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What is Sculptra?

Are you looking for a nonsurgical, quick way to refresh the skin, make it look younger, and bring back some of the volume that you had when you were younger? Have you tried expensive face creams and serums with little to no result? As we age the face can lose volume and the skin can start to look old, but we don’t have to live with this if we don’t want to. Sculptra is an injectable that may be the answer for you! 

What is Sculptra?

Sculptra is an injectable filler made from poly-L-lactic acid, a material that can restore volume where you want a bit of plumpness in the face. It also helps to improve the structure of the skin by getting deep inside of it and restoring the collagen matrix back to its younger state. This means long-term benefits, because as new skin grows it looks younger, smoother, and softer. 

It is safe, FDA approved, and does not require allergy testing. Unlike other fillers, which may have effects that only last for a few months, the effects of Sculptra can last 2 years or more. 

What is Sculptra used for?

As we age, we all lose some volume in the facial skin, and sun and age can damage the skin down into the deep layers. Sculptra restores some of that volume and helps to fix damaged skin. It can be used in the cheeks, jowls, and temples. It can also help to soften deep folds on the face. 

You’ll start to see the effects of Sculptra within about 6 weeks. Immediately after the injection you may have some swelling and bruising for a few days. 

Sculptra can be used with other nonsurgical treatments, such as laser treatments, to give you the exact facial contours and the youthful and rejuvenated skin that you want. If you are interested in a nonsurgical way to restore volume and youth to the skin on your face, contact the offices of Dr. Gary J. Price today for a Sculptra consultation. Call the office in New Haven or Fairfield County, CT, at (203) 453-6635!

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How to get more luscious lips this summer

Aging is to blame for the formation of lines and wrinkles, and it’s also one of the top reasons why your lips start to look thinner over time. A lip enhancement procedure can give you the fuller, plumper lips you want. Here’s what you need to do about this popular cosmetic treatment.

  • Lip enhancement is good for women who are self-conscious about the appearance of their thin lips.       
  •  Lips can be restored to a more natural, normal appearance, or a lip enhancement can even out uneven lips.
  •  There is more than one way to enhance the appearance of your lips, and different methods can be combined to give you the look you desire. This includes fat transfer, natural or synthetic fillers, dermal grafts, lip implants, lip lifts and Vermilion advancement. Vermillion advancement is a surgical procedure that involves making an incision around the borders of the lips and pulling the skin around the border to achieve fullness.
  • The newest dermal filler Restylane Kysse is increasingly popular as it can provide results for up to a year. Other dermal fillers provide great results but last anywhere from three to six months.
  • Most lip augmentation procedures take around 30 minutes or less.
  • For patients who choose dermal fillers, the recovery period is relatively short. You may notice redness, swelling and bruising at the injection sites for the first 1-2 days after surgery, but this can be covered with lipstick or makeup.
  • For patients who undergo lip augmentation surgery with implants, you will need to lay low for about 1-3 days after surgery. For the first 1-2 weeks, you’ll want to avoid putting any pressure or pulling around the lips as it can cause implants to shift.

You have many options when it comes to lip enhancement. Dr. Price will discuss your options and help you determine the best one for your condition and goals. If you’ve been wanting more youthful, kissable lips, call (203) 453-6635 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Price.

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How to Dive Into 2019 With Better Skin

healthy skin, Guilford, CT

Having good skin isn’t something that necessarily comes naturally to a lot of people. If you want to have healthier skin throughout 2019, then we have a few tips for you. Whether it’s getting a procedure done or just investing in some skin care products, we have created a few tips for you to follow.

Start Botox

Botox is one of the most popular non-invasive treatments that we offer patients because it works by actually softening your muscles around your eyes and across your forehead. When the muscles have been softened it helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to softening fine lines and wrinkles, Botox can also be used preventatively. How? You get wrinkles when your face makes certain movements on a regular basis. When, however, your face is unable to make these movements then you are less likely to get wrinkles. One thing to remember about Botox though is that in order for it to work preventatively it needs to be done on a regular basis.

