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Botox®, Restylane® & Dermal Fillers

Facial Rejuvenation Using the Latest Dermal Fillers

Soft tissue fillers have been used for many years to provide immediate results in filling lines around the mouth, yielding a very youthful look. Your medical doctor administering the fillers will discuss which of these will yield the best result for you. Information is provided for each, below.

Meanwhile, we’d like to share the latest news about the new micro-cannula.

Until now we’ve all had to contend with some discomfort and bruising that comes with the injection of various dermal fillers.

All this has changed with the introduction of small bore cannulas. Cannulas look like needles but, unlike needles, have rounded, blunt tips. Fillers pass through a small hole along the side of the cannula, near the tip. The smooth, blunt cannula gently pushes blood vessels and nerves aside so as not to disturb them. The result is minimal-to-no bruising, minimal discomfort, and a much faster, less painful recovery.

CannulaThis is an enlarged photo of a micro-cannula. The circle shows the laser cut side hole and the blunt tip.

Aside from the lack of bruising and minimal discomfort, this new approach works very well for getting rid of hollows and dark circles under the eyes.

If you’re interested in experiencing the minimal discomfort and bruising of needle-free dermal filling, call 845.358.8878 for a consultation or an appointment.

After reading about the different kinds of dermal fillers, see the photo gallery for examples of Dr. Wendy Epstein’s work.

BOTOX®

Botox is used to reduce or eliminate crow’s feet, forehead lines, bunny lines, and frown lines.

Dynamic wrinkles are caused by contractions of your facial muscles every time you laugh, smile, or frown. BOTOX® works to relax these facial muscles by blocking impulses from the nerve to the facial muscle. The muscles relax and do not contract, causing a smoother and more youthful appearance.

A very small amount of BOTOX® is injected into very precise locations on the face. No local anesthetic or sedation is required and you can resume normal activities immediately. Results can be seen within a few days and last 3-6 months. Slight redness and/or bruising at the injection site may occur, but this is usually easily covered up by make-up.

BOTOX® (botulinum type A) has been safely used for more than 20 years. Although cosmetic use has recently received FDA approval, it has actually been safely used for this purpose for many years.BOTOX® may be combined with other treatments to maximize results.

DYSPORT®

Dysport, like Botox, is Botulinum Toxin Amade by a different compays. Botox has been available for longer, but Dysport was approved for use in the U.S. by the FDA on April 30, 2009 after being available in Europe for years before that.

Dysport has been found to be as effective and safe as Botox, although it may work slightly faster. Where Botox can take up to three days to show results, Dysport tends to show results within several hours of treatment.

JUVEDERM®

Juvederm is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration.

Your healthcare professional eases Juvederm injectable gel under the skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your “smile lines” or the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth (called the nasolabial folds).

Results are seen immediately and can last up to a year and up to 6 months with the lip enhancement.

RADIESSE®

Radiesse offers a natural, refreshed look, clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients.RADIESSE volumizing filler provides immediate volume to smooth out the signs of aging, it continues to work with your body by stimulating your own natural collagen for a more youthful, refreshed you.

RESTYLANE®

Restylane is a safe, crystal-clear gel that fills in lips, lines, wrinkles, and scars producing instantaneous, long-lasting natural skin enhancement without surgery. It has been safely used for over 1.5 million treatments worldwide for almost a decade.

Since it is made of non-animal based hyaluronic acid, it works with the body’s own hyaluronic acid to create volume. Lip enhancements look natural and skin enhancements look smooth and uniform. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in skin, joints, and eyes.

Results are seen immediately and can last up to a year and up to 6 months with the lip enhancement.

SCULPTRA®

Sculptra is a safe, synthetic, and biocompatible material that is injected below the surface of the skin in the area of fat loss. It provides a gradual and significant increase in skin thickness, improving the appearance of folds and sunken areas.

In a clinical study, the effects lasted for up to two years after the first treatment session in most patients. The results from Sculptra are not immediate. Sculptra provides a gradual increase in skin thickness. Your doctor will determine the number of additional injections needed.