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Facial Filler Injection with Oculoplastic Surgeon

Anyone who is looking to undergo a non-surgical procedure that fills out hollowed areas of the face and improves the appearance of the fine lines, creases, lack of volume and wrinkles may benefit from facial filler injections. Facial filler treatment can produce natural-looking results and is often a better alternative to more invasive cosmetic procedures.

What Facial Filler Injections Can Treat

Hollow upper eyelids that create the appearance of having sunken eyes can often be treated with these injections. The loose upper eyelid skin that sometimes comes with aging can be tightened with a facial filler. Bags, dark circles and tear trough deformity around the eyes can be eliminated with treatment. Injectables also work great for filling out areas around the cheeks, brows and temples that are drooping due to fat loss. Patients in NYC can receive a consultation in advance so that Dr. Schwarcz, a prestigious oculoplastic surgeon, can perform a thorough examination and perform the best treatment.

Facial Filler Options

Some of the best synthetic injectable filler products that can also be used include:

  • Restylane
  • Radiesse
  • Voluma
  • Juvederm
  • Sculptra
  • Perlane

Hyaluronic acid is a type of facial filler that maximizes moisture and collagen levels. For example, Restylane and Juvederm are comprised of hyaluronic acid.

Ideal Candidates

Facial fillers can be given to men and women of different ages who are not allergic to these injectables. This treatment is especially beneficial for premenopausal women and men under the age of 50. Excess and stretched facial skin normally do not develop in abundance before these ages. A patient who has droopy eyelids or severe lower eyelid bags caused by fat prolapse should consider having lower blepharoplasty with fat removal and repositioning for the best results.

The Procedure

Dr. Robert Schwarcz is a facial surgeon in New York who routinely performs facial fillers for his patients. The targeted area and the skin concern influence the type of filler that is selected. Each  area can take around 10 to 15 minutes to treat while the patient is comfortably seated. Once the procedure is complete, the patient can resume his or her normal activities.

After Treatment

Some bruising and/or swelling without much additional pain or discomfort should be expected for the first week after treatment. Results after the initial treatment may last up to two years, but subsequent treatments are known to maintain the results for longer periods of time.