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Beat Dry Winter Lips with HA Fillers

Winter weather can be harsh on your skin. Although many patients know to revisit their daily skin care routine as the seasons change, few know about the importance of winter lip care. Neglecting this sensitive area of your skin can lead to unpleasant and painfully chapped lips. Instead of overapplying lip balm, which can further exacerbate your symptoms, hyaluronic acid fillers may be a better answer

What Causes Chapped Lips?

Chapped or cracked lips in the winter can be attributed to several key factors like changes in the weather and the environment. While summer weather may be warm and humid, winter weather is a stark contrast. Low to no moisture in the air, combined with the harsh effects of the sun and other environmental factors can have an intense drying effect on your lips. While the skin on the rest of your body can respond by increasing oil production, your lips don’t have oil glands, meaning they will dry out faster. Indoors, steady heater use without a humidifier can have a similar effect on your lips, leaving them vulnerable to chapping and cracking.

In addition to environmental damage, our behavior can also contribute to dry lips. Drinking plenty of water and eating a healthy diet that isn’t high in salt can be difficult around the winter months when hot beverages and heavy comfort food become dietary staples. As a result, not drinking enough water and adopting a salt-heavy diet can also contribute to developing dry, chapped lips.

Treating Chapped Lips with Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Most patients are familiar with hyaluronic acid fillers as the secret to smoother skin and fuller lips. However, the same ingredient that causes the plumping and smoothing effect of fillers on the skin is also responsible for making them effective treatments for dry, chapped lips.

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that helps skin cells retain moisture. Over time, environmental factors and the aging process can outpace hyaluronic acid production, accelerating the development of fine lines and wrinkles. When used to treat these cosmetic flaws, hyaluronic acid fillers help add volume to the treatment area by helping skin cells retain water. Combined with collagen production stimulation, patients are left with naturally full looking skin that is conveniently well hydrated.

Using hyaluronic acid for chapped lips has several important advantages. First, the injectable helps especially vulnerable cells stay moisturized despite changes in weather and other factors. Secondly, the temporary results make it an attractive option that doesn’t require frequent touch-ups. Most hyaluronic fillers last about six months and gradually dissipate into the skin, making it a discreet option for patients who aren’t looking to enhance their pout year-round. Finally, the minimal treatment time and ease of application make dermal fillers an excellent option for busy patients who don’t have the time to spend constantly monitoring their lips for the slightest chap or crack. Dermal fillers allow patients to complete treatment and get back to their schedule without interruption or retreatment until the spring.

Restore Your Smile Today!

At Aria DermSpa, hyaluronic dermal fillers are an excellent solution for patients looking for a simple solution that ends unpleasant and unflattering chapped lips. To learn more about this non-invasive procedure, call our Madison, CT plastic surgeon today to schedule your consultation!


Fat Grafting vs. Cosmetic Injectables

As you age, you may experience loss of facial volume, which can cause you to look older than you feel. Fortunately, there are a few options on the market that you can use to restore volume to your face. Two popular treatments available are fat grafting and cosmetic injectables. Read our infographic below to learn about the differences between the two cosmetic procedures.

If you’re looking to restore facial volume loss, contact us today.

Bold, Confident Lips: Restylane®-L at Aria DermSpa in Madison, CT

There’s no confidence quite like plump lips confidence!

The lips are one of the most prominent and noticeable facial features. When you speak, your audience’s eyes are drawn to the lips as they form your words. Which is why at Aria, we think your lips should be a source of power and confidence. So if fuller, bolder lips are what you’re looking for, Aria DermSpa has just the treatment for you.

Whether you were born with thin lips, or your lips have thinned with age, safe and effective Restylane®-L can help you give your lips the lift they’ve been looking for. Its innovative formula was designed to replace your body’s hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that contributes to youthful looking lips.

And Restylane®-L doesn’t stop at just the lips. It can also help smooth lines at the corners of the mouth, smile lines, vertical lips lines, and wrinkles at the corners of the mouth for a complete facial rejuvenation.

Just look at the results this patient saw after only one treatment:





Plumper, fuller lips are only a consultation away! Call 203.421.6674 to schedule your consultation today.

What’s Your New Years Resolution? BOTOX® at Aria DermSpa Dermatology and Aesthetic Center in Madison, CT

2018 is finally upon us, and that means its time to choose a New Years Resolution. Will this be the year you remodel the bathroom? The year you learn to play guitar or get that promotion? We can’t help you with any of that, but we can help you make 2018 a year of beauty and confidence.

