Wrinkle Reduction TreatmentsSmooth out expression lines around the eyes and forehead. The injections are a safe and effective method of temporarily reducing moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles. They are unrivaled for the treatment of frown lines, forehead lines and crow's feet and can also be used to reduce excessive sweating.
Eliminate facial lines and wrinklingAnti-wrinkle injections use a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause facial lines and wrinkles. By blocking muscle action, the highly purified preparation minimizes the wrinkles associated with over-active muscles. They do not produce numbness or disturbance of sensation and will not radically change your facial appearance. You can still frown or look surprised, you'll just do it without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
Treatment is quick and easy, involving a series of tiny injections in the area where lines occur. This usually takes less than 10 minutes and involves only minor discomfort. The full effects of treatment take a few days to reach a maximum and in most cases last from 3-6 months. The treatment is very safe, with no systemic side-effects of note. Temporary side effects may include some tenderness and slight bruising at the site of injection.
Recommended treatment scheduleThe initial effects generally last from 3-6 months. Many patients find that after a few treatments the effects last longer, meaning follow-up treatments may be required less frequently.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Hyaluronic Acid Gels, such as Juvéderm™ and Restylane® are injected into the skin adding volume to lips, filling in wrinkles and folds in the skin.
Hylluronic Acid is found naturally in all living organisms. 56% of our body’s hyaluronic acid is found in the skin and it’s primary function is to provide volume and pliability to the skin. It also plays a crucial role in cell growth. As we get older our skin cells lose their ability to produce hyaluronic acid, it’s molecular weight decreases and its ability to hold water lessens. Hyaluronic acid gives soft issue its bulk and “feel”.
RADIESSE® consists of tiny calcium-based microspheres that form a “scaffold” to support and stimulate the growth of your own collagen. Over time, the calcium-based microspheres gradually break down and are safely and naturally absorbed by your body. RADIESSE® rebuilds your skin’s foundation without the risks associated with a permanent implant. Results can last up to 18 months.
JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel
JUVÉDERM®Injectable Gel is an excellent treatment option for lip enhancement, deep folds, facial lines, wrinkle correction, volume augmentation of the lips, shaping facial contours (such as cheeks and chin correcting) and smile lines (correcting thin, superficial lines around the eyes, mouth and forehead).
JUVÉDERM®Injectable Gel is a hyaluronic acid gel which is a naturally occuring sugar found in your body. Restylane® is a non-animal based substance, making it a safe alternative for those patients allergic to collagen.
They are both gradually reabsorbed by the body, Results from Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®Injectable Gel are apparent almost immedicately and typically last longer than collagen.
Are there Side Effects?
After your treatment, you might have some redness or swelling. This will normally last less than 1 week. Sunbathing and cold outdoor activities should be avoided until any redness or swelling disappear. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 18, you shouldn’t use Restylane® or Juvéderm™.
Restylane® has been used in more than 3 million treatments in over 60 countries to correct a variety of wrinkles. In the U.S. the FDA has approved Restylane for wrinkles and folds like the ones from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Our specialist will consult with you prior to your injection regarding common treatment areas and the appropriate filler for the areas.
How long do the fillers last?
Studies have shown that JUVÉDERM®Injectable Gel and Restylane® effects generally last for about six months, even up to a year. With regularly spaced treatments, patients usually require less of the material and increased time between treatments.
How do fillers different from BOTOX® Cosmetic?
JUVÉDERM®Injectable Gel and Restylane® are natural cosmetic fillers. In contrast, Botox is a drug that blocks nerve transmission and relaxes the underlying muscles. Many patients have been very pleased after receiving treatment with both products.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Sculptra Aesthetic and RADIESSE® are a step beyond the well-known hyaluronic acid (HA) products such as JUVÉDERM®. They prompt the body to produce new collagen in addition to plumping the skin.
Because aging slows the body’s ability to renew and support the skin, these injectable gels encourage the body to grow healthy new collagen. Overtime they help replace lost volume over time, sometimes providing results for a year or more.
Sculptra Aesthetic and RADIESSE® are an exciting option for anyone who wants to reverse the visible signs of facial aging without a surgical approach.The way each one achieves this is bit different, but both work with your body’s natural processes.
This product works right away, instantly adding volume to the face. But during the next few months after treatment, RADIESSE® will also stimulate collagen production so your skin continues to look smoother and more youthful.
This injectable also uses a micro-particle gel. Instead of a single treatment, it is administered in a series of sessions over a few months, usually consisting of three injections. Its volumizing effects emerge over time, and have been shown in studies to last up to two years. As with RADIESSE®, Sculptra Aesthetic works to encourage collagen production deep in the dermis.
RADIESSE® and Sculptra Aesthetic are long-lasting dermal fillers that present exciting options for facial rejuvenation. By stimulating the body’s natural collagen production, they can continue to provide improvement long after the treatment itself.About Central Park Plastic Surgery: Scott J. Zevon, MD, FACS, has been featured in New York Magazine as one of the Best Doctors in New York and is listed in the Castle Connolly directory Best Doctors in New York. The Central Park Plastic Surgery offices and AAAASF-accredited ambulatory surgical facility are located at 75 Central Park West, New York, New York 10023. He can be reached by phone at 212-496-6600 or at http://www.drzevon.com/http://www.drzevon.com
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
"What more can I do for my wrinkles?"