Categories: Creases/Laxity/Sagging / Dullness/Rough Skin/Scars / Fine Lines / Wrinkles
Fillers are used to smooth out “smile lines” and vertical lip lines around the nose and mouth, define cheekbones, reduce tear trough, volumize lips, and fill in other creases of the face, including areas of pitted scarring. Subtle use of filler enhances facial features, restores volume where needed, and reflects a youthful mood overall.
How do fillers work?
Fillers are smooth gels made from materials similar to what is naturally found in the body. Injected under the skin, they plump the skin just under its surface. As you age, you start to lose hyaluronic acid (HA), which causes the skin to lose structure and volume, contributing to the formation of wrinkles and folds.The most commonly used class of fillers are made of HA. Other fillers, composed of calcium hydroxy-apatite, lay down a foundation between bone and soft tissue to volumize the face. Upon injection, fillers quickly and evenly integrate into your skin, smoothing out moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles as well as correct for age-related volume loss in cheeks and lips. Over time, some fillers work to stimulate the body to produce collagen naturally.
Is this like Botox/Xeomin?
No, fillers act in a totally different way from Botox/Xeomin. They fill in areas within the skin to reduce the depth of wrinkles, lines, and folds. The skin remains mobile and flexible, with all the same movement compared to prior to treatment.
What areas of my face can i get “filled”?
Tribeca Skin Center uses a wide array of dermal fillers, and treatments are customized for each patient. Fillers can be injected in the following areas:
- Parenthesis / Smile Lines / Nasolabial Folds
- Corner Lines
- Marionette Lines
- Vertical Lip Lines
- Pre-Jowl Folds
- Chin Wrinkles
- Tear Troughs
- Acne pits/scars
What fillers does Tribeca Skin Center offer?
Our Board-certified dermatologists are well-versed in all FDA-approved dermal fillers: Juvederm, Volbella, Belotero, Radiesse, and all fillers in the Restylane line (Lyft, Silk, Defyne and Refyne).
What does the treatment feel like? How long does it take?
The injections are not painless, but they only take a few minutes. All fillers contain the anesthetic lidocaine, for improved comfort. Ice packs are used before and after the treatment to alleviate discomfort and swelling, and to reduce chance of bruising.
When will I see results? How long do they last?
The treatment results are both immediate and long-lasting. Individual results may vary, but most fillers last 9-18 months, depending on the amount of product used and the area it is injected into.
Is there downtime?
After your treatment, you can resume your day. There is minimal to no downtime. Should bruises occur, they can be covered up with makeup safely.
Are there any side effects?
The most common side effects are swelling, redness, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site. These side effects typically resolve on their own. If any of these side effects persist for more than 7 days, contact us immediately.