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Thanks to the innovation of injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, it has never been safer, faster, and easier to reduce various signs of aging, boost collagen production, and achieve a natural-looking, more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. Although quick, painless, safe, and long-lasting facial rejuvenation that doesn’t require any downtime may sound too good to be true, Dr. Michele Green in NYC provides her patients with exactly that, thanks to cosmetic injectables, like Restylane, Sculptra, Juvederm and Botox. Dr. Michele Green is an international renown board-certified cosmetic dermatologist and elite injector with over two and a half decades of experience in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, approximately 2.7 million cosmetic facial filler treatments were performed on patients in 2017 alone. Since then, their popularity has continued to skyrocket. Men and women alike, from NYC to San Francisco and worldwide, are choosing to forgo invasive cosmetic plastic surgeries and opt for non-invasive treatments with cosmetic injectables. Facial fillers are unmatched in their ability to smooth away fine lines and deep wrinkles, restore lost facial volume, enhance key facial features, and improve or create dynamic facial contour.

Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified cosmetic dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning men and women with the best non-invasive cosmetic treatment options available, including injectable fillers. She was one of the first dermatologists in New York to utilize popular dermal filler products like Restylane and Juvederm for facial rejuvenation. She is consistently identified as one of NYC’s best dermatologists by Castle Connolly, Super Doctors, and New York Magazine for her dedication to her patients and expertise. She takes a holistic approach and embraces a less-is-more philosophy when it comes to facial rejuvenation, customizing each patient’s treatment plan to incorporate a combination of the in-office treatment options and specially formulated skincare products best suited to their specific skin concerns and unique aesthetic goals. When you consult Dr. Green, she will work with you to achieve and maintain a natural-looking, long-lasting, more youthful appearance.

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What are Facial Fillers?

Facial fillers are cosmetic products designed for injection into the soft tissue to produce an anti-aging effect, create contour, or enhance a facial feature. Dermal fillers come in a wide variety of formulations and styles, allowing expert injectors like Dr. Green to design a treatment plan that best suits the various cosmetic needs in the different areas of the face. Whether a patient is seeking to volumize a naturally thin lip, reduce the appearance of smile lines or the nasolabial fold, treat the look of acne scars, or create a more youthful cheek or defined jawline, treatment with dermal facial fillers can help. Dermal fillers are considered to be a non-invasive cosmetic treatment. This essentially means no downtime is associated, unlike traditional plastic surgery procedures. Patients love that they can easily schedule their facial filler treatments and look naturally refreshed and youthful in just a short amount of time.

What are Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers?

One of the most commonly used types of dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid filler. Hyaluronic acid facial fillers employ a substance naturally found in the body (hyaluronic acid) to ignite collagen production at and near the injection sites, resulting in an overall revitalized look to the treatment area. Other popular facial fillers include formulations with active ingredients like Calcium Hydroxylapatite and Poly-L-Lactic acid, which have a slightly different mechanism for boosting new collagen and rejuvenating the skin. The goal of a facial filler treatment is to rejuvenate and/or enhance the facial features, including reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, correcting age-related volume loss, and boosting volume in desirable areas like the lips, chin, or cheeks. Depending on your facial anatomy, unique skin concerns, and cosmetic goals, Dr. Green will help you determine which facial fillers best incorporate into your treatment plan.

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Voluma – 3 weeks before and after

What do facial fillers do?

Facial fillers are a popular method used by board-certified dermatologists to treat a variety of issues. They have been widely popularized by countless celebrities and social media influencers who appreciate the anti-aging benefits of hyaluronic acid filler. Facial fillers are often a go-to for men and women interested in reducing facial wrinkles’ appearance when they can’t afford the extensive downtime associated with ablative laser treatments or cosmetic surgery.

Not only do dermal fillers boost volume in the treatment area, but facial fillers can also help to eliminate or reduce the appearance of smile lines (nasolabial folds), marionette lines, and vertical lip lines. They can also be used to improve the appearance of depressed scars, like acne scars, by restoring volume to the depressed area. Cosmetic treatment with facial fillers proves to be an excellent option for patients who are looking to restore lost volume, whether it is a volume that has been lost in the midface as a result of the natural aging process or simple lip, cheek, or chin augmentation to enhance the contouring of the face.

