These fillers are the lightest, thinnest, most pliable hyaluronic-acid fillers in existence. Belotero and Volbella are quick, non-invasive injectables offered by board-certified New York plastic surgeon Dr. Barry Weintraub to correct superficial facial lines, lipstick lines, wrinkles, and under-eye depressions. Comprised of a natural carbohydrate found in your body known as hyaluronic acid, Belotero and Volbella work to fill areas near the surface of the skin that have lost collagen and elasticity over time. As aging and sun damage occur, prominent wrinkles begin to emerge – especially around the eyes, nose and mouth, particularly “lipstick lines,” otherwise known as “smoker’s lines.” Additionally, frequent facial movements such as smiling and frowning can contribute to etched-in lines near the surface of the skin that create an older-looking appearance. Belotero and Volbella are specially designed to correct superficial wrinkles with more precision than other hyaluronic-acid-based dermal fillers. Belotero is noted for its ability to be injected near the surface of the skin or in areas with thin skin (such as the under-eye area) without producing the “Tyndall effect,” a blue discoloration that occurs with other hyaluronic fillers if injected superficially.
Belotero and Volbella’s FDA-approved formulas restore smoothness while allowing your skin to retain its flexibility, easily integrating into facial tissue, allowing for the precise targeting of shallow, fine lines that firmer cosmetic-injectable options cannot treat. Belotero’s double-crosslinked hyaluronic-acid gel allows for a softer correction, as does Volbella’s patented Vycross techonology, enabling creases and smile lines to be filled instantly to produce smooth, natural-looking results that convey a youthful expression, as lip lines and under-eye hollows disappear.*
Belotero and Volbella injections can treat the following facial conditions:
Belotero and Volbella are administered in the comfort of Dr. Weintraub’s NYC office. These treatments can be completed in as little as 20 minutes. Additionally, there is virtually no downtime after your procedure, allowing you to resume normal activities afterward. Makeup can be applied immediately after as well. Treatments may last approximately six months to a year or more.*
There is no specific chronological age that determines when you should have a rejuvenative procedure; the best way to know when it’s right to call for a consultation is when you look in the mirror and see something that truly bothers you. Likewise, there is only one person to have plastic surgery for: you and you alone. It should never be undertaken due to pressure from others.
NYC plastic surgeon Dr. Weintraub offers Belotero and Volbella treatment for patients looking to reverse the signs of facial aging to attain a rejuvenated appearance without the need for surgery. Belotero and Volbella can target certain areas of the face to fill wrinkles and lines. “Lipstick lines” and “smoker’s lines” around the mouth can be corrected to produce a beautiful, smooth, upper-lip area. Hollows under the eyes can be filled in appropriate patients to prevent the tired look, leaving a younger, brighter appearance.
If one understands that wrinkles of the skin are caused by the slow weakening of a patient’s deeper dermal structures over time, it is obvious that replenishing, or filling in, the base of wrinkles will result in repair. The goal of Belotero and Volbella is to act as a liquid building block, filling smoothly and naturally the unwanted wrinkle, depression or line.
Of the utmost importance in administering fillers is retaining the harmony and natural proportions of the face. Overzealous use and subsequent overfilling of natural anatomic structures can produce unsightly results and the unwanted “fake” look. It is therefore advisable to have these procedures done by a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Barry Weintraub due to his thorough training and extensive knowledge of the deep anatomy of the body and its natural proportions.
Used in conjunction with Botox and fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, Bellafill, Radiesse, and Sculptra, Dr. Weintraub also performs “Liquid Facelifts” at his New York and East Hampton offices; these non-surgical facelifts not only erase angry expressions from your face, but also help to revolumize the face and can, in fact, stave off the need for a traditional facelift until much later in life.
You’ve certainly looked in the mirror many times. However, when you look in the mirror and begin to see things that upset you, that’s when you should schedule a consultation. A consultation will help give you a better understanding of what you see.
Even though Belotero and Volbella are non-invasive, it is imperative that they be administered by a highly qualified practitioner because complications can result from improper application by inexperienced providers. Just because non-invasive injectables do not qualify as surgery, this doesn’t mean they should be taken lightly!
