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Lip Enhancement

Expert Injector - No year addedDr. Yarinsky participates in www.expertinjector.org, a group of highly skilled and trained plastic surgeons who specialize in administering facial fillers and Botox® Cosmetic. This combination of treatments results in a “liquid facelift” and can help you look 5 or 10 years younger without surgery! Each physician member of Expertinjector.org is dedicated to providing you with an exceptional level of quality service and care to achieve the best possible results with your facial and lip filler and Botox® Cosmetic treatments all done in a safe environment using FDA –cleared injectables purchased directly from the manufacturers. Dr. Yarinsky personally performs all treatments administered.

About Lip Enhancement

Most of us want an attractive smile, and this includes attractive full lips. Some people have naturally full lips while others have underdeveloped or thin lips due to heredity or the process of aging. As we age, lips become smaller and thinner. While there are many procedures designed to improve lips, none are perfect and few are permanent. Collagen, Juvéderm® Injectable Gel, or your own body fat can be used to plump lips, to fill your upper lip-cheek fold and to soften the lines between your eyebrows. Collagen is a temporary fix, lasting a few months, while fat injections can produce permanent results and JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel may last a year or more. Other solid fillers such as Gore-Tex® are available, but use of these may lead to complications such as infection, hardness and rejection and Dr. Yarinsky prefers not to use them.

Restylane® Silk

Restylane® Silk, the first and currently the only FDA-approved treatment to enhance your lips and mouth area is now available at Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC. Restylane® Silk is exclusively provided by a limited number of cosmetic medicine professionals. Restylane® Silk is a unique “silky smooth” formulation of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring material found in everyone’s skin, that is designed to subtly shape and define your lips while smoothing the lines around them. Restylane® Silk also includes Lidocaine, a local anesthetic, that makes the treatment significantly more comfortable. Whether you have radiating lip lines from a history of smoking or from chronically pursing your lips (which may occur from sipping from straws), these lines can be dramatically improved or eliminated with Silk. The results can help prevent or minimize lipstick feathering. And if you have congenital or hereditarily thin lips or have lost lip volume with aging, Silk can also restore the more youthful lip plumpness that you desire. When Restylane® Silk is injected by Steven Yarinsky, MD who is recognized by New Beauty Magazine as an “Expert Injector” you are more likely to get the excellent results that you are looking for. With all fillers including Silk, Dr. Yarinsky is a firm believer the “less is more” and would rather you have a nice improvement than an overdone look. This approach is not only more affordable for you- since less filler is used, but is more likely to provide you with natural appearing results. Restylane® Silk offers our patients more precise lip shape and definition the just hasn’t been possible until now. Some degree of swelling, redness, tenderness and bruising are commonly seen after Restylane® Silk treatment. Typically these resolve within a week or two and can be camouflaged by lipstick or cover-up cosmetics. The lip refining results of Restylane® Silk usually last 8-12 months before repeat treatment is desirable for maintenance.

Lips can also be enhanced by reducing the vertical wrinkles of the skin around the lip by skin resurfacing methods such as Ultra-Pulse Laser Resurfacing. It is often a better choice to treat the surface of the skin with the laser to improve fine wrinkle lines than by injecting the lips and line. The results of Laser Resurfacing to treat fine wrinkle lines can be spectacular! Healing can vary from hours (injectables) to several weeks (implant or laser resurfacing).

Contact our practice today for more information on lip enhancement, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steven Yarinsky.

The specific risks and the suitability of these procedures for you can be determined only at the time of your consultation with Dr. Yarinsky. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual. Most people are very happy with the results but no specific result can be guaranteed.

JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel is a registered trademark of Allergan Industrie, SAS

This procedure is done at our Joint Commission accredited office facility.

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