Patients wonder what to expect from cosmetic facial fillers in NY

Aging is a part of life. However, looking your age does not have to be. Patients who have decided to slow the aging process often start with cosmetic facial fillers. Injectable fillers are an effective treatment to improve facial volume allowing patients to look young and refreshed. Located in New York, NY, Dr. Ariel Ostad offers dermal fillers to give patients the natural, youthful look they desire.

Uses for cosmetic fillers

Patients want to maintain their youth for as long as they can. Dermal fillers, or injectable fillers, are commonly requested as patients seek alternatives to surgery. Fillers are used for the following reasons:

  • Augmenting the lips
  • Filling deep lines such as the nasolabial folds beside the mouth
  • Adding or creating volume in the cheekbones or hollows of the face

Patient expectations

Your physician first assesses your need. He may ask about your medical history, experience with fillers, and your desired result. The discussion helps determine the appropriate product and how much of it to use. The targeted areas are cleansed before being injected. The dermal filler is injected just beneath the skin. In a few moments, the filler plumps and adds volume to the treatment area. The effects of the injections are immediate.

Immediate, effective results

Since the results are immediate, patients leave the office with their facial volume restored. They look refreshed. Downtime is not required following cosmetic fillers. However, some patients may experience swelling, discomfort, or tenderness at the injection sites. Ice packs may help alleviate the discomfort. The day of treatment strenuous activity and rubbing the treatment areas should be avoided to ensure the correct placement of the filler without it migrating to unwanted areas. Results may last 9-18 months depending on the area treated and the filler used.

Get rid of your lines and wrinkles. To learn more about cosmetic fillers as an alternative to surgery for facial rejuvenation, contact Dr. Ostad to learn more about your options. Call our office today for an appointment. (646)798-9494


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