Dermal Fillers at Summit Medical Group: Juvederm®, Restylane®, Perlane®, Radiesse® and Sculptra®
As we age, we lose volume in the soft tissues, fat pads and bones of the face leading to the development of wrinkles, folds and sagging skin.
This is most readily seen around the eyes, mouth, cheeks, jaw line, brows, and bridge of the nose.
Thinning of the skin and loss of fatty tissue can give a prematurely aged appearance to the hands as well.
Soft tissue fillers, also known as “injectables" or "dermal fillers," are the most popular non-surgical treatment for replacing lost volume and treating lines, creases and wrinkles to help restore a more youthful and radiant appearance.
Dermal filler treatments are ideal for:
Folds and wrinkles of the face
Dark circles under eyes
Accenting and plumping lip size (lip enhancement/lip augmentation)
Smoothing vertical lip lines (smoker’s lines/wrinkles around the mouth)
Facial scars from acne or injury
Nonsurgical nose reshaping
Facial sculpting and volume restoration
Naso-labial folds (upper and lower laugh lines) and frown lines
Depressed corners of the mouth
Augmentation of cheek bones, chin or bridge of the nose
* Some procedures are off-label usages of FDA-approved products.
We also combine the volumizing effects of dermal fillers with laser skin tightening techniques to circumvent the need for more aggressive plastic surgery. Patients are able to return to work the next day with some immediate results and see continued improvement in skin tone and firmness for the next several months.
A complimentary consultation is recommended to determine the best choice for your cosmetic goals. Call us to learn how you can safely and effectively restore volume and fullness in skin, lips and hands – instantly! (908) 277-8668.
Types of Dermal Fillers
(Click on the logos to learn more about individual fillers)
Hyaluronic Acid Gel Fillers
Juvederm®, from Allergan, Inc is a "next generation" smooth gel, non-animal derived hyaluronic acid dermal filler offering a natural look and feel. Juvederm® has the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid on the market and uses a special formulation process, so one treatment can last up to six months or longer. It's FDA approved to last up to one year, which means less visits are needed for maintenance.
Juvederm® comes in two sizes of particles: Juvederm Ultra® for fine lines and wrinkles and Juvederm Ultra Plus® for the deeper lines that need more volume replacement
Restylane®, from Medicis, Inc, is a non-animal derived hyaluronic acid-based filler used worldwide since 1996. It is the world’s best-selling dermal filler. Restylane®works immediately by adding volume to smooth away wrinkles. A clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, Restylane® is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid.
Restylane®can be used to visibly reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds for a younger-looking you. Restylane® is FDA-approved since 2003 and lasts up to 6 months.
Perlane®, also from Medicis, Inc, is a version of Restylane® that has larger size hyaluronic acid particles that are injected deeper into the skin. Those larger particles are perfect for filling deeper folds and wrinkles and for shaping larger areas such as the chin and cheeks.
Perlane® provides a natural-looking appearance and lasts around 6 months. Like Restylane, it does not contain any animal proteins, reducing the risk of allergic reaction and animal-based disease transmission.
Radiesse® from Merz Pharmaceuticas is a long-lasting dermal filler that consists of tiny calcium hydroxylapatatite (CaHA) particles suspended in a smooth carboxymethylcellulose gel. Once Radiesse® is injected under the skin, it not only smooths wrinkles, but also stimulates the skin's own production of collagen, the protein so essential for youthful-looking skin.
Radiesse® can be injected into the naso-labial folds, cheeks, jawline, brow or nose for recontouring, lifting and adding volume.
Radiesse® is also ideal for improving the signs of aging in the hands
Sculptra® (poly-L-lactic acid) from Sanofi Aventis is a filler that works by stimulating new collagen and underlying tissue growth, resulting in a more youthful, fuller appearance.
Sculptra® is a synthetic, biocompatible material injected below the surface of the skin in the area of fat and soft tissue loss. It provides a gradual and significant increase in skin thickness, improving the appearance of folds and sunken areas and can last 2 years or more due to the stimulation of your own collagen deposition in the areas of injection.
Summit Medical Groupprovides medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology for women, men, and adolescents in the tri-state area, including New York and New Jersey as well as Essex County, Morris County, Bergen County, Union County, Passaic County, Somerset County, Sussex County, and Livingston, NJ; Millburn, NJ; Short Hills, NJ; West Orange, NJ; Berkeley Heights, NJ; Caldwell, NJ; Cedar Grove, NJ; Cedar Knolls, NJ; Chatham, NJ; East Hanover, NJ; Englewood Cliffs, NJ; Essex Fells, NJ; Fair Lawn, NJ; Florham Park, NJ; Fort Lee, NJ; Glen Ridge, NJ; Jersey City, NJ; Kennelon, NJ; Madison, NJ; Maplewood, NJ; Mendham, NJ; Montclair, NJ; Montvale, NJ; Morristown, NJ; New Providence, NJ; North Caldwell, NJ; Parsippany, NJ; Randolph, NJ; Roseland, NJ; South Orange, NJ; Springfield, NJ; Summit, NJ; Union, NJ; Verona, NJ; West Caldwell, NJ; Whippany, NJ; and Westfield, NJ.
Disclaimer:The information on this Web site is solely for to educate patients. It is not intended to be medical advice and, therefore, should not be considered a substitute for consultation with a qualified medical professional. Communications to or from the Summit Medical Group Web site and any person will not be used to establish a relationship between a patient and doctor.