Dermal Fillers


What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectible soft tissue implants that are used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as tightening, lifting and adding volume to the face and neck.

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As we get older, our skin looses elasticity due to a decrease in collagen and the natural moisturizing properties of the skin. The changes in the chemistry of our skin result in volume-loss and the appearance of creases and lines, often causing us to look tired or older. While over the counter creams and serums can be helpful, they do not have the capability to fully correct moderate to severe lines or lip and cheek volume loss. For superior anti-aging treatments, the expert dermatologists at Upper West Side Dermatology will develop a treatment unique to you using dermal fillers for fresh, subtle and natural looking results.

Dermal Fillers at Upper West Side Dermatology

Our board certified dermatologists, who are experts in both medical and cosmetic dermatology, work with you to find uniquely tailored solutions to achieve your aesthetic goals. As members of the American Society for Dermatological Surgery and the American Academy of Dermatology, we are committed to excellence and are focused on providing superior care for our patients. We perform the dermal filler procedures on an outpatient basis with most procedures lasting between 10-20 minutes depending on the number of injections required.

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Benefits of Dermal Fillers

Combining dermal fillers into your anti aging routine will help combat the early signs of aging and create a more youthful, vibrant appearance. Dermal fillers can be used to boost one’s appearance in the following ways:

  • ● Add volume to thin lips, making them look plump
  • ● Enhance shallow facial contours
  • ● Soften soft lines and wrinkles
  • ● Improve the appearance of recessed scars
  • ● Reconstruct contour deformities in the face
  • ● Decrease or remove the shadow of the lower eyelids

The Ideal Candidate for Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers can be an effective anti-aging treatment for both men and women looking to enhance their appearance and create a rejuvenated, more youthful look. At Upper West Side Dermatology, in New York, we understand that loving your appearance is important. Our expert team of board certified dermatologists always puts the patient first and will guide you through the treatment process every step of the way. Dermal Fillers can be administered to any healthy person over 21 years old who is not pregnant, breastfeeding, or allergic to the ingredients included.

Which Fillers Are Best for Fine Lines and Wrinkles?

The most common form of dermal filler used to treat wrinkles is Hyaluronic Acid (HA). At Upper West Side Dermatology we offer two forms of Hyaluronic Acid fillers, Juvéderm and Restylane. Our Board Certified dermatologists often combine dermal fillers to achieve the best results, offering the patient a customized procedure to achieve their desired outcome.

Juvéderm® products are specially formulated with hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance found in the body that boosts collagen and adds plumpness to the skin. Once Juvéderm® is injected into the skin, the filler, composed of cross-linked hyaluronic particles, restores volume and instantly smoothes away wrinkles and facial depressions. Juvéderm FDA-approved treatments reintroduce HA (a sugar based compound) into the mid to deep dermis to compliment the surface layer of the skin. Since HA is lost with age, Juvéderm® dermal fillers are an excellent way to re-hydrate the skin, restoring your youthful appearance. Dr. Lisa Travis and her team of extremely skilled dermatologists offer a variety of Juvéderm® products like Juvéderm® XC, Voluma and Vollure to soften moderate facial lines and wrinkles and create a smoother appearance.

The Restylane filler contains a combination of pure hyaluronic acid and NASHA, a stabilizing technology. This unique combination allows for fast absorption by the body, which leads to immediate, long-lasting results. With more than 20 years of clinical experience, Restylane has an established safety profile and reliable results. At Upper West Side Dermatology in New York City we tailor the Restylane treatments to your specific and unique needs. In general, this long-lasting treatment is typically repeated every 1 to 2 years. After a Restylane injection your face needs time to recover. Usually patients can return to their normal activities within one week of the treatment.

Bigger, Fuller Lips with Fillers

Upper West Side Dermatology’s team of skin care experts in Manhattan is happy to offer Juvéderm® Volbella XC clear injectable gel to patients who want to subtly increase the volume of their lips. Juvéderm® Volbella XC is an FDA-approved non-surgical lip filler in the Juvéderm® line of products that can help lessen the look of vertical lip lines that make you look older. With Juvéderm® Volbella XC say goodbye to lip lines that cause lip-gloss and lipstick to gather and bleed into the skin around it.

Dermal Fillers for the Eyes

Dermal fillers offer a great solution for smoothing out wrinkles around the eye area, correcting a drooping brow line and reducing the appearance of jelly rolls that can form under the eyes. At Upper West Side Dermatology we use a filler called Dysport to target stubborn lines across the forehead. It specifically targets the forehead muscles so that the rest of your facial muscles remain expressive. Dysport relaxes your muscles by blocking the nerves and therefore stops the tense contractions that cause the frown lines between your brows, also known as glabellar lines.

Facial Contouring with Dermal Fillers

Over time, due to the aging process, our skin loses its tightness and elasticity causing volume loss, especially in the face. Cheeks tend to start to droop, our jawline starts to sag and our faces become heavier in appearance. Board certified and highly experienced dermatologist Dr. Lisa Travis and her team at Upper West Side Dermatology in New york use Juvéderm® Voluma XC gel fillers to help patients rejuvenate their appearance. The injections are specially designed to replenish HA, which regulates water levels that give the skin a fresh and youthful appearance.

After Receiving Dermal Fillers

There is very little recovery time associated with this procedure and in general you will be able to resume your regular activities straight away. Any strenuous activity is best postponed for at least 24 hours following the procedure, though your physician will give you specific post-procedure instructions depending on the treatment you receive.

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