How do facial fillers work?

Facial fillers are designed to boost collagen development within the dermis layers, encouraging volume creation in the treatment area. The mechanism by which a given dermal filler can stimulate collagen production ultimately depends on the type of filler used. Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers rely on hyaluronic acid to stimulate collagen development and increase skin hydration. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the skin that supplies it with suppleness and youthfulness, and this substance already engages with the aforementioned processes in the body naturally. Due to its impeccable ability to encourage the body’s natural revitalization processes, hyaluronic acid has become a go-to option for soft tissue and wrinkle fillers. Recent advancements in HA filler formulation allow for cross-linking of the HA molecules to the skin cells, resulting in incredibly natural-looking results. Though HA fillers are the most commonly used, other dermal filler formulations are available that offer unique benefits and can create volume or contour through other methods. Poly-L-lactic acid, the main component of Sculptra, is used to inject biodegradable volume that is slowly replaced by the body’s collagen development. When you consult with Dr. Green, she will help you determine which dermal filler treatments best suit your particular concerns and unique facial anatomy.

Who is a good candidate for dermal fillers?

Many people may initially feel apprehensive about getting cosmetic treatment with dermal fillers, fearing that they aren’t a good candidate. A good candidate for treatment with dermal fillers is any patient aged 21 or older who is generally in good physical health and has realistic expectations regarding the results of their treatment. Patients concerned with treating textural irregularities in their complexion or who want to enhance facial contouring, who have mild to moderate facial wrinkles, or who are interested in naturally enhancing their facial features (such as lip augmentation) are all excellent candidates for facial fillers. If you have allergies or a pre-existing skin condition, you should talk to Dr. Green before having any treatment with dermal fillers. Additionally, dermal fillers are contraindicated for pregnant or currently breastfeeding women.

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Botox & Voluma before and after

Which areas of the face can you inject facial fillers into?

  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Jawline enhancement/ contour
  • Undereye area/ tear trough
  • Frown lines
  • Cheek augmentation
  • Lip augmentation
  • Chin augmentation
  • Acne scars
  • Smokers lines/ lip lines

What are facial fillers made of?

Facial fillers rely on FDA-approved active ingredients and have been shown to enhance collagen production within the body. Popular active ingredients include hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, poly-L-lactic acid, and polymethyl methacrylate. These substances are all synthetic versions of naturally occurring substances in the body or have been proven safely broken down within the body’s metabolic processes. Additionally, many dermal fillers contain a small amount of lidocaine (a local anesthetic) to prevent any pain at the injection site for the patient. When coupled with a topical numbing cream during the cosmetic procedure, this inclusion helps prevent potential patient discomfort.

Many of the facial fillers Dr. Green uses in her private New York City office are composed of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring component in the skin that supplies suppleness and youthfulness to the complexion. By injecting hyaluronic acid dermal fillers into the soft tissue, Dr. Green can effectively restore lost facial volume, smooth fine lines, and deep creases, enhance or create facial contour, and augment key facial features. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers provide a natural-looking yet phenomenal facial rejuvenation without the need for invasive plastic surgery or significant downtime. Other common dermal filler products used by Dr. Green are composed of substances such as poly-L-lactic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite. Both of these substances have been shown to induce natural collagen production within the skin in the area into which they are injected, resulting in a restoration of volume and a youthful, refreshed appearance.

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Types of Dermal Fillers

Various dermal fillers are available on the market, each offering unique benefits. Though hyaluronic acid fillers are perhaps the most well-known, poly-L-lactic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and polymethylmethacrylate fillers are all varieties of facial fillers that can be used to meet specific rejuvenation goals and provide wondrous effects.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

HA fillers are long-lasting, non-invasive injectables that have become popular due to their seamless integration into the skin and their reversible nature. The most popular varieties of HA filler are Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero Balance. Juvederm and Restylane each offer a variety of formulations that are tailor-made to treat different areas of the face and hands.

