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As injectable fillers themselves continue to improve, so do injection techniques. A syringe with a needle has long been doctors’ go-to implement for filling lines, restoring facial volume and enhancing the lips, but injection via cannula has gained momentum—and Galderma’s Restylane Lyft has joined Restylane Silk as the second hyaluronic acid filler approved for injection with this tool.
Dermatologist Dr. Anne Chapas of Union Square Laser Dermatology in New York City explains, “A cannula does not have a sharply pointed tip like a needle, the tip is more like a ballpoint pen. Instead of tearing or puncturing tissues, the cannula glides through the tissue causing less trauma. Patients
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Real Housewife Larsa Pippen, the uber glam wife of ex NBA star Scottie Pippen, mom of 4, and self-confirmed fitness fanatic says that she is “obsessed” with UltraShape, the fat destroying ultrasound treatment from Syneron Candela
At a recent press event at the Standard Hotel in the trendy Meatpacking District of New York City, the reality star proclaimed, “I exercise every day, and eat healthy, but I still see fat in certain places that I don’t like. UltraShape is the easiest treatment. You just go to your doctor’s office and it only takes 45 minutes.” She added that her mom is now going for treatments too, and she has all her girlfriends getting on board.
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When it comes to skin care and rejuvenation, New York City dermatologist Robyn Gmyrek, MD, is all about the combination. A staff dermatologist at Union Square Laser Dermatology, a thriving practice founded by Dr. Anne Chapas, she routinely addresses the signs of aging with a trio of treatments including injections and laser skin resurfacing procedures.
“We are no longer simply filling lines but rather recreating the person’s own youthful facial shape,” she explains. “Because we are restoring what was originally there, the face regains its more youthful shape.”
Before joining Union Square Laser Dermatology, Dr. Gmyrek was on the faculty of Columbia University Medical Center as
Although it was gloomy and rainy early December morning in New York City, beauty editors sitting inside dermatologist Dr. Anne Chapas’ modern, chic, and brightly lit office in downtown Manhattan would never have known. The white walls, modern white furniture, and open space made Union Square Laser Dermatology the perfect place to discuss products and new technologies for a makeover just in time for the New Year.
“This is the season for a new you. It’s the time to look and feel your best including having glowing radiant skin, preventing wrinkles, and developing the confidence to slip into that Little Black Dress this holiday and all year round,” said Dr. Chapas. In order to guide
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