Time can often feel unkind when it comes to the youthful quality of your skin. As collagen and elastin fibers gradually breakdown and facial volume deplete, it is inevitable that lines and wrinkles will slowly take the place of your smooth and supple complexion. Fortunately, cosmetic injectables are a quick, nonsurgical and minimally-invasive treatment that can turn back the clock on early signs of aging with beautifully natural results in as little as 15 minutes.
Each injectable treatment is uniquely formulated to address a specific concern on your skin, from softening lines and wrinkles to restoring suppleness and moisture to sunken contours. At Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, board-certified Dr. Seify prides himself on offering his patients the safest and most effective cosmetic injectables on the market today so that you may fight off early signs of aging without invasive procedures or lengthy periods of downtime.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally-occurring substance that works to add volume and hydration to the skin. HA fillers are a soft, gel-like substance that plump up weakened facial features and smooth lines from within with instantaneous results that last for 6 to 12 months before the body gradually absorbs the HA particles. At Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we offer the following HA fillers:
This HA-based filler is ideal for filling moderate to severe wrinkles and facial creases, particularly around the nose and mouth. The consistency and smooth texture of Juvederm also make it exceptional for plumping up thin or aging lips and restoring volume to soft facial tissues. The results of Juvederm will last up to 12 months before a repeat treatment is needed.
Voluma is our longest-lasting HA-based filler that is designed to address age-related volume loss to sunken areas of the cheeks—sometimes referred to as the “midface descent.” Voluma will give gaunt or sunken facial contours a much-needed boost in fullness and a subtle lift for up to two years.
Restylane is another HA-based filler we offer that can smooth and soften moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles by adding volume and fullness to the skin. Like Juvederm, it may also be used to enhance lip shape and fullness for patients. Restylane can last between 6 and 18 months depending on the rate in which your body metabolizes the filler.
Unlike HA injectables, Botox does not work by “filling in” lines and soft tissue. Botox is made with a purified protein known as botulinum toxin A —which works to relax facial muscles that contribute to dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are wrinkles that are only visible when your face is in motion, such as when you are smiling, frowning or furrowing your brow. By rendering these muscles inactive, Botox can erase stubborn expression lines and prevent new ones from forming for 3 to 4 months before a repeat treatment is required.
If signs of aging are showing up much sooner than you’d like, cosmetic injectables are the perfect way to refresh and restore your appearance without surgery or downtime. During your initial consultation, Dr. Seify will thoroughly listen to your aging concerns to help you determine which injectable will help you best achieve your goals. To learn more, contact Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery today at 949-407-8265 and book your appointment.