Originally created from actual animal collagen, dermal fillers once required tedious skin tests to check for potential allergic reactions. Today, a new arsenal of fillers, such as Juvéderm, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Defyne, can help your skin look younger in no time. Here at Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Eliot Ghatan uses dermal fillers to help volumize your face as well as fill in lines and wrinkles.
Dermal fillers plump and smooth your skin from the inside out
Dermal fillers lift and plump sagging skin, soften fine lines and wrinkles, and lessen the look of acne scars. Comprised of one of your skin’s own natural substances, hyaluronic acid, which promotes volume, moisture, and softness, dermal fillers restore what age takes away for a more glowing, youthful look.
Juvéderm stimulates collagen production for smoother skin
One of the newest fillers on the market today is Juvéderm. To restore your youthful appearance, Dr. Ghatan will lightly massage the target area for just 15 to 60 minutes while injecting Juvéderm’s clear, gel-like substance. The hyaluronic acid immediately begins to stimulate your body’s own collagen production, erasing years of unsightly lines and wrinkles. Each tiny injection also contains a small amount of pain-reducing lidocaine to minimize your pain or discomfort.
Both Juvéderm Ultra Plus and Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC formulas provide greater volume for cheeks, lips, and deep nasolabial folds, also known as “laugh lines.”
Juvéderm fillers include:
Juvéderm Ultra XC
This is the first soft-tissue filler formulated with 0.3% lidocaine for a more comfortable experience.
Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC
Also created with 0.3% lidocaine, Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC creates even more volume.
Juvéderm Voluma® XC
Voluma, a hyaluronic acid injectable, offers the first and only FDA-approved filler that can instantly add volume to your cheeks. Designed for patients over 21, it generates a subtle lift for a more youthful profile that may last up to two years.
Something to smile about
The newest additions to Restylane’s family of dermal fillers, Refyne and Defyne, both treat wrinkles in the smile zone. Dr. Ghatan injects Refyne into moderate wrinkles and folds from the nose to the mouth, while Defyne perfectly plumps and fills deeper set laugh lines. These gels use a new type of hyaluronic acid, called NASHA™, or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid, which is biodegradable and completely biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid. The gels bend as you move your face, giving you a softer, more natural appearance lasting from six to 18 months. Also, if you’re looking to plump up your lips, Restylane Silk can do the trick.
How to prepare
Dr. Ghatan will discuss your cosmetic goals before beginning your minimally invasive procedure. To decrease your risk of bruising, you may apply an ice pack for the first few hours. In the case of bruising, Dr. Ghatan also recommends Arnika cream, or Auriderm Bruise Cream and Auriderm Vitamin K, for a smooth recovery.
Turn the other cheek
Over the years, cheeks flatten out and skin sags due to loss of volume. Dr. Ghatan injects Juvéderm Voluma XC or Restylane Lyft gel into your cheek area to correct age-related volume loss and reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds). He can also augment your lips and smooth out the wrinkles around your mouth.
Dermal fillers instantly reveal a newer, fresher you, to help your inner beauty truly shine. Depending upon which formula you use, the age-defying results usually last six months to two years.
Let Dr. Ghatan put time back on your side with dermal fillers. Give us a call or book your appointment online today.