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Restylane Refyne and Defyne, New Fillers with Unique Benefits

(Dr. Weiner is one of the most experienced users of Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne in the US and has trained multiple physicians on his injection techniques of these new products.) Late 2016, two new dermal fillers, Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne were FDA approved. Although new to the US, these fillers had approval in …

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Dr. Steven F. Weiner’s 6 year Experience with Blunt Cannulas for Dermal Fillers

The value of volume replacement in the aging face is now universally recognized as one of the most beneficial procedures to restore youthfulness. The combination of sun exposure, aging, and genetics leads to collagen, fat, muscle, and bone loss. Reinflating the cheeks, lips, and tear troughs are routinely done by physicians across the world on …

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The Temples Shouldn’t be Ignored When Filling the Face

The ideal facial shaped has been described as “heart shaped”, “V shaped”, or “Upside Down Egg”. A youthful face draws attention to the upper face and eyes. With aging, the lower face becomes “heavier” and more dominant, as laxity and volume loss set it. Instead of round or oval, the shape of the face becomes …

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What Differentiates Dr. Weiner from the Majority of Other Filler and Botox/Dysport Providers

Dr. Weiner is Board Certified in Facial Plastic Surgery and is an expert on the anatomy of the face. He trained, and was a faculty member, at the number one rated Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Department in the country at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He started injecting Botox in 1994. His initial uses for Botox …

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Commonly Asked Questions About Lip Filler Problems

My lips are swollen, lumpy, and a little uneven, when will they get better? This is the most commonly asked question on Realself.com. The lips take about 7-10 days to settle down after getting filled. Restylane Silk will swell the most of all the fillers. Juvederm, and Restylane are the most commonly used fillers and the …

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Sculptra is Different Than All Other Fillers: Natural, Structural Support, Cost Effective

The concept of volume loss in the aging face is a relatively new realization by the aesthetic industry. Up until about 12-15 years ago, the dogma was correcting loose skin using primarily surgical approaches. Post surgical patients were very pleased parading around their newly tightened faces, free from wrinkles and sags, but prominently showing off …

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What is Vascular Occlusion or Vascular Compromise from Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers of becoming the fastest growing area of aesthetic enhancements.  In general, the procedure of injecting the filler is safe, with very little downtime, and with visible results. However, there is a rare, but extremely significant potential risk, that patient’s, medical staff, and providers need to always be aware of:  Vascular Occlusion or Vascular …

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Why Juvederm is NOT a good choice for the Tear Trough or Eye Area

Juvederm is one of the most popular dermal fillers in the US.  As with most fillers, it is only FDA approved for the nasolabial folds, but is used “off label” in other areas of the face.  Although Juvederm is a very safe filler for use around the face, there are certain characteristics that make it the …

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For Restylane Silk…Size Matters…Smaller is Better

Restylane has become the number one trusted dermal filler in the world.  With over 20 million treatments worldwide, and numerous publish studies, Restylane’s safety and efficacy is well established.  It is composed of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance that is found in skin and joints.  It’s duration of action is about 6-12 months, …

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How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last…..It Depends!

It happens everyday.  Patients ask how long they can count on their dermal filler lasting.  The problem is, is that there is no quick and easy answer.  There are a number of variables that factor into filler longevity, with the ultimate unknown being that there is no way that a physician can determine how one’s …

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