Dermal fillers are often referred to as liquid facelifts, as they provide many of the benefits of surgery in just one easy injectable. Facial fillers are an excellent choice for minimizing wrinkles, plumping lips, filling out shallow contours, and restoring youthful fullness to the face. Treatment options are generally divided into two categories – temporary or semi-permanent – but all require regular maintenance to achieve optimal results.
Temporary dermal fillers are very popular, since they are generally forgiving and allow for easy adjustments to obtain desired results. Temporary products include:
The leading semi-permanent dermal fillers on the market contain PMMA, or polymethylmethacrylate, a substance comprised of PMMA microspheres suspended in purified collagen gel. Your surgeon will generally under-fill during the first PMMA treatment, as this filler is easily increased, if necessary, during future treatments. Popular brand names include Artefill, Artico, and Metacrill.
Options for plastic surgery New York include a wealth of facial filler options to rejuvenate your skin. Choosing the best filler for your needs is a delicate process and depends on several factors.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Loeb will take into account your age, target areas, desired results, skin condition, and other factors to recommend the best filler for you. For many, temporary fillers, including Juvéderm, Radiesse, Restylane and Sculptra are excellent choices. In particular, Juvéderm and Restylane provide natural results with biodegradable, non-animal based injectables that restore youthful fullness and soft lines.
Most temporary facial fillers provide immediate, visible results and last six months to one year. It is important to schedule regular touchups in order to maintain optimal results. To improve their overall appearance, some patients choose to combine dermal fillers with other non-invasive treatments, including botulinum toxin (Botox), microdermabrasion, photo facials, and skin rejuvenation or resurfacing.
If you would like to learn more about dermal fillers in NYC, we invite you to call Dr. Loeb’s Fifth Avenue office at 212-327-3700 to schedule a private consultation.