Many men and women are embarrassed at the signs of aging. After the age of 30, the skin begins to lose its natural stores of collagen and elastin, which maintain the youthful look patients want. Dr. Edmund Kwan and his team in New York City encourage patients to look at the options available to them when it comes to restoring their youthful appearance without plastic surgery.
Dr. Edmund Kwan finds that many patients who have mild to moderate signs of aging can enjoy the benefits of a less invasive option such as cosmetic injectables including dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which are molecules that attract water and add volume right where patients need it – in the fine lines, wrinkles, and folds of the face. One of the most commonly used brands is Juvéderm.
Juvéderm is a gel-like substance that Dr. Edmund Kwan can inject directly in the wrinkles and folds of the face for immediate results. Patients can leave the practice with a brand new lease on life and enjoy their new look for many months. Most patients will enjoy their Juvéderm results for approximately six months or even longer in some cases before reinjection is needed.
Juvéderm is completely safe and is approved by the FDA for cosmetic use. It is one of many injectables available at the practice of Dr. Edmund Kwan. Patients can even combine Juvéderm with neuromodulators such as Botox, which is best on the upper third of the face for addressing forehead folds, glabellar lines (the “elevens” that develop between the eyebrows) and crow’s feet. In this manner, patients can achieve a “liquid face lift” that can give them a brand new look!
Patients in the New York City area who are ready to take charge of their aging appearance are welcome to consult with the team at the practice of Dr. Edmund Kwan to learn about cosmetic and reconstructive surgery options available for maintaining a youthful look. Whether patients are seeking a long-term surgical treatment or a non-invasive option such as injectables, Dr. Edmund Kwan can help!