Botox and dermal fillers in the NYC tri-state area
The passing of time and stress take a toll on skin. On the face, the effect is seen as frown lines, laugh lines, and crow’s feet, as well as forehead creases and wrinkles. In the care of Dr. Edmund Kwan, Botox and dermal fillers help patients enjoy rejuvenated appearance by correcting these issues. These procedures are key components of Dr. Kwan’s non-invasive skin improvement strategy.
Botox has become a household name as an injectable treatment for dynamic wrinkles. Botox erases or softens facial creases and lines by temporarily paralyzing muscles which cause wrinkles. This gives skin a smooth and more youthful appearance. Dr. Kwan recommends this simple treatment be repeated regularly every three to four months. This helps ensure attractive and long-lasting results.
As a part of his non-invasive skin procedures, Dr. Kwan uses various fillers such as:
Juvéderm®: Facial folds and wrinkles flatten out with volume and hydration from Juvéderm. This filler provides long lasting results – up to nine months.
Juvéderm Voluma®: Aging is not just about the formation of lines and wrinkles. Many adults also notice that time steals the fullness they once had in the mid-face.
All about Botox and areas which it can be used explained by Dr. Edmund Kwan
What is Botox?
Botox is simply a neurotoxin, which means that it paralyzes a muscle.
What are the areas Botox is commonly used on?
It is commonly used on the face, especially in the forehead and frown area and crows feet area.
When the Botox is injected into this area, it will smooth out the wrinkles for up to three months to four months.
What are the other areas Botox can be used on?
Botox can be used in other parts of the face, including around the lip area for lip wrinkles and neck area to get rid of the bands in the neck.
It can also be used in the jaw area for patients who have enlarged muscle. When Botox is placed in the jaw area, it will reduce the muscle for up to six to eight months.
Botox can be used for some patients who have enlarged calf muscles. Botox can be used in this area, and it will reduce the size for up to six to eight months.
Voluma is a hyaluronic acid filler product formulated and FDA-approved for this specific concern. In a single treatment, cheeks are restored to optimal fullness. Results look natural and last up to two years due to Vycross cross-linking technology that achieves the ideal consistency for deep tissue support. Patients from their 30s to their 60s are that they can regain youthful contours easily thanks to Voluma and their experienced injectable clinician.
Restylane®: The delicate under eye area, cheeks, lips, and folds that travel from corners of the nose to the mouth can be effectively addressed with Restylane. The product revitalizes skin by restoring lost fullness and volume. The filler is a suitable cure for severe facial folds and wrinkles. The results brought about by Restylane® can last as much as six months.
Radiesse®: Adding volume to smile lines and lines around the nose and mouth is straightforward with this product. Radiesse injections restore natural contours to sagging cheeks, too. While skin regains its former fullness, this filler is simultaneously stimulating growth of collagen. The result is a smooth, youthful appearance which can last for a year or more.
All you need to know about dermal fillers by Dr. Edmund Kwan
What is a dermal filler?
Any filler, whether it is Restylane or Juvéderm, are all forms of hyaluronic acid. This is something that, when injected, will stay in our body for three months and up to about two years.
It naturally disappears in our bodies. The fillers are used to fill in those fine wrinkles to deeper groove to deep wrinkles.
What are the common areas fillers are used in?
Common areas that fillers are used are nasolabial folds, cheeks, and lip area to make the lips look fuller.
It can also be used to correct indentations and deformities in the face. Another application of fillers is for the bridge of the nose.
What are the after effects of dermal fillers?
Patients can get a bit of bruising and swelling. However, they dissipate within one week. These fillers are done at Edmund Kwan plastic surgery, New York clinic.
Frequently Asked Questions with Dr. Edmund Kwan - Can Botox be used instead of V-line surgery?
Can Botox be used instead of V-line surgery?
Botox is short for botulinum toxin. What it is used for is to paralyze the muscle throughout the face.
It is commonly used for frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and cosmetic and aesthetic surgery. However, it can be used on the jawline as well.
In the jaw, there is a muscle called the masseter muscle. This is a very powerful muscle that is used in chewing.
This muscle becomes bigger in patients that tend to grind teeth at night. Most Asians tend to have bigger masseter muscles.
By using Botox, this muscle can be paralyzed and reduced around three to six months. However, this does not address the bone issue.
It is strictly muscle hypertrophy. However, many patients have achieved a great result, but this is only a temporary result. They must get this shot every six months.
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If you are dealing with fine lines, wrinkles, and folds on the face that are causing you to appear older than you are, you might think a facelift is the best solution. However, patients who have a mild formation of wrinkles and folds due to skin laxity may find that another option might be appropriate for them: Botox.
Botox and Dermal Fillers Before and After Photos
Why choose Dr. Kwan?
Dr. Kwan’s ample experience in ethnic surgery has provided him with both the technical expertise and artistic eye to make subtle changes within the boundaries of each patient’s ethnicity. It is also essential that such changes be in balance with the remaining facial and body features and structure. Over twenty years of experience and technical competence make such issues a matter of simple judgment for Dr. Kwan. Dr. Kwan is one of the very few doctors in the USA who performs these surgeries and offers exceptional services to those who are considering Asian rhinoplasty or other facial or body procedures. Don’t let the 5th Avenue NYC address intimidate you! Dr. Kwan and his work are not expensive, and instead are affordable and comparable in cost with other area plastic surgeons, but with quality work and with a doctor who is an expert in ethnic surgeries. Dr. Edmund Kwan also has board certification through the American Board of Plastic Surgery, ensuring that he has the skills and education to perform cosmetic procedures properly. Many patients find that with years of experience comes amazing, beautiful, quality results from every surgery provided by Dr. Kwan and his team!
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