The “liquid facelift” restores facial volume, reduces wrinkles, and provides facial rejuvenation without surgery. As you age, the skin on your face begins to lose collagen, bone, and fat, especially around the tear trough/under the eyes, the mid-cheek area, perioral or lips, temples, and lower face/jowls.
Dr. Green typically injects a wide range of “liquid” fillers to enhance and replace volume in the various areas of the face. Botox®, Juvederm®, Restylane®, Restylane Lyft®, Voluma® Volbella®, and Sculptra® are all used to re-volumize the face and reduce facial lines. These fillers are indicated for injection into the dermal layer of skin for correction of moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds, cheek augmentation and correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies in patients.
Juvederm Voluma® is a minimally invasive injectable treatment composed of a hyaluronic acid gel specifically designed to add volume to the area of the cheeks. Sculptra® Aesthetic is made with biocompatible, biodegradable, synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body and helps to rebuild loss volume and can be used in various areas of the face including jowls, temples, and mid-face. Juvederm Volbella® is specficially designed for the fine lines around the mouth and to replace the lip volume in this area. Dr. Green will select a combination of fillers and neurotoxins to best create your own “liquid facelift”.
Patients come to the office one hour before their injections in order for us to apply a topical numbing cream. The procedure is simple with little or no down time and takes approximately 30 minutes. The main side effect may be some localized swelling, redness, bruising, and tenderness. These side effects may last a few days after procedure so it is best to plan the injections when you know you have the appropriate time.
Juvederm Voluma ® is FDA-approved filler for volume loss in the midface. Its unique Vycross technology produces a tightly cross-linked gel which contributes to its lift capacity. Voluma ® was created to re-define the cheek area, which tends to lose structure through the aging process. Voluma ® is the longest lasting injectable treatment on the market today. Reports have stated Voluma ® can last up to 2 times longer than other facial fillers, lasting up to two years in many patients.
Sculptra® is another amazing “liquid filler” comprised of injectable poly-L-lactic acid. Sculptra® stimulates your skin’s own natural collagen production to help restore its inner structure and increase facial volume loss due to aging. Because Sculptra® is a liquid, it can be used in almost any area of the face including temples, jowls, nasolabial, cheeks, and neck area. A series of three to four sessions of Sculptra® is indicated to slowly build up your own collagen with each session spaced approximately one month apart. After full correction, the results of Sculptra® generally last up to two years.
Juvederm® Volbella® is an injectable filler composed of hyaluronic acid which also is based on the new Vycross technology. Volbella® improves and enhances the lip contour, boosts volume, smooths vertical creases and achieves symmetry all in a single comfortable treatment. This product is especially good for treating smoker’s lines, perioral wrinkles from sun damage, and the oral commisures as well. Juvederm® Volbella® with lidocaine is formulated with an innovative combination of low and high molecular weight technology, which improves the cross-linking efficiency of HA chains. Volbella’s® effective cross-linking technology allows for a lower concentration of HA to be used, which results in less swelling. The Vycross technology delivers an ultra-smooth gel, which results in a natural look and feel, as well as lasting up to one full year after injection.
Juvederm® is a family of injectable of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers used to provide 9 months to one year of correction for moderate to severe facial wrinkles, and to fill in hollow places and scars on the face folds, such as nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth). It is also used as a lip augmentation agent, which has become very popular. Most treatment sessions take only about 15 minutes. As with all dermal fillers, Juvederm® is injected into the treatment area with an extremely fine needle.
Restylane & Restylane Lyft
Restylane® is a family of facial fillers composed of Restylane®, Restylane® Silk, and Restylane® Lyft. Restylane® can be used throughout the face and is very popular for natural lip augmentation. Restylane® Silk is a finer version of Restylane® designed for use in fine wrinkles that need a very small needle and a “thinner” HA product to be injected into these lines.
Restylane® Lyft is hyaluronic acid, an ingredient naturally found in the body. When injected into the cheeks it can correct the appearance of tissue loss, as well as lift sagging skin. This treatment can also be used to smooth nasolabial folds (smile lines), making it the first and only filler that have been approved by the FDA for use in both areas. You will see immediate improvement after injection of these products.
Dermal Fillers with Botox
Botox® can be used in conjunction with these dermal fillers. Botox® is derived from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin. It is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles. Many patients love to get Botox while getting these liquid face lifts simply because it all looks natural together. Dr. Green finds while using Botox® and fillers complement each other with Botox® able to treat dynamic areas of movement, such as fine lines on the forehead, that fillers cannot treat. Botox® is perfect for the wrinkles in the glabella area, forehead, lines around the eyes (crow’s feet), lip lines, DAO’s, to relax the muscles that pull down the corners of the mouth down, and even for the neck’s platysmal bands and folds.
For Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra and to find the right dermal filler option for you, book an appointment today with NYC based cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green online – or call 212 535 3088