Dermal fillers such as Restylane® and JUVÉDERM® offer our clients in Rochester, NY a variety of improvements such as softening wrinkles, restoring volume to the cheeks, and sculpting the lips. The results from these simple treatments are instant and no downtime is needed, so it's no surprise they are among the most popular nonsurgical treatments we offer.
Restylane contains hyaluronic acid and is excellent for facial rejuvenation and lip augmentation. Its results are immediate and last about 6 months. Hyaluronic acid increasingly binds to the body's water, making it natural and thus requiring no pre‐testing. However, avoiding aspirin, non‐steroid anti‐inflammatories, St. John's wort, and supplemental vitamin E is advisable to reduce bleeding and bruising from the injection. Minimizing exposure to sunlight and extreme cold is also recommended after injection. Restylane may aggravate symptoms in those susceptible to cold sores, keloid scars, and hypertrophic scars. Common side effects are redness and swelling around the injection which usually disappears within seven days.
Ready to perfect that pout? Looking to enhance your lips and decrease lip lines around them?
Restylane Silk was the first FDA‐approved product designed for subtle lip enhancement and the lines around the mouth. As we age, lip thinning, a loss in lip shape, and an increase in vertical lines above the lip occur. Made of smaller, smoother particles in order to treat this delicate area, Restylane Silk provides natural‐looking results to maintain lip fullness for up to 6 months, although patient experiences vary. Made of a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, Silk is formulated to behave like your body's own natural hyaluronic acid. Common side effects associated with the injection are swelling, redness, pain, bruising, or tenderness.
RADIESSE is a filler gel containing calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres, and it is ideal for wrinkles around the eyes, nose, and mouth. It is approved by the FDA and produces safe, immediate results with no pre‐testing necessary. RADIESSE promotes the body's natural collagen production, each treatment usually lasting a year or longer. Those taking aspirin or other blood thinners are advised to consult a physician prior to the procedure, for such medications may worsen bleeding or bruising at the injection site. Mild bruising, redness, and swelling, however, are normal and common side effects. Avoiding makeup, sunlight, and excessive contact and movement of the injection site is advisable for 24 hours following injection. Also, no recovery time is necessary after a RADIESSE treatment.
JUVÉDERM is a hyaluronic acid‐based gel ideal for wrinkles around the eyes and mouth; it is completely safe to use. It is FDA approved as biocompatible, for hyaluronic acid is already present in the human body as a source of skin's fullness and volume. In fact, it is the first hyaluronic acid filler approved by the FDA as safe for skin containing any amount of melanin (color). To prevent redness, swelling, and itching at the injection site, it is recommended to avoid intense exercise, alcohol consumption, and excessive sunlight for 24 hours following injection.
Are you looking for a more youthful, fuller look in the cheek area?
Introducing VOLUMA, the first and only FDA‐approved filler to correct age‐related volume loss in the mid‐face. VOLUMA is made with a modified hyaluronic acid, derived from a naturally occurring complex sugar. As we age, the curves of our cheeks begin to lose volume, causing them to sag and appear sunken. VOLUMA works instantly to help restore your cheek contour with a subtle lift. With optimal treatment, natural‐looking results last up to 2 years. A pivotal study concluded: "VYC-20L (JUVÉDERM VOLUMA) is safe and effective for age-related midface volume deficit, with correction lasting up to 2 years."1
Sculptra Aesthetic is FDA approved and is made of biocompatible and biodegradable poly‐L‐lactic acid. Results appear gradually since treatment involves 3 injection procedures over a few months, and they can last up to 2 years. A clinical study found: "Injectable poly-l-lactic acid-treated subjects maintained improvements for up to 25 months after treatment."2 The poly‐L‐lactic acid replenishes collagen that has worn away due to age, slowly producing long‐term skin elasticity and smoothness. Temporary side effects at the injection site include bleeding, itching, bruising, tenderness, discomfort, redness, and mild to moderate bumps. Side effects generally disappear shortly without the need for treatment. Those with allergies to any Sculptra ingredient or with susceptibility to keloid or hypertrophic scars should avoid Sculptra. Areas of infected or inflamed skin should also avoid injection.
Compassionate and dedicated to personalized patient care, Dr. Quatela is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon recognized worldwide for his expertise in facial rejuvenation. He established the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery in Rochester, New York to provide excellence in aesthetic surgery.
A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Koenig's experience and gentle bedside manner help put patients at ease and build an uncommon level of trust. He meticulously customizes each procedure, and sculpts beautiful results that consistently exceed his patients' expectations.
A talented artist and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kalnoki specializes in plastic surgery after weight loss or pregnancy and other body contouring procedures. As a woman, Dr. Kalnoki brings a unique perspective to the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery.
Fellowship trained in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Lee is dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children by using her surgical talents. She specializes in procedure of the face and head including facelift, functional and cosmetic nose surgery, blepharoplasty, and injectable treatments.
BELOTERO BALANCE is a dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid designed to adapt to the individuality of your skin. By binding to the water found naturally in our skin, it plumps and fills in wrinkles and folds. BELOTERO BALANCE is strong enough to be used for deep lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth such as nasolabial folds, and gentle enough for delicate lip lines. BELOTERO BALANCE integrates into your skin and molds to your distinct facial contours for a natural, immediate result.
We offer a bi-layer package that combines RADIESSE and JUVÉDERM injections to treat both deep lines and surface level wrinkles. At your first appointment, the doctor will inject RADIESSE, which promotes the body's natural collagen production and is ideal for the deep lines around the nose and mouth. About 7 to 10 days later, JUVÉDERM will be administered above the RADIESSE to address the more superficial expression lines. Combining these 2 products can optimize the outcome as well as add to the longevity of the result.
If you're interested in a natural alternative to fillers, consider fat injections. These treatments use your own purified fat, taken from another area of the body such as the abdomen or a double chin, to replace lost facial volume, enhance the lips, and more.
If you have been considering nonsurgical facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers, request a consultation at the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery or call (585) 244-1000 for more information. One of our Patient Consultants can answer your questions, as well as assist in scheduling a private consultation with one of our plastic surgeons.
1 Jones D, Murphy DK, Volumizing hyaluronic acid filler for midface volume deficit: 2‐year results from a pivotal single‐blind randomized controlled study, Dermatol Surg. 2013 Nov; 39(11):1602‐12.
2 Brown S.A., Rohrich R.J., Baumann L., Brandt F.S., Fagien S., Glazer S., Kenkel J.M., Lowe N.J., Monheit G.D., Narins R.S., Rendon M.I., Werschler W.P., Subject global evaluation and subject satisfaction using injectable poly‐L‐lactic acid versus human collagen for the correction of nasolabial fold wrinkles, Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Apr;127(4):1684‐92. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e318208d371, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21460676
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