Dermal Fillers and Facial Injections in Buffalo, NY

When I started in practice in 1989, most patients knew little about facial injections and even plastic surgeons had minimal use of products to add volume or augment the facial features.  Original injectable materials were in the form of collagen injections.  Most of these injections required skin testing and 2-4 weeks  to see the effect prior to injecting larger volumes.

New products have evolved and currently, we perform a multitude of different fillers  to accommodate the needs of the patient.  At the Aesthetic Associates Centre, we utilize only FDA approved injectables.

The cost will vary depending on what areas are treated and how much product is used.

Dermal Filler Facial Injections

  In Buffalo, NY, Facial Dermal Fillers provided by the team at the Aesthetic Associates Centre include Juvederm tm, Restylane, Sculptra and Fat injection.  Dr. Shatkin and his staff teach courses to health professionals through the Aesthetic Learning Academy on the proper use and safety of these products.  Botox can be used in conjunction with other injectables like fillers to rejuvenate the face and hands, and are performed by Dr. Shatkin and his Plastic Surgery Team. 

Juvederm  tm

 This is a great product to use for deep lines and furrows on the face, especially around the mouth, and for adding fullness to the lips.  Read the following to learn more. 

Juvederm  tm is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Dr. Shatkin eases Juvederm tm injectable gel under the skin to provide a smooth, natural look and feel so everyone will notice (but no one will know)! In fact, studies show superior results of Juvederm tm compared to a collagen-based dermal filler.* And, almost 90% of all study volunteers who were treated with both Juvederm tm injectable gel and another dermal filler* preferred Juvederm tm In addition, Juvederm tm injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is proven to be safe and effective for persons of color.

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Juvederm Voluma

What is Juvéderm™ VOLUMA™?

Juvederm™ Voluma™ is the newest of the Juvederm range of hyaluronic acid fillers.  It is specifically designed to restore volume in areas of volume loss. It is FDA approved for cheek volumizing and has other uses on the face as well.

How does Juvéderm™ VOLUMA™ work to achieve its results?

Dr. Samuel Shatkin Jr. was one of the first in Western New York Buffalo area performing the Juvederm Voluma injections.  Dr. Shatkin believes that an attractive youthful face is characterised by smooth, round contours, high cheekbones and a thin, well-defined jaw line. Dr. Shatkin uses a process of prehydrating the Juvederm Voiuma to enhance it's hydrophilic effect to provide a more instant complete cheek enhancement.

Fat Injections

Fat injection is an excellent treatments to fill in deep lines and furrows on the face.

Just like Juvederm, it can easily fill the lines around the mouth, above the nose and increase volume to the face that has deflated over time.  Typically, Dr. Shatkin uses fat injection when many areas need to be treated.  This becomes more cost effective than Juvederm or other fillers.  Dr. Shatkin has developed a unique treatment protocol which he has used for many years with great success.  The fat has to be retrieved from some area of excess, usually it is obtained from the abdomen or hip.  This is a minor surgical procedure to perform and can be done in less than one hour.  After the fat is retrieved it is processed to concentrate the fat cells and then the fat is reinjected in the area to be corrected. A series of 4-5 injections are spaced out over a 6 month periond to maximize the results.

Restylane® can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct 
moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose 
to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane may also be used 
for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years.






About Sculptra Aesthetic

Sculptra® Aesthetic is not an overnight miracle, but a long lasting option for volumizing the face and buttock. It is not a quick-fix. The first facial injectable that gives you subtle results over time by replacing lost collagen, thus giving you a more natural-looking appearance, without giving you away. A full treatment of Sculptra® Aesthetic, requires an average of three injection sessions over a few months, and can last more than two years.  Sculptra Aesthetic is a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles, and folds, that appear with aging by replacing lost collagen. The main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades. We have been performing Sculptra injections on many patients at the Aesthetic Associates Centre with beautiful, balanced volumizing results.

Sculptra Aesthetic gradually replaces lost collagen

Collagen is a key structural component that keeps skin youthful looking and smooth. As you age, your body's collagen production decreases, and you may begin to see wrinkles. Sculptra® Aesthetic works to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds,* as it replaces lost collagen, which can help provide a refined, more youthful looking appearance. Watch our videos in the Sculptra® Aesthetic library. Sculptra® Aesthetic works to replace lost collagen in a series of treatments administered by a Sculptra® Aesthetic trained physician. On average, three injection sessions are needed over a period of a few months. The number of injection sessions and the number of injections per session vary from person to person. 

Photos made available from Sculptra® Aesthetic- Galderma


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