Posts for tag: Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are injectable treatments strategically administered in certain areas of the face to smooth lines and wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance. In addition to smoothing the lines and wrinkles that age your appearance, dermal fillers deliver several other benefits, as well. For instance, they can give you a more rested appearance. At The Rockoff Dermatology Center, Dr. Alan Rockoff and Dr. Katherine Fening are your Andover and Brookline, MA dermatologists for dermal fillers.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers can help you regain a more youthful appearance by smoothing lines and wrinkles on the face. Lines and wrinkles develop with age as the natural collagen levels in skin begins diminishing. The loss of collagen means the skin loses elasticity. Collagen loss leads to the formation of lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin, all of which make you look older. Dermal fillers help restore your skin’s natural collagen levels, smooth lines and wrinkles, and give you a younger appearance.
Dermal fillers are typically injected into the lips, cheeks, and temples, as well as into the lines around the mouth, nose, and eyes. Available dermal filler brands include Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, Restylane Silk, and Perlane. Whichever dermal filler you choose, the results can be seen immediately after treatment. Your Andover and Brookline dermatologist can help you decide whether dermal fillers are right for you, as well as which particular dermal filler to choose.
Depending on the dermal filler you select for treatment and the areas to be treated, a treatment session can be as quick as 15 minutes, but can last up to 45 minutes. Before injecting the dermal filler, the skin if gently cleansed first. Using a fine needle, the dermal fillers are then injected into the target areas. The injection only produces little to no discomfort for most people, but a topical anesthetic can be used for potential discomfort, if needed. Following treatment, results will be visible immediately. Your skin will be smoother and you will look younger.
Dermal fillers are a non-invasive method for giving you a more youthful appearance. To learn more about how dermal fillers can help you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Rockoff or Dr. Fening by calling The Rockoff Dermatology Center at (978) 475-9230 for the Andover office or (617) 731-2390 for the Brookline office.
Lift Your Skin and Your Spirits With These Wrinkle Treatments
While we might have loathed our baby-fat faces as kids, as we age and lose facial volume, we might long for the days of those round, cherub faces once more. While nature might not want to play nice, there are ways to combat good old Mother Nature when she doesn’t want to cooperate. If you want to spruce up your appearance and get back the fullness you once had, there are several skin tightening options for you to consider.
Nonsurgical Skin Tightening
For people who are either new to cosmetic surgery or don’t want to commit to more invasive treatments, nonsurgical skin tightening options are usually the best. Here are some of the nonsurgical ways to achieve the look you want.
1. Dermal fillers
You may have seen TV commercials for popular products like Restylane or Radiesse. These cosmetic fillers are injected into the skin to fight deep-rooted laugh lines, create plumper lips and soften other facial wrinkles. This treatment is particularly good for preventing facial jowls.
The process is simple and often takes no more than 10-15 minutes. Before we administer the facial injections, we may numb the site first to make the experience even more painless and easy. One plus to getting dermal fillers is that the treatment is so fast and there’s no downtime, so you could virtually have this done during your lunch break and return to work or your daily activities immediately after!
2. Laser skin tightening
Whether it’s the years of lounging out in the sun or just the normal tick of time passing by, it’s inevitable that skin will lose its elasticity. However, laser skin tightening treatments offer the growth of new blood vessels, as well as collagen and elastin production. Through the use of magnetic pulse and radio frequency, the self-repair response is triggered within the body to help improve your skin’s overall appearance.
Laser skin tightening promises that you will see an immediate difference even after only one treatment, with a noticeable difference after the third treatment. About 6-8 treatments are recommended depending on your skin’s condition. Plus, with no recovery time and a pain-free experience, this is often the popular choice for those looking for an aesthetic makeover.
Surgical Skin Tightening
If you’re looking for a more permanent and dramatic dermatological improvement, dermal fillers and laser skin tightening might not be enough. We offer an array of surgical options from eyelid/eyebrow lifts to facelifts. Surgical skin tightening is usually done under general anesthesia and takes a couple hours. Unlike with nonsurgical treatments, this isn’t a lunch break type of procedure, and with any surgery there will also be a recovery period following your treatment. You’ll also come back after a few days so we can make sure everything is healing properly. Facelifts have become a common procedure for getting the best skin tightening results.
If you’re looking for an anti-aging treatment that will perk up your skin and turn back the hands of time, then call us today for a consultation at (978) 475-9230. We’ll help you find a treatment that works with you, your lifestyle and your budget!