Your skin does many beneficial things, such as covering internal organs, protecting from injury and germs, controlling body temperature, protecting from dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays, and helping the body make vitamin D, which comes from exposure to the sun. Since your skin plays such an important role in protecting your body, you should keep it as healthy as you can.
Fillers and Injectables
One of the most popular cosmetic treatments of all time, BOTOX® cosmetic injections can help you look young again by erasing the wrinkles, creases, and fine lines that gradually appear as you age. Men and women around the world turn to BOTOX as their go-to anti-aging solution. For enhanced results, you can have BOTOX and cosmetic filler treatments such as Juvéderm® performed at the same time.
Made from purified protein, Botox® works by blocking the nerve impulses, as it is injected under the skin, it relaxes and reduces the muscles contractions, especially in the face, that cause the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to form on the face and neck. The ultimate result, is giving you a rejuvenated and more youthful look. It is FDA-approved and widely used by both men and women who want to smooth, reduce, and temporarily eliminate facial wrinkles in as little as 10 minutes. BOTOX has been safely and therapeutically used for over 15 years for a variety of medical conditions.
Dysport® is the first cosmetic neurotoxin available alongside the widely used Botox. Dysport is a simple, effective, non-surgical treatment that works by relaxing facial muscles, thereby reducing and smoothing away frown-lines and wrinkles. Dysport, like Botox, is a protein extracted from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. Dysport has been available in Europe, Asia and South America for many years, and is distributed in the United States by Medicis, manufacturer of the Restylane dermal filler.
Xeomin® is an FDA-approved injectable formula that treats moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. It contains incobotulinumtoxinA, which blocks nerve activity in the muscles, thus causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity and reduces frown lines.
Jeuveau® is a wrinkle-relaxing agent for the temporary improvement of moderate to severe glabellar lines (between the eyebrows). It contains a botulinum toxin which blocks muscular function responsible for wrinkles, creating smooth, furrow-free skin and is FDA-approved.
Soft Tissue Fillers
Injectable soft tissue fillers such as Restylane®, Juvederm®, Radiesse™, Sculptra, and autologous fat are used to augment the soft tissue of the face. They can be used to fill facial wrinkles or restore natural fullness to the face and lips. Fillers are helpful for those with early signs of aging, and are often used in facial rejuvenation surgery.
JUVÉDERM® is the only hyaluronic acid filler FDA-approved to last up to one year. JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. JUVÉDERM® XC comes in two formulations: JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, JUVÉDERM®, and Ultra Plus XC.
- Dermal filler that is injected underneath the skin to volumize, lift, and contour
- Excellent for cheeks, cheekbones, and the jawline
- Made of a thick hyaluronic-based gel
- Lasts up to two years or more
- A smooth, clear gel filler that is used for lip augmentation
- Designed to add fullness to lips, contour the lips, and minimize lines around the mouth
- Contains hyaluronic acid and lidocaine
- A filler for the improvement of laugh lines and folds around the lower face
- Excellent for reducing the “parentheses lines” between the nose and mouth
- Contains hyaluronic acid and lidocaine
An FDA-approved drug has been designed to erase a patient’s double chin is getting a lot of attention. Since April 2005, many in the cosmetic industry are hailing it as the biggest innovation since Botox. The FDA-approved injection contains a naturally occurring molecule that dissolves fat, which your body then flushes out. The active ingredient in KYBELLA is called Deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction under the chin.
Radiesse is a unique calcium based filler, made from calcium hydroxylapatite. Radiesse is injected through a fine needle and placed into the skin. Radiesse immediately provides the lift needed to diminish wrinkles and folds. Most common side effect includes bruising, redness, swelling, pain and itching at the injection site. These side effects generally last for a short period of time and are mild in nature.
Restylane® is designed to smooth wrinkles, sculpt lips, and shape facial contours. It is a clear synthetic gel made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is found throughout the body. The most common areas for treatment are the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angles of the mouth) and the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows). With its unique ability to bind with water, Restylane® remains in your skin for many months.
- Formerly known as Perlane-L®, this injectable gel is designed to replenish volume and treat wrinkles in the face and hands
- Has a plumping effect, adding volume and smoothing wrinkles in the target area
- Contains hyaluronic acid, water, and lidocaine
- Filler that is specifically designed for lip augmentation and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth
- Contains small, smooth hyaluronic acid particles
- Hyaluronic acid dermal filler that treats laugh lines and wrinkles
- Adds volume and smooths marionette lines (from the mouth to the chin)
- Lets you maintain your facial expressions
- Lasts up to 12 months
- Hyaluronic acid dermal filler that treats smile lines and adds volume
- Fills and smooths the lines between the mouth and nose (parentheses lines) and the mouth and chin (marionette lines)
- Lasts up to 12 months
Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen, an underlying cause of facial aging, for results that can last more than two years.
Bellafill® is a non-resorbable dermal filler for permanent implantation to treat smile lines and acne scars. It contains a combination of enhanced collagen gel and lidocaine and is FDA-approved.
Topical Creams and Supplements
This topical anti-aging lipid replenishment treatment provides improved hydration for dry skin in a revolutionary cholesterol-dominant formula. It treats fine lines, helps firm skin, and corrects uneven skin tone with its concentration of skin-healing lipids.
This serum is rich in vitamin C and vitamin E to help neutralize free radicals induced by UVA/UVB radiation, infrared radiation (IRA), and ozone pollution, which can accelerate the visible signs of skin aging. Its formula includes protective antioxidants to help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, enhance the skin’s firmness, and brighten the complexion.
This natural dietary supplement – which contains homeopathic arnica montana, bromelain, grape seed extract, and other antioxidants and bioflavonoids – allows for faster recovery from bruising, swelling, and pain associated with soft tissue injuries and surgery.
Laser skin resurfacing, commonly called a laser peel, removes the outer, damaged layer of skin to reveal a smoother, younger look. Laser resurfacing can reduce the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, uneven pigment and superficial scarring, usually on the face. A carbon dioxide laser beam of precisely focused light vaporizes the skin surface and reveals the undamaged layer beneath. Treatment may be performed by itself or in combination with other rejuvenation procedures.
A chemical peel involves the application of a substance to the skin of the face. Depending on the strength of the solution, the upper layer of the skin is peeled away to accelerate the growth of new skin layers to smooth texture, reduce scarring, and remove blemishes to produce healthy, glowing skin. Peel formulas and strength are tailored to each patient, and are often combined with other procedures such as facelift for a younger look.
Do you suffer from acne scars, age spots, fine wrinkles, scars, sun damage, and uneven skin? Dermabrasion may be right for you. Dermabrasion, is an exfoliating technique, that removes the dry outer layers of the skin using a rotating device, most popularly on the face. This procedure can help improve your skin tone, and treat your fine lines, sun damage, acne scars, and uneven texture. Dermabrasion rejuvenates your skin leaving it looking smoother, and your overall appearance looking more youthful.
As you age, your skin loses volume and elasticity. Fat transfer is a procedure done using the patient's own living viable fat cells, and are injected into other areas of the body, such as the face, butt, lips, cheeks, and breasts to increase volume in those areas. Aesthetically, those areas of the body that were injected with the fact cells, will elevate the skin and muscle layers to a more youthful position without having to undergo major surgery.
If you have any questions about the procedures that we perform, please call our office at (516) 466-7000 to request an appointment, or use our secure online appointment request form.