About Dermal Fillers

The loss of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid is responsible for many of the signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, facial creases, and the loss of volume from the cheeks and under-eye regions. The loss of volume leads to sagging skin tissues that make you look gaunt, old, and tired. Dermal fillers add volume underneath your facial skin and encourage natural collagen production, thereby restoring youthful levels of facial volume.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are cosmetic injections that add volume underneath the facial skin to fill out fine lines and wrinkles, restore facial volume, and elevate natural facial contours. With a few strategic injections, the cosmetic provider can reverse the signs of aging and make your facial skin look smoother, fuller, and more youthful. Some dermal fillers instantly enhance facial volume, whereas others encourage your body to produce natural collagen fibers, leading to the gradual onset of results.

Your dermal filler options in New York

Juvéderm

Juvéderm is the world’s leading collection of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring and biocompatible gel that binds up to 1,000x its own weight in water. The presence of hyaluronic acid within the skin allows it to bind water molecules, making it look supple, soft, voluminous, and well-hydrated. Juvéderm fillers restore your facial skin’s depleting reserves of hyaluronic acid, thereby reversing the signs of aging. Each Juvéderm filler has a unique consistency suitable for different treatment areas and goals.

Radiesse

Radiesse is a collagen-inducing filler made of calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) gel microspheres. Collagen is a fibrous protein that binds your skin tissues together and makes your facial skin look smooth, plump, and firm. The loss of collagen because of aging is responsible for skin laxity, wrinkles, and the loss of volume from the cheeks. Radiesse injections stimulate natural collagen production, making your facial skin look smoother, tighter, firmer, and more youthful. It also sculpts cheeks and jawlines powerfully.

Restylane

Restylane is a collection of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers made using a unique technique that ensures natural results. Restylane fillers are made of synthetic hyaluronic acid, which allows your skin to bind water molecules and look fuller. With appropriate treatment, Restylane fillers can reduce fine lines and wrinkles and enhance natural facial contours, such as the cheeks and jawline. The results appear instantly and last for several months or years, depending on the treatment area and the chosen filler.

RHA Fillers

RHA, short for Resilient Hyaluronic Acid, is a collection of dermal fillers made of an extremely natural form of hyaluronic acid. Most dermal filler collections modify the hyaluronic acid molecules to increase their durability within the skin. But RHA contains an extremely natural form of hyaluronic acid that accurately resembles the HA in human skin. As such, when injected into targeted areas within the face, RHA fillers can correct static and dynamic wrinkles, including nasolabial folds and marionette lines around the nose and mouth.

The benefits of dermal fillers:

  • Minimally invasive treatment — no incisions or scarring
  • Little to no discomfort during the treatment
  • Fills out fine lines and restores facial volume
  • Elevates natural facial contours
  • Concludes within 15 to 30 minutes
  • Minimal significant side effects or complications
  • Ensures natural-looking results
  • Immediate onset of results after the treatment
  • Minimal post-treatment downtime

Dermal fillers can correct the following:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Nasolabial folds and marionette lines
  • Sagging skin or excessive laxity
  • Gaunt or hollow cheeks
  • Deep tear troughs and undereye hollows
  • Lips lacking in volume and size
  • Chin and jawline lacking in sharpness
  • Other facial contour issues

Your personalized dermal filler session

Your dermal filler treatment is performed after a thorough assessment of your unique concerns and goals. The cosmetic provider will carefully examine your facial skin, discuss your goals, and select the ideal fillers for your specific needs. After selecting the filler, the cosmetic provider will cleanse your facial skin, apply a numbing gel (if necessary), and inject the appropriate units of the chosen dermal fillers into the targeted facial tissues. The procedure ends within 30 minutes.

Side effects and recovery after dermal fillers

Dermal fillers typically involve minimal post-treatment side effects, such as redness, swelling, tenderness, bruising, and discomfort around the injection points. Infections or other major complications are uncommon. You can resume your daily activities and work immediately after the treatment, but you should avoid strenuous workouts for a day or two.

The onset and longevity of dermal filler results

Most dermal fillers produce instant results. Some fillers’ results will gradually appear over several weeks as your body produces new collagen fibers. The results of dermal fillers usually last for 6 to 24 months, depending on the chosen filler, the treatment area, and other factors.

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Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lisiecki

Dr. Jeffrey Lisiecki is an acclaimed aesthetic plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic treatments in New York. He has a keen understanding of the skin and facial anatomy, making him the ideal individual to perform highly-tailored and natural dermal filler treatments. He has taught at national courses on facial anatomy for Botox and filler injections. Your dermal fillers will be personalized according to your unique goals and expectations, ensuring naturalized results that betray no signs of cosmetic work. Please schedule a consultation to explore your dermal filler options in New York.

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