Facial Fillers - Long Island
You may have never considered that the harsh elements of Long Island living can take a toll on the structures that support your skin. Those New York winters diminish your skin's natural collagen; the artic wind and dry indoor heat deplete your skin's ability to retain moisture and to reproduce its own collagen beneath the epidermis.
Like the collagen injections of the 1980's (but better), injections of the injectable fillers (like Restylane®, Perlane®, RADIESSE® and JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel) on Long Island can give firmer, fuller facial features with the supple texture of natural tissues.
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Injectable Fillers to Turn Back the Clock
Remember when your face was full? You may have even thought you were chubby, with pinch-able cheeks and not a line or furrow in sight? Now it might seem as though time has etched the years right into your skin. It's not as though you need a facelift on Long Island — you just need a little volume to plump up your skin and diminish the furrows.
Restylane was the first hyaluronic acid filler, which works by attracting water to itself in order to fill lines and plump lips. Newer hyaluronic fillers include Perlane and JUVÉDERM Injectable Gel. Each of these fillers has different uses. For vertical lines of the upper lip, JUVÉDERM Ultra is our usual preference, since its particle size is smallest, and it permits us to directly fill these small lines.
Duration of results differs with each filler. Restylane lasts for 6 months or longer, while JUVÉDERM lasts 9 months or so, and Radiesse lasts 12-18 months. If you wish to refresh these treatments, it is recommended that you do so before the effects of your previous treatment wear off completely.
For enhancing the cheeks, Perlane; and Radiesse are our preferred fillers. For lip enhancement, we usually recommend Restylane or JUVÉDERM.
From the makers of BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM Injectable Gel is an FDA approved hyaluronic -acid dermal filler that is used to:
- Enhance and plump lips or cheeks
- Smooth marionette lines and deep furrows, and
- Fill in scar depressions, including acne scars
Facial fillers are not a permanent enhancements so you don't have to worry about making a permanent change you may not like. You can experiment with your enhancements until you find the perfect fill.
Our surgeons want your facial filler injections to be comfortable, so Dr. Romanelli will begin your 30 to 45 minute treatment by applying a topical anesthetic, as well as injecting a local anesthetic into the area to be treated. Immediately after, he will inject the dermal filler and apply ice compresses to the area. Because these are a no downtime injectable filler treatment, most Long Island patients return to work or normal social activities immediately following their injections.
Some patients may experience bruising or swelling at the injection site. If this occurs, these effects will diminish in a day or two.
Facial filler injections are perfect before a birthday or for parties around the holidays. Facial fillers are also an excellent treatment to combine with FotoFacial® RF laser skin rejuvenation, and BOTOX Cosmetic.
Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery is renowned for delivering exceptional patient care. From the moment you contact us about facial fillers at our Long Island plastic surgery center, you will be treated with the attention, confidentiality and dignity you deserve. Dr. Romanelli infuses his practice with the old fashioned notion that personal care is of the utmost importance. Your health, safety and comfort are as important to Dr. Romanelli and his staff as are the beautiful results of your facial filler treatment.