Authority on dermal fillers in New York discusses options to “fill in” sunken areas, promote firming collagen
There are myriad soft-tissue or dermal fillers available on the market today; due to the wide range of FDA-approved products, fillers represent one of the most versatile categories of cosmetic dermatology treatments. The success of dermal fillers treatment in New York City and beyond depends not only on the right product being recommended to the right patient but also on the experience and skill of the professional injecting it. As a board-certified dermatologist who trains and mentors other clinicians, Dr. Stephen L. Comite of SkinProvement Dermatology New York has extensive knowledge of filler products and how to administer them in a way that gets natural results while minimizing side effects. Additionally, Dr. Comite has pioneered techniques to manage discomfort and post-procedure side effects. So, you have peace of mind knowing that the comfort and outcomes of your treatment are, quite literally, in exceptional hands.
Types of fillers
Generally, this type of cosmetic treatment at SkinProvement Dermatology New York is divided into two categories:
- Hyaluronic Acid-based fillers – Formulated from a lubricating substance that is naturally present in the joints, eyes, and skin, HA products include the Juvéderm and Restylane families of fillers. Since they are made from a biocompatible material, HA fillers are considered to have a low risk of side effects associated with earlier-generation products made from synthetic or animal-derived sources. When injected precisely by Dr. Comite, these fillers do as the name suggests – “fill in” shallow, hollowed, depressed areas and folds. Some products are best used to treat nasolabial folds around the mouth, whereas other products are well-suited to adding definition to thin lips, rounding out “fallen” cheeks, or plumping up under eye hollows for a more vibrant and youthful appearance. While results are immediate, they’re also temporary; results generally persist for around four to 12 months, at which time touch-ups or maintenance injections are needed.
- Collagen stimulators – Formulated with substances such as calcium hydroxylapatite and Poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA), dermal fillers like Radiesse and Sculptra don’t merely fill in the skin to add volume, but they also stimulate your body’s production of collagen. Radiesse and other hydroxyapatite-based fillers are derived from a mineral-like compound naturally present in bones. Since no animal products are used, your risk of an allergic reaction or sensitivity is reduced. PLLA is also formulated with a safe substance; it’s perhaps best known as a material for biodegradable sutures. Results from products like Radiesse are immediate and can last for up to a year. Results from Sculptra are revealed gradually, over four to six weeks as collagen is remodeled, and you can keep your refreshed look for one to two years.
Collagen stimulators are appropriate to treat many of the aesthetic concerns that are also treatable with HA-based fillers, including thin lips, deep smile lines, and shallow facial contours. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Comite at SkinProvement Dermatology New York. Call (212) 933-9490.
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