Start Fillers

Fillers work differently than Botox because they actually fill in fine lines and wrinkles while also adding volume to your cheeks and face. If you struggle with having uneven skin texture because of fine lines or if you feel like you have lost a lot of elasticity, then it may be time to start dermal fillers. During your initial consultation with Dr. price, he will go over which fillers he thinks will give you the best results.


From skin tone to texture, laser skin rejuvenation can treat a variety of different issues. If you want to really change your skin quality in 2019, then laser may be the ultimate way to do that.


Botox, fillers, and laser are just a few ways that you can get better-looking skin in 2019. If you want to learn a little bit more, contact our Guilford office and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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3 Injections That Are Changing How We Age

Anti Aging Treatment Guilford, CTIt used to be that the only way to reverse some signs of aging was with surgical procedures like an eyelift or a facelift. And although surgical procedures are very effective, they do require a lengthy recovery. With the help of three specific injections and Dr. Gary J. Price, you can get a similar look without having to go under the knife.


Botox may as well be magic in our book and everybody elses’. By temporarily relaxing the muscles in the forehead and around the eyes, Botox softens fine lines and wrinkles which gives patients a more youthful looking appearance. On average, patients see full results after about 5-7 days and results usually last 3-5 months on average.


To help ease fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and lips, and to help add more volume to the cheeks, Dr. Gary J. Price may recommend facial fillers. Unlike Botox which relaxes the muscles, fillers actually fill in the fine lines and wrinkles. Depending on the facial filler that you decide to go with, results may last the upwards of an entire year.


Chin fat is another reason why patients in the past would opt to get surgical procedures like a neck lift or facelift. With Kybella, however, we can get rid of your chin fat with just a few injections. Once injected into the fat under the chin, Kybella works by dissolving it which, in turn, gives patients a more defined physique.

With a combination of Botox, fillers, and Kybella Dr. Gary J. Price can give patients a liquid facelift. During your initial consultation with Dr. Price, he will go over all of your options— surgical and nonsurgical— and help you decide which one best meets your needs. To learn more, contact our Guilford office today and give us a call at (203) 453-6635.

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Pucker Up, Santa! How to Get a Sexier Pout

Lip Enhancement Guilford, CT | New Haven Whether you’re married to Santa Claus himself or if you just want to be caught kissing him under the mistletoe, you need to make sure that you have the best, kissable pout on the block. We have created a brief guide listing a few ways to make sure that your lips are ready for some holiday action.


Nothing can make your lips more chapped quite like dehydration and the cold weather. Make sure that you are exfoliating your lips with an all natural sugar scrub 1-2 times per week. The natural exfoliant in sugar will help to get rid of the dry skin and leave you with smoother, kissable lips.


In addition to exfoliating, make sure that you are also moisturizing your lips— especially if you’re an avid lipstick wearer. To moisturize, you can use a variety of different products including vaseline or even coconut oil. Just make sure to apply it to your lips throughout the day and especially before you go to bed at night.


Want to make a statement and make Santa never forget your big kiss? Consider getting dermal fillers from Dr. Gary J. Price. Dermal fillers like Restylane and Perlane are especially good at adding natural looking volume to your lips almost instantly. By strategically placing injections on your lips and around your mouth, you can get fuller lips just in time to greet Santa under the mistletoe.

Stay Hydrated

Another great way to make sure your lips are as soft and supple as ever? Stay hydrated. The more hydrated you are, the more moisturized your skin, hair, and lips will be. Try drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day.

Get ready to lay one on Santa this holiday season with a refreshed pout. To learn more about fillers or to schedule your consultation, contact our Guilford office today!

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How to Get that Celebrity Look In Time for the Holidays

Facial Fillers Guilford, CTAs much as we don’t care to admit it, looks do say a lot about you— they show off your success, your beauty, your radiance, and can even make you feel more confident about you. If you are dreading your big work or family holiday party coming up because you lack the confidence needed to walk into the room with your head held high, Dr. Gary J. Price may have the perfect treatment for you. And with the holidays just around the corner, you don’t have much time to recover— here are a few ways to get that celebrity look just in time for the holidays.


