Botox & Fillers
Beautiful, Natural Results.
Botox and fillers are the most commonly performed non-surgical cosmetic procedure performed in America. They have risen to extreme popularity because they are fast, effective, and can look great when performed by a skilled practitioner. Botox and fillers are used to soften the wrinkles of the face, fill in areas of volume loss, and prevent and reverse signs of aging.
Botox (or other neuromodulators like Dysport or Xeomin) smooth out the muscles of the face and neck. This technique is especially powerful for erasing forehead wrinkles, crows feet, and furrows between the eyes-- all of which can make a person look upset or angry even when he or she is not. Botox can also be used to treat hyperhydrosis or excess sweating.
Fillers, including Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra, and Belotero, among others, are FDA approved biomaterials that add subtle volume to the face. They can be used to fill in deep wrinkles or creases, such as the ones that appear in the nasolabial folds (the lines around the mouth), marionette lines (the lines near jowls), and the glabella (the lines between the eyes). Fillers can also be used to augment the fullness of the lips and fill in the hollow of tear troughs.
Dr. Devgan specializes in the "liquid facelift," which is a cutting-edge technique for rejuvenating the tired or aging face with no time off work and no incisions. Using a combination of neuromodulators and fillers, Dr. Devgan can bring your face back to its youthful luster in under half an hour.
How long does it take?
Dr. Devgan has her patients' busy schedules in mind when performing Botox and filler treatments. The first time you try Botox or filler, plan to spend 30 minutes in the office to get an in-depth facial analysis, recommendations from Dr. Devgan, and your treatment. Subsequent visits can be as quick as 10 minutes to accomodate your lunch break or other obligations.
Does it hurt?
Botox and filler treatments sting a bit because they involve a needle prick. Most of our patients find that Dr. Devgan's technique is relatively quick and tolerable. If you are nervous about pain or feel that you would like a bit of extra pain relief, we can use numbing cream on your skin, pretreatment with a cold compress, a local anesthetic nerve block, a custom-made proprietary vibratory pain relief device, a product that contains numbing medicine, or any combination of those.
How long does it last?
Generally speaking, Botox lasts approximately 3-4 months, depending on how expressive you are and how much you move your facial muscles. Hyaluronic-acid based fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero last up to a year. The exact amount of time they last depends on how much the area that is injected moves, so lips may last a bit less time (9-12 months), while tear troughs under the eyes may last a bit longer (12-14 months). Voluma, the newest long-lasting hyaluronic acid-based filler that is amazing for cheekbones, chins, temples, and facial sculpting, lasts 1-2 years. In some patients, particularly in those who have received a few treatments, results can last even longer, which may be a result of the body regenerating more collagen over time.
What is the next step?
If you are interested in an injectable treatment with Dr. Devgan, please set up an appointment by calling (212) 452-2400.
"SHE WAS INVESTED IN IMPROVING MY APPEARANCE WITHOUT DRASTICALLY CHANGING IT"
"I loved having my injectables treatment done by Dr. Devgan. From the first instant she was warm but professional, and made me feel confident that she was invested in improving my appearance without drastically changing it. The outcome reflected that as well -- everything seemed smoother and prettier, but I retained my usual expressions and did not feel that my movement was impeded. In the months that followed I felt that my skin looked smoother and my face happier, and I know I have Dr. Devgan's subtle touch to thank for that!" LJ, 32 year old woman, Botox & Restylane
"THE RESULTS ARE WONDERFUL. I LOOK VERY NATURAL AND YOUTHFUL"
"I am writing this testimonial for Lara Devgan, MD. Dr. Devgan did an incredible job with Botox injections for my face. I am a physician and a dermatologist and I wanted the best for myself. I was quite apprehensive and Dr. Lara Devgan not only reassured me and answered all my questions, but did an excellent procedure which was quite painless and the results are wonderful. I look very natural and youthful. I am very thankful to Dr. Lara Devgan and of course she will be doing all my future Botox injections and any future Plastic Surgery procedures I need." MD, 70 year old female dermatologist, Botox
"IT WAS EASY TO TRUST YOUR EYE AND YOUR SKILL TO PRODUCE HIGH QUALITY RESULTS"
"Dear Dr. Devgan, I just want to thank you for your work and services today-- I can already see a great result. I am quite amazed at my luck that Dr. _________ [in California] recommended you as a specialist in aesthetic medicine in New York! My gratitude for your generosity of time in talking with me, your recommendations, and your honesty-- it was easy to trust your eye and your skill to produce high quality results. Looking forward to continuing to work together, and my best to you until the next time... In appreciation," DG, 32 year old professional actress, botox, fillers, and skin care, 3/13/14
"WITH YOUR HELP I'LL LOOK YOUNGER ON MY BIRTHDAY!"
"Hope you're having a great day! I meant to email you last night but the day/ night got away from me, sorry! It was so nice seeing you yesterday and your office is lovely. Thank you for the Botox (no bruising!) and new creams-- with your help I'll look younger on my birthday next month, ha! :)" AB, Botox and skin care, 12/5/14
"THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH FOR MY CREAM AND MY WRINKLE FREE FOREHEAD!"
"Dear Lara, Thank you soooo much for my cream and my wrinkle free forehead! Thank you so much. I loved the cream. I just put it on now and it feels good!" ST, Botox and skin care patient, 1/29/15