Dermal Filler

with DrBfixin in Long Island, NY

The face undergoes many changes as we age. One of the most stark and noticeable ones is the loss of volume. Initially, this may simply lead to wrinkles or thinning of the lips and skin. However, eventually, it can leave the face looking deflated, gaunt, and wrinkled all over. Additionally, some people are born with less volume in certain areas naturally. Whatever the case, non-surgical, injectable facial fillers have become the most popular solution for these concerns. Cameo Surgery Center provides the best dermal fillers Long Island and NYC offer.

Overview: Dermal Filler Injections

Dermal fillers are an injectable, biodegradable gel that helps selectively plump areas of the face. Certain fillers do have uses across other areas of the body. Injectable fillers are temporary because the body eventually metabolizes them. This can have advantages because it allows patients to account for future aging and comes with less commitment to a facial aesthetic. Patients tend to seek out fillers for two reasons.

First, fillers can disguise aging by filling in wrinkles and adding volume to areas where people tend to lose fat with age such as the cheeks, under eyes, and temples. Unlike Botox, fillers do not prevent wrinkles from forming but help hide them after they form. Also, with age, fat in the face will reduce and descend. Fillers can help disguise this to maintain a naturally younger appearance.

Secondly, patients undergo dermal fillers to enhance and plump their existing anatomy. For example, some people naturally have thin lips. Injecting fillers can help create more aesthetically proportionate lips. Facial fillers can also enhance weak bone structure such as in the chin or cheeks.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most commonly injected filler. Containing a substance found naturally in the body—hyaluronic acid—and suspended in a gel carrier that the body can break down, they are the safest dermal filler option. In addition, hyaluronic acid fillers are completely reversible using an agent called hyaluronidase. This can reassure patients that in the rare event of a complication or if they do not like their filler, they can have it dissolved.

Restylane and Juvederm are the most well known and commonly used hyaluronic acid fillers. Each has several HA fillers with different consistencies and technologies that can provide patients with amazing results.

Semi-Permanent Fillers

The second type of dermal filler is semi-permanent filler. This refers to injectable fillers not made from hyaluronic acid and which tend to last around two years. Semi-permanent fillers also help produce collagen production to provide some permanent enhancement.

Sculptra and Radiesse are two examples of semi-permanent facial fillers. Sculptra is made from poly-l-lactic acid and Radiesse is made from calcium hydroxylapatite. These fillers are irreversible, and thus are generally used when more dramatic and long-lasting effects are necessary. They also tend to be administered by a higher-level injector.

Dermal Filler Procedures

Dermal filler injections are extremely versatile. The injectors at Cameo Surgery Center can administer filler injections to several different areas of the face and body to provide cosmetic enhancement.

Lip Filler

Arguably, the best known type of filler procedure is lip fillers. Hyaluronic acid fillers can help plump the lips to address several aesthetic concerns such as a thin upper lip, lack of vertical height, and the lips feeling incongruent from the rest of the face. Using knowledge of lip aesthetics, the injectors at Cameo Surgery Center customize their injection technique and procedure recommendations.

Chin Filler

The chin is an important structural component of the face and the rule of facial thirds. A weakened chin structure can affect the overall aesthetics of the face and affect an otherwise strong, defined jawline. Dermal fillers can increase the projection of the chin to improve facial balance, enhance weak bone structure, and elongate the jawline.

Jaw Filler

Jaw filler can refer to filler injections along the jawline or the back of the jaw. Many men seek a square-shaped jaw and dermal fillers can help achieve this. Women want a defined jawline with a feminine, rounded jaw. Fillers—depending on the patient’s anatomy—can provide these enhancements. This procedure requires an experienced provider to avoid making the face look wide or heavy.

Smile Line Fillers

Some people may have smile lines—also known as nasolabial folds—present as a child that deepen with age. Others may develop them over time with facial fat loss and repeated mouth movements. Fillers can help soften the appearance of smile lines to keep them looking youthful. Patient selection for this filler treatment requires advanced knowledge of facial aesthetics because sometimes filing in the nasolabial folds can cause pillow face or puffiness.

