At New York Plastic Surgical Group, our patients can choose from a variety of cosmetic injectables. Determining whether a neurotoxin, filler, volumizer, or a combination of these will help the patient will ultimately depend upon their unique physical needs and desired outcome. To inform those interested in the temporary rejuvenation method, our doctors spend time to discuss what the patient can realistically expect from the available options. Although each injectable has its unique benefits, the different types can help you better understand which may be right for you.
Neurotoxins (such as BOTOX® Cosmetic) are specially formulated to inhibit overactive facial muscles that gradually cause permanent lines and wrinkles to develop, even when the muscles are not contracted. By administering one of our advanced neurotoxins into the target area, any present wrinkles can be effectively smoothed, as the muscles will be in a relaxed state.
The purpose of dermal fillers is very different from neurotoxins. They subtly fill areas of the face that have begun to show signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. By utilizing an injectable filler like JUVÉDERM®, Sculptra® or Radiesse®, patients can smooth their aging concerns by restoring lost collagen and fatty tissue.
Volumizers are a type of filler that is designed to augment areas of the face that tend to lose tissue over time. Popular areas treated with our volumizers include the cheeks and the lips, as these tend to flatten with time, causing a less defined-looking facial structure.
For more information about our injectable options, and how they can help you rejuvenate your appearance, please contact us to schedule your consultation.