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Dermal injections can treat a variety of aesthetic issues in patients who seek a minimally invasive, yet effective cosmetic treatment. Dr. Rubinstein’s office provides patients with a number of options to cater to each patient’s unique needs. Dermal injections, some of which are called injectable fillers, are offered at a low cost but must be performed on a semi regular basis in order to maintain results.
Botox injections are one of the most well-known dermal injections in modern aesthetic medicine. Once injected in strategic locations under a person’s skin, the formulation prevents nerve signals from creating muscle contractions. Through this missed message, patients enjoy smoother, more youthful faces. Additionally, patients may opt to receive Botox injections in other areas of the body, such as the underarms and the bottoms of the feet to prevent excessive sweating, medically known as severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis. The procedure is said to offer up to a 90% reduction in sweating, and results typically last anywhere from three to six months. The injectable, Dysport® functions similarly to Botox, but is less well-known. Dr. Rubinstein offers both treatment options.
Autologus fat grafting is the most popular method for performing fat injections. Through a minor liposuction procedure, fat is removed from a harvest site on the patient’s own. Typically, areas of excess fat include the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, and some areas on the back. The fat is treated and purified for injection into the selected recipient site. Fat injections can benefit lines and wrinkles of the face and hands, and other depressions found in the skin. There is a very limited risk associated with this procedure as the body recognizes the fat as its own, rather than a foreign substance, so the body will not reject the substance. While the site may need to be “overfilled” as some of the fatty tissue will dissipate, fat grafts may still need to be performed as part of a treatment plan to ensure optimal results.
Fat grafting can benefit area of the face, such as divots from scars, lines and wrinkles, and deflated or naturally small lips and cheeks. This procedure can also be performed on larger areas of the body such as the breasts and buttocks to provide the patient with body contouring. Patients should be aware that fat injections may only provide modest results in larger areas, and should not replace implant surgery if that is what is required for treatment.
Radiesse injections can create attractive curvature within the face, and combat existing signs of aging. While Radiesse injections are synthetically created in a laboratory, the gel substances contains actual components found in human skin, like calcium. Between Radiesse and Restylane injections, some experts feel that results through Radiesse last longer, which is possibly because the material is slightly thicker and injected deeper into the skin. Injections with this material are common in the cheeks and smile lines, or nasolabial folds.
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid filler, composed of a material already occurring in the skin. A unique fact about Restylane is that if patients are for some reason dissatisfied with the appearance of the injections, there are other injections that dissolve the material and reverse the aesthetic process. Restylane® is popularly injected into the lips and the tear trough area when the skin appears slightly hollowed or sunken in. Other hyaluronic acid fillers include JUVÉDERM®, JUVÉDERM® Voluma™ XC, and Perlane.
About Dr. Rubinstein
Doctor Ran Y. Rubinstein, facial plastic surgeon at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC of Newburgh, New York is an expert in facial cosmetic procedures. The doctor focuses on maximizing the benefits of a procedure while treating the patient with modern techniques that are both minimally invasive and effective. Patients are able to enjoy their results sooner, and often report a more comfortable recovery process. Contact the doctor’s office at 845-863-1772 to schedule a consultation today.