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How to Combat Signs of Aging With Radiesse

 Radiesse Chester, NJAlthough you make wake up one day, look in the mirror, and notice more fine lines and wrinkles than you care to admit, aging doesn’t just happen overnight. Aging skin is a combination of factors including environmental factors, loss of facial volume, loss of elasticity, and repetitive muscle usage. When we expose our skin to the sun and other harmful factors every day, it will certainly show for it— that’s where fillers like Radiesse come into play.

What Is Radiesse?

Dr. Larry Weinstein has been using Radiesse to help cosmetically treat patients for more than 25 years— meaning that he’s practically a Radiesse expert. As a volumizing filler, Radiesse can be used on various parts of the face and body including the chin, hands, cheeks, around the mouth, and the jowls.

How Does It Differ from Other Fillers?

One common thread that Radiesse and other fillers share is that they are all dermal fillers that are designed to give patients temporary relief from fine lines and wrinkles.

One of the main distinctions between Radiesse and popular fillers like Juvederm and Restylane is that they are comprised different ingredients. For instance, Restylane and Juvederm are made of an ingredient called hyaluronic acid. Radiesse, however, is made up of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres.

Rather than simply filling in the skin, Radiesse works a bit differently than other fillers. Once it has been injected into your skin, calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres give patients immediate volume and encourage the natural stimulation of collagen in the skin. After the microspheres have metabolized over time, they leave behind only your natural collagen.

Does It Hurt?

If you are worried about experiencing pain during your injections, Radiesse has been approved by the FDA to be mixed with pain relievers like lidocaine to help lessen the pain.

Why Is It Popular?

Radiesse is popular for a variety of reasons including the immediacy of how fast it works, its versatility to treat both the face and body and its ability to last the upwards of a year or more.

Schedule your Radiesse consultation with Dr. Larry Weinstein today!

Hand Me Downs: How to Take Better Care of Your Hands

Fillers  Chester, NJIf you grew up in a large family or one without a lot of financial freedom, you were likely dealt your fair share of hand me downs; from soccer cleats to pajamas. However, as an adult, the only hand me downs you now have to worry about are your genetics and your literal hands. From adding more volume to them to get rid of sunspots, this article will discuss a few ways you can take better care of your hands. Read on to learn more.

Add More Volume

Radiesse isn’t just a filler used to restore volume to your face. In fact, Dr. Larry Weinstein can use it to add volume to your hands. As you age, you start to lose collagen and fat on your hands which make them look older and more worn down than they are. With Radiesse, however, Dr. Larry Weinstein can temporarily give you back the volume in your hands.

Wear Sunscreen

You know that you should never head to the pool or beach without slathering on a thick layer of sunscreen, but did you know that you should be wearing sunscreen on your hands every day? If you think about it, your hand are constantly exposed to the sun— even when you’re doing things like driving or walking to your car. Try to get into the habit of applying a thin layer of sunscreen on your hands after you wash them.

Get Rid of Sunspots

If you have dark spots on your hands, those are sunspots which are as the name indicates caused from too much exposure to the sun. Luckily, with laser therapy, we can target the pigment in your sunspots and help you get rid of them in the process.

Take better care of your hands with the treatments listed above. If you would like to learn more about how you can take better care of the skin on your hands, contact Dr. Larry Weinstein to schedule a consultation today!

3 Juvederm Myths

JuvedermYou fill up your car, you fill up your water bottle, you fill your plate full of food, and you can even fill in your fine lines and wrinkles around your face. As one of the most popular dermal fillers on the market, Juvederm is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles on your face and in your lips. However, just like with anything that you are putting into your body, it’s nice to know fact from fiction. This article will discuss three common myths associated with Juvederm to help you feel more informed. Read on to learn more.

  1. It Takes a While to Recover

One of the things that Dr. Larry Weinstein can say for sure about Juvederm is that as long as you aren’t having any adverse reaction to it, you shouldn’t have any recovery time. In fact, although your skin may be a little inflamed in some areas for a day or two, everything else should be as good as new.

