NYC Area Patients Ask, How Long for Juvederm to Settle?

Dr. Ron Shelton of NYC is a dermatologist who assists men and women in looking and feeling better about themselves. He uses many cosmetic solutions for patients and chooses them based on their personal desires and budget. Patients who are concerned about the appearance of their facial skin as they age may be introduced to solutions such as injectables, including that of Juvederm®. Juvederm® is a hyaluronic injection that can be used to fill out fine lines and wrinkles on the face and add volume that reduces their depth. This, in turn, results in a smoother, more youthful texture to the skin and brings forth a fresher look.

Juvederm® is just one of many injectables available through our practice. Dr. Ron Shelton and his team of dermatologists use this injection along with neuromodulators and collagen stimulators for a “liquid face lift” and to keep patients from throwing away their money on more invasive solutions such as plastic surgery. On the other hand, there are patients who Dr. Shelton tells that for them, a facelift is more cost effective and he would rather not perform volume enhancement if they would receive better improvement from a facelift. Many jowls are so far-gone that mid cheek volume replacement won’t lift the jowls enough and the attempt could create the unnatural and almost “alien” appearance, to which Dr. Shelton vehemently objects.

Juvederm® is injected directly into the fine lines and wrinkles of concern. This ensures that the volume is right where it needs to be. Results are immediate, but many patients will ask their dermatologist, how long does it take for Juvederm® to settle?

Juvederm® may take a day or two to settle in place where it will stay for many months. However, most of the injectable allows Dr. Ron Shelton to visibly see where the results will be. It will settle into the wrinkles and provide results in just a few days.

Injections such as Juvederm® are completely safe. They will be absorbed into the skin over the course of several months, so patients will need to continue to have injections done to maintain the results if desired. It is approved by the FDA for cosmetic enhancement.

If you live in or around the community of Midtown Manhattan in NYC, we recommend you call the practice of Dr. Ron Shelton to learn about ways to rejuvenate the appearance of the face with injectables such as Juvederm®. While his practice used to assist patients on the Upper East Side, he now focuses on patients in the Midtown area. Contact 212-561-5808 today to book a consultation appointment with his team to find out if Juvederm® is right for you!


NY Area Patients Ask, How Long does Sculptra Last in the Cheeks?

The face goes through many changes as patients age. Patients in and around the NY area who are struggling with the unwanted signs of aging often notice not only the development of fine lines and wrinkles due to skin laxity, but the loss of volume in specific areas of the face such as the cheeks. When patients are unhappy with the appearance of their face due to aging skin and loss of natural collagen, they may want to speak to a dermatologist in the area such as Dr. Ron Shelton about the advantages of injectable treatments.

There are many injectables that are available through the practice of Dr. Ron Shelton including neuromodulators, dermal fillers, and collagen stimulators. Our team can assist patients in determining the one best for their specific situation. Those who are dealing with collagen loss and skin laxity may benefit most from collagen stimulators including Sculptra®.

Sculptra® is a collagen stimulator that can be injected into areas such as the cheeks to improve volume  and reduce the sunken-in appearance that can happen when patients begin to age and experience collagen loss. While collagen is naturally occurring in the skin, it will start to decrease around the age of 30 and gradually result in a more aging face.

Many patients ask, how long does Sculptra® last in the cheeks? Scultpra® lasts for several years, but does require patients to have several injections completed for optimum results. Patients can space these appointments out as desired by speaking with Dr. Ron Shelton on his personal suggestions. Sculptra® helps by building up the stores of collagen where it is injected and therefore adding volume in places where it has been lost.

If you live in or around the area of Manhattan, NY and want to find out if Sculptra® is appropriate for your specific needs, contact the team at the practice of Dr. Ron Shelton by calling 212-561-5808. His practice used to assist patients in the area of the Upper East Side of Manhattan but currently serves those in the Midtown area. He offers cosmetic and medical dermatology solutions for patients in and around the community.

Services Offered by Cosmetic Dermatologists in the Midtown Manhattan Area

Patients located in the Midtown area of Manhattan often ask themselves, what can I do to improve my body image? Dr. Ron Shelton and his team of professionals are dermatologists who can assist individuals in learning about many cosmetic solutions to their aesthetic concerns. Below is a sampling of what our team cam provide for patients in and around the area of New York City:


Injectables include brands such as Botox®, Dysport®, Juvederm®, Belotero®, Restylane Radiesse®, Sculptra®, and Voluma® which have been used for years in reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and folds on the face. Each injectable has its own benefits and we encourage patients to discuss with their dermatologist the most appropriate choice for them.

Non-Surgical Fat Removal

Thermitight and CoolSculpting, and now, Ultrashape, are popular non-surgical methods for removing unwanted fat from specific areas of the body. These treatments use radio frequency, freezing and ultrasound energy, respectively,  to achieve better body contours without plastic surgery.

Brown Spot/Hyperpigmentation Solutions

Liver spots, sun spots, brown spots, and other hyperpigmentation concerns can be addressed with chemical peels or laser therapies available at the practice of Dr. Ron Shelton.

Acne Scars

Acne scars are divots in the skin that can negatively affect the texture and tone. Patients who are struggling with the aftereffects of active acne may want to speak to a dermatologist about effective solutions for scarring such as chemical peels, punch grafts, dermal fillers and/or dermabrasion or Fraxel laser resurfacing.

Laser Hair Removal

Unwanted hair anywhere on the body can be removed for good with laser hair removal. Patients often use this treatment on specific places such as the bikini line, legs, underarms, chest, and back.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Rejuvenation of the skin can begin with a series of laser skin resurfacing treatments. Using laser devices and attention to detail, Dr. Ron Shelton and his dermatologists can perform procedures using laser light for enhancing the skin’s texture and tone while also addressing imperfections such as freckles, sun spots, and fine lines and wrinkles.

Patients interested in learning more about cosmetic services by our dermatologists are encouraged to contact Dr. Ron Shelton at 212-561-5808. He previously practiced in the Upper East Side of Manhattan but now provides care for those in Midtown.