The most highly qualified doctors available to administer Belotero and Volbella, or to perform any procedure – surgical or not – are experienced board-certified plastic surgeons, due to their extensive medical training. Dr. Weintraub, with his Ivy League background and over two decades of experience, performs all non-invasive procedures himself with his own hands.
Remember, this is your treatment, and you are interviewing the doctor as much as he’s interviewing you. Do not hesitate to bring a list of questions with you on your consultation. And remember: a good surgeon is someone who not only has the skill to perform the treatment, but is someone who understands what your specific needs and desires are. A good surgeon should listen, listen, and listen!
Have no fear during your consultation. This is a time to speak, to be heard, and to develop a trusting relationship. Questions can be answered, and fears allayed. And while Dr. Weintraub is at the forefront of his field in terms of his techniques and medical developments, you will find his office environment to be warm, personable, and inviting. He and his staff truly care about each and every patient, and take great pride in making themselves available to help with every step of the process.
Dr. Weintraub performs his non-invasive treatments in the comfort of his offices, both in Manhattan at his primary location at 800A 5th Avenue on the Upper East Side, and in his East Hampton office where he sees patients for private consultations, Botox, and fillers, as well as post-operative appointments.
The best candidates for Belotero and Volbella are well balanced, in good general and mental health, and possess realistic expectations.
Because Belotero and Volbella are non-invasive fillers, there is no need to prepare anything in advance when planning for your procedure. However, it is best to not take aspirin or aspirin-containing compounds for a week prior to injection.
Cold packs will be applied to the face or site of injection for a short period while in the treatment room. By the time you leave the office, you can return to your work or personal responsibilities with little or no downtime.
Dr. Weintraub has always been blessed with a strong aesthetic sense. He possesses a unique blend of medical science and artwork, as it truly is artwork that he performs on the human form. His attention to detail ensures that he gets the best results possible, and he is meticulous about everything he does, from pre-op to post-op care and beyond.
He studied medicine at Cornell during a time when core values were emphasized, and it is on these values that he bases his practice. He believes that physicians should be humble and respectful, and should never lose sight that the person they are operating on is exactly that: a person possessing real-life issues and concerns. The chairmen of the department of general surgery at Cornell at the time, Dr. Tom Shires, along with another luminary, Dr. Leon Morgenstern of Cedars-Sinai, taught Dr. Weintraub that “The operating room is a sacred place. It’s a very serious place. Never be cavalier about surgery.”
During his surgical residency training, Dr. Weintraub regularly visited Mexico to donate his time operating on deformed children and adults who couldn’t afford proper healthcare. In less-than-optimal conditions, he learned how to perform surgery with the basics, and received great satisfaction in making profound differences in people’s lives by restoring their faces and bodies. Similarly, when he was Chief Resident at the New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center, and later when he was Chief Resident at the Reconstructive Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, he found that his compassion for patients, along with his skill and precision as a surgeon, could change lives and bring people joy they never thought possible.
Dr. Weintraub believes that surgery is never a race. The patient is always number one. He keeps in his wallet a piece of paper that is his motto in the operating room: “Always demand what is right, and never accept second best.” He likes to consider himself a “thinking surgeon,” and does not enter the operating room with a mechanical series of steps to execute robotically, but likes to remain alert and ready for whatever intraoperative challenges might spontaneously arise. Although many notable surgeons openly listen to music while performing surgery, Dr. Weintraub does not, preferring the mood of the operating room to remain serious and focused.
Over 60% of Dr. Weintraub’s practice is comprised of complex redos of surgeries performed by other offices. Such procedures always involve difficult issues, since there exist not only the limitations of a patient’s own anatomy, but also the limitations of another surgeon’s aesthetic, and the scar tissue that has developed as a result. Patients seek Dr. Weintraub from all over the world to correct their aesthetic problems. He takes great pride in getting the best results, and always enjoys the challenges of such procedures.
Dr. Weintraub will be happy to discuss Belotero and Volbella with you. Please call our New York City office for a private consultation. We hope you look forward to our warm welcome and the opportunity for us to help you make an educated and confident decision.
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