Nobody’s perfect. As you age, those imperfections only become more obvious. Skin is more prone to dehydration and collagen gets weaker, leading to undesirable lines, wrinkles and sagging. Luckily, science has found the fountain of youth in the form of dermal fillers.

Surgery Versus In-Office Dermal Procedures

Juvederm, Radiesse and Restylane are the industry leaders in erasing fine lines and wrinkles and bringing back that youthful appearance. All three of these products offer the following advantages over surgery:

  • Lower cost
  • More volume
  • Convenience
  • Immediate results
  • Shorter down time

Each one is injectable with a small needle in office by a board-certified and licensed professional. These liquid facelifts, as they are sometimes referred, also help give volume to thin lips and improve shallow contours.

Let’s take a look at each one and get filled in on how they work.

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Hyaluronic acid is the substance in skin that gives it a smooth aesthetic and acts as an internal moisturizer. Once this acid depletes, the structure and volume of the skin is also affected by causing nasolabial folds – creases from the nose to mouth – crow’s feet, sad mouth corners, and frown lines.

Juvederm XC is the newest iteration that utilizes a unique smooth-gel structure, which was the first gel to be FDA-approved to last up to a year with only a single treatment. It is infused with lidocaine to minimize any discomfort during treatment.


Radiesse focuses on restoring lost collagen and stimulating new production of the substance to replenish volume and lift the skin. Long-lasting results are clinically-proven to last up to a year or more. Radiesse is FDA-approved to mix with lidocaine to improve patient comfort during the procedure.


Restylane was the first injectable material on the market to use hyaluronic acid. It has been in use for over a decade, and Restylane was also the first to be FDA-approved for cosmetic injection into tissues underneath the skin. It is the first, and only, approved material for lip enhancement in clients that are 21 years of age or older.

With a track record like that, it is easy to see why Restylane is an industry leader.

These liquid injectionables are safe and easy for your doctor to use. Consult with a cosmetic surgeon in Manhattan to assess your needs and determine what treatment, or combination of treatments, is best for you. Contact us today at (212) 380-3634.


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