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!
Dermal fillers aren’t new. Soft tissue augmentation for cosmetic improvement was pioneered in the 1800s. The first FDA-approved injectable filler became commercially available in the United States in 1981. Today we use an assortment of safe, effective dermal fillers from a number of reputable manufacturers to lift, soften wrinkles, augment lips, and contour facial planes.
So you may be wondering why patients in New York City need Voluma™, yet another dermal filler. The answer is that no one product is right for every patient, every treatment area, or type of enhancement. Voluma™ is the first and only injectable filler approved by the FDA for a very specific purpose – instant correction of volume loss in the midcheek area. It has a longevity that may be double normal fillers – Voluma™ can last up to two years.
As we age our faces lose hydration, fat, muscle tone, and even bone. That causes youthful, smooth contours to become more angular, and allows hollows to develop beneath the cheek bones. Without supportive volume, skin sags into wrinkles and folds.
Voluma™ is a smooth, clear gel formulated with hyaluronic acid (HA). This substance occurs naturally in skin and binds to water to provide plumpness. But HA levels decrease as we age, and in response to UV exposure, environmental pollutants, and smoking.
Voluma™ replenishes HA at this precise area, providing instant uplift that softens the appearance of wrinkles and restores rounded contours. A treatment session takes only about 30 minutes, and there is essentially no downtime. Results are long-lasting – about two years in clinical studies.
Yes, as an experienced, Board certified dermatologist I already have a variety of weapons in my arsenal of non-surgical, minimally invasive rejuvenation techniques. And yes, there is room for one more. I use Voluma™ along with neuromodulators and other types of soft tissue fillers, in customized combination protocols specifically designed for each individual patient.
Voluma™ is a powerful tool for a younger looking you.
There’s a common misconception about wrinkles. Plenty of people believe that skin stretches over time, drooping into folds. While that can happen to the body in the case of extreme weight gain and loss, facial wrinkles are formed in a different way.
The amount of skin on your face remains fairly static throughout your adult life. What changes is the volume supporting it. That volume comes from hydration, fat, muscle, and bone, all of which naturally diminish as you age. You might imagine it as removing the stuffing from a pillow. Voluma is a new injectable solution to lost facial volume, from the manufacturer you know and trust – Juvederm. My patients in NYC have been waiting for this breakthrough, and I’m pleased to deliver it.
Voluma is a smooth, clear gel formulated with hyaluronic acid. The “acid” word sounds scary, but HA is natural component of your body, found in joints, connective tissues, and eyes. The amazing thing about HA is that it captures about 1,000 times its own weight in water. That gives Voluma incredible capacity to plump facial tissues immediately, and to continue to hold volume long term.
I identify areas of your face such as the apex of your cheek, the “apple,” and the hollow beneath your cheek bone that need additional volume. A few injections into precise points restore youthful lift and give an appearance boost to the whole face. Voluma works very well in conjunction with neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport, and other dermal fillers as part of a customized rejuvenation program. There is essentially no downtime – my patients typically return to normal activities the next day.
Why else might you want to consider Voluma? It is currently the only dermal filler approved by the FDA to add instant volume to the cheek area, and it lasts up to two years!
There is no one best doctor for any treatment. Patients should find a doctor who is good at listening to their concerns. Some doctors treat the face the way they feel it should be without communicating that with their patient and the patient is surprised at the end to have a result they weren’t expecting. Dr. Ron Shelton, of The New York Aeshetic Consultants, LLP, consults with all new and returning patients to review, with the patient looking at a mirror, and determining where fillers should be used to lift depressions and improve folds and wrinkles. Some areas may be best served by Botox injections and others by fillers. Some areas need more than one filler, the thicker fillers injected into deeper planes and more thin fillers placed in to the superficial compartments.
Temples often hollow out with age and filling in this contour depression with fat injections, or Radiesse or Voluma significantly rejuvenates a face and makes one look more healthy and vibrant. Sunken cheekbones and mid facial areas cause more unsightliness of smile folds as the skin hangs over this area. Voluma and Radiesse to these areas with Juvederm, Restylane or Belotero to the smile folds often create a wonderful refreshed appearance. Some smile folds need a layered technique of different fillers to build them up.
