We know that you can get BOTOX® and/or fillers from many different sources. Physicians in many specialties and even non-physicians are injecting these substances. Please consider whether you want a fully trained, board certified Plastic Surgeon or someone with minimal training and expertise to do treatments to your face. Dr. Sternschein has been doing cosmetic procedures for 25 years. He can advise you with regard to all your options - surgical and non-surgical. He has the skill, breath of knowledge, and artistic eye to give you the best cosmetic result.
BOTOX® Cosmetic, or botulinum toxin type A, is a protein commonly used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkles. It is injected under the skin into the area between the eyebrows, surrounding the eyes, and on the forehead to smooth crow's feet, vertical frown lines, and horizontal lines on the forehead. BOTOX® injections relax wrinkles and give the face a rejuvenated look by blocking nerve impulses and changing muscle pull. In order to insure safety and the best result, Botox treatments should be performed by a plastic surgeon with extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and aesthetics. Dr. Sternschein has 25 years experience in the use of Botox to achieve cosmetic benefit. Treatments are done in the office and usually take five minutes. In most patients the effects of the one treatment will last approximately six months. Patients love the results of this simple procedure.
Dermal Fillers Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvéderm®, Radiesse®
Fillers are designed to smooth wrinkles, sculpt lips, shape facial contours and correct indentations. Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvéderm® Injectable Gel, and Radiesse® are the most common fillers used in our office. They are synthetic substances that contain biologic natural materials found throughout your body. These fillers are extremely safe, effective, and predictable. The most common areas for treatment are the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of your mouth), the corners of the mouth, lip lines, "frown lines" (between the eyebrows), and under the eyes. They can also be used to enlarge the lips and/or increase lip protrusion. The results will last 3-12 months depending on the type of filler used and the area treated. Occasionally Dr. Sternschein will use other fillers not listed above. During your consultation he will discuss the pros and cons of each material and recommend the best filler for you.
When considering treatment with fillers, it is important to select a physician with extensive cosmetic experience, sophisticated aesthetic judgment and technical expertise. Dr. Sternschein is a plastic surgeon with all of these qualities. He also is able to discuss and consider other options for treatment if these are appropriate to achieve the best possible results.
Treatments usually take 5-10 minutes. The results are visible immediately. Patients are amazed at the improvement accomplished by this quick, simple procedure.
(Although this is not an office procedure, it is included here to complete your options with regard to fillers.)
It is possible for your surgeon to take your own fat and inject it into other areas of your body to fill in wrinkles and indentations. The most common areas for treatment are the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of your mouth), the corners of the mouth, and the lip, but any area of the body can be treated. Newer techniques have made fat injections more reliable. The results can last for years. Fat injections require sterile conditions so they are usually performed as an outpatient procedure in an operating room with a light anesthetic. Swelling and bruising will occur but resolve in 1-2 weeks.
OBAGI® Medical Skin Care
OBAGI Medical Skin Care is a complete home skin care program for men and women. OBAGI Medical Skin Care products can improve the appearance of aging skin, sun damage, uneven pigmentation and acne. They help maintain clear, smooth skin with an even tone and uniform color. A skin evaluation will determine your skin type and which products are right for you. You can choose a complete program or just one or two products - whatever makes sense for your lifestyle and goals.
Dr. Michael Sternschein is proud to offer the acclaimed non-surgical lifting procedure, Ultherapy. Not a facelift but an uplift - Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to gradually strengthen and tone your skin from deep within. The result? Tighter, firmer, better-fitting skin!
To make an appointment with Dr. Sternschein, please call 201-444-1188 or contact us here.