The aging process of the face varies from person to person. The main causes are changes in bone density, loss or displacement of fat and the break down of collagen and elastin.
Anti-aging prevention, minimally invasive facial cosmetic treatments, and surgical procedures can be your key to lessening the signs of aging. While some factors, like bone changes, can’t be prevented, others like fat, collagen and elastin loss can be minimized. Lifestyle choices like diet and sun exposure can impact how quickly these factors come into play.
Today, doctors have a better understanding of what causes facial aging, and are able to address signs of aging like nasolabial folds, volume loss and deep facial lines or wrinkles to provide better results using injectable solutions like Botox® or Xeomin®, hyaluronic acid fillers, collagen-based stimulators and fillers.
The injectable revolution is a driving force behind the increase in noninvasive cosmetic treatments, and advancements in the use of injectables have come a long way in preventing and reversing the visible signs of aging, with or without surgery.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
Approximately 10.9 million vials of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been sold in the United States since 2002, and millions of people have already made BOTOX® Cosmetic a part of what they do for themselves. Today, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the #1 selling product of its kind in the world.
Frown lines form when facial expressions are made as the muscle under the skin contracts. Over time, as your skin ages, these repeated expressions cause lasting frown lines. Neurotoxins, such as XEOMIN®, are prescription medications that block the release of chemicals that cause these muscle contractions. So frown lines are softened.
JEUVEAU® also known as “Newtox”, is an FDA approved neurotoxin that temporarily improves moderate to severe upper facial signs of aging such as the frown lines between the brows (glabellar), also known as the dreaded 11’s, the horizontal lines on the upper forehead, and those pesky crows feet, by inhibiting your facial muscles from flexing. JEUVEAU® is a Botox® alternative.
JUVÉDERM® is the #1 selling collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the US. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers adds volume to a different area of the face to lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, or plump the lips. The results are natural looking and long lasting.
Wrinkles and lines aren’t the only signs of aging. Over time, the cheeks flatten, and the skin may begin to sag. This is caused by a natural loss of volume in the cheek area, or what the experts call age-related midface volume loss. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area.
RADIESSE® is a wrinkle filler used to plump the skin. RADIESSE® is injected through a small needle and placed under the skin. Immediately, this filler works to add volume under the skin and over time, the benefits of RADIESSE® continue by stimulating your body’s own natural collagen. The natural results have been shown to last a year or more in many patients, making the treatment results both immediate and long-lasting.
For those who are looking to take control of the signs of aging, REVANESSE® VERSA™ is a multi-purpose hyaluronic acid dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is found within the body. REVANESSE® VERSA™ is a facial filler that smooths, adds volume, and improves the appearance of facial wrinkles and creases, such as the nasolabial folds (the “smile and laugh” lines), and plumps the lips.
BELLAFILL® uses an innovative blend of 2 distinct components to create results that are both immediate and long-lasting. Suspended within its smooth collagen gel base are tiny polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. Once it’s injected, the collagen goes to work immediately, adding natural-looking volume to soften smile lines or acne scars. Over time, your body naturally metabolizes the collagen — but that doesn’t mean your results disappear. The PMMA microspheres work as a scaffolding system, supporting the development of your own collagen and laying the foundation for long-term smoothness. With BELLAFILL®, you don’t have to decide between looking great now and looking great later.
BELOTERO BALANCE® is a hyaluronic acid (HA) injectable filler that completely integrates into the skin tissue. While some fillers are designed to rebuild facial volume and structure, BELOTERO BALANCE specifically treats moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles such as vertical lip lines above and around the lips.
RESTYLANE® LYFT is a hyaluronic acid designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour flattened/sagging cheeks. Off-label it is used to enhance jawline or chin.
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Dr. Karen Singer understands these needs and has been transforming people’s appearances for more than 25 years. Dr. Singer combines extensive formal training with an artist’s eye for design, form, proportion and symmetry to produce great results. Dr. Singer earned her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors. After earning her MD at Harvard Medical School … [Read More]