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Juvederm is a popular line of HA fillers from the pharmaceutical giant Allergan (makers of Botox, CoolSculpting, and many other aesthetic treatments). Juvederm offers a wide variety of different formulations, including:

  • Juvederm Vollure to treat the appearance of nasolabial folds
  • Juvederm Voluma XC increases volume in the cheeks, chin, and midface, often used by physicians for creating a “liquid facelift” by reducing overall facial sagging and minimizing the appearance of jowls.
  • Juvederm Volbella creates subtle lip enhancement and reduces the appearance of fine lines. It can also be used to reduce the appearance of under-eye hollows due to its gentle formulation.
  • Juvederm Ultra restores facial volume and smooths fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. ‘Also commonly used for lip augmentation, providing volume and contour to the lips.
  • Juvederm Ultra Plus XC treats nasolabial folds, smile lines, and marionette lines, as well as enhances volume in the lips and creates contour.
  • Juvederm Volite provides clinically proven dermal hydration, helping to improve skin quality and elasticity.

Restylane family of dermal fillers

Restylane is another prominent product family of HA fillers distributed by Galderma. The Restylane family of fillers offers a similar array of tailored formulations to that of Juvederm products, though the particle size of each brand differs somewhat. Restylane offers formulations custom-designed for rejuvenation, volume, and facial enhancement, including:

  • Restylane and Restylane-L to correct moderate facial wrinkles in the mouth and eye area, as well as for subtle, natural-looking lip enhancement and acne scars
  • Restylane Lyft to treat severe lines and wrinkles, correct age-related volume loss in the midface, and restore a younger-looking appearance to the hands
  • Restylane Contour to augment the cheeks and correct age-related volume loss in the midface
  • Restylane Defyne to treat severe-to-moderate smile lines and laugh lines and to enhance the chin and jawline.
  • Restylane Refyne to treat moderate-to-mild smile lines and laugh line
  • Restylane Volyme to boost volume and enhance the look of the cheeks, chin, and jawline
  • Restylane Kysse to augment the lips and correct upper lip lines (perioral lines)
  • Restylane Silk creates plump, enhanced lips and reduces the appearance of fine lines around the mouth
  • Restylane SkinBoosters deliver dermal hydration and improve the skin’s overall health through a series of microinjections.

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Belotero dermal filler

Belotero is a hyaluronic acid facial filler manufactured by Merz. With a small HA particle size, Belotero can immediately integrate into the skin. Belotero Balance is a one-of-a-kind filler because it is created using the proprietary Cohesive Polydensified Matrix (CPM) process. This process produces a smooth, flexible hyaluronic acid gel that readily blends into the skin’s natural structure and efficiently and evenly fills in etched-in facial wrinkles and fine lines. This dermal filler product is perfect for correcting the appearance of hollow under eyes caused by a tear trough and smoothing ultra-fine lines around the mouth. Dr. Green prefers to use Belotero to treat the under-eye area, as it eliminates the risk of producing the Tyndall effect as a side effect. The Tyndall effect is caused by light reflecting off the particles within the dermal filler after injection into the skin. However, due to the incredibly small particle size of Belotero and the gentleness of this dermal filler product, the Tyndall effect is not a risk with this injectable filler.

Calcium hydroxylapatite dermal filler: Radiesse

Radiesse is an FDA-approved calcium hydroxylapatite filler to replenish lost collagen under the skin. This particular facial filler relies on a patented microsphere technology to create initial volume in the treatment area while simultaneously igniting collagenases. Through this treatment method, patients can immediately see an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the treatment area, with continued results as new collagen production begins to replace the calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres being naturally absorbed into the body. Radiesse is a popular facial filler for patients seeking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and deep lines around the nose and mouth. It can also be used to rejuvenate the hands, contour the jawline, and enhance cheekbones.

Sculptra dermal filler

Sculptra is an FDA-approved, biocompatible synthetic injectable that stimulates the body’s collagen production process. Sculptra relies on poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which has been commonly used in medical products like dissolvable sutures and implants for over two decades. Unlike other dermal fillers, the results from Sculptra injections tend to develop over 4-6 weeks following treatment. Nonetheless, Sculptra is an incredibly popular facial filler option for those seeking a “liquid facelift” treatment, as it uses a deep injection technique to create long-lasting results for up to two years. Sculptra is excellent for patients interested in volume restoration in the cheeks, temples, jaw, and chin, as well as for overall facial rejuvenation along the forehead and mouth area. In addition, Sculptra is commonly used for butt augmentation, knee rejuvenation, hand revitalization, and the reduction of stretch marks, cellulite, and acne scars.

