Having more volume in your cheeks and lips is something that most people want. Here at Associated Plastic Surgeons, we provide patients with a variety of different fillers that can be used for these very reasons in addition to filling in fine lines and wrinkles in the process. Even though Juvederm and Restylane are two of the most popular types of dermal fillers, we offer another one as well that’s called Sculptra. Because Sculptra was one of the first cosmetic fillers out there, it has a long history. Just for fun, let’s take a closer look.
It used to be that the only way to add more volume to your face and lips was with collagen, but collagen was anything but perfect. During the AIDS and HIV epidemic in the 1990’s, a lot of patients developed a “skeletonized” look which made cosmetic and plastic surgeons start to look for fillers that weren’t yet available. Because of the social stigma associated with this skeletal appearance, the FDA had to fast-track a new filler to help appease these individuals living with HIV and AIDS. All of a sudden, these patients were finally able to be treated with an early version of Sculptra. Even though the initial version of Sculptra helped many patients living with HIV and AIDS, the medical community didn’t have the experience in the cosmetic community yet which means that it wasn’t perfect. In fact, many patients developed small nodules.
Even though we haven’t perfected Sculptra yet, there is only a 2% chance that you’ll develop these small nodules which means that it is very rare. Additionally, Sculptra has gained more popularity over the years because it gives patients longer lasting results (up to 2 years on average) than other fillers. Additionally, it can be used basically anywhere on the face and neck where volume is needed which isn’t something that most fillers can claim.
Does Sculptra sound like something that you’re interested in learning more about? If so, schedule your Sculptra consultation at our Huntington office today and give us a call at (631) 423-1000.
When it comes to cosmetic injections and fillers, we at Associated Plastic Surgeons offer more than a few options for our patients to choose from. And, although fillers like Restylane and Juvederm are really popular amongst patients everywhere, we have a variety of other fillers that give patients equally as good of results including Perlane. If you’ve never heard of Perlane, you’re not alone. This article will answer a few frequently asked questions about this filler to help you feel a bit more informed.
What Is Perlane?
Similar to Juvederm and Restylane, Perlane utilizes hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is effective because as a naturally occurring substance in the body, you won’t have to worry about any weird or adverse reactions to these types of fillers. With Perlane, Dr. Duboys can help to eliminate laughter lines, deep folds, and fine lines. Additionally, he can also use rPerlane to help add volume and contour to your lips.
Am I A Good Candidate for Perlane?
One unique thing about Perlane is that it’s suitable for all skin types regardless of whether or not you have fine lines or thin skin. In fact, the hyaluronic acid particles in Perlane are thicker which makes them ideal for treating deeper lines and wrinkles.
Results vary from patient to patient, but on average, they last about 6-9 months. After your first set of injections, we will be able to get a better feel for how long they will last moving forward.
Schedule a Consultation
Having smoother, more youthful skin is possible without having to undergo surgery. If you are interested in learning more about Perlane and other fillers, schedule a consultation at our Huntington, NY office today and call us at (631) 423-1000.
Talking to your girlfriends at lunch and reading gossip magazines are two ways to relax, but they are also two ways that can make you feel confused— especially when it comes to dermal fillers. If you have heard mixed information about dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane, we have got you covered. Here are three common myths about fillers that we have debunked.
Myth 1: Anyone Can Give Them
If your father, wife, sister, cousin, or best friend is a licensed nurse or practitioner, then they can give you fillers, right? Yes, but they don’t have the experienced that professionals do. By making strategic injections across the face and mouth, our professionals at Associated Plastic Surgeons will ensure that your results look as natural as possible.
Myth 2: They Can Be Used Anywhere on the Face
One of the things that many patients get confused by is where you can get dermal fillers. Traditionally, Botox is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead, and fillers are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles on the bottom portion of the face— the cheeks, around the mouth, and the lips.
Myth 3: They Don’t Give Great Results
The best way to get great results from your dermal fillers is to get them done by a professional at an office like Associated Plastic Surgeons. By using the right filler, the right amount of filler, and injecting them into the right spot, you can hopefully get the results that you have been wanting!
Valentine’s Day is all about spending the day with the one you love most and hopefully getting a bouquet of flowers and a kiss or two at the end of the night. Here at Associated Plastic Surgeons, we can help you get fuller, sexier lips just in time for V-day. Let’s take a closer look at how.
Hyaluronic acid based fillers like dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane aren’t just good at filling in fine lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth and adding volume and contour to your cheeks— in fact, they are also great at filling in your lips as well. By making small, strategic injections in your lips, you can get an almost instantly fuller, sexier pout so that you can kiss your significant other on Valentine’s Day.
