As our skin ages, we lose dermal collagen, which is a type of fibrous protein that connects and supports skin, bone, tendons, muscles and cartilage. We also lose fat under the skin (subcutaneous). This results in characteristic contour changes in the facial profile and wrinkles.
With current technology, our highly trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Adam Schaffner, is able to restore your youthful appearance by removing your static wrinkles and lines, rejuvenating your profile, adjusting mild asymmetries and improving skin defects and scars.
Dermal fillers can be used to plump areas that look gaunt due to age, weight loss or stress. Fillers can also erase or significantly reduce the appearance of lines and creases in the face.
Products that perform these functions can be broadly classifiable into either biodegradable or non-biodegradable.
Biodegradable fillers can last anywhere from 6 to 12 months, whilst the non-biodegradable fillers can last between 3 to 5 years.
Examples of dermal fillers that we use include
What are facial implants used for?
Dermal fillers can be used in reconstructions for areas that may have been scarred or altered by trauma or where patients seek to improve the appearance of certain facial areas such as:
- Frown lines (glabellar lines)
- Smoke's lines (perioral lines)
- Marionette lines (oral commissures)
- Worry lines (forehead lines)
- Crow's feet (periorbital lines)
- Deep smile lines (nasolabial furrows)
- Smile lines (nasolabial lines)
- Cheek depressions
- Lip enhancement
- Witch's chin (chin augmentation)
- Acne scars
- Facial scars
Which dermal filler is right for you?
When considering dermal fillers, the first step is to have a full skin consultation and customized treatment protocol recommended to you by a highly trained plastic surgeon. Patients Medical's Dr. Adam Schaffner has 10 years of experience with dermal fillers, injectables and other treatments for wrinkles or signs of aging. Call 212-794-8800 for your consultation today.
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Our job at Patients Medical is to listen, to connect the dots between a patient's medical history, symptoms,
and their underlying causes. Patients Medical is a superb place for women and men to secure integrative and holistic health
care from me or one of my colleagues. I provide innovative and personalized care that nurtures mind, body, and spirit, and
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