Polymethylmethacrylate dermal filler: Bellafill

Bellafill is a polymethylmethacrylate dermal filler. Synthetic microspheres of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) are combined with purified bovine (cow) collagen gel to create a volumizing matrix that supports and enhances the body’s collagen production. It was originally approved for use to reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds and depressed acne scars and can also be used to add volume to other areas of the face, such as the cheeks.

Potential side effects of facial filler treatment

  • Bruising
  • Erythema
  • Swelling
  • Nodule formation
  • Pain
  • Localized infection
  • Tyndall effect
  • Allergic reactions, though rare, can be serious, and for this reason, it is imperative to have your cosmetic injections with an expert injector in a medical setting who can manage any symptoms that may onset

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Juvederm Voluma before and after

Are facial fillers better than Botox injections?

Facial filler injections are unmatched in reducing signs of aging, enhancing facial features, creating dynamic contour, and providing a natural-looking, more youthful appearance. Facial fillers are best suited to treating skin concerns that are due to age-related collagen breakdown over time. On the other hand, Botox is the gold-standard cosmetic treatment option for reducing dynamic fine lines and wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are those which result due to repeated facial expressions. Botox and other injectable neurotoxins, including Dysport and Xeomin, are derived from Botulinum toxin type A. These injectable neurotoxins work by “freezing” nerve signals to targeted muscles responsible for facial expressions that create dynamic facial wrinkles. By limiting the motion and overuse of these muscles, Botox can ultimately be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles related to facial expressions. It can even help prevent these wrinkles from forming in the first place.

Since Botox targets dynamic wrinkles, it is utilized primarily for the wrinkles on the forehead, glabella, and around the eyes. Facial fillers, on the other hand, treat the wrinkles and fine lines that are caused by collagen loss rather than movement. Botox and facial fillers are excellent treatment options for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These cosmetic injectables should be considered complementary treatments above all else. They can be used together in a patient’s treatment plan to achieve a more youthful appearance and pan-facial rejuvenation.

What are the best facial fillers?

When it comes to naming the “best facial filler” or identifying the ideal facial filler treatment, there does not exist one “best” option for all patients. Each facial filler product offers a unique formulation that provides its own set of benefits, meaning that what’s best for one patient may not be best for the next. Selecting which facial fillers are best for each individual patient requires thorough experience and expertise. When you work with Dr. Green, she’ll be able to assess your medical history, current skin condition, and aesthetic goals to determine which dermal fillers may be right for you.

How long do facial fillers last?

Facial filler injections provide temporary or semi-permanent results, depending on the type of dermal filler used. Most hyaluronic acid dermal fillers produce cosmetic effects that last between six and twelve months, ultimately depending on the metabolism of the patient and the amount of dermal filler product that was used for their rejuvenation treatment. The most commonly used HA dermal fillers include Juvederm and Restylane products, typically lasting up to a year. The area into which a facial filler is injected can also influence the filler’s longevity. HA fillers like Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft can last up to one year when injected into the midface—Restylane injections in the undereye area last six to nine months. Juvederm Ultra Plus lasts approximately one year when used for lip enhancement.

Cosmetic injectables that are composed of substances like calcium hydroxylapatites and poly-L-lactic acids, such as Radiesse and Sculptra, respectively, usually last longer than hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Radiesse and Sculptra injections generally last two to five years and are considered semi-permanent treatments. The fact that dermal fillers are semi-permanent rather than permanent is considered a great benefit. As we age, our skin concerns, needs, and aesthetics evolve. The semi-permanence of dermal fillers allows for adaptability in your cosmetic treatment plan. As your cosmetic goals shift over time, Dr. Green will adjust your custom treatment plan so that you consistently get stunning, natural-looking, and long-lasting results.

Which facial fillers last the longest?

