Choosing the best cosmetic treatment to meet your needs can be a difficult process, especially considering that there are so many treatments and procedures to choose from. Some patients may be concerned with more extensive signs of aging and opt for surgery. Others, however, may choose to start with a less invasive procedure, and for many dermal fillers can be the perfect solution.
Dermal fillers are injected beneath the skin to add or restore volume. They can be used to plump the lips, sculpt the cheeks, and smooth fine lines and deep wrinkles.
What Dermal Fillers Are Available For Me?
Determining which dermal filler may work best for each patient, Dr. Steinbrech first needs to meet his patients during a consultation appointment to evaluate their appearance and the patient’s desires for the procedure. Based on the patient’s medical history and desires for their overall appearance, Dr. Steinbrech will recommend the best filler to help the patient reach their desired appearance. Dr. Steinbrech commonly uses Restylane, Hylaform, Radiesse and Sculptra.
Restylane is a type of dermal filler commonly used to enhance the lips and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Restylane is comprised of hyaluronic acid, a component naturally found in skin that attracts water to add volume and suppleness to the skin. Results typically last six to nine months, and sometimes longer.
Hylaform is an FDA-approved filler that is used to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles in the skin by adding volume. Like Restylane, Hylaform is also comprised of hyaluronic acid. This filler is commonly used to treat lines and wrinkles, add volume to the lips, and fill acne scars. Results generally last six months or longer.
Radiesse is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and large creases within the skin. Radiesse is not made from hyaluronic acid; instead, it is comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite. Once injected beneath the skin, it stimulates the production of collagen. This filler is commonly used to treat nasolabial folds, marionette lines, smile lines and frown lines. It can also be used for lip augmentation, cheek enhancement and chin reshaping. Results are longer lasting as they can last one to two years.
Sculptra contains a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid that is both biocompatible and biodegradable. This injectable works by building your own collagen for a soft, natural, youthful appearance. It is commonly used to add volume to hollow cheeks and temples, contour the chin, and smooth nasolabial folds. The results from this procedure can last up to two years or maybe even longer.
What Do I Do Next?
If you think injectable fillers are right for you, contact Dr. Steinbrech’s office and schedule a consultation appointment. Dr. Steinbrech will work with you to develop the right course of treatment to meet your individual goals for rejuvenation.
During the consultation, Dr. Steinbrech takes the time to get to know you and your concerns, review your medical history and any past procedures you may have had, and answer all your questions. He will examine your areas of concern and recommend the most appropriate dermal filler for you.
If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Steinbrech and any other services he offers, you can contact the office at 212-750-0070.