- Downtime: very minimal
- Pain Level: Very Minimal
- Results Duration: 1 year
Loss of volume in the cheeks and other areas of the face
Infrequent, but might include redness, mild swelling or bruising
Primarily used on the face
Filler is injected to the desired areas via needle or a blunt-tipped cannula
Topical anesthetic available
Improved fullness, lift, and definition in the cheeks and midface
Results visible immediately following treatment
As we mature, loss of volume leads to wrinkles, prominent nasolabial folds, thinned lips, exaggerated jowls, and marionette lines. The natural deterioration of underlying bone and soft tissue leaves a hollowed, aged appearance. Fillers injected below the skin surface can correct age-related volume loss.
At Spring Street Dermatology, our expert team uses hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane® to augment the cheeks, reduce wrinkles, enhance lips and give patients a natural, more youthful appearance. We are constantly introducing the latest innovations in dermal fillers, including Restylane Kysse, the most advanced lip filler on the market today, in addition to collagen stimulators like Sculptra® and neuromodulators such as Botox Cosmetic at our New York City offices.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances formulated for injection under the skin to treat aging symptoms. They are made of hyaluronic acid, a natural component of the skin. Unlike neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport that affect underlying muscles to correct dynamic wrinkles, dermal fillers restore volume to minimize fine lines and static wrinkles while contouring the face. At our SOHO, Tribeca, and Uptown offices, we offer the Restylane and Juvéderm families of fillers, as well as the collagen stimulator Sculptra. Specifically, we offer:
- Restylane (for the lower face)
- Restylane Kysse (for the lips and lines around the lips)
- Restylane Lyft (for the midface and hands)
- Restylane Refyne/Defyne (for deep lines on the lower face)
- Restylane Silk (for the lips and lines around the lips)
- Juvéderm Voluma™ XC (for the cheeks and chin)
- Juvéderm Vollure™ XC and Juvéderm XC (for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds)
- Juvéderm Volbella™ XC (for the lips and lines around the lips)
- Juvéderm Ultra XC (also for the lips and lines around the lips)
- Sculptra (for the temples, cheeks, in front of the ear, forehead, beneath the eyebrow, and jawline)
Sculptra is a collagen stimulator that works differently than dermal fillers. Sculptra injections trigger the body’s natural healing process, which involves new collagen production. Over the course of several months, collagen continues to build, restoring volume and smoothing wrinkles.
what do dermal fillers treat?
Dermal fillers support facial rejuvenation and can address cosmetic concerns such as:
- Nasolabial folds or smile lines
- Marionette lines
- Smoker’s lines (vertical lines above the lip)
- Thin lips
- Cheek flattening or hollowing
- Under-eye circles or tear troughs
- Facial asymmetry or undesirable contours
- Facial creases
Who is a candidate for dermal fillers?
Any adult in good health who would like to minimize aging symptoms or improve facial contours could be a good candidate for facial fillers. Patients should have realistic expectations of how fillers could improve their appearance. Dermal filler effects are temporary, so candidates should be able to return for regular appointments to maintain their results. Most of the dermal fillers we offer in our NYC offices last between 6-18 months, although some may last even longer. Sculptra can last up to two years once the results are fully apparent.
Dermal fillers and collagen stimulators can improve early signs of aging, but more advanced skin laxity and deeper creases and folds may not be improvable with injection treatments. Laser resurfacing or microneedling can be used with fillers if you are further along in the aging process. Our board-certified dermatologists and physician assistants will recommend the best treatment options for you during your consultation.
What to expect during a treatment session
Before your treatment, you may opt for a topical numbing solution for increased comfort, which we would apply before beginning your session. Your physician will ask you about what areas you’d like to adjust, and they will detail what results they can achieve with fillers. Your physician may mark treatment spots with a pen that uses special ink that washes off right away. They will then inject the best fillers for the treatment areas, and the entire process usually takes less than 30 minutes. If you feel any pain during your session, let your physician know so they can provide ice or topical anesthetic.
Benefits of Dermal Fillers for Anti-Aging and Facial Contouring
Smooth skin and lifted appearance
Desirable facial contours
Minimized appearance of facial and/or hand veins
Youthful smile and pout
Quick, non-invasive procedure
Schedule Your Dermal Fillers Consultation in NYC
Stop the clock on aging and give yourself a rejuvenated appearance through comprehensive medical care and the most advanced cosmetic dermatology treatments available. To learn more about dermal fillers and our other anti-aging treatment options and to schedule online, contact Spring Street Dermatology in SOHO, Tribeca, or Uptown, NYC to schedule a consultation.
Dermal Fillers Questions & Answers
Q: What is Recovery from a Dermal Filler Treatment Like?
A: Most patients return to regular activities immediately following their treatment session. You will be allowed to drive yourself home from your procedure.
Q: How Long Do Results Last?
A: Most of the dermal fillers we offer last between 6-18 months, although some can last longer. Sculptra can last up to two years. We will give you a more precise time frame at your consultation, based on the fillers we recommend for your aesthetic goals.
Q: Do Dermal Filler Injections Hurt?
A: Most patients report low to no pain during their injections. The pain of injections directly corresponds to the size of the needles and the skill of the physician. We use the smallest possible needles, and our team consists of only highly-trained, expert physicians. We offer topical anesthetic and ice for optimal comfort.
Q: Are There Side Effects?
A: Dermal fillers are known to be very safe and effective. Side effects are not very common, but they could include temporary swelling, numbness, or redness.
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Spring Street Dermatology
73 Spring Street #303
New York, NY 10012
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New York, NY 10007
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|73 Spring Street #303 New York, NY 10012|
73 Spring Street #303
|95 Chambers Street New York, NY 10007|
95 Chambers Street
Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri: 8am-8pm
|4 West 58th street, 13th Floor New York, NY 10019|
4 West 58th street, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Sun & Sat: 10am-3pm