Facial Fillers

In New York City

Facial fillers are products such as collagen, hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyl apatite that rejuvenate facial skin by reducing or eliminating wrinkles, raising scar depressions, enhancing lips and replacing soft-tissue volume loss through facial injections. With age, our skin becomes more susceptible to wrinkles and sagging. Exposure to sun and years of muscle movement (squinting, chewing, smiling) contribute to tissue breakdown of the skin.

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What are Facial Fillers?

Facial fillers are products such as collagen, hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyl apatite that rejuvenate facial skin by reducing or eliminating wrinkles, raising scar depressions, enhancing lips and replacing soft-tissue volume loss through facial injections. With age, our skin becomes more susceptible to wrinkles and sagging. Exposure to sun and years of muscle movement (squinting, chewing, smiling ) contribute to tissue breakdown of the skin.

Why Facial Fillers?

Facial fillers are temporary to long-lasting solutions administered through a few tiny facial injections on specific areas of the face. Various types of facial fillers are available; each is designed with one or several purposes, such as wrinkle reduction and lip augmentation. Facial fillers will volumize creases and folds in the face in areas that have lost fat and collagen as we age. Hyaluronic acid is the natural filler substance in your body. The face starts to lack volume and appears aged with deeper nasolabial folds, unaesthetic marionette lines, a deeper mentalis fold, the lips start to thin, and turning down the corners of the lips. Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are then injected around the mouth right underneath these folds to replace the volume lost which creates a younger look in the face. Dermal fillers can be used for high lip line cases, asymmetrical lips around the mouth, lip augmentation.

What are some well known facials?

  • Juvederm Facial Filler: Made of a hyaluronic acid gel, Juvederm is a naturally-occurring substance in the skin that contributes to volume and hydration. Juvederm is designed to temporarily correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Juvederm is made by Allergan, the same makers of Botox.
  • Restylane Facial Filler: A non-animal, biodegradable gel composed of hyaluronic acid, Restylane is a soft tissue dermal filler that adds volume to the skin through tiny injections; smoothing facial folds and wrinkles in areas around the mouth and eyes.
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What to Expect from Facial Fillers?

There are serveral areas where Dr. Rapoport injects filler:
  • Cheek filler helps improve volume on the cheekbone that has been lost. It naturally countours and slims the face. It also has an added benefit of lifting the nasolabial folds, as well as decreasing the appearance of tear trough hollowness.
  • Eyelid fiiller s injected in hollow under eyes (tear trough area) to improve or eliminate dark circle, tired appearance. The hollowness around the eyes can be inherited but it is almost always worsened by continued fat loss around the eyes/face that occurs in the aging process. Take this analogy: the face is like a balloon, except it is filled with fat instead of air; when air is taken out of a balloon, the balloon deflates with resultant saggy hollow tissue; the same can be said of the face except it is fat that is melting away with age. Adding volume in these hollow areas around the eyes (and face) can help create more youthful, rested appearance with natural results.
  • Lip augmentation can help lips look more full and youthful.
  • Dermal Fillercan be used on the jawline to stiffen the skin and define the chin and jowl area, lessening the weakness of a weak jawline. This overall results in a slimmer, more defined jawline.
  • Chin filler augmentation can add definition to the chin and lower jawline. People who are concerned about dimpling in their chin, mild to moderate wrinkles, or a recessed chin may benefit from chin filler injections.

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Facial Fillers with Dr. Rapoport in NYC

With years of focused medical and surgical training, Dr. Rapoport possess a unique knowledge of the fragile anatomy of the muscles around the eyes. If you are choosing your Botox cosmetic injector, remember that an ophthalmologist (and a physician)’s extensive knowledge of facial anatomy may maximize your outcome.

Dr. Rapoport sees many “first timers” and her soothing nature and coaching through the process will make you feel comfortable. She performs a very soft treatment for first timers and tailors each plan to individually suit each patient. Most importantly, you will love the results! With a conservative approach and an eye for beauty herself, Dr. Rapoport provides the most natural results. 
 

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