Do you have a big event coming up that’s making you self-conscious about your appearance? Perhaps your high school reunion is nearing, or maybe a work function, dinner party or your anniversary.
Whatever the case may be, it’s not uncommon for special events to make us take a critical eye at our appearance, and with age many of us find ourselves less than satisfied with the image staring back at us. Fortunately, there is a quick, simple solution to help you look as fabulous and young as you feel in time for your big event.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers offer a quick, non-invasive solution for facial aging. Even better, results are often immediate with no downtime. There are a variety of dermal fillers available, but in general these substances work by replacing volume that has diminished with age. They can smooth facial lines and wrinkles, add volume to the cheeks and other facial features, and plump the lips. Results are temporary, generally lasting 6 to 9 months depending on the individual filler used.
What Is Restylane?
Restylane is a dermal filler that helps smooth out troubled wrinkles, shape the lips, and contour the face. The procedure involves a simple injection that can be performed in an office setting during a scheduled appointment. Restylane is injected into the desired area using a syringe, a process which typically takes anywhere from 30-45 minutes and sometimes up to 1 hour. While there is no downtime, you may experience some mild redness or swelling at the injection site.
Restylane is a great option to consider because the chemical background allows it to bind to water, which means it will work for months. Dermal fillers have a life expectancy of 6 to 9 months, but there have been cases where they can last close to a year. Injections can be repeated as needed in order to maintain results.
Other Options in Dermal Fillers
Aside from Restylane, there are a few other dermal filler options that Dr. Steinbrech offers, such as Hylaform, Radiesse, and Sculptra. Treatment is very similar with these: the substance is injected into the desired area during a simple office visit and results may last six months or longer.
Different dermal fillers are used for different concerns. Radiesse is a good option for treating smile lines and lines around the mouth. Hylaform is a good choice for adding volume to the skin to help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Sculptra helps compensate for the loss of fat under the skin to treat sunken cheeks, hollow eyes, and indentations in the skin.
Before deciding on what treatment may be best for you, it’s always helpful to do some research and really think about your options. Even better is meeting with a qualified doctor like Dr. Steinbrech for a consultation to discuss your different options.
Your Consultation With Dr. Steinbrech
During the consultation appointment, Dr. Steinbrech will review your medical history, evaluate the problem areas you would like treated with dermal fillers, and provide appropriate recommendations for you based on your concerns. This will be the patient’s time to get answers to any questions they may have and discuss the different options available.
Dr. Steinbrech is committed to providing his patients with the best possible results. He may recommend alternate or additional procedure to help you achieve your goals. If you are interested in learning more about your options with dermal fillers or any other procedures, contact Dr. Steinbrech’s office at 212-750-0070.