Which Injectable Is Right for You?

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Choosing the Best Injectable Treatment

Safe, effective injectable treatments are common among all plastic surgery centers. Depending on the areas you wish to enhance and what type the plastic surgeon uses, men and women alike can gain results that seemingly reverse the aging process, create volume and bring about a more youthful appearance. Receiving these almost painless injectable treatments are the easy part – the difficult part is choosing exactly which ones are the very best for you, and what you’re looking to achieve.



Getting older is completely inevitable, whether we like it or not. Something that’s not inevitable? Dealing with those pesky, unwanted markings that aging brings to the skin. If you’re serious about getting rid of the wrinkles and premature age lines that tend to plague our skin over time, then Botox is a genius solution.

A small amount of Botox – boltulinum toxin – is injected into a group of targeted muscles using a fine needle. The Botox then works quickly to block those signals that occur from the nerves to the muscles, which prevents the injected muscle from contracting, ultimately smoothing out the age line and wrinkles altogether. Botox takes 5 to 7 days to work, and the results last around four months. Additionally, Botox also treats medical conditions, including but not limited to, chronic migraines, muscle spasms and eye twitches.


Juvederm and Voluma

Aside from wrinkles and fine lines, aging – in addition to years of sun exposure – also causes our face to become extremely thinned. The reason is simple: Hyaluronic acid, a hydrating sugar naturally found in our skin, decreases with age. Because this acid is responsible for binding and absorbing water – and ultimately refreshing our skin – the diminished, thinned out appearance occurs over time. For those men and women who are affected by this, and are currently looking to restore a rounder, plumper appearance to their cheeks and lips, Juvederm and other forms of it, such as Voluma, Volure and Vobella, may be the right injectables for you.

FDA approved, Juvederm injects Hyaluronic acid, in the form of gel, into your skin. This amps up the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, creating a firm and full look. Juvederm truly restores the skin’s volume in a way that everyone will notice, all while appearing as though it happened naturally. Men and women who receive Juvederm must repeat sessions about every year to reap all the benefits. Voluma is another form of Juvederm, which works to achieve a full appearance to flattened out cheeks using hyaluronic acid. Those who choose to receive a Voluma injectable can expect to enjoy its long-lasting results and benefits for as long as two years. Volure is a newer option, and usually lasts for 18 months.



While many injectables are well known for enhancing an aging complexion, others aid in getting rid of an area plagued with excess fat. The Kybella injectable treatment does just that, acting as the industry’s go-to solution for minimizing the appearance of excess chin and neck fat. More commonly referred to as a “double chin,” our bodies sometimes accumulate an extra amount of fat cells on the upper portions of the neck – regardless of whether or not this is a genetic predisposition or lifestyle issue, many men and women feel self conscious about it, and wish to trim down the area. Thanks to Kybella, this becomes a reality.

Utilizing deoxycholic acid in the form of injections, this unwanted fat is broken down and destroyed, all while leaving the rest of the cells in the chin and neck completely untouched. Each Kybella injection session is only fifteen to thirty minutes long, and a series of injections will get rid of the double chin entirely. If you desperately want to get rid of this all-too-common, fatty area on your body, definitely consider a Kybella injection treatment to help you out.


Consult a Plastic Surgeon to Help You Decide

Deciding which injectable is right for you can be a painless process, especially when you consider how they are administered into your skin. Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Volure, Vobella and Kybella are all non-invasive procedures, which means that you are able to drastically enhance you appearance without the use of surgery and without the long period of recovery time that typically follows. When you consider just how simple these treatments are, it’s only a matter of time before you’ll be scheduling your own injectable session!

If you’re still unsure about which injectable is the best one for you, be sure to consult an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Christine Blaine of Blaine Plastic Surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Blaine will go over your options and which one will bring the results you desire. Contact our office today for more information: 631-470-2000.

How Fillers Can Restore Your Youth


Do you ever look in the mirror and see someone different than yourself? You might not believe it, but that older man or woman standing in front of the mirror is you. As we age, we tend to lose our youthful appearance due to factors we can’t control. Our skin becomes dryer, thinner and less able to produce natural collagen and elastin. The amount of Hyaluronic Acid also decreases in our body, leaving our skin more vulnerable to developing fine lines and wrinkles around our nose or mouth. However, there is a solution to getting back your youthful appearance! With dermal and lip fillers, you can restore your youth with an overall fresher look.

What are Fillers and How do They Work?

Dermal fillers add volume to aging skin by lifting and smoothing targeted folds and wrinkles, making you appear naturally younger. They are mainly used for skin rejuvenation and the reduction of lines and wrinkles. There are different types of fillers, including Juvederm, Restylane and Hylaform, which are all noninvasive fillers that contain Hyaluronic Acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring sugar in the body that adds volume to facial tissue. This substance stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, creating a natural looking fullness that will make you look five to ten years younger. These fillers not only add volume back to your cheeks, but they also lightly lift your cheekbones to reduce the appearance of laugh lines. Facial fillers usually last up to a year, so you will have to undergo repeated injections to maintain your younger appearance.

If you have thinner lips, don’t worry – fillers can fix that too! The aging process can leave your once full lips look practically non-existent. With the help of lip fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, you can enhance the overall shape of your lips and add subtle volume. Those fine lines around your lips will disappear and your lips will look more defined than ever. The Restylane filler, primarily used for your lips, can also be used to treat under-eye hollowness. Restylane can add instantaneous volume back to your under-eye area, making the appearance of dark circles less noticeable. In turn, you’ll look well-rested and rejuvenated.

Fillers: Everything You Need to Know About the Procedure

This noninvasive procedure involves using a fine needle to inject the filler underneath your skin. This fills the tissue that has grown soft and eliminates the wrinkles from your face, improving the fullness in your cheekbones or lips. The procedure lasts a total of 30-45 minutes, and patients can expect results to last around one to two years. Fillers are also completely reversible and temporary, so if you don’t like the outcome you can easily reverse the changes. After the procedure there might be light bruising and swelling, but it should not persist any longer than a day.

Find a Plastic Surgeon in New York

Restore your youth at Blaine Plastic Surgery! Dr. Blaine will work with you to find the right filler that best suits your needs. To learn more information about our Juvederm, Restylane and Hylaform fillers, contact Dr. Blaine today at (631)-336-2984 or stop in for a visit in one of our two convenient locations in New York. Either way, we’ll replace your skin’s volume in a way so subtle that everyone will notice, but no one will know.

You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.

-Samuel Ullman