The Connecticut Skin Institute, a renowned medical facility in Stamford, CT specializing in skin cancer laser and non-invasive cosmetic Surgery, was founded by its medical director and leading dermatologist, Dr. Omar Ibrahimi. Wrinkles and other facial blemishes that stem from the inevitable forces of aging are among the top complaints of patients seeking rejuvenating non-invasive procedures with Dr. Omar Ibrahimi . These complaints may now be treated with injectable dermal fillers. Fillers ease the signs of aging by re-inflating aging skin which loses its youthful volume. This results in a plumper, younger, and healthier appearance with minimal side effects, downtime or safety concerns.
To find out which filler is right for you, see the breakdown of 3 of the premier, FDA approved, injectable products some of which are composed of naturally occurring compounds already found in the skin.
Main Ingredient: Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a sugar that binds to water and instantly plumps the treated area.
Recommended Usages: Localized deep wrinkles on the face such as smile lines and marionette lines. These naturally occurring soft natural fillers can also plump lips without giving an overdone look.
Pros: Smooth gel that can be administered easily and less painfully. It has customizable formulas for varying severities.
Cons: Not recommended for larger sections of the face.
Results: Semi-permanent. Results last from 6 to 12 months until the material is absorbed safely..
Average Cost and Treatment: $600-$700 per syringe (not injection). Most patients require 1 or 2 syringes per treatment.
* Main Ingredient: Calcium Hydroxylapatite, a compound found in bones and has collagen-growth stimulating properties.
Recommended Usages: Best for filling deeper blemishes. Can also reshape and outline features such as sagging cheeks.
Pros: Effects seen immediately.
Cons: Should not be used around eyes or lips.
Results: Lasts about 1-3 years.
Average Cost: $900 to $1,000 per treatment.
Main Ingredient: Poly-L-lactic Acid, a collagen stimulator rather than typical liquid or gel fillers.
Recommended Usages: Best for facial fat loss as seen in very fit and lean individuals.
Results: Results are noticed progressively after multiple sessions spaced over several months. Effects last beyond 2 years. Results are extremely natural and come from the increased production of your skins own collagen.
Pros: Changes appear subtly and naturally.
Cons: Should not be used near eyes, mouth, on the forehead or in the lips. Full results are not seen until after 45-90 days after full treatment.
Average Cost: Each vail is around $800. Multiple vials can be done with a discount. A treatment course is around 2,200 to $3,000.