Dermal Fillers New York Frequently Asked Questions
If you’d like to restore youthful fullness to your face, enjoy plump lips, enhance shallow contours or soften those facial creases and wrinkles, dermal fillers may be the answer. Dermal fillers have been called “liquid facelifts” because they offer many of the benefits of a surgical facelift without the downtime.
Although they can’t help with excess sagging skin, these soft tissue fillers can add more volume and provide immediate results at a lower cost than surgery. These treatment aren’t permanent, however, and they must be repeated and maintained.
Some dermal fillers are used in conjunction with other skin rejuvenation treatments such as injections of Botox, laser skin resurfacing, etc.. Our aesthetic provider will assess your needs and recommend one or a combination of treatments to achieve your desired results.
What is a dermal filler?
A dermal filler is a smooth consistency gel-like filler that helps restore volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds.
How long do dermal fillers last?
The effects of Restylane, Belotero and Juvéderm last approximately 6-12 months, Radiesse 1-2 years and Sculptra up to 3 years.
Where can dermal fillers be used?
Dermal fillers are primarily used in the face to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds or to add volume to depressed areas, such as cheeks and temporal areas. They can also be used to create more youthful looking hands.
How long does the treatment take?
A treatment normally takes about 30 minutes, although time may vary depending upon the area being treated.
How soon will I see results?
Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero and Radiesse results will be seen immediately. Sculptra results are gradual.
Are there any potential side effects?
Side effects may include slight bruising, redness or swelling.
How much do dermal fillers cost?
Fillers are purchased by the syringe; the total number of syringes needed varies from person to person. On average a person needs between 1-2 syringes, depending on the treatment area. Please contact us for a more specific cost.