When glancing in the mirror a woman, or man, of a certain age certainly has moments of nostalgia for yesteryear and the dream of going back in time. Growing older does not mean one has to resign to mediocrity, one should always look as young as they feel. There are a multitude of options that will lift one’s face and improve an appearance without invasive surgery. The experts at Dr. Steven Pearlman’s Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery office in New York City gather their collective knowledge and expertise to personalize solutions to conquer the signs of aging. The simple placement of fillers can do miracles in lifting one’s appearance and moral.
With a team of beauty experts led by Dr. Pearlman’s patient coordinator and master aesthetician, Donna Fay Graziano, well known as The Beauty Expert, one instantly feels as if they are safe and in professional hands. Donna Fay, Audrey Matney, Dr. Pearlman’s Aesthetic Coordinator, and Heather Rypien, an RN and master injector, form a team of experts who tailor treatments to address a patient’s aesthetic concerns and individual needs. The team of experts know how to get one looking as if they have defied time, all within a matter of a lunch hour.
Matney and The Beauty Expert take special care in analyzing the patients face, including texture, proportions, and volume loss, taking particular concern to notate any underlying skin conditions such as eczema. Once they have carefully assessed the area, they educate the patient as to which lines and wrinkles should be addressed and how. Heather joins the team as a certified aesthetic nurse specialist who has mastered the art of facial symmetry and injections. As a certified aesthetic nurse specialist, Rypien provides her expert advice as to which products to use, and how to approach the procedure so that the patient leaves smiling after one’s short visit.
Very carefully, the group of experts decide exactly what non surgical treatments to perform to transform one’s looks into their younger self. After consulting with Dr. Pearlman’s amazing team, one feels totally comfortable and exited about getting started on the road towards a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. In this instance a small amount of Botox was recommended to treat the fine lines on the forehead and crow’s feet in combination with Restylane Lyft, which is used to fill in the hollows of a narrow, sunken face. The Restylane Lyft is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid gel injection filler that is used to augment cheeks and correct age-related wrinkles and folds. The filler was determined to be needed in order to lift the cheeks and fill in small wrinkles around the mouth.
Before photos were taken and then the team set into action, as Matney assisted Rypien, along with The Beauty Expert to offer the most comprehensive approach towards making the patient look less tired, and refreshed. First to be done was the Restylane Lyft injections. The decision was made to begin the treatment by filling the upper cheek and working downward towards the mouth to restore volume that has been lost with age and help give the face the lift of one’s younger self.
Matney placed ice packs on the area of the face that was immediately to be treated. Rypien then began one area at a time using a needle with careful precision to sculpt the face as an artist would use a paint brush to create their masterpiece. Once the Restylane Lyft was injected, Heather used her fingers to guide the filler under the skin and sculpt it to gently fill the areas for a complete smooth natural appearance.
Surprisingly the needles are not really painful. One feels a slight pinch and sometimes can even hear the solution going into the face. With the product containing the numbing agent, Lidocaine, the more the needles are placed into the skin, the less one feels it, as the numbing effect takes over. It is no more than a bit of a small discomfort in the hands of the amazing professional of Rypien performing her expert artistry.
After the Restylane Lyft part of the treatment was finished Rypien worked her magic eye to perfectly place the Botox injections. These were used to remove the dreaded crow’s feet sign of aging by the eyes and small wrinkles on the forehead. The Botox injections are really not painful at all as one only feels a slight pinch.
The team is extremely wise in knowing exactly how much Botox and other fillers are needed for the patient in order to achieve optimum results. It is refreshing that the expert caretakers’ knowledge base totally works on the premise that they want the patient to leave looking natural and a rejuvenated version of their real self. It is important to understand that using too much filler can leave the patient looking more like a wide-eyed, wrinkle free bobble head instead of a natural beauty.
After the treatment one gets instant gratification when looking in the mirror. Within the short period of time that it took for the procedure, the magic of fillers has resulted in a noticeably beautiful improvement. The hollows have been filled in and wrinkles have been diminished. With the face completed one is instructed that the magic transformation is not complete. It takes about a week to fourteen days for the Botox to kick in and the slight swelling from filler to completely settle to a perfectly sculpted face. After photos are taken and one excitedly leaves Dr. Pearlman’s office in anticipation for the revelation of an even more youthful appearance to come.
In the hours following the treatment, as the Lidocaine wears off, one can feel a little sore, especially around the jaw. No more so than when having a filling done by the dentist. There is also a slight itchy feeling that can be alleviated with a good facial moisturizer. With the help of an over the counter pain reliever the soreness is calmed and by the next day one is just about free of any discomfort.
With each day after during the first week that follows, one can see the filler taking effect as a more youthful version of oneself stares back in the mirror. The magic lift has proven to work when friends and acquaintances notice with exclamations of how good and rested one appears. Although there is no magic to making one age backwards, there are now non-invasive fillers and a team of experts at Dr. Pearlman’s who can at least make one feel like they have. By viewing oneself in a mirror to reveal a younger appearance, one feels a bit rejuvenated psychologically as well.
Feel as good as you look, never be afraid to dance.
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