent option for patients looking to fill in hollow areas under the eyes, as well as the nasolabial folds and lips. Restylane® can increase lip size, reduce the appearance of marionette lines, and add volume to the cheeks and temples. In some cases, Restylane® filler can also be used as a non-surgical brow lift option for those looking to soften worry lines and raise the brows for a more youthful appearance without surgery or downtime. Restylane® can also allow patients to see what a surgical brow lift may look like should they opt for a more permanent solution to forehead furrows or number eleven lines.
How Long Does Restylane® Filler Last?
Results from Restylane® filler can last up to 6 months. Longer lasting results are often seen in certain areas such as the under-eyes. Our dermatologists will work with you to help determine if Restylane® is the best dermal filler for you.
Belotero® is a softer dermal filler composed of hyaluronic acid. This filler has a thinner consistency and can be used for superficial wrinkles and fine lines. Belotero® can plump the lips and smooth facial lines around the mouth and eyes.
Why Choose Belotero® Dermal Filler?
Belotero® is designed to treat superficial lines, as well as moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles. Because Belotero® uses double-cross-linked hyaluronic acid, this dermal filler offers a softer-looking correction for fine lines and wrinkles.
How Long Does Belotero® Filler Last?
Belotero® filler results are seen immediately following injection. Results of Belotero® filler can last up to 1 year.
Voluma® is designed to fill facial hollows of the midface. Voluma® can be injected into the cheeks to add fuller, natural-looking volume. Though made of hyaluronic acid, Voluma® is a thicker consistency than other hyaluronic acid fillers, allowing for longer-lasting results than other cosmetic injectables.
Why Choose Voluma® Dermal Filler?
While Voluma® is similar to other HA fillers, Voluma® can target the deeper layers of the face, including the upper cheeks. Voluma shapes and adds contours to the cheeks by filling in hollowed or gaunt areas. A fuller facial shape is often associated with youthfulness. By adding facial volume to the cheeks with Voluma® dermal filler, your face will appear fuller and youthful-looking.
How Long Does Voluma® Filler Last?
Results from the Voluma® dermal filler can last up to 2 years.
Volbella® is a hyaluronic acid-based filler designed specifically for the mouth and lips. Volbella® can add youthful-looking definition to the lips and soften fine lines around the mouth to improve the shape of your mid-face.
Why Choose Volbella® Dermal Filler?
Volbella® can add volume to the lips and smooth marionette lines, as well as nasolabial folds. Volbella® consists of a soft cosmetic gel that provides both a natural-looking feel and appearance.
How Long Does Volbella® Filler Last?
Volbella® results can last up to 1 year and is one of the longest-lasting lip fillers. Our dermatologists can work with you to determine if Volbella® is the right dermal filler for you.
Radiesse® can restore volume to the mid and lower face, including the chin and mouth. Radiesse® is composed of calcium-based microspheres and can also stimulate the production of new collagen fibers under skin to restore the skin structure and elasticity.
Why Choose Radiesse® Dermal Filler?
Radiesse® provides an immediate improvement by replenishing lost facial volume. Because Radiesse® uses calcium microspheres, Radiesse® dermal filler does more than fill wrinkles and lines. Radiesse® provides structure beneath the surface of the skin and stimulates the production of collagen for long-lasting, youthful-looking results.
How Long Does Radiesse® Filler Last?
Radiesse® filler results can last up to 1 year or more in many patients.
Sculptra® is made from poly-L-lactic acid and can reinforce the structure of your skin by replenishing lost collagen. Upon injection, Sculptra® begins encouraging the production of subsurface collagen, which can reduce wrinkles and fine lines and promote firmer-looking skin.
Why Choose Sculptra® Dermal Filler?
Unlike similar dermal fillers, Sculptra® works to treat facial wrinkles at the source. Sculptra® works deep into the skin’s dermis to replace lost collagen. By restoring depleted collagen, wrinkles and folds will gradually soften for a youthful-looking appearance.
How Long Does Sculptra® Filler Last?
Sculptra® can last up to 2 years, providing patients with natural-looking and youthful-looking results. Sculptra® gradually works to fill both shallow and deep facial wrinkles and folds with results occurring over time.
How Many Cosmetic Injections Are Required?
Most patients see results after just one treatment session. However, cosmetic injectables yield temporary improvements to your facial profile and follow-up treatments are required to maintain your results. Dermatology, Laser, and Surgery of Flatiron can further discuss the details of your cosmetic injectable treatment during your in-office consultation.
Who Is Considered An Ideal Candidate For Cosmetic Injectables?
Patients looking to reduce facial wrinkling and add youthful definition without undergoing surgery may be candidates for cosmetic injectables. Patients can target the brows, eyes, cheeks, nose, mouth and lips, and chin using cosmetic injections. Our team at Dermatology, Laser, and Surgery of Flatiron can help advise whether cosmetic injections are right for you during your consultation at our New York offices.
Is Anesthesia Recommended?
Since cosmetic injectables are completely non-surgical, anesthesia is not required.
What Should I Expect After Undergoing Cosmetic Fillers?
Minor swelling or redness may occur for a few hours following the injection of cosmetic fillers. However, patients are free to resume daily activities immediately upon completing treatment.
What Kind Of Cosmetic Injectable Results Can I Expect?
Cosmetic injectables can temporarily reduce wrinkles and fine lines, while accentuating facial contours. Patients can begin to see cosmetic injectable results soon after treatment.
How Do I Get Started With Cosmetic Injectables?
The doctors and staff at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron would be happy to discuss cosmetic injections in more detail. Please give us a call at 212-982-8229 or request an appointment online for a personal consultation at our New York offices.