If you aren’t pleased with signs of aging that you spot in the mirror or photos of yourself, you may want to consider facial fillers. Also known as dermal fillers or simply fillers, the treatment involves injections of gel-like substances beneath your skin to create a more youthful and radiant appearance.
While there are a range of ways to look your best as you age, over 1 million men and women opt for facial fillers to accomplish this each year — and for good reason.
Board-certified cosmetic surgeon Robert M. Schwarcz, MD, offers facial fillers at his offices in the Upper East Side of Manhattan and in Scarsdale, New York. Here, we explore the top benefits of this popular treatment.
How facial fillers work
Facial fillers fill in crevices and depressions in your skin, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, and improve facial volume. Dr. Schwarcz can recommend a particular filler based on the area you wish to have treated, as well as the severity of your fine lines, shallows, or wrinkles.
Popular areas we treat with fillers include the cheeks, lips, lower eyelids, and laugh lines between your nose and mouth. Fillers we offer include:
- Restylane® and Restylane-L®, for facial folds and wrinkles
- Restylane® Silk, for lips and the lines around them
- Restylane® Defyne, for deep smile and laugh lines
- Restylane® Kysse, for plumper lips
- Restylane® Lyft, for cheeks, facial wrinkles, and the back of your hands
- Restylane® Contour, improved cheek volume
- Sculptra®, for full facial rejuvenation and improved skin texture
- Radiesse®, for wrinkles at the corners of your mouth and for nasolabial folds
Benefits of facial fillers
Facial fillers are generally considered quite safe, and the injection process is only minimally invasive. Many fillers contain a numbing agent to ensure a comfortable experience, and any side effects tend to be mild and temporary.
Compared to cosmetic surgery, dermal fillers are also more cost-effective. And given that they’re temporary, typically lasting for several months or more, you can always have your treatment adjusted the next time around if you aren’t 100% satisfied with the results. Additional benefits of facial fillers include:
Looking younger without surgery
Many people love the fact that dermal fillers require only tiny injections during a short, in-office appointment. You won’t have to go under the knife or worry about potential risks and downtime for recovery associated with facelift surgery.
Dermal fillers literally fill in areas within your skin. Some other popular treatments, such as Botox® begin to show their effects within a few days, but filler results are immediate. You leave your filler appointment with plumper, smoother skin.
Many people turn to facial fillers with hopes of feeling more comfortable with their appearance. While fillers don’t address deep psychological issues regarding appearance, they can help otherwise healthy individuals feel better about their looks. You may feel more confident having your photo taken or showing up to virtual office meetings.
Softened scar tissue
Fillers may also help soften scar tissue within your skin, according to research, leading to a smoother, more consistent appearance. So if you’re tired of concealing acne or injury scars with makeup or other aids, you may find this perk relieving.
To learn about facial fillers or get started on having smoother, more vibrant-looking skin, call our office to book an appointment with Dr. Schwarcz. You can also request a consultation using our online scheduling tool.