Neuromodulators + Dermal Fillers
Full Face Countouring
You’ve probably heard the terms “liquid face lift” or “non-surgical facial rejuvenation.” Over the past several years, with the rise in popularity of neuromodulators and dermal fillers, we have studied the aging face more than ever before and have begun to realize that maintaining and restoring a youthful face is best accomplished by restoring volume into the areas that have experienced volume loss.
By restoring volume with soft tissue fillers, we are able to subtly and naturally correct the overall dimensions of the face, restoring its natural contours. Common places for filler placement are the temples, cheeks, under eye area, smile lines, lower face, and lips. In most patients, a combination approach using strategic placement of both fillers and neuromodulators (Botox or Dysport) allows for the most pleasing result. It’s not about smoothing away a particular wrinkle anymore, but rather recreating the symmetry and balance of a youthful face—hence the terms “facial contouring” or liquid face lift.
Combining different fillers allows us to best utilize the individual characteristics of each particular filling product. For example, Juvederm Ultra is our favorite filler for the lips, while Radiesse or Restylane, with their more robust nature, are better for restoring volume to the lower face and cheeks. Restylane-L and Belotero are commonly used for tear troughs (under the eyes). Sculptra is ideal for the person who needs overall volumizing. The neuromodulators are equally important in non-surgical facial rejuvenation and complement the fillers by relaxing the muscles, allowing for a soft, smooth complexion.
PRE-/POST-CARE: Cosmetic Filler Treatment Instructions
DOWNTIME: 2-3 for days for swelling and redness, bruising may last longer. Please follow our pre-appointment guidelines to help prevent bruising.
MAINTENANCE: Overall results may last up to a year (or longer if Sculptra is used). Generally, we recommend periodic touch-ups to help prolong the effects. Please note: Botox and Dysport only last approximately 3 months.
CONSULTATION: Everyone’s different—we’ll customize the perfect plan for you. Come in for a cosmetic consultation to discover the best treatment option for you! Please give us a call at 310.546.1188 or request an appointment online.
Full Facial Contouring Photo Gallery
Actual Patients of Manhattan Dermatology
PRODUCT/PROCEDURE: full facial contouring
CONDITION/CONCERN: volume loss
TREATMENT SITE: full face
DETAILS: Although this patient is young, she had a significant degree of volume loss in her face, which was causing her to appear older than she was. She is in her early 30’s and now she looks like it! This is a great example of sometimes needing more filler than you may think. To achieve these look, we used multiple vials of Restylane-L and Restylane Lyft. Don’t be nervous about the amount of filler you may need—as long as it’s done appropriately, we can do wonderful things with it.