Facial Fillers

What are facial fillers?

Facial fillers are substances injected beneath the skin to help smooth fine lines and boost facial volume. Also known as dermal fillers, these injections are in-office procedures that are minimally invasive alternatives to cosmetic surgery. Patients often undergo facial filler injections to achieve a more youthful appearance with as little down time as possible. Fillers are available to target nearly any area of the face, including crow’s feet, laugh lines, and thin lips.

Did you know…

that non-surgical cosmetic treatments like Restylane and Juvederm are the fastest growing form of aesthetic medical enhancements in the U.S.? The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were up by 6 percent in 2012 over 2011 despite surgical procedures being down by 2 percent. More than 1.4 million dermal injections were administered to American patients in 2012 alone – up from 1.3 million in 2011.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate for facial fillers?

You may be a candidate for dermal facial filling if you are unhappy with your facial volume or are looking for a non-surgical way of smoothing fine lines. Many types of facial injections are available; and our staff would be happy to help you find out which filler is right for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or find out more about dermal injections.

What should I expect during a facial filler injection?

Getting a facial filler is as easy as dropping by our office on your lunch break. Using a very fine needle, your filler will be injected just beneath the surface of your skin. You will experience little or no discomfort and can return to work immediately after the procedure.

What types of results can I expect from a facial filler?

Results vary from patient to patient and are never guaranteed. However, most patients begin to see visible results within just days of undergoing a dermal injection. Results may continue to improve over the course of several weeks. Depending on the location of your injection and the type of filler used, the effects of your filler may last as long as 6 months or more.


Types of fillers

Loss of volume and fine lines are visible signs of sun damage, caused from the skin surface thinning. Fortunately, we have several treatments to reverse the sign of aging and keep you looking and feeling youthful.

Belotero

As we age, particular components of the skin are lost, making us more susceptible for wrinkles and lines. In order to enhance the skin’s appearance amidst the aging process, Belotero is an injectable dermal filler containing hyaluronic acid that integrates directly into the skin. Due to its low-density, it is an ideal option for fixing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Radiesse

To reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds on the face, consult us about Radiesse. This filler naturally stimulates more collagen production, which is a protein that is responsible for the strength and elasticity of your skin. Increased collagen will provide natural volume and improve elasticity of your facial skin.

Restylane Kysse

As we age, our lips lose volume, color, and elasticity as well. In order to combat these changes that result from aging, many individuals choose to turn to Restylane Kysse, a lip filler that adds volume, smooths upper lips lines, and intensifies lip color.

Restylane Kysse is an injectable gel that consists of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance within your lips. Given that the hyaluronic acid in Restylane Kysse exists in gel form, it combines with water and swells, which allows it to give the lips a smoother and fuller look. Further, the presence of hyaluronic acid stimulates the production of collagen in the lips, allowing for more soft and plump lips.

Restylane Lyft

We lose our natural fat as we age, and it is especially noticeable on the cheeks and hands. When the fat volume decreases on the cheeks, your skin sags and the Jowls lines (lines around the jawline) become more prominent. When the fat volume decreases on the hands, wrinkles form more easily and abundantly in the hands. The sagging of the skin and visible Jowls lines can make you look older than you are. The Restylane Lyft is perfect for providing volume on these areas and boosting your confidence again. This filler is an injectable gel consisting of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance for volume in your skin.

Restylane Refyne

As the skin ages, nasolabial folds (lines that run from your nose to the corners of your mouth) and marionette lines (lines that run from the corners of your mouth to the chin) become more prominent. Use Restylane Refyne to minimize these fine lines and wrinkles forming around your mouth and smile with confidence! This filler also provides support to your natural facial expression and help maintain natural movement when smiling, frowning, etc. Through the use of hyaluronic acid- the main component of Restylane Refyne- the appearance of these lines will be greatly reduced thereby giving the skin a more youthful appearance. 

Sculptra

It is naturally to lose and produce less collage as we age, causing the skin to become thinner, drier, and less elastic. The decrease in collagen production also leads to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. You may be interested in Sculptra, an injectable filler that provides facial volume and replenish the lost collagen. This filler consists primarily of poly-L-lactic acid, which directly stimulates collagen production. 

Sculptra can help give the skin a more youthful appearance by:

  • Treating deep lines
  • Reducing the appearance of folds
  • Correcting creases

 

Increase your facial volume and boost your confidence with facial filler! Consult our dermatologist on fillers for your cheeks, Jowls lines, hands, and lips. Borealis Dermatology offers two convenient locations to provide various treatments for our patients in the Queens and Long Island areas. You can experience the highest medical and aesthetic expertise available through our treatment options by visiting our clinic.