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Dermal Filler New Jersey

Derma FillersFacial wrinkles and creases are part of the natural aging process. The damaging effects of the environment also play a role in this process. Changes in our appearance occur as the collagen and elastic fibers in our skin begin to wear out. Fittingly, our first fillers were made from collagen, a protein naturally found in the skin of all mammals. These fillers created excellent results but the improvements didn’t last very long and some people had allergic reactions to the collagen. It has been over 20 years since Collagen was first used, and there have been significant advances in the development of other products.

Fillers are injected under the dermis layer of the skin to correct wrinkles and fine lines and to add fullness to areas of the face such as the lips, cheeks and forehead. Today, the list of available products is quite long and can be confusing. Dr. Friedlander will explain the advantages and disadvantages of each after she examines you. She offers several different products which can be applied to the face achieving excellent results in a variety of areas.

All of the fillers except for fat come from the manufacturer in prefilled syringes. They are injected using fine needles, and contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic, making the treatment virtually painless. There may be redness or mild swelling that occurs after the procedure. Patients apply ice packs immediately afterwards and may resume normal activities after a short while.

Fat Injections

Fat is filler, although technically not a dermal filler. It can be used in many areas of the face or body to improve wrinkles or contour deformities associated with scars. As we age, there is a natural loss of volume creating a hollow or deflated appearance. Fat can be used to augment these areas and restore facial fullness. It can also be used elsewhere on the body. Fat is a natural filler, harvested from excess body stores. It can be harvested in small quantities for facial transfer, or it can be harvested during routine liposuction and transferred to the face. It is natural, and has no risk of allergic reaction. The body recognizes the fat and nourishes it during healing. Much of the fat will survive the transfer process. As aging continues to occur, additional treatments will be required to maintain the improvement*. Read more…

To make an appointment in our True Beauty Med Spa please call our office at 973-912-9120. You may also use our online appointment tool provided on this page.

For more details and to find out if you are a candidate for dermal fillers please contact us to schedule a consultation or call our office at 973-912-9120. You may also use our online consultation tool provided on this page.

* = Results may vary

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Beverly Friedlander MD