  1. It Can Be Used Around Your Whole Face

A common misconception that people have is that dermal fillers like Juvederm and injectables like Botox can be used to your entire face. However, that’s not the case. In fact, Juvederm is only approved to help fill in fine lines and wrinkles from the nose down— including your lips, nasolabial folds, and cheeks. Additionally, Botox is only approved to treat the fine lines and wrinkles on your forehead and around your eyes.

  1. It’s Harmful

If you are on an organic kick just like everyone else in the country, you are rightfully concerned about what you’re putting into your body and any harm that it can cause. However, Juvederm is a filler that is made up of an ingredient that is found naturally in our bodies: hyaluronic acid. So unlike other treatments that involve silicone, with Juvederm, you know that you are getting a natural treatment 100% of the time.

Now that you are aware of some of the myths associated with Juvederm, you can feel more informed before you get injections. To learn more about Juvederm and other fillers that we offer, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Larry Weinstein, contact our office today!

 

 

The R’s of the Filler World: Restylane Vs. Radiesse

facial fillersWhen it comes to dermal fillers, there are a variety of different options for you to choose from. Derived from the same concept of filling in the fine lines and wrinkles on your face, however, what is the difference between fillers? As two of the most popular fillers that Dr. Larry Weinstein offers, both Restylane and Radiesse provide unique benefits to help you look and feel younger. Read on to learn more.

Restylane
As a substance that is naturally found in the body, hyaluronic acid is something that is replicated in dermal fillers such as Restylane. By adding collagen and elasticity to your skin, hyaluronic acid is something that fades as you age. Luckily, with dermal fillers like Restylane, you can help to give your body back its collagen and elasticity to give you a more youthful-looking glow. By injecting Restylane directly into the fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth and nose, you can get rid of smile lines and help restore elasticity to your face.

Radiesse
Composed of calcium hydroxylapatite, Radiesse is a filler that is injected below the surface of the skin. By adding immediate volume to your skin, you can leave Dr. Weinstein’s office with results that are worth showing off to your friends and family. Radiesse is primarily used to treat nasolabial folds and fill in the cheeks and around the mouth. As one of the best benefits of all, Radiesse can last a year or longer depending on the patient and their skin type.

The great thing about both Restylane and Radiesse is that they are both FDA approved— meaning that you have nothing to worry about in regards to your health and safety. And, as two fillers that are each unique and useful in their ways, you can rest assured that you are going to get the best results possible. If you would like to schedule an appointment to get one of these fillers or if you would simply like to learn more, contact Dr. Larry Weinstein today!

Not Just For Women: The Benefits of Facial Fillers for Men

botox-for-menStereotypically, when you think of dermal fillers you typically think of a middle aged woman getting the wrinkles on her face filled in and maybe even her lips being plumped up. And although this might be an accurate assumption most of the time, fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are also gaining popularity among men— but why? From helping to restore youth to aiding in self esteem, this article will discuss a few of the reasons men are flocking to Larry Weinstein in order to get fillers.

Restore Youthfulness
Unless you sport a full, heavy beard all year round, you will start to notice wrinkles developing around your mouth and even on your chin. And although aging itself can be considered to be a beautiful process, these signs of aging can be a bit more frustrating than anything. Not only can chin wrinkles make things like shaving to be a bit more difficult, they can age you in a way that you aren’t quite ready to accept. Luckily, by getting either Restylane or Juvederm injections from Dr. Larry Weinstein, you can help to restore your youthful glow and leave the hassle of shaving behind.

Aid in Self-Esteem
Just like women, men suffer from self-esteem issues as well. And although men aren’t as open about their self esteem, it doesn’t mean that issues aren’t there. If you are a male who is having a hard time accepting the aging process and are noticing that your self-esteem isn’t as high as it once was before yous tarted to show physical signs of aging, then you may want to consider temporary fillers. Although fillers and any sort of plastic surgery aren’t designed to provide patients with happiness or confidence, they certainly can help give your self-esteem the boost that it needs in order to get you feeling like your normal self once again.

Getting fillers isn’t just popular among women— in fact, it’s gaining popularity among the male crowd as well. If you are a male who has been noticing signs of aging that you aren’t ready to face, contact Dr. Larry Weinstein’s office today to schedule a consultation.

