NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 2, 2013) - "As an executive in NYC, being comfortable in high heels is important to me. High heels make me feel more confident and they increase height, improve posture and immediately I feel more important and elegant," states Mona Sharaf who suffered due to high heel use. After doing her due diligence research, she visited Dr. William Levine, one of the few foot specialists in the region who performs metatarsal fat pad atrophy improvement and other cosmetic procedures of the foot.

As we age we tend to lose volume (collagen) beneath the surface of the skin. The vital fat pads on the bottom of our feet which act as cushions begin to shrink and shift. This may cause discomfort for your feet, particularly in the ball of the foot, especially in high heels. For many, this atrophy predisposes individuals to problems such as metatarsalgia, neuralgia, and bursitis making walking painful. Symptoms of fat pad atrophy include pain, toes feeling numb and callus formation.

Dermal fillers (Juvederm, Radiesse) are injectable compounds used to "plump" areas of the face which have lost volume due to age. Plastic surgeons inject these fillers to restore a more youthful appearance. These same fillers are being used by cutting edge podiatric physicians, like Dr. Levine to reverse the effects of fat atrophy of the bottom of the feet.

The injection procedure is simple and can be performed in as little as 15 minutes. A topical numbing agent is used. A dermal filler is injected into the ball of the foot to stimulate collagen growth, restore "internal padding" and ultimately reduce pain. Marked improvement occurs after one treatment. The procedure is relatively inexpensive and painless, and has virtually no period of recovery, and lasts about a year (most patients return for more treatments).

William M. Levine, DPM
"Dr. Levine recently completed a Fellowship in Integrative Podiatry, and is one of a select few Podiatrists offering holistic treatment in addition to traditional care, such as use of herbals, supplements, and reflexology -- often a more prudent choice, offering excellent results with little risk of adverse effects."

Contact Information:

William M. Levine, DPM
1180 Northern Blvd.
Manhasset, NY 11050
& NYC Offices