Injectable Fillers: What Are They?
There are several injectable treatments available and approved by the FDA for the cosmetic treatment of facial and skin conditions. These include:
Botox – Botox is widely used in cosmetic treatments for the prevention of wrinkles. Results from Botox cosmetic treatments are usually seen within 3-5 days, and the results of the treatment can last up to four months, although they do vary with each patient.
Microbotox is a relatively new cosmetic surgery procedure that shrinks the pores and smoothens out the skin to leave patients looking fresh and rejuvenated. While not as well known as Botox, Microbotox is effective, safe and growing in popularity. Microbotox, which is basically the equivalent of diluted Botox, is administered by small-dose injections to the face.
A Botox brow lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves injecting Botox into a number of facial muscles in order to lift the brow line. The procedure, the effects of which typically last up to four months, creates a more open-eye appearance that many consider to be desirable.
TMJ, or temporomandibular syndrome manifests itself as pain in not only the jaw joint but also the muscles responsible for jaw movement. People suffering from TMJ disorders can find relief courtesy of strategically placed Botox injections. In fact, some people who have undergone the procedure have been able to stop using, or to reduce the use of, prescription pain medication.
Botox injections are relatively safe if performed by board-certified doctors with adequate expertise. The side effects that are the most widely reported include bruising or swelling at the injection site, headaches or the flu. While a rarity, there is the chance that the botulinum toxin, which is a Botox ingredient, could move to other regions of the body and trigger botulinum-type symptoms including muscle weakness throughout the body, vision issues, breathing problems, incontinence, difficulty speaking or difficulty swallowing.
Dysport is a cosmetic injectable that can be used to lower the prominence of crow’s feet lines that often appear when people smile.
Facial Dermal Fillers Injections in New York
Artefill/Bellafill is a facial filler that is used for wrinkle correction and to provide patients with a youthful, natural and soft appearance. It is the longest lasting injectable cosmetic filler available today in New York City. The treatment was approved in 2006 and since then has been used in numerous patients quite successfully.
Belotero is a non-invasive, non-surgical injection option that helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the face, to restore facial volume and to rehydrate the skin. A dermal filler constructed out of hyaluronic acid, Belotero is a good choice for people who want to keep their skin’s volume and smoothness.
Juvederm is an injectable corrective dermal filler that temporarily irons out moderate facial folds and wrinkles.
Juvederm XC Volume is known to be effective as it adds cheek volume immediately and reverses the aging process.
Perlane is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel, used to improve facial fold and wrinkles.
Restylane is also an injectable solution that lessens the appearance of crow’s feet, enhance the lips and smooths out fine lines.
Radiesse is a non-allergenic filler that lessens the prominence of skin folds and wrinkles surrounding the nose and mouth.
Sculptra is a procedure that may be used to correct nasolabial fold contours and other facial wrinkles.
Xeomin is perfect for people who want to get rid of frown lines appearing between their eyebrows.
Non-surgical cheek enhancements include the use of injections into the cheek to restore lost volume.
A non-surgical facelift is a non-invasive procedure using fillers such as Radiesse or Restylane and laser treatments resulting in improved facial appearance.
Non-surgical jaw reduction procedures include the use of Botox Cosmetic to achieve successful jaw sliming and jaw reduction.
Non-surgical nose jobs are conducted by using sugar acid gels such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Voluma.
Non-surgical blepharoplasty is performed by injecting Restylane or Juvederm into the patient’s “tear trough” region.
Non-surgical chin enhancement is performed by injecting a filler under the skin resulting in the desired amount of augmentation.