Restylane® injected into the lips can give back fullness to lips that have receded. The cosmetic results are visible immediately.
What is the Restylane® treatment like?
Restylane® is injected in small amounts under your skin to fill creases, lines, wrinkles or folds. It can also be injected around the lip area to create volume, resulting in a more youthful appearance. A skin test is not necessary prior to treatment, so treatment with Restylane® can be performed at any time. In order to optimize your comfort, the treatment area may be anesthetized with a topical cream or anesthetic block.
What can I expect following treatment with Restylane®?
You can resume normal activities following Restylane® treatment. The most commonly reported side effect has been redness and swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve within a few hours or, at most, a day or two. Results are immediately evident. Lines, wrinkles and folds look softer and your skin looks smooth.
How long do the results of Restylane® last?
Depending on many factors, such as your lifestyle, age, location it is injected, and skin structure results of Restylane® injections may last as long as six months to a year or more. You may require a touch up treatment 2 to 4 weeks after the first treatment to achieve your desired result. Restylane® treatment to enhance the lips is reported to last much longer than treatment using standard collagen filler. When the effect of the treatment begins to diminish, you can replenish the area as needed.
What are the benefits of a Restylane® treatment?
- Immediately you will discern a smoothing of the wrinkles and folds.
- Restylane® will impart lift and add new firmness to your skin.
- With lip enhancement, the results will be a noticeably fuller and more sensuous contour.
- It is not necessary for you to be tested for skin sensitivity.
- The cosmetic results are visible immediately, bestowing you with a more youthful and invigorated look.
- When the effect of the treatment begins to diminish, you can replenish the area as needed.
Patients from Franklin Square, Valley Stream, West Hempstead, Malverne, Lynbrook, Elmont, and Garden City come to Kushner Dermatology for Restylane® treatments . Call (516) 328-6252 to make an appointment today to learn about your options.
Radiesse™ is a synthetic, injectable filler that reduces wrinkles, creases and scars by augmenting the body's natural collagen supply. Composed of microspheres in a biocompatible gel, Radiesse™ is made from the same minerals found in our bones, so it carries little risk of allergic reaction. Radiesse™ can be used on many areas of the body, including the lips, nasolabial folds, peri-oral lines, depressed scars and oral commissures.
Radiesse injections cause no significant pain, swelling, or recovery time. A topical numbing cream is applied prior to treatment. Small amounts of Radiesse are injected into precise locations, and in most cases you will be asked to give feedback so that you have control over your final look.
After injection of Radiesse, your body’s skin cells grow around the calcium hydroxylapatite particles. The Radiesse acts like scaffolding through which the body’s cells grow. Within about a week, the injectable becomes integrated into the skin. As part of the skin, the implant does not move and is very durable.
The result is a soft, pliable filled area, which looks natural. After about one and a half years your body absorbs the filler and the injections can be repeated, meaning that the treated area can be adjusted to compliment the changes that occur in your face over time.
Treatments typically take 15 minutes and require only local anesthetic. Side effects such as swelling or bruising are minimal and should fade within a few days. Results are visible immediately after the injection and can last for months or years, although the procedure can be repeated as often as you wish.
Patients from Franklin Square, Valley Stream, West Hempstead, Malverne, Lynbrook, Elmont, and Garden City come to Kushner Dermatology for Radiesse™ treatments. Call (516) 328-6252 to make an appointment today to learn about your options.