What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable cosmetic treatments used to restore lost volume to various areas of the face, such as the cheeks, jawline, and lips. In addition to adding natural-looking volume, most fillers give the skin or lips a smoother, plumper appearance and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The majority of facial fillers are made with synthetic hyaluronic acid, which closely mimics the substance found naturally in our bodies. Hyaluronic acid plays an important role in keeping our skin hydrated, firm, and youthful. In some cases, dermal fillers will feature other active ingredients, such as poly-L-lactic acid or calcium hydroxylapatite.

At our clinic, we offer a diverse selection of state-of-the-art dermal fillers, each of which has its own applications and advantages:

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

Facial fillers in NYC are versatile treatments that can offer some or all of the following benefits:

  • Restoration of lost facial volume
  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Smoother, more youthful-looking facial skin
  • Lip augmentation
  • Enhanced facial contours
  • Long-lasting, natural-looking results
  • Little to no recovery time
  • Improved facial balance
  • Enhanced jawline definition
  • Elimination of under-eye bags or dark circles
  • Cheek filler
  • Increased self-confidence

What to Expect During Your Dermal Filler Treatment

Typically, treatment with dermal fillers is a quick, simple in-office process taking only around 15 to 30 minutes. Before the treatment begins, you’ll likely have your facial skin treated with a topical numbing cream to prevent any pain during the procedure. Your professional injector will then use a fine needle to inject your chosen dermal filler into the targeted area. Once the injections are finished, you’ll be able to leave the clinic and resume your day right away.

Patient receiving injectable treatment

Dermal Filler Recovery and Aftercare

One of the advantages of dermal fillers is that they rarely require any downtime. You should feel well enough to return to your normal routine right away after your treatment, although some patients prefer to wait a day or two. You may experience mild swelling, redness, and discomfort in the treated area, but these symptoms rarely last for more than a few days. After your treatment, you’ll want to wait at least 24 to 48 hours to participate in strenuous exercise. It’s also important to follow all of your provider’s aftercare instructions.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Facial Filler Treatment?

Adults who would like to volumize and rejuvenate their facial skin could be good candidates for facial fillers in NYC. Typically, the best candidates for these treatments have lost facial volume due to aging, genetics, or other factors. Certain dermal fillers can be excellent options for individuals dealing with thin lips, hollow cheeks, or under-eye bags. Dermal fillers could also be right for you if you’d simply like to reduce signs of aging and attain smoother, firmer facial skin.

To be an ideal candidate for dermal fillers, it’s important that you meet the following criteria:

  • Be in generally good physical health
  • Have realistic expectations for the treatment
  • Have no active skin infections
  • Have no allergies to hyaluronic acid or other dermal filler ingredients

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