With BOTOX® or Dysport® treatments at Aria DermSpa, we can dramatically reduce the appearance of signs of aging on your face, including crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and lines between the eyes.

You should keep in mind that injectable treatments require a level of finesse and attention to detail that should only be trusted to a highly trained physician with a proven track record. For this reason, it’s important to put a lot of thought and consideration into the doctor you choose. After all, why trust your face to just anyone?

Our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Lisa Donofrio, is a renowned expert in injectable treatments. In fact, New York Times Magazine has even recognized Dr. Donofrio as the “Best Physician for Injectables”. Our minimally invasive no “down time” technique allows for subtle improvements across the face, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes and forehead. During your consultation, we will be happy to walk you through the entire procedure from the comfort of our Madison office and detail exactly what kind of results you can expect from the treatment.

Meet Dr. Donofrio today! Call 203.421.6674 and schedule a consultation.

The Truth About Lip Injections: Dermal Fillers at Aria DermSpa Dermatology & Aesthetic Center in Madison, CT

Have you ever wondered what getting a lip injection is really like? There are a lot of misconceptions out there, many perpetuated by keeping up with a certain high-profile family, that may scare you away from ever trying them yourself. But have no fear; the team at Aria DermSpa is here to clear up the fog.

“I’d always wanted slightly fuller lips—there’s nothing wrong with the ones I was born with, but my top lip is pretty thin and almost disappears when I smile,” writes Cosmopolitan contributor Ali Drucker in a recent exposé on lip fillers. Hers is a sentiment we hear shared by women almost every day, those who feel their lips are a little too thin, and have always wondered what it would be like to get a little bump in their plump. No, you won’t look like Kylie Jenner, instead you’ll see a subtle, beautiful improvement in the overall fullness of your lips.

At Aria, we carry a few different options for treating the lips, including Juvéderm® and Restylane®, two of the most popular lip enhancers available today. Our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Lisa Donofrio, is world-renowned for her expertise in injectable treatments and has even been named the “Best Physician for Injectables” by New York Times Magazine. During your consultation she will walk you through your options and recommend which treatment might be best for you based on your aesthetic goals.

“Do I love my new lips? Definitely,” concludes Ali Drucker after her treatment, “if you need me, I’ll be starting at my reflection in every shiny surface I pass.”

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Donofrio, call 203.421.6674 today or click the contact button in the top right corner of this page. To read more about Ali Drucker’s experience with lip fillers, click here.

Voluminous Beauty: Facial Fat Transfer in Madison, CT

Do you feel like your face has lost some of its youthful volume? As we get older, our faces can begin to look “hollow”, especially under our eyes and in our cheeks. Typically, this hollowness gives way to deep wrinkles and unwanted facial folds—symptoms of the aging process that can be immensely frustrating!

To combat these effects of aging, Aria DermSpa performs facial fat transfer procedures from the comfort of our Madison office. The process involves refreshing your facial contours by collecting a small amount of fat from one part of the body and injecting it into the desired facial location. It replenishes your “hollow” areas and dramatically reduces the appearance of wrinkles and folds using only your own natural body fat. There’s no need for outside chemicals or substances for you to achieve a taut and voluminous look!

Results from facial fat transfer procedures are known to last much longer than dermal filler treatments, and patients are usually completely healed after about a week. A series of treatments are recommended for optimal results.

Here at Aria DermSpa, we pride ourselves on helping women of the greater New Haven area rejuvenate their appearance and regain confidence in their day to day lives. Call us today at 203.421.6674 to learn more about facial fat transfer, or to schedule a consultation.

The 30-Minute Facelift Alternative Is Here! New Haven County, CT

If there was a treatment that could take years off your appearance without surgery or lengthy downtime, would you consider it? Turns out, there’s a bunch of them! From BOTOX® to skin resurfacing treatments, we offer a leading selection of anti-aging treatments at Aria DermSpa. One of our most recent additions is Silhouette InstaLift™, a non-surgical alternative to facelifts. InstaLift can smooth away lines and wrinkles and rejuvenate your face and neck contours in about as much time as it takes to watch your favorite TV show.

