Having smooth supple skin is a sign of youth, beauty, and attractiveness. The appearance of our skin is often the first thing that others notice and can be a subconscious indication of our overall health and wellbeing. With the passage time, however, our skin may begin to lose its luster as we develop wrinkles, fine lines and folds; making us feel old and reluctant to be seen by others.
While there are hundreds of creams and ointments that claim to promote youthful looking skin, often times they fall way short of their promises. But no need to fret! Advancements in cosmetic medicine have led to the development of safe and effective methods to help fight the signs of aging in the form of fillers and injectable treatments.
What Fillers and Injectables Can Do For You
Dermal fillers are used to restore skin to its previously plump and hydrated appearance. Fillers do not paralyze the facial muscles to reduce the look of wrinkles, commonly associated with neurotoxins such as Botox, but rather add volume to your skin which can become diminished with age.
Hyaluronic acid, found in fillers such as Juvéderm, is the key to smooth, hydrated, and flawless looking skin. Hyaluronic acid is actually a naturally occurring substance produced by our skin cells to help maintain moisture; giving your skin that healthy and hydrated look. Our levels of hyaluronic acid, unfortunately, tend to decline with age and with exposure to environmental hazards, such as UV sunlight, leaving skin appearing dull with uneven tone and texture.
Are Fillers and Injectables Right For You’re Your Skin Type?
The use of fillers and injectables can help restore the levels of hyaluronic acid found in your skin, helping reduce or eliminate the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and best of all works wonders for any skin type.
However, dermal fillers don’t come without its own risks, which is why a personalized consultation will be provided prior to undergoing the procedure. The following are some of the key factors that may affect your candidacy to receiving fillers or injectables.
- Allergy to hyaluronic acid and/or lidocaine
- History of severe allergies or allergic reactions (e.g. Anaphylaxis)
- History of scarring or skin pigmentation disorders
- Currently taking medications that can prolong bleeding (e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen, other blood thinners)
- History of bleeding disorder
Dermal fillers and injection procedures are frequently performed the same day of your consultation and considered minimally invasive; contributing to minimal recovery time. However, it is advised to avoid strenuous activity, sun exposure, consuming alcohol, and wearing makeup for the first 24 hours after undergoing the procedure to ensure optimal results post-treatment.
Choosing the Most Appropriate Dermal Filler or Injectable
For the most part, whether you have dry skin, oily skin, or some combination in-between, the following fillers and injectables can help return skin to its previously radiant looking appearance.
Juvéderm: The world’s leading brand of hyaluronic acid facial fillers, Juvéderm’s smooth gel formula blends into skin tissue to give your skin a fuller and more youthful appearance by reducing the signs of aging almost immediately. It can be used in areas of the face most notable for wrinkle development, such as around the nose, mouth, and eyes. Juvéderm Voluma XC, another type of Juvéderm, is specially formulated to restore the volume of your cheeks and chin areas that may appear sunken over time. The effects of Juvéderm typically last between 6 months and 2 years, depending on the type of product used.
Restylane: Another type of hyaluronic acid injectable, this filler is designed to help restore radiant looking skin by smoothing out wrinkles of the face, such as the cheeks, mouth, nasolabial folds, and around the eyes. It can also be used to add volume to the cheeks, chin, lips, and nose. Restylane is more suited to filling larger areas of the face, such as deep facial wrinkles. Results can typically last up to 6 to 18 months.
Radiesse: A dermal filler that can immediately increase facial volume and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, Radiesse uses calcium-based microspheres to simulate the production of collagen; a naturally occurring protein in the body that promotes skin’s elasticity and strength. Results typically last approximately 9 to 14 months.
Botox: Perhaps the most popular form of injectable, Botox can safely soften wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, forehead, and other unwanted facial creases we develop as we get older. Botox is a form of purified protein peptide called botulinum toxin type A and works by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles where injected leaving a smooth and youthful appearance. Botox effects are typically immediate lasting approximately 3-4 months.
Having the Right Doctors in Your Corner
Choosing the most talented and experienced doctors is very important when considering any type of cosmetic procedure. When finally deciding to take a stand against the effects of aging has on your appearance, look no further than the expertise of Drs. Dale and Michelle Abadir.
With years of experience in the domain of cosmetic medicine, their combined knowledge and skill have been helping both men and women achieve their aesthetic goals. Schedule a consolation today in the Rye Brook, NY area at 914-937-7593.