Dr. Goodlerner offers several simple, safe, and effective cosmetic injectables to treat lines and wrinkles. The injectable wrinkle treatments fall into two categories:
Neurotoxin Cosmetic Injectables:
Medications that relax muscles to reduce wrinkles, such as Botox. Neurotoxins are cosmetic injectables that are primarily used in the upper half of the face for frown lines between the eyebrows, at the corner of the eyes and in the forehead. In smaller doses, neurotoxins can be used to relax the muscles underlying lip lines or the muscles that pull down the corners of the mouth. In the lower face, neurotoxins are often combined with fillers for optimal results. Botox is our most popular cosmetic injectables treatment for men and works equally well.
Dermal Filler Cosmetic Injectables:
The wrinkle fillers vary, some work best for fine lines such as those around the mouth or under the eye and some are designed as volume enhancing fillers for thin faces. Fillers are used more frequently in the lower half of the face vs. neurotoxins which are used in the upper half of the face.
The fillers for fine lines are typically made of hyaluronic acid and are of thinner consistency such as Restylane Silk.
For volume enhancing of the mid face or filling deeper folds, Dr Goodlerner recommends Juvederm Voluma or Radiesse. Sculptra is a filler that works gradually, over a series of treatments, to enhance facial volume. It is an alternative for patients with more significant facial volume loss. And, since it works to stimulate new collagen, it can be used as maintenance for patients just starting to show age-related volume loss. Good news for men who want to maintain their appearance, all three fillers work equally well for men and women.
The newest fillers maintain benefit up to 12-18 months. Keeping up the treatment as wrinkles or volume loss begin to show may help the treatment to last longer!
A consultation is the optimal way to learn what treatment is right for you. Dr Goodlerner is happy to tailor a treatment program that meets your needs and expectations.
Sclerotherapy: Cosmetic injectables to treat leg veins
Dr Goodlerner also offers cosmetic injectables for unsightly leg veins. She has more than 30 years’ experience in doing sclerotherapy. These treatments can reduce tiny spider veins as well as small varicose veins. The medications used for leg vein injection are safe and FDA approved.
Large varicose veins usually require treatment by a vascular surgeon using radiofrequency (removal of veins with a heated catheter) or phlebectomy (surgical removal). For those with both large and small veins, it is optimal to treat the medically significant veins first and then schedule an appointment with Dr Goodlerner for the cosmetic vein treatment.