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What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed today to help women and men achieve a more youthful or attractive appearance. Dermal fillers are substances that are injected into and under the skin to help diminish facial lines, restore volume and fullness, enhance shallow contours, plump thin lips, improve the appearance of recessed scars, and restore volume to the hands, buttocks, and extremities. Fillers are commonly formulated with hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance that attracts water. In turn, this provides volume beneath the skin to improve facial volume. There has been significant innovation in dermal filler techniques in recent years, including the introduction of several new dermal filler products on the market and the expanded use of biostimulatory fillers such as Radiesse and Sculptra.

Why Choose UnionDerm for Dermal Filler Treatments?

Our Board-Certified Dermatologists at our NYC and Hamptons locations are experts in injectable procedures and peer-to-peer trainers for the top dermal filler brands in the world. They each have treated thousands of filler patients and teach dermatologists across the nation proper selection, dosage, and placement for the best, most natural results. Our dermatologists have been featured in publications like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Allure Magazine for their safe and natural results for treatments like tear trough filler and lip filler. Lastly, we have participated in several high-profile clinical trials for filler treatments that have led to FDA approvals for new indications including Restylane Eyelight for the appearance of undereye hollows, Restylane Contour for restoring mid-face volume, and Restylane Defyne for chin augmentation.

Who is a Candidate for Dermal Fillers?

Healthy adults who are interested in contouring or restoring lost volume in their faces can often benefit from dermal fillers. Dermal fillers can also be used to improve the skin texture and firmness of the hands and the body. However, those who are pregnant or nursing should wait to undergo these treatments. To learn more about candidacy, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

What Can I Expect with Dermal Fillers?

Dermal filler injections are an outpatient procedure. To begin, the skin will be cleansed and a topical numbing cream may be applied to ensure your comfort. Next, the dermal filler will be artfully injected by one of our skilled providers to ensure beautiful results. Treatment time may vary depending on the number of injection sites.

There is no downtime required following dermal filler injections. However, we do recommend avoiding strenuous activity and spending significant time in the sun or warm temperatures such as saunas and hot tubs for 24 hours after treatment. Depending on the area treated, some bruising or swelling can occur.

What Areas Do Dermal Fillers Treat?

  • Crow’s Feet/frown lines
  • Under eyes/tear troughs
  • Cheeks
  • Lips
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Sagging jawline
  • Chin
  • Hands
  • Buttocks
  • Arms
  • Legs

Schedule a Consultation at our New York City or Hamptons Office

If you are interested in learning more about dermal fillers and how they can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, contact UnionDerm today. Your first step will be to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists at either our New York City or Hamptons locations.

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