Fillers that are injected into the dermis of the skin have proven to be a revolutionary breakthrough in the quest for a rejuvenated, youthful appearance. They can be used to fill in deep lines around the mouth, enhance lips, shape cheekbones and jaws and even revitalize tired eyes. Some replace collagen directly or indirectly thru stimulation, while others consist of other substances naturally found in our skin.
We are very excited to be one of the premier offices in NYC to offer Belotero, the newest additionto the hyaluronic acid fillers recently FDA approved in the US. Belotero is specially designed to integrate into your tissue to provide subtle and even results without disrupting the natural contours of your face, so you can be confident that no one will ever know how you manage to look so refreshed and confident. This feature of Belotero allows for greater versatility and can be used in fine lines in the lips and around the mouth, around the eyes, the decolletage, the back of the hands, the bridge of the nose and the cheeks. The Belotero secret can be your secret too.
In clinical studies 97% of patients showed a visible improvement after just one treatment with Belotero.
If you have previously been treated with a dermal filler you will be surprised by the subtlety of the area treated with Belotero. Unlike other fillers, you are unlikely to feel the implant, but will certainly see the refreshing results.
Radiesse is a natural, calcium-based filler that not only stimulates the production of collagen, but also provides instant substance and volume to the face artistically create more youthful contours. This helps to restore the youthful contour and shape that may have been lost as a result of collagen depletion during the aging process. Therefore, it has both a long-term and immediate effect, lasting up to a year or so. Treatments can be done with minimal downtime and can be made more comfortable with anesthesia applied topically and mixed into the syringe.
Restylane® and Perlane® are used for filling in lines in the nasolabial folds, marionette area, and even to define the lips, for a youthful, natural look. These products contain hyaluronic acid(HA), a substance naturally occurring in our skin. This feature decreases risk of allergic reactions from the presence of foreign substances such as animal products. The function of HA is to bind water and thus hydrate our skin and keep it healthy and firm. As we age, the level of HA in our skin decreases, leading to loss of structure and firmness and an increase of lines and wrinkles. Restylane and Perlane helps to replenish the lost hyaluronic acid in our skin and to stimulate the production of collagen. The End result is fewer wrinkles, softer facial lines and a younger, rejuvenated appearance . Among other areas, Dr. Saini can artistically use these products in the middle of the face to define the cheek bones, under the eyes to correct hollows, and around the lips to turn up a downturned mouth.
Restylane and Perlane have been widely used around the world and are both safe and effective. Topical numbing cream can be applied prior to performing the procedure. There is typically no downtime and the potential for bruising can be largely diminished by avoiding aspirin and other blood-thinning agents prior to procedure. Results last around 6-8 months, though the longevity largely depends on which area is being injected.
Juvederm Ultra® and Ultra Plus® are similar to Restylane in that they are Also hyaluronic acid based fillers. Because these products are softer, they are great for the lips to create a soft, full, natural appearance and for under the eyes to mask the bluish-gray discoloration that can result when skin loses its resilience from loss of collagen.
Sculptra Aesthetic consists of a synthetic, biocompatible and naturally absorbing material known as poly-L-Lactic acid which helps to stimulate collagen that may have been lost during the aging process due to environmental damage, hormonal changes, and genetics. It can be placed throughout the face to help shape and “sculpt” it overtime by replenishing lost volume of collagen, recreating a youthful, revitalized look. It is administered as a series of treatments — two to three — one month apart. Sculptra can be used in the temples, cheekbones, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and along the jaw and chin to diminish deep folds and wrinkles and create a beautiful naturally sculpted face. Results are generally not seen until after the second treatment due to the stimulatory effect leading to new collagen formation. Because they are gradual, results are long-lasting and can persist for up to 2 years.
Are you a novice when it comes to injectable filler? Are you somewhat fearful of needles? Do you have an event to attend tonight? If so, then Prevelle Silk is a great choice for you. Prevelle Silk is a hyaluronic acid based filler pre-filled with small quantities of lidocaine to make the treatment as comfortable as possible. Results are soft and natural and there is often less swelling and bruising with Prevelle Silk than other hyaluronic acid derived fillers and so it is an appropriate option if you have big plans the same evening as you are receiving the injections. It can even done as a “lunchtime” procedure!