Dermal filler injections can be a simple yet highly dynamic treatment to subtly augment features that have lost volume due to facial aging. The extensive collection of fillers available at our NYC-area practice can plump the lips, add fullness to the cheeks, fill creases (such as marionette lines and parentheses wrinkles), and improve sunken areas of the face, depending on your treatment goals. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Neal Goldberg, administers dermal fillers at our state-of-the-art med spa. In most cases, injections take no longer than 15 to 30 minutes and the rejuvenative effects can last several months.
JUVÉDERM™ is a biodegradable, but long-lasting injectable filler composed mostly of hyaluronic acid—a material found in the skin, muscles, and tendons of the body. As an injectable gel, hyaluronic acid adds structure and volume to the lips, facial wrinkles, and folds. JUVÉDERM™ is FDA-approved to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and nasolabial folds. Other uses of JUVÉDERM™ include lip augmentation, facial contouring, and more. Made with a smooth hyaluronic acid gel, JUVÉDERM™ is a very popular product for non-surgical wrinkle correction.
Radiesse® is a dermal filler made with calcium hydroxylapatite suspended in a water-based gel. It’s FDA-approved for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, but plastic surgeons frequently use Radiesse® for a wider range of cosmetic skin treatments, including facial augmentation and contouring. Dr. Goldberg might recommend Radiesse® for correction of marionette lines, nasolabial folds, skin depressions, or for non-surgical nasal contouring and augmentation.
Restylane®, which is FDA-approved to fill moderate to severe facial folds, wrinkles, and nasolabial folds, utilizes hyaluronic acid. Additionally, it may be used off-label for lip augmentation, marionette lines, fine lines, hollow tear troughs, and facial contouring.
Restylane® Kysse is the most recent addition to the Restylane® product line. This new and exciting filler is FDA-approved to plump and soften the lips, allowing patients to achieve a fuller lip shape as well as a more youthful pout. Restylane® Kysse can not only improve the appearance of the lower face, but the filler can also improve the way the lips feel when compared to similar injectables. While some lip fillers can cause the lips to feel unnatural upon injection, many patients report that Restylane® Kysse adapts seamlessly to their own movements and facial expressions. This is most likely due to the product’s unique chemical formulation, which incorporates cutting-edge XpresHAn Technology™.
Restylane Lyft®, formerly called Perlane®, is a thicker hyaluronic acid filler used for adding volume to deeper folds. This is often ideal for treating nasolabial folds on a patient with heavier cheeks. Restylane Lyft® generally lasts six to eight months with optimal treatment.
Restylane Contour® is a uniquely formulated, FDA-approved injectable designed to augment the cheeks and better shape the facial contours. Like other Restylane® products, Restylane Contour® is composed of a thick, flexible hyaluronic acid gel injected to plump the area(s) of treatment. Thanks to its smooth consistency, Restylane Contour® is able to seamlessly integrate with the skin and create a natural plumping effect. This can enhance the appearance of flat, sunken, or hollow cheeks without sacrificing an elegant and natural look.
As the most recent variation of the Restylane® product line, Restylane Contour® is most successful when addressing contour irregularities in the mid-face. It’s often recommended as an ideal non-surgical option to add volume and fullness to the cheeks.
Belotero Balance® is an ultra-thin hyaluronic acid filler used for filling shallow wrinkles. This is ideal for the vertical lines around the lips. The effects generally last three to four months.
Voluma® is a brand new, longer-lasting, ultra-thick hyaluronic acid filler used for deep volume filling. It is most commonly administered to the upper and outer cheeks. Voluma® can last as long as 18 to 20 months, although results vary from patient to patient.
First, the skin surface is cleansed with an antiseptic and a topical anesthetic is administered for comfort, if desired. For Juvéderm® injections, topical lidocaine and ice packs are often applied for pain five minutes before and after injection. Dr. Neal Goldberg carefully selects the injection sites, administers the chosen filler, and then massages the area to guarantee a smooth effect.
Directly after injections, the treated area may feel overly full or swollen. In the case of swelling, it may help to apply ice to the swollen area(s). It is recommended that patients refrain from strenuous exercise, sun exposure, and alcohol intake for the first 24 hours. Results tend to last for 6 to 18 months depending on the filler injected. Touch-up injections are, therefore, necessary to maintain the look achieved. Side effects are extremely rare, but may include redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, edema, tenderness, or discoloration.
To help you in your research, Dr. Goldberg has provided additional information by answering many of the most common questions about injectable fillers. If you would like more information, we invite you to schedule a consultation.
For more information about non-surgical injectable fillers, call our office for a consultation at 866-481-5585.