Facial fillers are one of the best and fastest ways to temporarily alleviate fine lines and wrinkles while simultaneously adding volume to the face. Additionally, facial fillers can also be used to plump up your lip so that you can kiss Santa underneath the mistletoe feeling sexier than ever before.


Botox is consistently the most popular cosmetic procedure for a good reason— it gives patients great results quickly at an affordable price. In fact, patients start to see the full results of Botox after about a week on average which means that you can be ready for your holiday party.

Intense Pulse Light

Do you want a smoother more radiant looking complexion before the holidays? You may want to consider intense pulse light (IPL). By targeting the top few layers of the skin, IPL works to target pigmentation in the skin which gets rid of sun spots, age spots, and hyperpigmentation.

Go into the holidays feeling more confident than ever. Schedule your consultation at our Guilford office today!

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Pucker Up for the Mistletoe: The Difference Between Juvederm and Restylane

lip injections guildford ctWhether you have someone who you’ve been kissing under the mistletoe for years or if you are trying to capture someone new’s attention this holiday season, make sure that you have the sexiest pout possible and consider getting lip injections. As a temporary way to plump up your pout and enhance your natural look, injections like Juvederm and Restylane are popular amongst most patients. But what is the difference between these two injectables? Read on to learn more.

The first thing to know about these fillers is that they are both made up of the same ingredient: hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is an organic sugar that exists in your living cells and works alongside collagen to help plump up your skin while adding moisture to it as well. Now that you know the common thread between Juvederm and Restylane, let’s discuss the differences.


One of the main things that patients like about Juvederm is that it has a smooth texture which means that patients w ho get Juvederm won’t have to worry about massaging bumps out of their lips after injections. Additionally, Juvederm contains 35% more hyaluronic than Restylane which means that it lasts significantly longer— up to a year in most patients— meaning that you won’t have to worry about maintaining your lip injections quite as frequently.


Restylane is notorious for having a more granular texture. However, because of this granular texture, it makes Restylane more pliable, which means that it’s easier for doctors like Gary J. Price to mold and manipulate in your lips. If you are looking to add a substantial amount of volume to your lips, then Restylane is going to be the better option.

Schedule A Consultation

Get your lips ready to stand under the mistletoe this holiday season and consider getting lip injections from Dr. Gary J. Price. If you would like to learn more about lip injections or other cosmetic procedures, contact Dr. Gary J. Price’s office today!

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Pump and Plump: How to Choose the Right Filler for Your Lips

Filler for Your LipsThere’s no denying that a woman with full, voluminous lips is sexy. If you have naturally thin lips or have lips that you simply would like to enhance, then you may want to consider contacting Gary J. Price in order to learn more about dermal fillers. As two of the most popular fillers on the market, both Restylane and Juvederm are two dermal fillers that are popular amongst most patients. Read on to learn more about how you can choose the right lips for you.


The first thing to know about both Juvederm and Restylane is that they are both made up of the same ingredient: hyaluronic acid. As an ingredient that is naturally found in our bodies, hyaluronic acid works to plump up skin and lips. However, although Juvederm and Restylane are composed of the same ingredient, they act a bit differently and contain different doses of it.


If you are simply looking to fill in fine lines and wrinkles above and around your lips, then Juvederm will be a great choice for you. Not only is Juvederm a bit more pliable but Juvederm also contains a higher dose of hyaluronic acid, which means that it will laser longer. Additionally, Juvederm can not only fill in those pesky fine lines and wrinkles, but it can also be used to add a bit more of a plump look to your lips as well.


If you are looking to add more volume to your lips in a big and noticeable way, Restylane is the better choice. By being cohesive after being injected, Restylane stays in place which makes it easier for Dr. Gary J. Price to work with.

Choosing between Juvederm and Restylane may seem like an impossible decision for you to make. However, during your consultation with Dr. Gary J. Price, he will go over your options and help you make the best choice. To learn more or to schedule your consultation, contact our office today!

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