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Posts for: September, 2014

By Dr. Sheryl Clark
September 02, 2014
Category: Dermal Fillers

As we age, our skin doesn’t always show our youthful energy. Previously, if you wanted to get rid of wrinkles and saggy skin, there weren’t many options available. You might have been told to try out this lotion, or that lotion, but at the end of the day you didn’t notice an improvement.  With advancements in cosmetic dermatology, we have a solution for you.

At our dermatology office, we offer our patients in Upper East Side, New York dermal fillers that can be injected into those crow’s feet, marionette lines and furrows between the brows to take years off your face.  And what is even better is that this can all be done during your lunch hour with no invasive surgery and little recovery time. Let’s take a closer look at the 7 dermal fillers available in our Upper East Side, New York office.

Restylane: A Soft Tissue Dermal Filler

Restylane uses different forms of hyaluronic acid, which is used to replace volume, correcting the lines or wrinkles by plumping and smoothing out the skin depression or areas of fat loss. This dermal filler in the Upper East Side, New York is generally used in the naso-labial folds, marionette lines, laugh lines, jaw line, hollows of the cheeks, nasal contouring, sunken eyes and lip areas.

Long Lasting Results with Perlane

Perlane is similar to Restylane, as it is a long lasting gel that is injected into the skin with an ultra-fine needle. It provides lift and adds volume to help diminish fine lines. The hyaluronic acid in Perlane supplements the body’s age-depleted hyaluronic acid to plump up the lip or to raise the skin and fill in the wrinkle area being treated.

Juvederm: A Dermal Filler with Natural Results

Juvederm is an injectable filler that can improve the appearance of deep facial wrinkles, folds, lines and acne scars. The results are natural and long lasting, which can remain for approximately six months or longer. With very few side effects, Juvederm provides superior results for patients searching for a more youthful appearance.

Radiesse Lasts Longer than Most Dermal Fillers

Radiesse is a soft tissue volumizing filler that lasts longer than other leading fillers. It contains calcium-based microspheres which stimulate your skin to make new collagen and is an immediate correction in a treatment that can be performed over a lunch hour. Radiesse is a next generation volumizing filler that is FDA approved, safe, convenient and long lasting.

Belotero Replaces Lost Hyaluronic Acid

As we age, our skin loses its youthful appearance due to the diminishing production of natural support structures such as hyaluronic acid. Through this, you can experience fine lines and wrinkles. With Belotero—a new Upper East Side New York dermal filler—you can replace lost hyaluronic acid cased by the natural aging process. You will experience very little to no down time associated with Belotero, with most patients returning to their normal, daily activities immediately after visiting our office.

Sculptra Provides Subtle Results Over Time

Sculptra is the first volumizing filler that gives you subtle results over time, rather than overnight. By replacing collagen, Sculptra gives you a more natural looking appearance without giving you away. A full treatment with Sculptra will take, on average, three injection sessions over a few months, and the results can last up to two years.

Voluma: A Unique New Filler with FDA Approval

Also known as Juvederm Voluma XC, Voluma is the first filler approved by the FDA to claim that it can “temporarily correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area of adults over the age of 21.” One of the early signs of aging is volume loss in the face, specifically in the cheek area, which is caused from a combination of fat and bone absorption. Another unique quality of Voluma is that it can last for approximately two years, which is exceptional longevity for a hyaluronic acid (HA).

If you want to learn more about these 7 dermal fillers and volumizing fillers, contact our Upper East Side New York dermatologist, Dr. Sheryl Clark, today or visit our Questions and Answers and our website. We will work with you to determine which dermal filler is the best for your individual needs.