Frequently Asked Questions about Dermal Fillers
Our Semi-Permanent Dermal Filler Experts Have Answers
Of all the skin rejuvenation treatments, dermal filler injections are the passion and chosen area of expertise for our team at Diamond Works Medspa in Queens, NY. We are passionate about dermal fillers because we work to achieve consistent, predictable, and amazing results for all our clients. A major component of our approach to natural, believable anti-aging relies on a thorough understanding of the body’s anatomy and the natural aging process. Below, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions we get about our dermal filler treatments. Call us today!
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers restore volume to sunken and sagging areas and smooth wrinkles and folds. Specifically, their dermal fillers are ideal treatments for:
- Baggy eyelids
- Thinning lips
- Drooping jowls
- Sunken cheeks
- Deep nasolabial folds
- Deep tear troughs
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in your skin to help it stay moisturized. We choose dermal fillers formulated from hyaluronic acid to minimize the risks of side effects or complications for any treatment process we do. When these fillers are injected into targeted areas in the skin, they restore volume to help smooth wrinkles and folds, lift sagging skin, and restore youthfulness to your face.
What Facial & Dermal Fillers Are Available?
Diamond Works MedSpa offers a full range of facial fillers for our patients, and we can go over which treatments would work best for your specific situation at your appointment:
- Belotero®: Belotero® Balance fillers are one of the most popular dermal fillers for under eyes, lip enhancement, and fine lines. It’s a hyaluronic acid injectable filler that is soft and semi-flexible, completely integrates into the skin tissue.
- Juvéderm®: This family of hyaluronic acid fillers comes in several formulations with very small or larger particles to restore lost facial volume, smooth away wrinkles, or enhance the lips.
- Restylane®: This family of products acts like your body’s own naturally occurring hyaluronic acid, which restores volume to your skin, lifts the skin and smooths out flattened areas, and gives you a toned and balanced definition.
- Radiesse®: RADIESSE® is an FDA-approved volumizing filler for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.
- Sculptra®: This is a facial injectable that activates your skin’s natural power to revitalize collagen production for a more youthful appearance.
Do Dermal Fillers Make You Look, Young?
Yes, dermal fillers can make you look younger. Dermal fillers slow the appearance of the development of the aging process by restoring volume to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles and restore youthfulness to the face.
Which Dermal Fillers Last the Longest?
Most dermal fillers last around nine to twelve months, but it depends on which filler and where on your face they are used.
Which Dermal Fillers Are the Best?
Different injectable dermal fillers use different formulations and active ingredients to address different concerns. Our team stands by the efficacy of each of our offered dermal fillers. We’ve seen firsthand the results they can create for our patients.
Dermal Fillers vs. BOTOX®/DYSPORT®?
There are a few differences between dermal fillers and receiving BOTOX®/DYSPORT® injections. While BOTOX®/DYSPORT® uses a purified form of the botulinum toxin to temporarily relax the muscles that contribute to wrinkles – specifically, the wrinkles caused by facial movement. The active ingredients in dermal fillers are used to physically fill in wrinkles and sunken areas that lack volume within the skin. Dermal filler results are visible immediately, while BOTOX®/DYSPORT® takes several days to see full results.
How Long Does It Take for Fillers to Settle?
When we consult with patients for dermal fillers, we advise that they should take care of the injected area for about two weeks by not sleeping on the face.
What Should I Expect for Dermal Fillers Before and After?
At the beginning of your dermal filler appointment, your injectable cosmetic specialist will talk with you about your aesthetic goals. They’ll then customize a treatment plan to help you meet these goals while ensuring your face still looks natural and expressive. The injection process is quick, and most patients say it’s virtually painless. From start to finish, the entire procedure takes about 15 minutes or less. You can see results immediately with no downtime, and because this treatment doesn’t require any recovery time, many women call it a “lunchtime procedure.” You will be able to continue your daily activities immediately after.
What is the Average Cost of Dermal Fillers in NYC?
The cost of dermal fillers or injectables varies depending on which fillers will best help you achieve your goals and how many units your treatment requires. To determine your individual cost, please contact us to schedule an initial consultation for a treatment plan tailored for you.
What Can I Do to Improve the Results of My Treatment?
We typically advise dermal filler patients to discontinue the use of alcohol, products that contain Aspirin, and certain blood-thinning medications before and after the procedure. This will reduce the risk of bleeding and excessive bruising. Depending on the type of filler you’ve had, you may need to postpone certain activities, so it’s important to follow our post-care instructions. Your physician will provide you with a specific set of guidelines that’s been tailored for your treatment.
Visit Diamond Works MedSpa for Our Dermal Fillers Treatment
As one of the top-rated providers of beauty enhancement procedures and specific body treatments in Queens, NY, and surrounding areas, Diamond Works MedSpa is committed to giving our patients a smooth, clean, and pleasant experience when they visit us. Whether you’re interested in BOTOX®/DYSPORT® injections, vein removal, or our high-quality dermal filler treatments, you can be sure to achieve stunning, long-lasting results that look natural. Contact us today directly for more information about dermal filler treatments or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!