If you are considering Cosmetic Fillers
As we age, our faces
begin to show the effects of gravity, sun exposure, and
years of facial muscle movement, such as smiling, chewing
and squinting. The underlying tissues that keep our skin
looking youthful and plumped-up begin to break down, often
leaving laugh lines, smile lines, crow's feet or facial
creases over the areas where this muscle movement occurs.
Soft-tissue fillers, most commonly injectable collagen,
fat, or restylane, can help fill in these lines and creases,
temporarily restoring a smoother, more youthful-looking
appearance. When injected beneath the skin, these fillers
plump up creased and sunken areas of the face. They can
also add fullness to the lips and cheeks. Injectable fillers
may be used alone or in conjunction with a resurfacing procedure,
such as a laser skin resurfacing treatment, or a recontouring procedure,
such as a facelift.
Knowing your Cosmetic Filler options
fat, and restylane are primarily used to improve the appearance
of the skin's texture. They can help fill out deep facial
wrinkles, creases and furrows, "sunken" cheeks,
skin depressions, and some types of scars. They can also
be used to add a fuller, more sensuous look to the lips.
Injectables are usually not sufficient for severe surface
wrinkles on the face, such as multiple vertical "lipstick
lines" that sometimes form around the mouth. Instead,
Dr. Asaadi may suggest a resurfacing technique, such as
chemical peel, microdermabrasion, or laser treatments. Rather
than filling in facial lines, resurfacing methods strip
away the outer layers of the skin to produce a smoother
Deep folds in the face or brow caused by overactive muscles
or by loose skin may be more effectively treated with cosmetic
surgery, such as a facelift or browlift. Injectables are
sometimes used in conjunction with facial surgery procedures;
however, injectables alone cannot change facial contour
the way surgery can.
Keep in mind that Dr. Asaadi is a specialist that can offer
you the full gamut of the most advanced treatments ranging
from cosmetic surgery, refinishing techniques, laser therapy,
injectables, and the use of other fillers. You and Dr. Asaadi
may determine that a single procedure or a combination of
procedures is the best choice for you.
Planning for your Cosmetic Filler Treatment
In your initial consultation,
Dr. Asaadi will evaluate your face - the skin, the muscles
and the underlying bone - and discuss your goals for the
surgery. Dr. Asaadi will help you select a treatment option
based on your goals and concerns, your anatomy and your
lifestyle. Dr. Asaadi will ask you about your medical history
and drug allergies, and check for conditions that could
cause problems, such as active skin infections or non-healed
sores from injuries. Collagen injections are generally off
limits for pregnant women, individuals who are allergic
to beef or bovine products, patients who suffer from autoimmune
diseases, and those who are allergic to lidocaine (the anesthetic
agent contained in the syringe with the collagen material).
For more specific information about the contraindications
and risks of collagen use, ask Dr. Asaadi for the manufacturer's
brochure for patients.
Contact Dr. Asaadi:
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Your new look
If you're like most
patients, you'll be very satisfied with the results of your
injectable treatments. You may be surprised at the pleasing
results that can be gained from this procedure.
Dr. Asaadi and his staff will be happy to discuss this procedure with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation or Schedule an appointment online @ either our New York or New Jersey offices.