What should I do: get a facelift, fillers, or both?

Patients ask me this question all the time. While there’s no pat answer, because each patient’s case is different, here’s some overall rules of thumb.

Facial volume loss: one of the reasons you look older

First, think about what happens when you age. Everyone knows that we lose elasticity as we get older and skin sags, but few realize another primary cause of looking older: facial volume loss. Inevitably, our faces deflate – less so, if we’re considerably overweight. ...

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Rejuvenating the Face Without Surgery

As more people are choosing the needle over the scalpel for facial rejuvenation, “Fillers” are reshaping faces as well as ideas about beauty at every age.

According to the August 2010 issue of Town and Country magazine, facial fillers are at the center of a quiet revolution in facial rejuvenation. These fillers trace their roots to the 1980’s when collagen and silicone became popular for filling lips. Over the past seven years, much has happened in the field ...

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Q & A: Dr. Finger: How does Sculptra Work?

How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra is the latest of a multitude of injectable fillers to be approved for aesthetic facial anti-aging treatment. While it enters a milieu of other injectable products that are commercially available, Sculptra has the unique distinction in that it lasts the longest, about 2 years and often longer. Duration of action is usually the one injectable filler feature that is most desirable.

But before you run out to get your Sculptra injections, it is ...

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Sculptra: The liquid facelift

Sculptra, the re-volumizer for the face, has finally been approved by the FDA for cosmetic use. For the past five years I have been injecting it “off label,” which means it is approved for another use. Botox and most other injectable have limited approval by the FDA and are injected off label as well, but this
has been a tremendous handicap for Sculptra because it was only approved for cosmetic use in an HIV patient. We have ...

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How much of an improvement can one expect from various injections for facial rejuvenation?

Various injection products are used for different problems. The appearance of age occurs from loss of elasticity as you know, but just as important is the loss of volume. You have heard the comment, “You’ve lost your baby fat” before, usually made to someone in their twenties. Well, you never stop losing it. Your face literally deflates and support is lost causing sagging. The wrinkles are from sun exposure, smoking, and lots ...

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