The type of dermal filler that lasts the longest is called Bellafill, which is made of a substance called polymethylmethacrylate. Bellafill injections produce cosmetic results that can last up to five years. Following Bellafill is Sculptra, a type of dermal filler composed of poly-L-lactic acid. Once ideal rejuvenation results have been achieved with Sculptra injections, the effects last up to two years. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, are temporary treatments that produce cosmetic results lasting 6 to 12 months. While there is a range in terms of longevity, almost all facial filler injections offer long-term positive benefits when it comes to achieving overall healthy skin and inducing collagen production. Additionally, patients can maintain their ideal cosmetic results by having touch-up treatment sessions of dermal filler injections. When you consult with expert injector Dr. Michele Green at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, she will work with you to create a customized treatment plan and timeline for your facial filler injections that best suits your needs and goals.

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Fillers in Cheek area – before and after photo

Are facial fillers permanent?

Dermal fillers are typically made of substances that are naturally metabolized in the body over time, which means that the effects are only temporary. One of the benefits of dermal fillers, like Juvederm and Restylane, is that the results are not permanent and can be easily dissolved if you are unhappy with the cosmetic results. Facial fillers have become exceedingly popular over the years, particularly due to their temporary nature. They can be an excellent option for patients seeking a more flexible alternative to permanent cosmetic surgery.

Can facial fillers be removed? Do facial fillers dissolve?

Hyaluronic acid facial fillers are a unique type of dermal fillers in that treatment effects are reversible through synthetic hyaluronidase injection. Hyaluronidase is the substance that breaks down hyaluronic acid naturally in the body. Hyaluronic acid facial fillers can be dissolved by injecting hyaluronidase into the treatment area. It is important to remember that residual swelling can affect the treatment area for up to two weeks after the filler procedure. Patients that observe lumps or bumps remaining two weeks after their hyaluronic acid filler injections should follow up with their injector for hyaluronidase injections. Patients that do not like the results of their dermal filler injections can also be treated with hyaluronidase, so long as they were initially treated with hyaluronic acid fillers. Other facial fillers are considered semi-permanent, meaning their results will fade over 1-5 years. Sculptra, Radiesse, and Bellafill are examples of semi-permanent types of dermal fillers that cannot be dissolved or removed.

Do dermal filler injections have any side effects?

In general, the side effects of dermal filler injections are a mild amount of skin redness, swelling, or bruising at or near the injection sites. These side effects resolve on their own shortly after the filler procedure. Following hyaluronic acid filler injections, if any lumps or bumps remain two weeks after the filler procedure, patients should return to their injector for hyaluronidase injections. Hyaluronidase is an injectable that can dissolve hyaluronic acid filler injections, reversing their effects. For patients having dermal filler treatment with Bellafill, a small intradermal skin test will be necessary to ensure that an allergic reaction will not occur during the treatment session.

When dermal fillers with a thicker, denser formulation are injected into the tear trough area, it can cause the formation of underlying lumps or nodules and/or lead to the development of a bluish tint in the under-eye area. This blue tint is known as the Tyndall effect and occurs due to light reflecting from the facial filler that was injected underneath the skin. To avoid this side effect altogether, Dr. Green prefers to utilize facial fillers with smaller particle sizes to treat the tear troughs and fine lines in the under-eye area, such as Restylane and Belotero. Dr. Green discourages using thicker formulations, such as Juvederm or Sculptra, for this delicate treatment area.

How long does it take for facial fillers to settle?

After having cosmetic facial filler injections, patients may feel anxious and excited to see the final results as soon as possible. While it may be possible to see some of the results immediately after the procedure, there is often a mild amount of swelling at or near the injection sites. The length of time it takes a facial filler to settle fully varies widely depending on the type of dermal filler being used. In general, however, hyaluronic acid fillers settle within several days of the filler procedure. Radiesse may appear firm on the skin’s surface at first, but this should resolve on its own within several weeks. Sculptra is a unique type of dermal filler composed of a substance called poly-L-lactic acid. While the results of hyaluronic acid filler injections are visible very quickly, results from Sculptra injections take much longer to become observable. The cosmetic results of Sculptra start to appear 4-6 weeks following the filler procedure. Typically, a patient requires three to four treatment sessions with Sculptra injections, each spaced about a month apart. The initial results of Bellafill injections appear within a few days of treatment. However, many patients engage in a touch-up treatment 4-6 weeks after their first Bellafill procedure to ensure they have optimal results.

