Lip Rejuvenation- The New Lux2940 Fractional Laser Removes Lipstick lines and Lip Wrinkles with Minimal Down Time
Lipstick lines, lip lines and lip wrinkles are one of the most common early signs of facial aging and yet have traditionally been one of the most difficult to treat,
Soft tissue fillers like Juvederm® and Restylane® have been used and can produce a beautiful plumping effect on the lip and camouflage lipstick lines and lip wrinkles (See Photo Below).
Juvederm and Restylane® however are not permanent and need to be repeated. Fat injections last longer but require surgery with a long recovery period due to over correction and fat eventually, in many people dissolves. I personally do not recommend fat injections.
More importantly, in my opinion, the plumping effect of fillers like Juvederm®, Restylane®, and fat do not correct the actual wrinkle or crease in the skin which is the cause of the lipstick line or lip line. The lipstick line or lip wrinkle is a permanent crease or depression in the skin of the lip caused by years of the pursing action of the lip muscle and aging changes in the skin. Lipstick lines are much more common and pronounced in smokers.
In the past, CO2 laser resurfacing was the most effective method for erasing lipstick lines and lip wrinkles. However the difficult recovery and long term whitening or hypo pigmentation (loss of color) on the lip caused by the CO2 laser made CO2 laser resurfacing unacceptable for many people.
We have recently introduced the new Lux2940 Fractional Laser which removes lipstick lines and lip wrinkles with minimal down time, 4-6 days as compared to 3-4 weeks with the older CO2 laser (see photo below). Furthermore, the treatment is much less painful and can be done with only a topical anesthetic cream. Because the Lux2940 is a much gentler laser, an Erbium Laser which causes less skin damage than the CO2, the risk of whitening or hypo pigmentation of the lip is greatly reduced.
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I personally see every new patient who visits our office. I am not just a physician, I am a Board Certified Dermatologist. My goal is, quite simply, to provide the type of dermatologic care which I would seek for my own family. This is a very important point, since physicians often use the phrase "Doctor's Doctor" to refer to those individuals who typically are selected by physicians themselves for personal care. I am confident that my practice fully meets that definition. This is the type of 5-star care and service that our patients expect, deserve and receive. I treat every patient the way I would want to be treated: with courtesy, dignity and respect. I carefully listen to their hair and skin-care concerns and offer a variety of options including a treatment plan that I believe will give them the best results
Dr Gary sees every patient himself and believes in personalized care. The Doctor does not employ any physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or other physician substitutes to do his treatment. He sees every patient himself at every visit.
A significant percentage of my Dermatology Conditions are diagnosed on listening to medical history of the patient alone, a further percentage on examination and the remainder on further investigation and my patients teach me the rest. It is clear to me that history and examination skills remain at the very core of my dermatology practice. Older Dermatologists like myself rely on history and physical to a greater degree than the younger dermatologists. I think that the pendulum has swung too far towards all these cosmetic procedures where the younger dermatologists are just doing cosmetic procedures and not listening to their patients. This is an important point because if the Dermatologist does not spend enough time with the patient the cosmetic procedures will not work.
Dr. Rothfeld, recognized by the by the entertainment industry of America as one of the best dermatologists in Manhattan, has organized a comprehensive skin care center offering personalized state of the art services including medical,pediatric, and cosmetic dermatology.
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Upper East Side Dermatology, Fifth Avenue Dermatology, Park Avenue Dermatology, Madison Avenue Dermatology, Upper West Side Dermatology, Midtown Dermatology, Lower East Side Dermatology,Chelsea Dermatology, Gramercy Park Dermatology, Murray Hill Dermatology, Greenwich Village Dermatology, East Village Dermatology, West Village Dermatology, Soho Dermatology, Tribeca Dermatology, Meat Packing District Dermatology, Sutton Place Dermatology, Wall Street Dermatology, Hells Kitchen Dermatology, and the burroughs of Brooklyn Dermatology , Bronx Dermatology, Queens Dermatology and Staten Island Dermatology.
Dr. Gary Rothfeld is recognized as one of the best Dermatologist in New York, NY, Manhattan, NYC, New York City and the nation by the entertainment industry in the United States of America. At New York Dermatology headed by board certified Dermatologist Dr. Rothfeld, sees patients 7 days a week including Saturday and Sunday.
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