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Facial Fillers- Lips, Face, Liquid FaceLift and More 2017-07-12T19:07:24+00:00

Fillers- Lips, Face, Liquid FaceLift and More

At the Dermatology and Laser Group, our Board Certified Dermatologists have many years of successful and safe treatment with Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm, Volbella, Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra and other facial fillers. We can decide with you in your initial consultation which treatment is best for you.

Juvederm Voluma XC

As we age, volume loss leads to loose skin, wrinkles, drooping, and sagging. Juvederm Voluma XC provides immediate correction of volume loss in the cheeks and midface, lifting and filling the face, to create a natural, youthful look. Manufactured by Allergan, the makers of Botox, Voluma is the only FDA-approved volume replacement therapy for use in the cheeks and cheekbone areas.

Like all of the Juvederm XC products, Voluma is a hyaluronic acid filler. Hyaluronic Acid is the natural moisturizer that exists in our skin, and diminishes with age. By replacing this component in the skin, Voluma is able to return the firm, plump look of young skin, in a way that looks perfectly natural, and cannot harm the body.

As the face ages, bone volume decreases, connective tissues loosen and fade, fat deposits droop and pool, and wrinkles and folds are magnified by this downward shift.In your 30’s and 40’s this shift begins as the fat deposits once high atop your cheekbones, drift down into your cheeks and jawline, accentuating any nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Later in your 50’s, the structure that connects fat to bone further diminishes, creating cheek hollows, under-eye grooves, and jawline drooping. Simultaneously, these hormonal changes slow cell turnover rates, creating further skin wrinkles and folds. Finally, in your 70’s and beyond, drooping, pooling and sagging have occur in multiple locations across the face, compounding the wrinkles and folds that now form more readily, as your skin has now lost 30% of the moisture it once had.

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At any point along this process, it is remarkable the effect a fuller, higher cheekbone can make at diminishing and reversing the aging process. The volume increase across the cheek lifts sunken cheek hollows, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, chin, jawline jowls, and droops.

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Juvederm Voluma XC Before and After

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Juvederm Voluma XC Before and After

Juvederm XC is an excellent choice for filling in mild, moderate, or severe facial folds and wrinkles as well.  As we age we start to see a deepening of lines running from our nose to our lips (nasolabial folds) as well as lines occurring from the corners of our lips to our jaw line (marionette lines).  Juvederm instantly smooths away these lines with minimal to no downtime.  The results are natural appearing and can be as subtle as you want.

You won’t look like a different person- just a more rested, refreshed, rejuvenated you!

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At the Dermatology and Laser Group, our philosophy when it comes to cosmetic procedures, especially, fillers of the lips is less is more.  We avoid common cosmetic mistakes such as over done lips, and ducky-lip deformity.  Our goal is to have your lips appear slightly poutier, more hydrated with less lines, and in some cases slightly elongated to accentuate lipstick.

Facial Fillers and Juvederm Voluma Frequently Asked Questions

For Voluma injections, more than with other fillers, it is very important that you select an injector that is knowledgeable, well-trained, and highly experienced with replacing facial volume. Replacing volume in the face requires a different skill level than smoothing wrinkles. Our physicians specialize in the three-dimensional art and science of facial proportions and volume.
Injected deep into the face, directly above the cheek bones, Voluma replaces volume lost due to bone absoprtion, connective tissue loss and flaccidity, and fatty deposit absorption and migration. By replacing volume in the cheek contours, Voluma firms, lifts, and smooths the skin in the lower and mid face, eliminating wrinkles and folds in the nasolabial and marionette line areas, replenishing hollows, lifting jowls and the chin.
You can expect long-lasting results,up to 2 years, according to clinical studies.
The entire Juvederm XC family comes in pre-filled syringes, which are used to inject the product. The injection of Voluma takes place in our private Manhattan offices, and the quick procedure allows for you to immediately return to work, or other normal activities.
Juvederm Voluma XC comes pre-mixed with lidocaine for patient comfort. Lidocaine will numb during and after the injections, minimizing discomfort.
Most patients use 2-3 syringes to achieve a lifted, full look. however, each individual is different and a consultation with one of our surgeons will give you a better idea of how much you might need to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Our practice prices fillers by syringe, with discounts given on additional syringes used at the same appointment. A specific quote will provided at your cosmetic consultation, based upon your specific needs and goals.
Because of our partnership with Allergan, the manufacturers of Botox and Juvederm, we are able to offer our patients a loyalty rewards program, which can provide you with significant discounts on this product.
Start with a cosmetic consultation with one of our Board Certified Dermatologists.
If you wish to have injections the same day as your consultation, you can further prepare, starting a week before, by avoiding excess sun and stopping over the counter medications and vitamins that increase risk of bleeding (St. John’s Wort, Vitamin E, aspirin, ibuprofen, etc).

You’ll have to remove any makeup before Juvederm Voluma XC is injected, but it can be re-applied directly after the treatment. We stock makeup remover in the office, and have mirrors and makeup available in the room, for patient ease and comfort.

Voluma’s instant effects are not generally accompanied by any side effects. Most patients resume their normal activities immediately after their injection session.
As with all injectable fillers, the most commonly reported side effects are swelling, stinging, bleeding, bruising, and itching at the injection site, with most resolving naturally in less than 24 -48 hours. You should avoid strenuous exercise and alcoholic beverages the day of injection, as well as excessive sun or heat exposure.
Juvederm Voluma XC lasts 2 years, but it is not a permanent solution.
  • For a Complete Non-Surgical Facelift: consider combining Voluma Filler with Ultherapy
    Two Easy Steps With Little to No Downtime

    STEP 1 Ultherapy: Safe Ultrasound. Non-invasive.
    Ultherapy is the only non-invasive procedure FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, under the chin and on the eyebrow. Now also FDA-cleared to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolletage, Ultherapy can help you achieve a fresher, more youthful look from your brow to your chest!

    STEP 2 Juvederm Voluma: Using Volumizing Fillers such as Juvederm Voluma XC we instantly add youthful volume and contour back to the face, lifting the skin for up to 2 years.

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