Are facial fillers dangerous?

When an experienced board-certified medical professional performs facial filler injections, there is a very low risk of experiencing any serious negative side effects. However, it is important to note that when having dermal filler injections in a non-medical setting or with inexperienced injectors, patients are at increased risk for developing more severe unwanted side effects. Medical spas and other aesthetic services often advertise that they offer treatment with dermal fillers. However, the injectors in these settings don’t always have the training required to avoid or respond to negative side effects.

For example, when these dermal fillers are incorrectly administered, such as injected directly into a blood vessel, serious side effects such as vision impairment or blindness can occur. To reduce the risk of encountering an adverse event, it is vital that you work with an experienced injector with extensive medical training, such as Dr. Green. Dr. Green is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience safely performing cosmetic injectable treatments. For Dr. Green, the safety and satisfaction of her patients is always her top priority.

How much are facial filler injections?

The total cost of facial filler injections will depend upon several factors. The experience level of your injector is one of the most influential elements when it comes to determining the total cost of treatment. It is often more inexpensive to have dermal filler injections with a nurse injector in a medical spa or salon setting than with an experienced board-certified dermatologist. However, it is worth being extremely selective when it comes to choosing an injector to guarantee that you achieve satisfactory cosmetic results and to ensure that you do not encounter any unwanted or serious side effects. When you choose to work with an expert injector, like Dr. Michele Green in NYC, you guarantee that your treatment is patient-centered and your results are exceptional. If you experience a rare side effect, Dr. Green has the experience and knowledge to treat and resolve any concern.

Other factors that can impact the total cost of your facial filler treatment include the geographic location of the medical office in which you are treated, the number of dermal filler syringes that are used in your treatment, and the types of dermal fillers used. Patients who need to use a greater amount of dermal filler should expect the total cost of their treatment to be higher than patients using just a single syringe. When you consult with Dr. Green about facial filler treatment in her private New York City dermatology office, you will develop a treatment plan that is suited to your facial anatomy and cosmetic goals and compatible with your budget.

Are facial fillers safe? Are facial fillers bad for you?

Of course! The FDA has approved all of the facial fillers products Dr. Green uses in her private dermatology office in NYC’s Upper East Side neighborhood. However, your dermal filler treatment must be performed in a medical setting with an experienced professional to guarantee safety. While there are typically minimal side effects, if any, it is important that your injector can advise should anything problematic occur. When you have facial filler injections with Dr. Green, you can rest assured that you are being treated by an expert injector with over 25 years of experience and the ability to provide you with a safe, comfortable, effective, and satisfactory facial filler treatment.

Do facial fillers hurt?

No! Facial filler injections with Dr. Green are essentially painless. Dr. Green utilizes dermal fillers that have been compounded with lidocaine. Lidocaine is an anesthetic that enhances patient comfort during the filler procedure. Dr. Green also provides her patients with a topical numbing cream to further reduce discomfort during dermal filler injections. The topical lidocaine cream should be applied to the entire treatment area one hour before the scheduled appointment. Once you arrive at Dr. Green’s private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the numbing cream will be removed and the skin sterilized. To help prevent bruising, it is recommended to refrain from taking any blood-thinning medications, such as Ibuprofen or Advil, for at least two weeks before facial filler injections. Patients may take Tylenol for any discomfort following their treatment with injectable fillers. Additionally, ice compresses will be applied to the treatment area immediately upon completion of the injections to help with any potential swelling or bruising. Arnika, an oral herbal supplement that accelerates the healing process, may be taken after dermal filler injections if bruising occurs.

Am I too old for dermal fillers?

No! There is no upper age limit when it comes to dermal filler injections. In fact, many individuals, well into their 70s and 80s, continue to have facial filler injections to maintain a natural-looking, more youthful appearance. Many older patients are not surgical candidates and do not want to have the risk of an invasive surgical procedure. Dermal fillers and other cosmetic injectables like Botox are excellent non-invasive treatment options for combatting the signs of aging for adults of any age, so long as your skin is healthy and you are continuously satisfied with the results of your treatment.

