Sculptra® is an injectable product that restores fullness to facial fat loss, facial folds and creases. Facial fat loss, one of the important signs of aging, can result in sunken cheeks, temples, and facial folds. Injected into the deep dermis layer of the skin, Sculptra® provides a gradual but significant increase in volume and skin thickness, improving the appearance of folds and sunken areas.
The main component of a Sculptra injection is called poly-L-lactic acid, or PLLA. It is safe, biocompatible (can be used harmlessly in the body), biodegradable (able to be broken down in the body) and long-lasting. PLLA has been used for more than 20 years in many surgical products, including dissolvable sutures and soft tissue implants.
Sculptra is FDA-approved for the treatment of aging, wrinkled facial skin, and for facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) either from aging or as a side effect of certain medications. It is considered safe and effective for patients seeking to achieve a more youthful, natural-looking appearance. Sculptra should not be used in patients who have active skin infections, inflammation (swelling) in the area to be treated, or who are allergic to any of its ingredients.
Sculptra injections take about 15-30 minutes to administer. At his practice in New York City NY, Dr. Schwartz typically applies a topical anesthetic to numb the treatment area and reduce the risk of potential discomfort. The injections are then administered under the skin in the targeted area to add volume or fill in wrinkles and folds. Dr. Schwartz may gently massage the treated areas. Ice packs are applied to reduce post-treatment swelling and may be continued after you leave. Once the treatment is completed, patients can return to their regular activities, with virtually no downtime.
Sculptra's effects are not immediate. Improvement in skin volume occurs gradually over the next three to four weeks after your treatment. More than one treatment is usually necessary to achieve the best results depending on the amount of fullness that needs to be restored. The treatments are usually performed in four to six week intervals until your goals are achieved.
The results of Sculptra® vary from patient to patient. In one clinical study, the effects were shown to last for up to two years after the first treatment session in most patients.
Radiesse® is a safe, synthetic, injectable filler that reduces wrinkles, creases and scars by augmenting the body's natural collagen supply. Composed of a biocompatible gel, Radiesse is made from the same minerals found in our bones, so it carries little risk of allergic reaction. Radiesse injections can be used on many areas of the body, including the nasolabial folds, jawline contours, cheeks, and hands.
Treatments typically take 15 minutes and require only a topical anesthetic prior to treatment. Side effects such as swelling or bruising are minimal and fade within a few days. Results are visible immediately after the injections and can last for 12- 18 months, making it a great option for those patients who seek a longer-lasting correction.
If you are interested in learning more about Sculptra or Radiesse in New York City, call 212-737-9090 to schedule a consultation.
Belotero is the latest, most advanced form of dermal filler available today. It has a unique ability to integrate with the tissues of your skin, providing volume and a more youthful shape to your face. Belotero can reduce lines and wrinkles while enhancing your own facial contours.
As we get older, our skin's production of the substances that keep it moisturized and supple begins to slow, resulting in an increase in wrinkles and lines. But Belotero is a dermal filler that incorporates one of these natural substances, hyaluronic acid (HA), to help you achieve smoother, more youthful looking skin once again.
In clinical studies of Belotero, 97 percent of patients showed a visible improvement after a single treatment. Belotero can eliminate even the finest of lines. Belotero injections plump the skin subtly and evenly so patients appear relaxed and refreshed without looking like they have a noticeable implant.
There are different formulations of Belotero available, making it ideal to improve a wide variety of skin issues. This filler can treat frown lines between the eyebrows, periorbital lines (crow's feet), nasolabial folds from the nose to the corners of the mouth, perioral lines and marionette lines from the corners of the mouth to the jaw. In addition, it can round the cheekbones, plump the lips, restore softness to the hands and décolletage and more.
The quick and nearly painless procedure typically takes 20 minutes and most people can return to work immediately afterward. The results of Belotero treatment are not permanent and vary by individual. For most patients, the effects are still visible nine months after an injection. Follow-up treatments are typically done every six to 12 months.
If you are interested in learning more about Belotero in New York City, call 212-737-9090 to schedule a consultation.