FDA-approved InstaLift truly lives up to its name, providing almost instant benefits. After we insert dissolvable sutures under your skin, called “cones,” you’ll start noticing an uplift and tightening to the contours of your face within about 30 minutes. Because these cones stimulate new collagen growth, you’ll enjoy continued improvement for months.

For such a small time-investment, InstaLift can accomplish quite a lot, diminishing smile lines around the mouth, smoothing wrinkles on the neck, and reducing jowls along the jawline for up to two years per treatment.

to be uplifted this summer? To schedule your InstaLift consultation, call us at 203.421.6674 or fill out our contact form today.

Millennials Love Injectables! New Haven County, CT

Something exciting is happening in the world of BOTOX® and other injectables. More popular than ever, these efficient and effective anti-aging treatments are gaining momentum among the younger set as preventive treatments. Rather than waiting for lines and wrinkles to form, millennials are pro-actively seeking injectable treatments to stave off lines and wrinkles and delay the aging process entirely. Brilliant, right?

Of course, we know first-hand at Aria DermSpa that injectables work amazingly well for men and women of all ages. After all, injectables are an equal-opportunity treatment, working wonders for any and all wrinkles—young, old, or not yet formed! Aria DermSpa expertly administers a wide selection of injectables, including BOTOX®Dysport®, Xeomin®Restylane®Juvéderm®, and Volbella®, to diminish many signs of aging and thoroughly rejuvenate the skin.

If you’re interested in erasing forehead lines, glabellar lines, and crow’s feet, BOTOX®Dysport, and Xeomin® are ideal options. They work by relaxing the muscles underlying wrinkles. Dermal fillers, such as Restylane® and Volbella, use naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid to help fill hollow areas and add volume to the cheeks, lips, and mouth areas. Dermal fillers also do double duty by smoothing away lines, wrinkles, and folds.

Getting in on anti-aging trends is easy at Aria DermSpa! To learn more about injectables and which treatments are perfect for you, call us today at 203.421.6674 to schedule your consultation.

The Fountain of Youth: The Liquid Facelift in Madison at Aria DermSpa Dermatology and Aesthetic Center

Well, it’s not really a fountain, but it might as well be! The fact that you can shave years off your appearance without undergoing any invasive surgery or lengthy downtime sounds like a miracle, but it’s not. A younger, refreshed you is entirely within your grasp—and easier to attain than you think—with a Liquid Facelift in Madison at Aria DermSpa Dermatology and Aesthetic Center.

Using a “magic” combination of injectables, board-certified dermatologists and acclaimed cosmetic surgeons Dr. Lisa Donofrio and Dr. Dana Ellis will create a customized treatment plan to reveal a refreshed glow and a revitalized you. With expert care and precision, our dermatologists will apply BOTOX® and dermal fillers including Juvéderm® and Restylane® to plump up and smooth away fine lines and wrinkles and restore lost volume to key areas on your face. With a Liquid Facelift, you can enjoy smoother, younger-looking skin for up to a year.

Discover if a Liquid Facelift can magically rejuvenate your appearance by calling us for a consultation at 203.421.6674.

Love Your Lips! Volbella in Madison, CT at Aria DermSpa Dermatology and Aesthetics Center

Finally, there’s a way to achieve the lip contours you’ve been longing for without the risk of looking “overfilled” or artificial. Thanks to Volbella®, the latest advancement in dermal fillers designed specifically for the lip and mouth area, you can achieve a natural-looking enhancement to your lips for a subtle and soft fullness you didn’t think was possible. Aria DermSpa in Madison is proud to be one the first practices in CT to offer this new lip enhancer.

Clinically proven safe and effective, Volbella is a soft, smooth gel made of moisture-loving hyaluronic acid that can gently plump your lips and smooth the fine lines around your mouth. Using an ultra-fine needle, our skilled dermatologists will inject Volbella into precise spots around your lip area. Best of all, Volbella is long-lasting! You can enjoy a new smoothness and fullness to your pout for up to a year.

For beautiful results that are never drastic, you can rely on the superb care of board-certified dermatologists and renowned cosmetic surgeons Dr. Lisa Donofrio and Dr. Dana Ellis. Their expertise and experience will ensure every treatment you receive at Aria DermSpa will provide natural-looking results.

Your perfect pout is one call away at 203.421.6674. Schedule your Volbella consultation at Aria DermSpa today.

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