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Eye surgeon provides mini-facelifts

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Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2008 12:00 am

What is a 30-minute mini-facelift?

A mini-facelift combines dermal cosmetic fillers with Botox to correct wrinkles in different ways.

The cosmetic fillers, such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and Radiesse, replace lost volume and restore youthful contours to the skin. They smooth away wrinkles such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth. Botox, on the other hand, relaxes the muscles that cause frown lines between the eyebrows.

The combination of these products can give instant results equal to or better than an invasive facelift with minimal pain, no need for recovery time and significant financial savings. The results are amazing. Patient education is very important, however.

How long does the mini-facelift last?

A mini-facelift is proven to deliver long lasting results from 12 months to 2 years. Treatment with Botox may be repeated every six months.

Are these products FDA-approved?

Yes. They are approved by the FDA for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.

How much does the treatment cost?

A mini-facelift is a customized procedure which is geared to the specific needs of each patient. In general the cost is 10 times less than the conventional face-lift.

ýr. Alina Stanciu, an eye surgeon, is board-certified and has been performing mini-facelifts for more than 10 years. Since certain types of hyaluronic acid fillers are used in microsurgery of the eye, such as cataract surgery, Dr. Stanciu found it natural to use this family of products for cosmetic purposes.

For additional information or to schedule your free consultation, contact Dr. Stanciu at Advanced Eye Care and Laser Center, 70-25 Yellowstone Blvd., Building No. 12, Forest Hills, (718) 793-3937.

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