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Douglas A. Taranow, DO, FACOS

New York, NY


Posted December 29, 2016 in BOTOX® Cosmetic, Injectable Fillers

woman-getting-facial-fillers-administeredThe holiday season is here, and the new year is just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to freshen up your look to create a more youthful and rested appearance. You may not have time to undergo a surgical procedure; however, it isn’t too late to take advantage of the many non-surgical options designed to target facial lines and wrinkles.

It’s a Good Time for a “Lunchtime Lift”

More people are trying to find non-surgical options to correct aging indicators. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s 2015 statistics on cosmetic surgery, injectables have seen a 21 percent increase since 2014. As more injectables break into the market, injectable treatments are becoming more personalized. There are many injectables available that can be done in-office, and they usually only take about 10 to 15 minutes to perform. Commonly referred to as the “lunchtime facelift,” you could get a quick “touch up” and can be back to work in about an hour with minimal pain and no downtime!

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Among one of the most talked about injectables is BOTOX® Cosmetic. It works by blocking the muscle contractions that cause wrinkles to form. BOTOX® Cosmetic can target fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead, temples, between the brows, and around the eyes (“crow’s feet”). Patients can improve eyelids that have loosened and darkened due to the aging process. BOTOX® Cosmetic can provide a subtle transformation that produces a softened, wrinkle-free appearance.

Facial Fillers

As the aging process takes hold, many patients will experience a loss of fat beneath the skin (subcutaneous fat) that causes a deflated or hollow appearance. Facial fillers can be used to add volume to the face to correct the effects of aging, gravity, and sun damage. Dr. Taranow provides a variety of facial fillers so he can individualize your treatment to create your personal “lunchtime lift.”

We offer the following facial fillers:

  • JUVÉDERM®: A non-animal biodegradable gel composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body. It is injected beneath the facial skin to smooth out creases on the cheeks and around the mouth (“marionette lines”) and to plump the lips.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC: A deep injectable gel used to correct volume loss in the cheeks. It is the only injectable that has been proven to last up to two years and is designed to lift and contour the cheek area while diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.
  • RADIESSE®: A volumizing filler made of calcium-based microspheres. RADIESSE® acts as a scaffold under the skin and works by stimulating the growth of new collagen to improve the structures of the face and restore facial volume.

If you want to be ready for the new year with a younger-looking, more improved version of yourself, schedule your consultation with Dr. Taranow today! He can create a treatment plan to provide you with your individualized “lunchtime lift” based on your anatomy and personal preferences. Contact us by calling (212) 772-2100 or by filling out our online contact form.