October 2020 - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

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How to smooth out lines and wrinkles in minutes

So often patients believe they have to go under the knife to achieve a rejuvenated appearance. Cosmetic injectables can offer youthful results in minutes with virtually no downtime, and they can be used to maximize surgical results as well. But which one is best to tackle your concerns? Here are the differences between Botox and dermal fillers.

Botox and Dysport

Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment available. It safely and effectively erases fine lines and wrinkles called dynamic wrinkles. These form in the skin when a muscle contracts from making a facial expression such as frowning or smiling. Made of botulinum toxin type A, Botox is injected under the skin to paralyze muscles temporarily and keep them from contracting to form the wrinkle in the skin. The most common areas treated include frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet and lip lines. Treatment takes only a few minutes, and full results appear in a few days. As the results are temporary, you will have to return every four months or so to maintain or prolong results.

Fillers

While Botox works on dynamic wrinkles, dermal fillers work magic on static wrinkles. Static wrinkles are wrinkles that are always present and form due to aging and exacerbated by genetics, environment and lifestyle factors. Dermal fillers such as Bolotero, Juvederm and Voluma are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body that binds with water molecules to fill wrinkles and softens deep folds. Dermal fillers can be used all over the face and in conjunction with Botox to maximize your youthful appearance and cosmetic goals. Results are immediate. Depending on the type of filler used and area addressed, results are immediate and last for several months to more than a year.

Cosmetic injectables can be used separately or to complement other non-surgical and surgical procedures to give you the youthful appearance you desire. If you’re interested in a consultation to discuss the best treatments to tackle your concerns, call our office today at (908) 879-2222.

Which breast implant option is best for me?

Even though breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure, the decision go undergo surgery is a highly personal one. There are many decisions to make, including the size, shape and type of implant used. Read on to learn more about the differences in implant types.

Saline implants

Saline breast implants consist of a silicone outer shell filled with sterile salt water. These implants offer a lot of flexibility as they aren’t filled until they are inserted into the breast implant pocket. The surgeon has the flexibility with size, and they require smaller incisions than silicone implants. FDA-approved for augmentation in women age 18 or older, saline implants provide a uniform shape and feel. If they leak, the implant will collapse and the saline will be absorbed and naturally expelled by the body. You will know when a saline implant has ruptured.

Silicone implants

The most popular implant option, silicone gel implants are filled with silicone gel. FDA-approved for augmentation in women age 22 or older, these are popular because the gel feels more like natural breast tissue. If the implant ruptures, however, the gel may stay in the shell or escape into the breast implant pocket. Since it won’t collapse, you will need to see Dr. Weinstein regularly to make sure the implants have remained intact. An ultrasound or MRI may be used to assess the condition of the implants.

Gummy bear implants

As the name implies, gummy bear implants are “no-drip” implants that maintain their shape even if the shell of the implant has ruptured. The silicone gel inside a gummy bear implant is thicker than traditional silicone gel implants, providing a firmer implant. Gummy bear implants are tapered at the top and have more projection at the bottom. These implants require a slightly longer incision in the skin for placement.

Breast augmentation can be a life-changing surgery and give you the larger, firmer breasts you desire. To learn more, call our office today at (908) 879-2222 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Weinstein.

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