Facial Cosmetic Treatment
As professional cosmetic dentists located in Tribeca, the Empower Your Smile DDS Team is here to help create your own celebrity-like NYC smile. Botox injections and fillers would take years of aging away, making you look younger, refreshed and confident by maximizing your youthful appearance.
Botox and Dysport are a botulinum toxin, which comes in the form of a purified protein. The mechanism of action for Botox is really quite simple. Botox is injected into the facial muscles but really doesn’t affect the muscle at all. Botulinum toxin affects and blocks the transmitters between the motor nerves that innervate the muscle. There is no loss of sensory feeling in the muscles. Once the motor nerve endings are interrupted, the muscle cannot contract. When that muscle does not contract, the dynamic motion that causes wrinkles in the skin will stop. The skin then starts to smooth out, and in approximately three to ten days after treatment, the skin above those muscles becomes nice and smooth. The effects of Botox last for approximately three to four months, at which time the patient needs retreatment.
The areas that Botox is commonly used for smoothing of facial wrinkles are the forehead, between the eyes (glabellar region), and around the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet). Gummy Smile as a minimally invasive alternative to surgically treating high lip line cases, denture patients who have trouble adjusting to new dentures.
The skin is numbed prior to injection to decrease discomfort.
Meet Dr. Lefkovits
When seeking a plastic surgeon, you want to find a professional with the experience in breast augmentation and the professionalism needed to help you get the results you want. Dr. George Lefkovits is double board certified as a plastic surgeon and an ENT.
His combined skillset helps him provide our patients with natural-looking results that help achieve their desired look. Although Dr. Lefkovits’ office is in New York City, he works with patients across the globe, helping individuals feel more confident and attractive with their bodies.
Dermal fillers, such as hyaluronic acid (Juvederm, Restylane) and calcium hydroxylapatite fillers (Radiesse), are commonly used to add volume to the face in the nasolabial folds, oral commissures, lips, and marionette lines.
As we age, collagen is lost in these facial areas and these lines start to deepen. These dermal fillers are injected right under the skin into to plump up these areas so that these lines are much less noticeable. Dermal fillers are also used for lip augmentation and are used for high lip line cases, uneven lips, and to make the peri-oral area more esthetic.