The effects of time, heredity and the environment will cause your skin to change. Sunlight, pollution, stress and even smoking all can have a damaging effect on the skin that becomes more noticeable over time.
The following are some of the most popular cosmetic procedures currently offered. All of these procedures are performed by a physician.
Chemical peels remove damaged outer layers of skin on the face to smooth texture, reduce scarring, and diminish age spots to produce healthy, glowing skin. Glycolic and salicylic acid peels are done in the office and patients can continue their normal activities and routines afterwards.
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic is used to treat the frown lines between the eyes, forehead furrows and wrinkles, and crow's feet. These lines are formed by repeated contraction of the muscles underlying the skin. By relaxing these muscles, BOTOX® Cosmetic causes these wrinkles to soften and often disappear. BOTOX® Cosmetic can also be used to gently lift the eyebrows and improve lines around the lips and on the neck. Treatments are quick, non-invasive, and require no down time.
Juvederm™ Injectable Gel is a safe, effective gel that restores volume to the skin and diminishes moderate to severe facial wrinkles. Facial lines and wrinkles are caused by a gradual breakdown of the body's collagen and elastin fibers in the skin. Squinting, frowning and smiling also inflict stress on the underlying collagen, and accelerate the formation of these furrows. Juvederm™ is made of hyaluronic acid with a smooth consistency, allowing for easy injections and instant, natural-looking results.
Topical or injectable anesthesia may be used during this procedure to numb the treatment area and minimize any potential discomfort. The results of this procedure are visible right away and often last six to nine months.
Radiesse® is an injectable filler that has been approved by the FDA to reduce moderate to severe wrinkles, folds and creases around the nose and mouth. It is formulated from calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres within a water based gel that create a foundation for the body's own collagen to grow on. The results are usually visible immediately after the procedure and can last for up to six to twelve months.
To learn more about the cosmetic treatments we offer or to make an appointment, call us at 212.317.1100