Fine tuning along the jawline and chin can make the profile more youthful.
The doctor you choose to inject your fillers should have an artistic but conservative attitude and gentle technique. They should be very well aware of the facial anatomy and produce natural-looking results. It doesn’t help one to look filled in if the incorrect positioning of the filler or an excessive volume of filler is responsible for an alien appearance that is noticeable from a distance when walking down the street.
For more than twenty years, Dr. Shelton has taught cosmetic dermatology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. The first five years he held a full time academic position but has maintained a voluntary teaching appointment while in private practice. He has taught many dermatologists from many different parts of the world in his technique of cosmetic dermatology and fillers. Dr. Shelton is well-respected by his colleagues and has published many articles in his specialty’s medical journals and textbooks.
The holidays are fast approaching, and we all want to look great for those family gatherings and holiday parties. There is still time to enhance your lips, treat under eye hollows, and improve facial contours. Give yourself an early gift of a Juvederm treatment, you will party-ready, and this is truly a gift that keeps on giving, you can enjoy a more youthful look for months.
Juvederm is a crystal -clear dermal filler that helps the skin stay rejuvenated and fresh, corrects lines and wrinkles, and sculpts facial contours. This facial beauty treatment consists of a stabilized hyaluronic acid (HA) based gel. HA is a naturally occurring component of the body. It is prevalent in our eyes, joints, and skin; it is involved in the movement and growth of cells, plays a role in lubricating our joints, and provides smoothness and elasticity to our skin. It effectively binds water, protecting soft tissues and lubricating flexible parts of the body. The body accepts Restlyane’s gentle formula because it is based on familiar, beneficial, hyaluronic acid.
Small amounts of the transparent, smooth gel, injected into the treatment area supports the structure of the skin, softening, lifting, and smoothing the appearance of lines in the facial skin. Depending on the structure of the skin and the treatment area, the results can last up to nine months. The treatment time varies, but it usually takes under an hour.
Juvederm products have been used with terrific results in over 15 million treatments in 65 countries since 1996. The results are long lasting, but they are not permanent, periodic retreatment is necessary to maintain the effects over time.
Although aging is an inevitable part of life, we can always look our best with treatments such as Juvederm. It improves our appearance naturally, with immediate effects and long lasting results.
Dermal fillers have been around since about 1900. These compounds, which are injected beneath the skin to add youthful volume and soften the appearance of wrinkles, are constantly evolving – becoming more effective and even safer.
One of the newest kids on the non-invasive rejuvenation block is Belotero Balance, brought to us by Merz Aesthetics. The FDA approved this transparent hyaluronic acid formulation in November 2011. It improves the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, especially those around the nose and mouth.
What makes Belotero different? And why are women and men in NYC so anxious to give it a try? Let’s take a look:
- Belotero integrates into your unique facial contours, enhancing individuality for a very natural look.
- It is versatile. This one product is delicate enough to treat fine vertical lip lines, and sufficiently robust for deep nasolabial folds (the smile lines that form around your mouth).
- The hyaluronic acid (HA) in Belotero is a natural part of your skin’s composition. After injection, HA binds with water to plump and smooth wrinkles even more.
- There’s no waiting – results are instant and last about six month; longer for some patients.
- Belotero is convenient. Treatment sessions are brief (usually an hour or less), and are performed right in our office.
- There is zero downtime! You may return to work or other activities right away. Some patients experience a little redness or minor bruising at injections sites, but it is quite temporary and easily concealed with makeup.
I am very pleased to bring Belotero to NYC, because I believe in its effectiveness and safety – otherwise I wouldn’t offer it to patients of The New York Aesthetic Consultants. I find that Belotero works well alone, and in combination with Botox and fillers. When I design an individualized non-surgical facial rejuvenation program for a patient, I use Belotero Balance to complement techniques such as Fraxel and Portrait Plasma, and advanced skin tightening methodologies such as Pellevé, Ultherapy, and Thermage.