Collagen injections are becoming increasingly popular among not only members of the Hollywood elite, but soccer moms across America. This minimally invasive procedure can do everything from removing scars and wrinkles to increasing lip volume and creating a more youthful, beautiful appearance. Collagen injections are generally used to treat areas of the mouth, reducing laugh lines, crow’s feet and frown lines. The collagen is injected into the skin to “plump” up the area and give it a smoother, more even appearance.
Juvéderm™ Injectable Gel Juvéderm™ Injectable Gel is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler recently approved by the FDA. It is a laboratory-synthesized product, so allergy testing is not required prior to treatment. Juvéderm™ Injectable Gel is more concentrated than Restylane®, so it is effective enough to treat deep facial lines and wrinkles, but precise enough to fill finer lines and wrinkles almost anywhere on the face. Side effects such as mild redness and swelling are almost invariably minor, and the benefits generally last for six months or more.
Restylane® Restylane® is a safe, convenient treatment for facial lines and wrinkles. Restylane® is a dermal filler; it is used to fill in wrinkles and to augment the lips. Restylane® is composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in the human body and synthesized in a laboratory for maximum safety and purity. With Restylane®, it is possible to fill in wrinkles and crows’ feet on most parts of the face, diminishing or eliminating them entirely and bringing about skin rejuvenation that lasts up to six months at a time.
Radiesse Radiesse (calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres in gel carrier) is injected into lips, facial folds, depressed scars or other areas of depression. Results using Radiesse may last six months to two years.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
The internal essence of the blood inside you contains life-giving, fundamental protein growth factors that are designed to restore and strengthen your body. Dr. Nguyen uses Platelet Rich Plasma treatments to harness a high concentration of your own biological nutrient-rich cells and unleashes them to naturally promote skin health by stimulating the regeneration of the underlying structural integrity of your skin.
We safely prepare your blood in the office and deliver it into your skin within the same treatment session. This revolutionary technology allows Dr. Nguyen to create a concentration of 95% platelet aggregation, which enhances the results of any procedure.
PRP reduces pain, promotes faster healing and stimulates your own collagen.
When Dr. Nguyen introduces PRP to your skin, your own concentration of cells will work with your body to naturally promote a process for new tissue and collagen growth.
Platelet Rich Plasma can either be injected directly into the face or used to enhance the results of other treatments including sports injuries, laser resurfacing, facial fat grafting, Brazilian butt lifts or natural breast augmentation.
After the treatment, patients often notice fine lines and wrinkles have softened and deeper wrinkled areas look smoother. The main goal of the treatment is to stimulate fibroblasts and develop long-term collagen formations in the dermis. Your results will be gradual and vary from person to person based on health, age and genetic make-up. Most patients enjoy quantifiable improvements in skin complexion, texture and tone within three weeks. Subtle improvements can progressively continue for up to 2 years.
Platelet Rich Plasma treatments are derived from your own biological make-up and PRP does not contain synthetic products so, virtually any area of the body can be treated. It is a top procedure choice for many professional athletes to treat their sports injuries.
Collagen injections are a simple, cost-effective solution for those with sagging skin, deep wrinkles or acne scars.
Before you decide on the cosmetic procedure that’s right for you, contact our office at 631.689.6500 to arrange a FREE Cosmetic Consultation with Dr. Nguyen to discuss your options.
Keep your expectations realistic and you’ll likely walk away with a great experience and a new look that you will love.