The team of physicians at MDCS: Medical Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, located in Upper East Side, Hampton Bays, Commack, Smithtown, Plainview and Manhattan, NY, are experts in using injectable fillers to provide a youthful, yet natural-looking appearance. Men and women throughout the greater New York area seek MDCS’s physicians' skill in administering cosmetic, injectable fillers.
Dermal fillers, or injectables, are natural or synthetic substances, that are injected into the skin to plump up wrinkles, facial creases, and folds. They can also be used to diminish scars. Several filler options are available today, each with specific advantages for treating specific flaws and areas of the face. At MDCS our doctors are highly experienced in determining which filler will achieve the most naturally attractive results for each patient’s goal. Fillers last from four months to two years, depending on the type of product used and the individual patient’s chemistry and lifestyle.
Hyaluronic fillers, the most commonly used fillers today, are substances made of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally produced by the body, serving as both a filler in the skin and a cushion for joints. However, like collagen, as we age the production of hyaluronic acid decreases. Hyaluronic acid fillers temporarily restore volume when injected into wrinkles, creases, and folds in the face. It does so by binding with water molecules underneath the skin. At MDCS our physicians use the full line of hyaluronic acid fillers from Juvederm®. Among these is Juvederm Voluma XC, the only filler approved by the FDA to add instant volume and raise the cheek area of the face, creating a more youthful appearance. The procedure is sometimes referred to as “a liquid facelift.” Results can last up to two years. Other Juvederm products are used to smooth out wrinkles, creases, and folds, especially around the nose and mouth.
Synthetic fillers are made of substances not naturally produced by the body, but are biocompatible and may also stimulate the body’s own production of collagen. Doctors at MDCS use both Sculptra® and Radiesse® synthetic fillers. In addition to reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds, Radiesse is the only filler that has been FDA approved to add volume to the back of the hands and cover protruding veins. Sculptra benefits can last two years or more, while results of Radiesse typically last about a year.
*Individual results may vary
A wide variety of insurances are accepted to cover the cost of consultations and treatments. If you have any questions regarding whether your insurance plan is accepted and coverage, please feel free to contact our office.
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