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Facial Fillers

Written by Dr. Jacobs

When it's not the right time for cosmetic surgery, men and women today often choose to rejuvenate with a facial filler such as Juvederm® or Restylane®. New York residents, known for cosmopolitan style and attention to detail, are no exception. Injectable wrinkle fillers are a popular way to take years off your appearance with no downtime and a modest investment.

There are several effective fillers available today, and we use them strategically to enhance the appearance of our patients in New York. Juvederm, for instance, is often a good choice for lip augmentation. We use both Juvederm and Restylane to fill wrinkles alongside the mouth called nasolabial folds, small lines above the upper lip, tear troughs under the eyes and in other areas. The two products are based on hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in humans that attracts water molecules, further enhancing effectiveness.

Although fillers are commonly used today, it takes experience and a thorough background in medicine and anatomy to know which compounds are best for which purpose. And it takes the skill and artistic nature of a plastic surgeon like Dr. Elliot Jacobs to achieve optimal results. Why not contact us to schedule an appointment today?

New York Juvederm and Restylane Treatment with Dr. Jacobs

When you come in for treatment, you will be cared for by Dr. Jacobs, our board certified plastic surgeon. This will give you the opportunity to learn about all your facial rejuvenation options and create a plan that makes sense for you.

Dr. Jacobs can help you understand the dizzying array of filler options, for instance, and how fillers differ from Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport. He can discuss the pros and cons of fat grafting with you as well. Dr. Jacobs' training and many years of experience in plastic surgery in New York make him a great resource for you. He will be glad to help you weigh your options in terms of short- and long-term costs.

If you choose a facial filler, Dr. Jacobs will use a cream to numb the small pinch of the injections. Then he will place the filler material under the skin and massage it gently in place. You will see some change right away, with the final result appearing in a day or two if you should experience brief swelling and redness. Your smoother, younger looking skin should last a few to several months.

Contact us online about non-invasive options like dermal fillers or call at 212-570-6080. We hope to see you in our Manhattan office soon!

Facial Filler FAQ

  • What are the differences between all the fillers?

Many fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, are based on hyaluronic acid, a naturally substance that has been proven to attract water molecules, and in some cases, provide a long-lasting collagen rebuilding effect. The differences in these products relate to the size of the molecules and other attributes. Other fillers are based on other main ingredients, such as calcium. They all have their advantages and disadvantages.

  • Why do these products "wear off?"

Over the course of a few months, your body will harmlessly absorb the filler.

  • How are fillers different than Botox?

Dermal fillers do what the term implies; they "fill" wrinkles from underneath the skin. The injected material serves as a firm foundation underneath lines and creases, boosting and smoothing the skin. Botox and Dysport block repeated muscle action that causes dynamic wrinkles, such as the lines on your forehead.

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