Injectable treatments can enhance your natural beauty by rejuvenating and contouring your face. Often used as a less invasive alternative to surgery, injectables are specially formulated to address specific concerns that many people have. Whether you want to smooth fine lines, restore lost facial volume, or improve the profile of your jawline or double chin by removing submental fat, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Yarinsky, personally administers all cosmetic injectables at Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC to ensure the safest treatments and best possible results.
As one of the only Albany and Capital District physician members of Expertinjector.org, Dr. Yarinsky specializes in performing injectable treatments with products like JUVÉDERM and BOTOX® Cosmetic. Expertinjector.org is a group of highly skilled and trained plastic surgeons and dermatologists who specialize in administering facial fillers and BOTOX Cosmetic. This combination of treatments results in a “liquid facelift.” 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 injectable treatments. All injections are done in a safe environment using FDA-cleared injectables purchased directly from the manufacturers. We now offer “Pain Free Injectables” with “laughing gas.” Contact our office and speak with our staff for the details.
To learn more about the variety of cosmetic injectables Dr. Yarinsky offers at Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC, please visit the sections below.
A youthful face typically has a rounder and fuller shape, but as we get older, the face can take on a “deflated” appearance. This results from soft tissue, fat and muscle loss and one’s cheek and jawline bone structure shrinking with aging. Restoring volume to the folds, tear troughs, cheeks, jawline, corners of the mouth and marionette lines has helped many men and women to look 5, 10 or even 15 years younger—without surgery! By utilizing facial fillers, lines and folds can be filled, which helps turn back the “aging clock” as signs of aging are diminished. Dr. Yarinsky offers a variety of facial fillers to better customize treatments to patients’ needs. These include JUVÉDERM® products, RADIESSE®, Restylane® and BELOTERO BALANCE®.
The JUVÉDERM family of products includes several FDA-approved formulas that are composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body. JUVÉDERM products are designed to provide subtle yet noticeable improvement as they fill volume lost and wrinkle lines caused by aging. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is intended to restore lost volume in the midface, while JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC and JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS® XC target moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles such as the marionette lines and upper lip/cheek fold. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC and JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC are other products which Dr. Yarinsky utilizes to provide a non-surgical lip augmentation for patients wanting fuller, shapelier lips and to minimize lip lines. These hyaluronic acid fillers may last a year or more before repeat treatment is needed.
RADIESSE is a calcium-based filler considered safe and effective for performing “liquid facelifts.” The filler is FDA-approved and is used to restore volume to the mid and lower face and to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. RADIESSE is also used for hand rejuvenation to restore depleted volume in the back of the hands to camouflage veins and tendons which often become more visible with aging. Results can last 18 months or more before touch-up or retreatment is desired.
Restylane is another family of hyaluronic acid-based fillers that, like JUVÉDERM, is intended to correct volume loss and moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds in the mid and lower face and lips. Restylane® Silk can also be used for enhancing the lips by plumping and minimizing the appearance of radiating lip lines and is the first filler approved by the FDA for that purpose.
Like JUVÉDERM, BELOTERO BALANCE is a hyaluronic acid-based filler. BELOTERO BALANCE can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, particularly around the eyes (crow’s feet) and the fine lip lines (smoker’s lines). It can also be utilized as a lip augmentation treatment. BELOTERO BALANCE lasts about 6-9 months before repeat treatment is needed to maintain the results.
While fillers can be used alone to help you look younger, they are often combined with facial cosmetic surgery and act as the “icing on the cake” to give the best possible results. Your own body fat (fat injections) can also be used as an effective filler. But weight gain or loss can cause the transplanted fat cells to grow or shrink distorting the results. The combination of fillers and neuromodulators results in a liquid facelift and can help you to look years younger without surgery!
Whether you naturally have thinner lips or have experienced volume loss over time, lip fillers can be highly beneficial to provide you with fuller, more shapely lips. In addition, fillers can also help smooth the vertical lines that tend to develop around the mouth, creating a more youthful look. Dr. Yarinsky offers a variety of lip enhancement products to address the unique needs and goals of each patient. These include Restylane Silk, JUVÉDERM ULTRA XC, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC, and BELOTERO BALANCE. If you would like to enhance your lip size and shape, Dr. Yarinsky can design a custom treatment plan to help you achieve the aesthetic result that you desire.
Sculptra Aesthetic is an injectable that stimulates collagen production to provide lasting volume and long-term results. Similar to dermal fillers, Sculptra Aesthetic is used to restore facial volume. However, this treatment does not provide immediate results and, instead, works over the course of weeks to months after injection, gradually replenishing one’s own natural collagen.
Neuromodulators are a type of injectable that are used to diminish active wrinkles in the face. This is accomplished by relaxing the overactive muscles that are causing the lines. Dr. Yarinsky uses multiple neuromodulator options, including BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport® and Xeomin®—all of which are composed of a highly diluted form of botulinum toxin.
BOTOX Cosmetic is one of the most popular injectables and is used frequently to help our patients reduce unwanted wrinkles in the forehead, around the eyes, between the brows and elsewhere. BOTOX injections can also be used to treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) in the underarms.
Dysport can be used where BOTOX Cosmetic is used to treat moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (known as glabellar lines or “11s”). By carefully injecting small amounts of Dysport into the target area, Dr. Yarinsky can reduce signs of aging without creating an “overdone” look.
KYBELLA is a non-surgical solution for reducing submental fullness caused by fat deposits, better known as a “double chin.” KYBELLA contains deoxycholic acid, which helps melt excess fat cells for a slimmer neck profile. KYBELLA is ideal for those with excessive or redundant fat below their chin and can be a viable alternative to liposuction.