The goal of aesthetic treatment is to make you look brighter and more youthful. As we age our face loses volume which results in wrinkles, hollow areas, and facial sagging. In addition, dark circles form under the eyes, cheeks begin to sag, and the folds between your nose and the corners of your mouth become more noticeable. Frown lines form and lip lines appear too. It takes just a few seconds to calculate the age of person by looking at his or her face. One way to improve volume loss is to inject fillers into areas of your face that have lost volume due to aging.
Advanced Dermatology is in the top 2% of injectors nationwide for BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM products.
When addressing concerns such a loss of volume, wrinkles, and facial sagging, the approach that will yield the best result is to treat to full facial correction using multiple syringes of filler. During a cosmetic consultation, a cosmetic coordinator and a medical provider will determine a treatment package approach keeping in mind the best filler based on an individual's skin, filler history, lifestyle and budget.
Kybella, a drug approved by the FDA in April of 2015, is injected directly into the chin to dissolve fat in a "double chin". Both men and women looking for an alternative to liposuction can benefit from several treatments.
Before and after example
The woman in the before photograph has noticeable folds on both sides of her nose and at both corners of her mouth. To make these folds less noticeable we injected filler into the cheeks rather than into the folds themselves, as it was determined by cosmetic Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons that facial wrinkles and folds are caused by pockets of volume loss. The improvement in both folds is apparent in the after photograph.
*Photos Courtesy of Advanced Dermatology, LLC. Results may vary.
In the after photograph the woman looks more awake and rejuvenated. The shape of her face is more pleasing and she feels more attractive. In this case, restoring the volume of her cheeks lifted other areas of her face.
If your facial skin sags, you may think you need a skin tightening procedure or even a facelift to correct the problem, when in fact, what you may actually need is a procedure that replenishes the volume that created the sagging in the first place. One of Dr. Taub’s favorite procedures is the liquid face lift. The liquids are injectable fillers that can be injected into facial areas that have lost volume. After treatment the skin is more elevated and the patient looks 5 to 9 years younger in just 2 to 4 weeks.
What if I bruise?
Advanced Dermatology offers complimentary same day, post procedure mineral makeup application, after your cosmetic procedure at it's skincare boutique, skinfo® Specialty Skincare Boutique.
How do we choose which filler to use?
At Advanced Dermatology we prefer hyaluronic acid fillers such as, Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Juvederm and Belotero because they look and feel natural when injected. The exception is when the amount of volume to be corrected is very large, as in very sunken cheeks. In this case we turn to Sculptra, which builds volume by stimulating the patient to form his or her own collagen.
Hyaluronic acid fillers have many advantages. One is that hyaluronic acid is a natural component of our skin. It is the soft gel that surrounds and cushions the structural collagen molecules. Another is that treatment is reversible, meaning that if a problem arises, we can inject an enzyme that breaks down the injected hyaluronic acid, thus neutralizing the problem. A third advantage is that hyaluronic acid fillers have a long safety record.
Whether we inject hyaluronic acid, Sculptra, or both, our goal is to achieve complete correction with the initial treatments. This makes it easier to maintain the corrected volume. Maintenance treatments are needed every 6 to 12 months. During the maintenance period some of the filler is reabsorbed by the body but some remains in the corrected area. Over time the amount of filler needed for maintenance decreases, which reduces treatment time, reduces downtime, and saves money.
Areas of Treatment Include:
- Folds between your nose and the corners of your mouth (Nasolabial Folds)
- Under Eye (tear trough)
- Frown Lines (melolabial folds)
- Folds between the corners of your mouth and chin (Marionette Lines)
*Please do not dental surgery within 2 weeks of your injectable filler appointment.