Love your look again! Get to know three common types of soft tissue filler treatments in New York City
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved dozens of soft tissue fillers, also known as dermal fillers, to correct signs of aging. All soft tissue filler treatments in New York City at the office of Board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Stephen L. Comite, have the effect of softening lines and wrinkles, creating smoother and well-defined contours, and/or generally “filling in” areas of volume loss. From the SkinProvement Dermatology New York office in Midtown Manhattan, , Dr. Comite evaluates your needs and personal characteristics to determine the best filler product to restore the features you once had, or achieve those features you’ve always wanted. Here, he describes some of the common categories of fillers and their associated products.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
A type of sugar naturally present in the skin and cartilage, Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a “water-loving” molecule. So, when combined with water in gel form, the molecules bind to it and swell. When administered precisely to wrinkled areas or areas of volume loss, such as the cheeks and nasolabial folds around the mouth and nose, HA fillers have a plumping effect. They fill in depressed wrinkles and add volume to spots like sunken temples, mid-face, and lips. Generally, results from HA-based fillers last for around six months to a year.
Product examples: Juvéderm (Vollure, Volbella, Voluma); Restylane (Lyft, Silk)
Poly-L-lactic Acid Fillers
Formulated with a synthetic polymer, Poly-L-lactic Acid (PLLA) has a long track record of successful use in the medical world – everything from absorbable stitches to implanted pins, plates, and screws. PLLA gets along well with living tissues and is absorbed in your body naturally. On average, PLLA-based fillers are administered to deep smile and marionette lines, and chin wrinkles as a series of three treatments. The product stimulates collagen to reveal improvements gradually, and those results may last for up to two years.
Product examples: Sculptra Aesthetic
Regardless of the type of product that you and Dr. Comite select, you will have peace of mind that you’ll never look “overdone,” and that risks are minimized by partnering with SkinProvement Dermatology New York. Dr. Comite is so knowledgeable of injectable products that he is trusted to train student dermatologists and the companies that make these products consult with him. Furthermore, he has pioneered techniques that enhance the process of getting injections, for your utmost comfort and satisfaction with treatment.
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