Did you get what you really wanted this holiday season? If you want something you’ll truly smile about, it’s never too late for a facial tweakment. Whether you want to plump up those lips, get rid of smile lines, or just brighten your teeth to a sparkly white, here are some tips to get you ready for a (slightly) newer you in the New Year.
Dermal Filler Injections Get Rid of Smile Lines
Dermal fillers are minimally-invasive injectables that can give you great results in less than an hour. If you have crow’s feet, acne or facial scars, worry or frown lines, or those nasolabial furrows (smile lines), an injectable hyaluronic acid filler can take years off your looks for about 6 months.
Semi-permanent injectables like RADIESSE® and Sculptra® Aesthetic can buy you even more time—try up to 18 months of line-free smiles. They are especially great for facial creases, marionette lines, and can help to improve facial wasting and sinking. Our dermatology offices across New Jersey can help you choose the right filler for your trouble areas.
Lip Augmentation for Thin Lips
If you want fuller, more kissable lips, lip augmentation can get you selfie ready. Injectable hyaluronic acid fillers, like Restylane and Juvedérm, are temporary but deliver natural-looking results in just a short visit to The Derm Group offices. For a more long-lasting approach, you may consider a fat transfer, a lip lift, or even lip implants. A board-certified dermatologist can get you the plump lips you are looking for in the New Year.
Teeth Whitening for a Bright Smile
Once your smile lines have softened and your lips have been plumped up, it’s time to look at those not-so pearly whites. At home and professional whitening treatments are both great options to remove discoloration and stains. Professional treatments like Zoom BriteSmile, and Glo Professional work by using a higher percentage of hydrogen peroxide than you can get in an OTC box. At a dentist office, you get immediate results.
For something you can grab at your local drug store, strips and trays contain lower concentrations that work when applied over time. Sure, you may experience some sensitivity but it’s short lived and the results can last months to a year. To really keep your whitened teeth their brightest, it’s best to avoid staining foods like coffee, tea, and red wine. Or, just use a straw.