Restore the youthful contours of your face and eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with dermal fillers or injectables. For volume and enhancement, we offer hyaluronan-based dermal fillers, and for fine lines and wrinkles, we offer injectables such as BOTOX®, Dysport, and Xeomin.
How Dermal fillers work
Dermal fillers increase volume, soften wrinkles, enhance lips, and restore the youthful contours of the face. Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected into the skin that physically lift and sculpt, correct wrinkles, folds, scars, and asymmetries of the face.
When to Consider Dermal Fillers:
- If you have deep lines around the eyes, brow or mouth
- If you would like to change the contours of your jaw or lips
- If you are interested in a minimally invasive procedure
Frequently asked questions
Below are answers to the most commonly asked questions about dermal fillers. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, chat with us now or give us a call: (646) 882-6278.
How long do the results of dermal fillers last?
Results are immediate and will typically last from three to eighteen months (occasionally up to two years). Once the filler starts to dissipate, you need to go back in and get more filler injected to maintain results. Most people who get fillers will need at least one follow-up injection within a year.
What are the different types of dermal filler treatments?
There are three commonly used types of dermal fillers: Juvederm®XC, Restylane, and Voluma.
Juvederm®XC is a gel filler made of a natural cellular material, which is typically used to instantly (and non-surgically) replace lost volume in the face and lips.
Restylane® is a clear gel made from natural cellular material and it can be used to enhance lips and treat facial wrinkles and folds, including laugh lines, smile lines, marionette lines, and lipstick lines.
Voluma® is a gel filler made of natural material with special cross-linking technology that makes it the perfect filler for restoring the volume and youthful contour to your cheeks.
Is there a “best” dermal filler?
There is no “best” filler, however the “preferred” filler for you depends on your doctor’s technique, skill, experience, training, your facial needs, and risk tolerance.
What is the difference between natural and synthetic fillers?
Naturally-derived fillers (i.e. - hyaluronic acid) are derived either from human bodies or animals and have temporary results. Synthetic fillers are derived from _____ and are considered permanent (or semi-permanent), as they last much longer than naturally-derived ones and really don’t dissipate. The wrinkles only start to return due to aging or sun exposure.
Are there any risks involved with dermal fillers?
Naturally-derived fillers have a much smaller risk of causing an allergic reaction, but reactions can still occur. Aside from allergic reactions, fillers also have risks of lumping and migration, but this happens infrequently.
Is there any pain or downtime associated with dermal fillers?
Any injection can hurt, however, pain is usually minimal. The area can be numbed with a topical anesthetic cream or cold pack prior to injection, so you may not feel much pain, if any. You will experience a slight sting as the needle enters the injection site. Most patients tolerate the treatment with no pain medication, however, additional pain management options are available.
Are there any side effects?
Some of the most common side effects include allergic reaction, bruising at the injection site, numbness, temporary redness, swelling, pain/tenderness, or discoloration.
Is there any downtime?
Dermal filler injections require very minimal downtime, allowing patients to return to work and their normal activities directly following treatment. It’s possible that for the first 24 hours, you may be instructed to refrain from strenuous activities, excessive sun, or heat exposure.