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Dermal fillers are injected to smooth wrinkles, lines, and folds or enhance your features. Many of the latest generation of dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid-based. HA is a naturally-occurring substance in the body that attracts and retains moisture. HA fillers add moisture and delicate, natural volume to aging skin.

What are dermal fillers?

Many dermal fillers are synthesized hyaluronic acid (collagen), a component found naturally in the body. Under a microscope, hyaluronic acid looks like water. After age 25, you lose 1 tablespoon of collagen a year.

What are the types of dermal fillers?

The Juvéderm line includes Ultra, Ultra T, Voluma and Volbella, hyaluronic acid-based fillers of various viscosity, meant for different areas of the face. These fillers typically last 18 months to 2 years. These fillers are hydrophilic, drawing moisture to the injected areas, which helps the skin. Even after the filler has dissolved, you will have a more rejuvenated appearance due to the hydrophilic effect.

Who is a good candidate for dermal fillers?

You may a right candidate for dermal fillers in NYC if you are physically healthy and are seeking a non-surgical treatment for any of the following concerns:

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  • Plumper lips
  • Restore volume to shallow facial contours
  • You want to smooth and soften nasolabial folds (smile lines) and marionette lines (from the mouth to chin)
  • Wrinkles
  • Facial scars
  • Enhance facial contours at jawline, nose, temples, or cheeks

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What should I expect with dermal filler treatment?

This procedure takes approximately 20 minutes, depending on the areas to be treated. The filler of choice is injected just below the skin to enhance volume or fill in lines and wrinkles. Dr. Ostad uses microcannulas rather than needles to inject facial fillers in NYC. Microcannulas are blunt instruments, requiring only one insertion, which significantly reduces bruising, bleeding, and swelling.

Fillers are injected for lip enhancement, to smooth under-eye troughs, and to smooth away nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Microcannulas are an advanced technique that not all practices offer, as they require great skill, injection technique, and meticulous attention to detail.

Why choose Dr. Ostad for dermal fillers in NYC?

Dr. Ariel Ostad is a compassionate, caring doctor who values trust. He performs cosmetic injections in NYC with meticulous care for beautiful, natural-looking results.

What is the recovery like after dermal filler injections?

There is little to no downtime after receiving dermal fillers in NYC. You may resume most normal activities right away. Avoid intense or strenuous physical activities for 24–48 hours after treatment to help minimize swelling and bruising. You may experience mild swelling, bruising, numbness, redness, or lumps at the injection sites. Most symptoms can be alleviated with massage and cold compresses and will improve or resolve in a matter of hours or days.

What types of facial fillers are available at Ariel Ostad MD PC in NYC?

Dr. Ostad is highly skilled and dedicated to excellence in every detail of treatment, which is of paramount importance in permanent enhancement procedures. We offer a wide selection of facial fillers in NYC:

Restylane®: Restylane is one of the most popular HA dermal fillers. It is FDA-approved and has been used in more than 30 million cosmetic treatments around the world. Restylane is formulated to smooth wrinkles and facial folds.

Restylane Lyft: One of the newest additions to the Restylane family, Lyft is a gel filler formulated with HA. It is FDA-approved for treating smile lines (nasolabial folds) and adding fullness in the cheek area.

Restylane Silk: Another fantastic formula in the Restylane product line, Silk is made for lip augmentation and other delicate facial areas.

Restylane Refyne and Defyne: Formulated with exclusive XpresHAn Technology, these fillers are designed to add volume while preserving natural facial movement. Refyne and Defyne are approved by the FDA.

Juvéderm® Voluma: Voluma by Juvéderm is a hyaluronic acid-based (HA) filler designed for deep tissues, particularly areas where significant volumizing is needed. It is FDA-approved to enhance cheek volume.

Juvéderm and Ultra Plus: dermatologists and patients have trusted the Juvéderm family of fillers for over a decade. A leader in injectable cosmetics, this line of products continues to evolve and expand with longer-lasting, more natural-looking formulas.

Juvéderm Volbella: one of the most recent offerings from Juvéderm, Volbella XC is formulated for enhancing the lips by smoothing vertical lines and adding volume.

Belotero: Belotero Balance is a smooth injectable gel designed for improvement in nasolabial folds (smile lines). It integrates into skin tissue, for natural-looking volume, even in delicate facial areas.

Radiesse®: Radiesse is formulated with microbeads that facilitate natural collagen development. It delivers instant volume, with continued improvement over time.

Sculptra®: made for optimal longevity and a natural appearance, Sculptra is formulated with poly-L-lactic acid, which stimulates collagen production and remodeling for gradual, natural improvement.

Silicone: for permanent replacement of lost volume, silicone is the injectable of choice. 

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Why have dermal filler treatments?

Dermal fillers are minimally invasive, convenient, and long lasting. They are best known for anti-aging treatment, filling in wrinkles and folds, and replacing lost facial volume. At our NYC office, we use a variety of dermal fillers to create a more youthful facial appearance or to sculpt and enhance your facial contours.

How do I choose the best filler?

All fillers used in our office have been tested for safety and efficacy and approved by the FDA. Many can be used off-label to treat additional areas of the face and body. The best choice depends on a wide variety of factors, including the severity of volume loss, the area to be treated, and your treatment goals. Dr. Ostad will conduct a comprehensive examination and consultation before recommending the best fillers for your concerns. A customized treatment plan often includes different fillers used in different areas to achieve the best possible results. Contact Ariel Ostad MD PC to schedule an appointment and learn about your options.

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