Dermal Fillers Best For:
- Nasolabial folds
- Under-eye hollowness
- Adding volume to lips and cheeks
Procedure Time:About 10-30 min
To reduce lines and restore youthful facial contours without surgery, many people choose dermal fillers. These injectable treatments add volume to the skin for a refreshed appearance with just one quick, simple procedure.
The Derm Group offers a complete selection of injectable fillers to accommodate a variety of individual preferences. If you have additional questions or would like to speak with one of our board-certified dermatologists, call (973) 571-2121.
Understanding Your Treatment
Dermal fillers are minimally invasive and can be performed with little to no downtime. The injections add volume to thin or deflated areas of the face such as the lips, cheeks, or under eyes. When injected into facial folds or creases, the filler produces a “plumping effect” that softens wrinkles and creates a smoother complexion. The results are temporary and generally last between 6 months to a year, but certain brands may produce longer effects.
All injectable treatments at The Derm Group are overseen or performed by a board-certified physician for safety and precision. Your treatment professional will carefully evaluate your skin characteristics and treatment concerns to ensure the most pleasing results.
What types of fillers are available?
Dermal fillers are available in a variety of formulations and brand names. The Derm Group is proud to offer some of the most well-known and proven injectable fillers, including Restylane®, Perlane®, JUVÉDERM®, RADIESSE®, and Sculptra® Aesthetic.
How do I know which filler to choose?
Individuals who are looking for a more “natural” option often choose Perlane, JUVÉDERM, or Restylane because they contain hyaluronic acid – a naturally-occurring substance found in the body. Hyaluronic acid fillers vary in particle size, which affects the degree of improvement that can be achieved as well as the duration of results. Typically, a thicker formulation such as Perlane may be recommended for adding volume to the lips and cheeks while JUVÉDERM and Restylane are common choices for acne scars or wrinkles – especially vertical lines around the mouth.
Those who are looking for longer-lasting results may opt for Sculptra or RADIESSE. Sculptra contains a synthetic agent known as poly-L-lactic acid that helps replace lost collagen gradually over time for improvements that can last up to 2 years. This formula is especially effective for nasolabial folds or “laugh lines.” RADIESSE is another long-lasting filler; it is made from calcium-based microspheres suspended in a gel carrier that provides extended volume for 12 – 18 months.
The best way to determine which dermal filler is right for you is to meet with one of our board-certified physicians for more specific information regarding the advantages and drawbacks of each filler type.
Dermal Fillers Treatment Locations
What happens during treatment?
A treatment session using dermal fillers typically takes only a few minutes and is very comfortable. Your face will first be cleansed and a topical anesthetic may be used to numb the affected area. The product is then carefully administered just below the surface of the skin using precise, strategic injection techniques.
What are the side effects?
The recovery time associated with dermal filler injections is short; however, some patients may experience mild temporary redness and swelling which resolves in 2 to 3 days.
Is it safe?
Dermal fillers have an excellent safety record when used by a qualified professional. The board-certified physicians at The Derm Group are highly trained in accurate, reliable injection techniques for attractive results. Additionally, because the dermal fillers available from The Derm Group are not derived from animal sources, there is very little risk for allergic reaction.
What else can I do to reduce the signs of aging?
Many of our patients who want improve the appearance of lax skin often combine dermal filler injections with BOTOX® Cosmetic in a procedure called a “liquid facelift.” This treatment can temporarily elevate sagging areas of the face such as the eyelids or jawline. For better skin texture, chemical peels or microdermabrasion may also be recommended.