Over time, permanent wrinkles develop in the skin as a result of aging, overexposure to the sun, and cigarette smoking. These lines can make you look older, sad, angry or tired. Juvéderm, Restylane, and Perlane are FDA-approved to fill in wrinkles and folds, and to restore volume to the skin. These soft tissue fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin that adds volume and hydration. The areas that are commonly treated develop around the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds), corners of the mouth to the chin (marionette lines), under and around the eyes, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead. Patients can achieve a smoother, more youthful appearance while still maintaining the natural features that define who they are.
Juvéderm, Restylane, and Perlane injections are ideal for patients who are unhappy with the signs of aging present on their skin and are looking to enhance their overall appearance. They are also used to augment thin lips, weak areas on the cheeks and chin, and acne scars. At his office in New York City, Dr. Schwartz always strives to achieve a natural look that enhances, rather than alters your appearance. In order to achieve satisfactory results, it is important for patients to have realistic expectations for their treatment and understand that Juvéderm, Restylane, and Perlane injections will not completely erase all the lines in your face or tighten loose skin. At Dr. Schwartz practice in New York City he will help you decide whether or not this treatment is right for you after a physical examination and discussion of your desired goals.
Juvéderm, Restylane, and Perlane injections take about 15-30 minutes to administer. At his practice in New York City, Dr. Schwartz typically applies a topical anesthetic to numb the areas to be treated to reduce the risk of discomfort. Lidocaine, a common anesthetic, is also incorporated in the Juvéderm, Restylane, and Perlane to help avoid discomfort. The injection is then administered under the skin in the targeted area to add volume or fill in wrinkles and folds. After the injection, Dr. Schwartz may gently massage the treated areas. Ice packs are applied to reduce post-treatment swelling and may be continued after you leave his office in New York City NY.
Once the treatment is completed, patients can return to their regular activities with virtually no downtime. For the first 24 hours after treatment, patients should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure and consumption of alcoholic beverages.
The results of a Juvéderm, Restylane, and Perlane injections are visible immediately after the procedure, and will continue to improve over the next few days as any swelling subsides. Results are expected to last six to eight months, but in some cases last longer. Most patients achieve their desired results in just one treatment session and will require touch-up treatments in order to maintain the results. For optimum results, many patients choose to use Juvéderm, Restylane, and Perlane in conjunction with BOTOX®, a facelift or eyelid left, skin rejuvenation therapy, and/or laser skin resurfacing.
While Juvéderm, Restylane, and Perlane are considered safe for most patients, there are certain risks associated with any kind of treatment. Some of these risks may include temporary redness, pain and swelling at the injection site, as well as bruising, and discoloration. These risks are uncommon, and can be further reduced by choosing an experienced doctor to administer your injection.
Juvéderm Voluma™ is a new, FDA-approved dermal filler formulated specifically to add volume to the face around the cheeks and chin. This is the only injectable gel created to provide a subtle, natural enhancement to the mid-face, addressing changes in definition that occur over time. Juvéderm Voluma can help restore more youthful contours by plumping up the area that so often loses volume as part of the aging process. It can also return a firmer shape to the jaw line when some softening has set in. Juvéderm Voluma is not only an effective treatment method, but it is long lasting as well. In many patients, the results will last for a period of up to 18 months.
The active ingredient in Juvéderm Voluma is hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a substance naturally produced within the skin. As we get older, the levels of HA present in the skin begin to decline, resulting in a loss of volume and sunken or sagging cheeks. Juvéderm Voluma integrates into the existing collagen and elastin in the skin tissue to offer greater support and elasticity. This can provide a noticeable smoothing and firming to the skin and lend the facial structure more substantial definition.
If you are interested in learning more about Juvéderm or Restylane in New York City, call 212-737-9090 to schedule a consultation.