Cheek Filler

Some people may have smile lines—also known as nasolabial folds—present as a child that deepen with age. Others may develop them over time with facial fat loss and repeated mouth movements. Fillers can help soften the appearance of smile lines to keep them looking youthful. Patient selection for this filler treatment requires advanced knowledge of facial aesthetics because sometimes filing in the nasolabial folds can cause pillow face or puffiness.

Nose Filler

Also called a non-surgical rhinoplasty, nose filler injections can help make minor adjustments in the shape of the nose without surgery. Common uses for nose filler include treating unwanted humps on the bridge of the nose and elevating the tip for a slight feminine slope. Dr. B may use either hyaluronic acid or semi-permanent fillers.

Under Eye Filler

Under eye filler, or tear trough filler, fills in hollowness under the eyes. Patients of all ages experience under eye hollowing and darkening which filler can address. Under eye filler provides a more awake, well-rested, and youthful appearance.

Temple Filler

The temples may be hollow due to age-related volume loss, an athletic lifestyle, or general weight loss. Some patients may not feel happy with this appearance or desire a more heart-shaped face. Injecting filler into the temples rounds out the upper face for an attractive face shape and healthy looking volume.

Hand Filler

The hands—similar to the face—tend to age faster. The skin on the hands is naturally thin, so when the skin thins more, veins and tendons can become visible. The back of the hand may give away someone’s age if their face looks younger. Dermal fillers injected into the back of the hand can plump the area precisely to hide visible tendons, veins, and wrinkles. Radiesse and Restylane Lyft are both FDA-approved fillers for the hands.

Wonder If Dermal Filler Works The Best For You?


The amount of time patients can enjoy their dermal filler results depends on the type of dermal filler they received. Hyaluronic acid fillers last an average of six to twelve months based on the treatment area and specific filler. Juvederm Voluma is the longest lasting HA filler which can last around two years.

Semi-permanent fillers last an average of two years, but the effects of the treatment may stick around longer. Sculptra or Radiesse can last up to three or even four years in certain areas of the body.

Hyaluronic acid fillers can be dissolved. In general, Dr. B and Cameo Surgery Center injectors recommend waiting two weeks before judging the final results of any filler procedure. The filler needs to settle and swelling may distort the results. This is why HA fillers are recommended for patients new to filler because it allows them to determine if they like how they look with filler.

Semi-permanent fillers require more commitment. There are limited options if a patient does not like their filler results. Thus, these fillers are reserved for certain situations or patients well acquainted with facial fillers.

Filler patients must be above the age of 18. Beyond this, there is no one right age to begin filler treatments. With that said a patient in their mid-twenties will likely not undergo injections for aging concerns like wrinkles. Occasionally, cosmetic surgeons will use fillers for reconstructive purposes in which age often is not a factor in candidacy. At Cameo Surgery Center, Dr. B will evaluate adult patients’ anatomy, medical history, and goals to determine if they fit candidacy requirements.

As a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure, most healthy adults are good candidates for dermal filler injections. While not everyone may be a good fit for specific types of fillers or filler procedures, few people do not qualify for fillers altogether.

The total cost of facial fillers will vary depending on the type of filler, the number of syringes received, and, in some cases, the treatment area. At Cameo Surgery Center, hyaluronic acid fillers are $689 per syringe, except for Voluma which is $800 per syringe. Sculptra costs $699 per syringe and Radiesse is $749 per syringe. The final cost of filler is determined once the number of syringes and other specifics of treatment are identified.

The Best Dermal Fillers In Long Island & NYC

Cameo Surgery Center in Islandia, Long Island, New York hosts some of the most experienced injectors in the state. Often called upon to educate about dermal fillers, our injectors provide patients with a high level of care and dedication. With a wide range of non-surgical filler injection treatments available, Cameo Surgery Center performs the best dermal fillers Long Island and New York provides.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 631-232-2636 or reach out online via chat or contact form.

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