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While the quest for younger looking skin often leads to surgical procedures such as a facelift, brow lift or neck lift, there are areas of the face that remain stubbornly elusive and unreachable via these avenues. Our New York Dermal fillers bridge the gap, targeting age-induced blemishes such as wrinkles, laugh lines, brow furrows, crow’s feet and tear troughs with remarkable precision. They also work to effortlessly restore lost volume and plumpness, something that surgery cannot always achieve. For many clients, dermal fillers represent a safe, non-invasive alternative to the incisions, anesthesia and longer recovery times associated with traditional cosmetic operations, and they have therefore become increasingly popular and in demand worldwide.
Dr. Kwak is a world-renowned, double board certified surgeon, who tailors every dermal filler procedure to the unique needs and desires of his clients. While it may seem simple to inject a needle into a wrinkle, administering dermal fillers is far more complex, as it must be done in such a way that preserves facial expression and spontaneity. Dr. Kwak’s outstanding results speak for themselves, however; his extensive portfolio of before and after photographs can be viewed during consultation, offering insight into the full spectrum of beautiful outcomes that can be achieved. Below is a general description of the fillers most often employed by Dr. Kwak and what to expect from each in terms of results.Get Started
Restylane is a safe, gentle, FDA-tested New York dermal filler that contains no animal products and is therefore highly tolerated by clients that typically suffer from allergies. Laugh lines, nasolabial folds and tear troughs at the inner eye all respond exceptionally well to Restylane, and as volume and suppleness are generously returned to these hard-to-reach facial areas, clients gradually regain a youthful glow. The key ingredient in Restylane is hyaluronic acid, an all-natural compound found in the human body that replenishes, rejuvenates, and hydrates the skin.
Restylane is used with local anesthesia, followed by a soothing ointment post injection. Other than a light tingling sensation, patients may not experience side effects and can return to their normal activities immediately following the 30-minute procedure. Results from Restylane can be visible right away, and could continue to please for up to 12 months.
One of the inevitable side effects of aging is a loss of collagen, that all-important protein in the body responsible for the skin’s vibrancy and youthfulness. Enter Radiesse, a versatile and flexible dermal filler FDA-approved to reverse the hollowness of the mid-face region as well as the loss of skin elasticity around the jowls. In addition to plumping up these areas, Radiesse stimulates the body to grow new collagen, fortifying the skin’s natural internal structure for long-lasting results. Its key ingredients are calcium hydroxyapatite molecules that render the skin extremely malleable. For this reason, doctors find that Radiesse is a great tool in maintaining symmetry throughout the facial region.
Because Radiesse comes pre-mixed with lidocaine, an anesthetic, patients remain comfortable throughout the 30-minute treatment and can return to work or school immediately. Radiesse has few side effects, however if any numbness, redness or itchiness do occur, these are only temporary and can abate within the first 24 to 48 hours. Radiesse results can be visible for up to one year and sometimes even longer.
Loss of facial volume is a telltale sign of growing older, and one that cannot be addressed through a surgical facelift. Sculptra (poly-L-lactic acid) is a groundbreaking dermal “volumizer,” that, like Radiesse, triggers the body to produce its own collagen, that fountain of youth-like protein responsible for the skin’s suppleness. Sculptra is ideal for plumping up the temples, the cheeks, and the lower facial region, beautifully restoring healthy-looking facial contours. It is often used in conjunction with other dermal fillers in New York such as those designed to address the lips and eyes.
Sculptra is administered with a local anesthetic and requires little-to-no downtime. Patients can be in an out of the office within around 15 minutes. Any side effects such as swelling or bruising are typically resolved within a day or so, and results can be remarkably sustainable, sometimes for up to two years.
Juvederm has enjoyed immense worldwide popularity, and is known internationally as among the best “liquid facelifts” on the market. It is especially effective in treating marionette lines, oral commissures, and nasolabial folds. Fueled by hyaluronic acid, an organic hydrating compound that naturally bonds with elastin and collagen to reinvigorate sagging, depleted skin tissue, Juvederm can deliver spectacular results for up to 12 months. It is approved for all skin tones and textures, and requires no downtime for recovery.
After the skin is prepped with a local numbing agent and thoroughly cleaned, injections typically take about 15 minutes, with minimal side effects. Patients can return to work, school or exercise on the same day as the procedure.
Benefits of Dermal Fillers
Have you ever asked yourself why you should choose dermal fillers for your cosmetic treatment? Well, these 5 reasons will clear all doubts from your mind and convince you of the extraordinary power of dermal fillers:
- Dermal fillers provide an almost-instantaneous benefit to the skin, by reducing the number of acne marks, blemishes, and scars
- Dermal fillers help fill-in the hollowness in your cheek and jowls, making your face appear fuller and more youthful
- Dermal fillers are extremely long lasting, ensuring your face remains young, supple and shapely for up to a year
- Dermal fillers allow for minor and subtle changes, ensuring that you do not alter your appearance too much post-treatment
- Dermal fillers involve absolutely zero downtime, allowing you to get back to your daily schedule in just a few hours
We have extensive experience providing dermal filler treatment to patients at our New York center. Contact us for more information.
A non-surgical, safe path to better skin
Most of the facial cosmetic treatments available involve surgical resections and minimally-invasive procedures, which involve very long recovery periods and high risks. But this is not the case with the dermal filler injectable.
Dermal fillers are extremely easy to administer and depending on the area to be injected and the extensiveness of the treatment, it can take anywhere between 5 and 30 minutes per session.
Risks of Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are one of the safest facial rejuvenation procedures available to patients today. The hyaluronic fillers used are extremely skin-friendly and generally do not cause users any allergies or infections.
As with other cosmetic procedures, there are certain post-treatment symptoms that you may notice. Swelling, minor bruising and bleeding are common; and they will reduce a few hours after the procedure. Pain is negligible, but you can ask the doctor to prescribe pain should you need it.
One of the biggest risks of getting dermal filler injectable is asymmetry. If you visit an inexperienced doctor, you may accidentally become a victim of a botched-up job. But, with an experienced medical practitioner like Dr. Kwak by your side, you have nothing to worry about.
A consummate professional, Dr. Kwak will ensure that he maintains the natural lines of your face and will ensure you get the very best treatment. Feel free to book an appointment at New York City clinic.
Cost of dermal fillers
Each syringe of the dermal filler costs anywhere between $500 and $1,300 per 1ml, based on the following factors:
- Area of face to be administered
- Extensiveness of the procedure
- The quantity of dermal fillers needed
A long-lasting solution
Dermal fillers are a long-term solution to facial hollowness and scarring. All the four dermal filler injectable we use at our NYC clinic – Juvederm, Restylane, Radisse, and Sculptura - take up to a week to show results. The first 24-hours will see the water constituents of the fillers being replaced by the natural collagen in your face. It will take up to 3-4 months for the entire results to show.
The results of the dermal fillers last for a very long time. Juvederm and Restylane fillers last between 6 and 9 months; Radisse lasts between 9 and 15 months and Sculptura lasts up to 2 years.
If care is taken of the skin, these results may last an additional 6 months.