And although some patients experience swelling right after injections, as long as you ice and follow our recovery tips, the swelling should subside in just a few days— giving you plenty of time to kiss comfortably.
In addition to getting lip fillers from our Associated Plastic Surgeons, also consider making sure that your lips are exfoliated and hydrated. To exfoliate your lips, try using an organic sugar scrub to get rid of the dead skin. Additionally, try using a natural lip balm that contains ingredients like coconut oil to make sure that your lips are as silky as ever.
Valentine’s Day is almost here which means that your lips need to be ready and prepared to be kissed. By getting fuller lips with fillers, you can give your significant other the best kiss of their life. To learn more about fillers or to schedule your consultation, contact our Huntington office at (631) 423-1000.
When it comes to getting plastic surgery from Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants, you have two different choices: you can get a surgery done, or you can take a more minimally invasive approach. With things like Botox and fillers maintaining popularity amongst both men and women, it poses the question “Is minimally invasive better?”. From the results you want to the recovery process, this article will discuss both the pros and cons of minimally invasive procedures to help you decide if they’re something you should consider. Read on to learn more.
Botox and fillers are great at treating collagen loss, fine lines and wrinkles, and even adding more volume to your face. However, because they are temporary, they only last the upwards of a year. If you are looking for tighter results that are more permanent, then you will want to consider a surgical procedure like a facelift. Although not completely permanent, a facelift will buy you years rather than a couple of months.
The Recovery Process
The biggest benefit of a minimally invasive procedure is the recovery process. During a surgical procedure like a facelift, you will have to undergo a fairly extensive recovery that will take a few weeks. And, although our staff at Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants will ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible during both your surgery and recovery, it can be still be painful. With minimally invasive procedures like Botox and fillers, there is no recovery time involved— which means that you can come into our office on your lunch break and go back to work right away. Additionally, most patients only experience a small amount of bruising afterward which typically subsides after a day or two
Minimally invasive isn’t always better but it does have a better recovery process. If you are choosing between a facelift or injections, consider the results and the recovery. To learn more about these procedures, contact Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants today and schedule a consultation.
Aging can wreak havoc on your skin, causing you to lose elasticity all across your face and body. If you have started to lose volume in your skin, you may want to consider getting facial injections to help plump it up and smooth it out. As one of the fillers that we at Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants like to use, Perlane will give you back a more youthful looking appearance. Read on to learn more.
Is It Safe?
One of the first things that our patients like to know before they get a new filler or injection is whether or not it is safe. All of the procedures that we offer at Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants are safe so you can rest easy that you will never have to worry. Made of hyaluronic acid, a chemical that is found naturally in your body, Perlane can get rid of fine lines and wrinkles on your face.
Fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are also made up of hyaluronic acid. However, unlike Juvederm and Restylane, Perlane can be used for all types of skin types to treat different types of fine lines and wrinkles. And because Perlane lasts around six to nine months on average, you won’t have to worry about getting injections too frequently.
What Is It Used For?
Similar to its sister fillers Juvederm and Restylane, Perlane is used to target the fine lines and wrinkles on the lower portion of the face— including the lips. By injecting small doses of Perlane around your nose and mouth, you will see noticeably different results.
Perlane injections offer patients a temporary way to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles around their nose and mouth. Additionally, it can also be used to add more volume to your lips— leaving you with a sexier mouth. If you would like to learn more about Perlane or if you would like to schedule an appointment, contact Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants today!
Shopping for your significant other can sometimes leave you feeling like you don’t really know the person at all or that you’d much rather be at home watching your favorite TV show. This holiday season don’t let the spirit of gift giving suddenly turn into a burden. If your significant other wants to look and feel younger but they just haven’t taken the plunge, consider giving them the gift of fillers.
What are fillers?
Facial fillers are products that contain ingredients like collagen, hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyl apatite. Typically injected into your skin by using a fine needle, these fillers work to target fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing out your skin and giving you a more youthful looking appearance.
What are fillers used for?
There are tons of facial fillers available on the market that are designed to treat a variety of problem areas including the forehead, around the eyes, around the mouth, the lips, and even around the cheekbones. Depending on the problem area that your significant other has, they can sit down with the doctor during their consultation and decide what areas they would like to target.
Are they permanent?
The great thing about gifting your significant other facial fillers for Christmas is the fact that they aren’t permanent. In fact, facial fillers typically last anywhere from 3-12 months, which means that if for some reason your significant other wasn’t happy with the results, they don’t have to keep them for very long.
Are there adverse side effects?
The worst thing you can picture when gifting your loved one facial fillers is them returning from the doctor’s office with a severe allergic reaction. However, the facial fillers that we use are FDA approved and shouldn’t cause any adverse reactions. However, if your loved one experiences an increasing amount of swelling or itching, have them call our office right away.