Injectables VS. Fillers: How to Differentiate Between the Two

BotoxIf you are out talking with friends and they are getting the terms “injectables” and “fillers” mixed up with each other, it is not something that is uncommon. If you yourself aren’t familiar with the distinctions between these two, then you are not alone. Because fillers are in fact injected into your skin, they could easily be perceived as being “injectables” but since injectables don’t actual fill in the skin, the same can’t be same for them. In order to be better informed and to know which thing you should seriously consider, read on.

Injectables
Things like Botox and Xeomin are two of the most popular injectables on the plastic/cosmetic surgery market. Often mistaken for “fillers” injectables actually don’t work by filling in the lines and wrinkles around your face. In fact, injectables like Botox and Xeomin are comprised of different types of botulinum which when injected into the muscles in your face— primarily the forehead and eyes— they cause the muscles to relax and soften, which in turn gives you the temporary appearance of having no lines or wrinkles. Typically lasting around three to six months, depending on the patient, injectables are both affordable and effective.

Fillers
Fillers are what most people refer to injectables as. However, they work completely different. Fillers are usually used on the face from the nose down in order to literally fill in the fine lines and wrinkles you may be experiencing due to old age or other factors. By taking a syringe filled with fillers like Restylane or Juvederm, Dr. Larry Weinstein can literally fill in your wrinkles and give you a more youthful looking appearance. Also temporary, fillers tend to last a bit longer than injectables— up to  a year in some instances.

The next time you’re having a conversation with your girlfriends about getting injectables or fillers, come to the table a little bit more informed by using the information above. If you would like to schedule an appointment to get either fillers, injectables, or both, contact Dr. Larry Weinstein’s office today!

Lift Your Face with a Liquid Facelift

Liquid FaceliftWhen you think about getting a facelift, images of your face being wrapped entirely in gauze probably comes to mind. However, with things like facial fillers and injections, you can now get what is referred to as a liquid facelift. If you are interested in lifting and tightening certain parts of your face without having to go under the knife, read on to learn more about liquid facelifts.

What does a liquid facelift involve?

By using a combination of fillers like Restylane and Juvederm, mixed with an injectable like Botox, Dr Larry Weinstein is able to help lift your face in areas where you may be experiencing some sagging and signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. By using a combination of these fillers, Dr. Larry Weinstein will be able to fill in your lines, plump up your cheeks, and can even use Restylane and Juvederm to help reduce the appearance of dark circles under your eyes.

How long does it last?

Unlike a traditional facelift which lasts a lifetime, a liquid facelift is a temporary procedure that typically lasts up to a year. Depending on how well your body reacts to the fillers and injections, Dr. Larry Weinstein can help you to determine when you need to get your facelift redone or whether your results are still giving you the best results.

What is recovery like?

Recovery from a liquid facelift is fairly easy and straightforward. Although your face may feel a bit sore for a day or two afterwards, there is virtually no recovery time required and you can get back into your routine in no time at all.

Am I a good candidate?

In order for you to be deemed a good candidate for any sort of surgical or cosmetic procedure, you will be required to undergo a brief consultation with Dr. Larry Weinstein in order to determine your candidacy.

If you are interested in getting a liquid facelift or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Larry Weinstein, contact our office today!

 

How to Care for Your Lips After Lip Fillers

lips fillersHere at Dr. Larry Weinstein’s office, we know the importance of injecting your lips with highly trusted, lip fillers. That’s why we only use Juvederm and Restylane to give all of our patients a sexy and plump pout. If you are considering getting lip fillers or if you have recently done so, it’s important to know how to properly care for them afterwards. From icing them to giving them a slight massage, this article will discuss the best ways to care for your lips after receiving lip fillers.

Elevated Sleep

After you receive your lip injections you might experience some sort of swelling around your lips and mouth. To help alleviate this swelling and to make sure that it doesn’t get worse, it is advised that you sleep with your head propped up with at least two or three pillows during the night— this will help to support your head and will encourage the swelling in your lips to subside.

Ice Them

Icing your lips after you receive injections will not only help to reduce any inflammation that you might be experiencing but it will also help to reduce any pain that you may also be experiencing. Simply get a soft gel ice pack and place it on top of your lips for about 15-20 minutes at a time. Although it might feel a bit uncomfortable at first, the discomfort will soon subside.

