Today, women and men don't have to wait to look their best. With modern day, advanced cosmetic treatments, it is easy to turn back the clock. Whether you want to reduce signs of aging or enhance your lips or other facial features, dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and RADIESSE® can instantly improve your look. Dr. Konstantin is a Manhattan, NYC-based board-certified facial plastic surgeon who provides consistently attractive and natural-looking results by performing all injectable treatments himself.
If you're interested in learning about facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers or another nonsurgical treatment at Dr. Konstantin's New York City practice, contact us online for a consultation, or call
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"Although injectable procedures are less complicated than surgery, they still require someone with expertise and knowledge of facial anatomy to achieve consistently excellent results."
Dermal fillers immediately restore volume and resilience within the skin that fade with age. They are one of the most versatile nonsurgical treatments we offer because they can be used to fix a variety of concerns, including:
- Enhancing facial contours
- Restoring facial volume
- Treating deep grooves and creases that appear with age
- Preventing new lines from forming
Dermal fillers are different from BOTOX® Cosmetic, although both are injectable treatments. BOTOX is a neuromodulator that smooths away certain wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles. Fillers, on the other hand, actually fill in wrinkles and other areas of volume loss. Because these 2 kinds of treatments are best suited for different concerns, Dr. Konstantin often combines them for an overall rejuvenated effect.
Your Dermal Filler Options
Most fillers are derivatives of hyaluronic acid (the substance that gives elasticity to our joints), although other inert materials can be used to achieve the same effect. Popular options available at our practice include:
- JUVÉDERM® XC has many uses including filling in lines, wrinkles, and folds around the mouth. Results last up to a year.
- JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is used for sculpting and defining the lips. Results last up to a year.
- JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC adds or restores volume in the cheeks and mid-face with results that last up to 2 years.
- Restylane® corrects wrinkles, lines, and folds around the mouth, such as lip lines and nasolabial folds (often called smile lines). Results last up to 1 year.
- RADIESSE® provides improvements similar to Restylane and also restores lost volume in the backs of the hands. Results last a year or more.
Depending on your specific needs and the enhancements you want to attain, Dr. Konstantin may use a single filler, a combination of fillers, or combine fillers and BOTOX injections. He also offers fat transfer (see below) as a natural alternative to dermal fillers, during which he harvests some of your excess fat, carefully prepares it, and injects it much like he would a dermal filler. Skin resurfacing treatments help the skin look radiant and feel firmer, and therefore are often an excellent complement to these injectable treatments.
Your Filler Treatment
The injection of fillers, personally performed with precision and artistry by Dr. Konstantin, is relatively painless and requires minimal downtime, enabling a quick return to work or social activities. The rejuvenating effect is seen almost immediately after the injection. Results typically last for about a year or 2 depending on the type of filler and the area of the face. To maintain beneficial effects of facial fillers, a "touch-up" injection every year or 2 is recommended.
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Fat transfer (also known as fat grafting) is an advanced injectable treatment that uses a patient's own fat as a filler. The aging process often leads to the loss of facial volume, which in turn leads to loss of a youthful facial contour, sagging of facial skin, and the formation of deep grooves and creases. Restoring facial volume with the body's own fat is the most natural and effective way to reverse these effects of aging.
Dr. Konstantin performs most fat grafting procedures using local anesthesia to minimize discomfort. He typically obtains the fat from the areas of the body where it is in abundance (the midsection, back, or thighs) and, after special processing, injects it into selected areas of the face. Most commonly, he uses fat to rejuvenate the hollowness of the temples, flatness of the upper cheeks, deep grooves under the eyes, and prominent nasolabial folds. The recovery from a fat grafting procedure usually takes from 2 to 5 days.
Out of all facial fillers, fat transfer has the longest-lasting rejuvenating effect. Unlike other fillers, there is no need to repeat fat injections on a regular basis, although a "touch-up" or additional treatment might become necessary to maximize the result.