Injectable Fillers
Cosmetic Dermatology

Injectable Fillers

Fillers are bioengineered gels that are injected into the skin to restore a more youthful volume balance to the aging face (facial contouring). They are used to correct or soften specific concerns such as prominent smile lines and can also be used to give more definition to specific features such as the lips, cheeks, jawline or chin.

Are there different types of fillers?
Yes. The most commonly used fillers are the hyaluronic acid gels like Restylane or Juvederm. Other types of fillers are Radiesse and Sculptra.

How long does the effect last?
In most people, hyaluronic acid gels last between 6-12 month, depending on the type of filler used and how much is injected. Radiesse and Sculptra last 12+ months.

How much will I need?
Dr. Boker will recommend a number of syringes based on the areas that need to be addressed or corrected. Some people need very little volume to correct a specific contour deficit, other people who have lost a lot of volume from aging will need more syringes to achieve the desired effect.

What are the risks?
The risks from injection of fillers are minimal and they are considered very safe. You may experience slight bruising (as with any injection), swelling and tenderness for a few days after the procedure. Extremely rare risks are accidental injection into a blood vessel, the formation of nodules and infections.

Are the effects reversible?
Yes, if hyaluronic acid gels are injected, they are completely reversible by injecting an enzyme (hyaluronidase) which dissolves them.