Facial Fillers and Volumizers
The wrinkles around the eye can often be due to muscle activity and may be improved with BOTOX. If the lines are very deep or are due to skin sagging e.g. the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds), then a filler may often soften or sometimes even eliminate the line. Fillers are injections of substances, most commonly hyaluronic acid (HA), which fill out wrinkles and uneven areas of the face and body, mainly between the brow, around the eyes, nose, and the mouth. There are many available with variable lengths of duration and we specialize in Juvederm, Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk , and Belotero. The filler is injected into the skin itself to plump up the depressed line in the skin and can also be used to regain the natural volume and youthful appearance of lips.
In most patients fillers last for 6 to 16 months depending on factors such as skin structure, lifestyle and age. Treatment is quick and simple with spectacular improvement. Results are clearly visible in all patients within minutes of the treatment, and there is very little if any bruising or “down-time”. The ease of administration and the rapid onset of visible results has led these fillers to rival botox and other neuromodulators as the number one cosmetic procedure in the world.
Volumizers are products which not only restore volume, but actually promote growth of body’s own collagen. They are commonly used to plump and lift cheeks and to volumize hands and chins. Upon injection, RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler immediately provides the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging because of the calcium-based microspheres and gel that comprise the product. But what’s unique about RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is that it acts as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow.1 This process continues for several months, which extends the initial effect of RADIESSE Volumizing Filler. Best of all, the natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients.
Other areas of the body may be injected, including hands although this is “off-label”, and care must be taken to use an experienced professional that has worked with the various fillers and volumizers in these areas. Dr. Weinstein has been enhancing her patient’s looks with neuromodulators such as BOTOX and fillers of various types for over two decades.