If you are considering having cosmetic treatment and want to understand better whether or not you are an appropriate candidate for dermal filler injections, schedule a consultation with Dr. Michele Green in NYC. Dr. Green takes the time to carefully construct a personalized treatment plan that caters to your unique skin concerns and cosmetic goals. When you choose to work with Dr. Green, you know you’re entrusting an experienced, skillful, and knowledgeable injector who can deliver the best cosmetic results.

What is the best filler for my face?

The best way to determine which facial fillers are best suited to your facial anatomy, specific concerns, and unique aesthetic goals is by consulting with an expert in the field of cosmetic dermatology, such as internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green in NYC. Dr. Green has a background in aesthetics and art, and as an artist, her approach to facial rejuvenation is maintaining and restoring classic beauty. Dr. Green’s specialty is non-surgical cosmetic rejuvenation, with over two and a half decades of experience providing the best cosmetic injections. She takes on a less-is-more philosophy regarding dermal fillers, which always yields beautiful, natural-looking, and long-lasting results. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, she will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan for your filler procedure that best suits your specific concerns and personal goals.

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What are the disadvantages of facial fillers?

Facial fillers have transformed the field of cosmetic dermatology, allowing for quick, painless, and immediate rejuvenation with natural-looking and long-lasting results. While there are numerous advantages to having facial fillers over more invasive treatment options, such as plastic surgery, there are some potential disadvantages, too. Facial filler injections produce temporary, although long-lasting, results. The materials that facial fillers are composed of are naturally broken down by the body over time, and maintaining ideal cosmetic results requires engaging in subsequent treatment sessions. While some may view this aspect of facial fillers as a disadvantage, many patients like the fact that they can adjust their dermal filler treatments to their needs as they age. In addition, facial filler injections can not achieve the same rejuvenation results produced by plastic surgery procedures, such as a facelift. However, when you have facial filler injections with an experienced and knowledgeable expert, such as board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green in NYC, the result is a long-lasting, natural-looking, more youthful appearance.

What is fat grafting?

Autologous fat injections, or facial fat grafting, is a surgical procedure used to correct textural irregularities. During this procedure, liposuction is performed to collect fat from one area of the body, which is purified before being injected into another body area. Fat grafting procedures are performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon in a medical setting. Fat grafting can be done to augment the face, breasts, buttocks, hips, and even the hands and feet. Fat transfer procedures are typically much more costly than non-invasive treatment options for rejuvenation, require significantly more downtime, and are associated with greater and more severe potential side effects. It is important to consult with an expert in cosmetic dermatology, such as Dr. Michele Green in NYC, to determine whether facial fillers or a fat transfer is better suited to your facial anatomy, specific concerns, and ultimate aesthetic goals.

How do I get started with facial fillers in New York City today?

Cosmetic injectables, including facial fillers and Botox, have revolutionized the world of cosmetic dermatology, nearly eliminating the need for many invasive plastic surgery procedures that usually require adequate planning and significant downtime. Around the globe, more men and women choose to achieve and maintain natural-looking, long-lasting facial rejuvenation with cosmetic injectable treatment. Dr. Green was one of the first dermatologists in NYC to offer facial fillers like Restylane and Juvederm to her patients. She continues providing the best dermal filler treatments for pan facial rejuvenation at her private office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned expert in cosmetic dermatology, recognized and appreciated for her cosmetic artistry, holistic approach, and less-is-more philosophy. Dr. Green boasts over 25 years of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning individuals with the best Botox and dermal filler injections, laser treatments, chemical peels, microneedling, and more. She is consistently voted one of NYC’s best dermatologists by Castle Connolly, Super Doctors, New York Magazine, and The New York Times for her dedication to her patients and expertise. Dr. Green takes pride in the relationships she builds with her patients and will work with you to design a treatment plan incorporating the best skin care and in-office treatment options for you. Whether your goal is to restore age-related volume loss, reduce the appearance of fine lines or deeper wrinkles, enhance key facial features, or pan-facial rejuvenation, Dr. Green will help customize a cosmetic treatment plan that works best for you. Don’t hesitate to contact us online today or call our NYC office at 212-535-3088 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Green and discover how to get started with looking and feeling like your very best.

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