Do you need an alternative cosmetic injectable?  If you are interested in improving your appearance but cannot use standard BOTOX or dermal fillers, there are many alternatives available.  When you visit Manhattan Aesthetics, we will examine your skin and check for any allergies to the treatments we offer and discuss your aesthetic goals with you before recommending a treatment.  We offer a number of facial injectables to meet your needs and help you improve your appearance.  Call us at 212-960-8172 to learn more about facial injectables in New York, New York, and schedule your consultation with our medical aestheticians.

Our facial injectables include:


Xeomin®

Xeomin® is an alternative to BOTOX®, and is comparable to BOTOX in both the amount of time it takes to have an effect and the duration of those effects.  Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) is an FDA-approved injectable used to treat moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.  This cosmetic injectable is made from the bacteria that causes botulism, and works by blocking the nerves in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity.  You can expect to see results from your Xeomin treatment within 1 week.  Those results should last 3-6 months.


Dysport®

Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) was developed in the UK in the early 1990s.  It is a versatile treatment, used safely and effectively for everything, from reducing frown lines to treating excessive sweating under the armpits.  When you receive Dysport treatment, we will begin by thoroughly examining your skin.  Dysport will be injected directly into your facial muscles in the areas underlying your frown lines.  You will typically need 3-5 small injections to achieve optimal results.  This treatment is painless and does not require any anesthetic.  Each session of your treatment will take 10-20 minutes, and you can expect results to as between 3-4 months.

Following your Dysport treatment, you will be physically unable to frown for a time.  Some patients even find that after a few treatments they “unlearn” how to frown, or lose the urge to frown entirely, and no longer require cosmetic injections!


Kybella®

Kybella® is a prescription injectable medication used to reduce moderate to severe fat beneath the chin.  It works by using synthetic deoxycholic acid to break down the fat cells in the body.  Deoxycholic acid is actually produced naturally in the body and aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.  When provided as a medical treatment, Kybella works to destroy the fat cells, preventing the ability of the cells in that area to store fat.  This means that after you have completed your treatment, you should not need to return for another session!

Before you receive a Kybella treatment, we will carefully examine the area under and around your chin, and discuss with you your aesthetic goals.  Please be sure to inform us of all medical conditions, including past cosmetic treatments, and any medications you are taking.

Once a treatment plan has been created, we will begin your Kybella injections.  You will receive a series of small injections under your chin, with each treatment session taking 15-20 minutes.  The amount of injections will depend on your aesthetic goals and the amount of fat under your chin.  Your Kybella treatment sessions occur at 1-month intervals, and you should never receive more than 6 total treatments.

You may experience swelling, numbness, or bruising under your chin following treatment.  Most of these after-effects are temporary and will go away on their own after a few days.  If you develop facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, or an uneven smile, please contact your healthcare professional.


Sculptra®

Sculptra® is a cosmetic injectable that uses poly-L-lactic acid to gradually replace the lost collagen in the skin of your face.  Sculptra is similar to BOTOX® in that it reduces the deep lines and folds on your face and is particularly effective in reducing “smile” lines and chin wrinkles.  You will require several sessions with our practitioner to complete your Sculptra treatment – most patients require 3 injections over a 3-4 month period, though this may vary depending on your skin type and how much collagen you have lost.

Before your treatment, our practitioners at Manhattan Aesthetics will carefully examine your skin to determine if Sculptra is the best treatment for you, and determine the exact condition of your skin.  During each session, we will inject Sculptra deep into the dermis, where strands of collagen support the skin.  This cosmetic medication will then work to rebuild the collagen to provide you with a healthier, more youthful appearance.  Results of Sculptra treatment typically appear gradually, and can last for up to 2 years.

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