Gentle Massage

Before you start to massage your lips, make sure to check with Dr. Larry Weinstein regarding whether or not he thinks it will be beneficial to your results. If given the “okay”, start to gentle massage your lips within the first 48 hours of receiving injections. Simply take your forefinger and thumb and slowly work around your lips in order to get out any bumpy areas where the filler may be more inclined to store itself. If you experience any sort of pain while massaging your lips, stop immediately; you don’t want to exacerbate the problem.

Getting lip injections is a safe and easy way to get that sexy pout that you’ve always wanted. And although there really isn’t any downtime required, by using the above tips you can help to ensure that your lips look and feel as smooth as possible. To learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Larry Weinstein, contact our office today!

 

 

Can You Enhance Your Facial Fillers?

Getting facial fillers like Juvederm and Restylane can help transform the bottom portion of your face into a more youthful looking you. However, are there ways in which you can enhance the effects and appearance of your facial fillers? Read on to learn more.

dermal fillersMakeup
In order to visually enhance your lips and the area around your mouth after you receive facial fillers like Juvederm and Restylane, you can use makeup. For the wrinkles around your mouth, simply use a shade of concealer that’s one shade lighter than your skin and gently apply it to the skin around your mouth. By lightening up this area and blending it in with the rest of your makeup, you can help to give your skin a softer looking appearance.

When looking to accentuate your lip fillers, try using a combination of a lip liner, lipstick, and lip gloss. Start by using a lip liner. The lip liner will give your lips the extra overall enhanced look. Then apply a shade of lipstick that matches the lip liner— this will help to give your lips the color that you desire. Next, top it off with a lip gloss— the lip gloss will help to accentuate the plumpness and appearance of your lips.

Get Them Done More Frequently
If you wait until the last possible moment to get your lips and mouth redone, then you aren’t necessarily getting that enhanced look all year round. To get the best look possible and to really show off your sexy pout, make sure that you schedule an appointment with Dr. Weinstein as soon as you start to see your fillers starting to wear off in a drastic way.

When it comes down to it, there is no medication or medical enhancement that you can do to enhance your facial fillers. However, by applying makeup and getting your lips done more frequently, you can help to visually enhance the appearance of your lips without too much of a fuss. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!

Picking the Right Fillers for You

Pretty much everyone and their mom has had at least some type of facial filler in their lifetime. Whether they’ve dabbled in Botox, attempted to get a bigger pout with restalyne, or just wanted to see what the hype was about, facial fillers aren’t strangers to our modern society. But if you’re new to the world of fillers and aren’t sure where to start, how can you be sure that you’re going with the right one for you? Here are 4 different fillers that will help you narrow down your search for a smoother complexion and fuller lips.

facial fillersRestylane
Restylane is typically used from the middle of the face down. So, if you are wanting to fix crows feet or forehead wrinkles, it’s not for you. However, if you’re worried about smile lines, wrinkles around your nose, lipstick lines, or just want to plump up your pout for a sexier smile, Restylane is the right thing for you. As an added perk, Restylane is FDA approved so that you don’t have to worry about any abnormal side-effects.

Botox
As the most popular filler in the world, Botox is not only a temporary filler used to treat the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it can also be used to help combat excessive underarm sweating. However, unlike Restylane, Botox is typically used for the eyes on up. So if your target areas include your forehead and around your eyes, Botox is the ideal option for you.

Juvederm
Similar to Restylane, Juvederm is a filler that is used to target areas around the mouth and below the nose. Specifically, it is used to help fill in lines due to laughing and smiling, as well as plump the lips to make everyday things such as applying lipstick easier to do.

Radiesse
Unlike other fillers, Radiesse is designed to last longer than their counterparts which will leave you with an optimal look for even longer. By helping to promote the body’s natural ability to produce collagen, Radiesse will help smooth out lines and plump up your skin to give you a more youthful glow.

If you’re new to the world of fillers, don’t be scared. Although there are a lot of options to choose from, your doctor can help you decide the right one for your needs.

To learn more, schedule an appointment with our office today!

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