Facial Fillers Conveniently located to serve New Jersey and Howell
Ever see a celebrity or even someone you’ve known for a while, and think, “wow, they suddenly look more attractive or more youthful than before”, but you can’t really tell exactly why? If so, chances are that they’ve had some well-done filler.
Fillers are a great and versatile option for those seeking a natural, yet noticeable enhancement in their facial appearance. They can be used either to improve upon specific facial features or to reverse signs of aging by restoring volume and treating wrinkles. The best part is that they are minimally invasive, can be performed during a simple office visit, and the results are instantaneous!/
Dr. Z specializes in understanding facial aesthetics and is able to use fillers to make subtle but very effective changes that improve his patients’ appearance. So whether you are a younger patient looking to enhance your appearance, or an older patient looking to rejuvenate your youthful good looks, Dr. Z will be able design a treatment plan that is specific to your face, as well as your goals.
What are (facial) fillers?
Facial fillers are a range of cosmetic products that can be injected beneath the surface of your skin to enhance and rejuvenate your youth good looks. These are pharmaceutical grade, gel-like substances that are used to add volume to very specific areas of the face. Most of the popular fillers on the market today are made from Hyaluronic Acid, which is a sugar that is not only found naturally in the human body, but is also the same across all species. This special sugar is known for its ability to hydrate and cushion the skin, giving it that youthful and attractive appearance.
How do the fillers differ amongst each other?
The companies that produce these fillers each have their own proprietary ways of binding and arranging the hyaluronic acid into an injectable gel, as well as differing the concentration in each mixture. So what does that really mean? It means that each gel differs in how much water it holds, how firm it is, how easily it spreads, and how long it lasts. Generally speaking, the firmer products are better suited for adding shape and lifting, while the softer ones are more for subtle volume changes. However, each situation must be treated individually and physicians must understand these properties in order to achieve the desired outcomes.
– Written on August 27, 2019
Dr.Ruslan Zhuravsky a great surgeon! I had botox, juvederm fillers and neck surgery. My results are amazing but very natural. He cares about his patients, and answers all questions with explaining all aspects of the procedure. It was a wonderful experience.
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How are Facial Fillers Used?
Although there is a wide variety of applications for fillers, they are generally used either to change the shape of specific facial features, alter the overall facial shape, to restore volume where it has been lost with age, or to fill in wrinkles and areas of depression.
When used for facial enhancement, some popular uses for filler are jawline enhancement, chin augmentation, correction of dark under-eye circles/hollows, cheekbone enhancement, obtaining a heart shape face, lip augmentation, and liquid rhinoplasty. They can also be used to widen a long narrow face or elongate a short wide face.
When used for facial rejuvenation some of the popular uses are correction of marionette lines around the mouth, filling nasolabial folds around the nose, disguising the jowls, restoring volume to the midface, disguising under-eye bags, filling in temple hollows, and restoring lip volume.
What is the Biggest Misconception about fillers?
The most common misconception that Dr. Z hears on a daily basis is that getting fillers makes you look “fake” or “plastic”. The truth is that when injected by the right person, fillers give a very natural appearance. It is not so much the amount of filler or the type of filler, but rather the injector’s technique and placement of that filler, as well as the understanding of which filler to use for that particular case.
This is where doing your research will benefit you the most. When undergoing cosmetic procedures that require precision and a keen eye for detail, you’ll only want to work with the best. Dr. Z is known by his patients as one of the best facial plastic surgeons in New Jersey.
How are Fillers injected?
All fillers can be injected with a needle, however, Dr. Zhuravsky prefers to use a cannula in most areas as it can decrease the chances of bruising and promote further collagen formation. Cannulas are very similar to needles, but the tip is blunt. Rather than making multiple sticks with a needle, the cannula is inserted through a single needle hole and moved underneath the skin where there are no nerve endings.
This depends on the area injected and the type of filler used. Most fillers last between 1 -2 years. Areas of greater activity and muscle movement (ie around the mouth) tend to break down faster than areas with less movement (ie the nose or under-eye area).
Do Filler Injections Hurt?
Dr. Zhuravsky makes sure that his patients are always comfortable and in additional to excellent results, also have a pleasant experience. When injecting with a needle, especially in sensitive areas like the lips, Dr. Zhuravsky applies a specially formulated topical anesthetic agent. When using a cannula, a very small needle is used to numb the area where the cannula is inserted.
How long do fillers last?
This depends on the area injected and the type of filler used. Most fillers last between 1 -2 years. Areas of greater activity and muscle movement (ie around the mouth) tend to break down faster than areas with less movement (i.e. the nose or under-eye area).
Can fillers be Reversed?
Hyaluronic acid-based fillers can be dissolved instantly by injecting an enzyme, Hyaluronidase, directly into the area. The effect is immediate.
I want fillers or I am considering fillers, what’s next?
The consultation is one of the most important parts of the process and can be as simple and easy as 5 minutes, or longer if you have more questions and concerns. Dr. Z will listen carefully to your aesthetic goals, which can be as specific as “I want to enhance my jawline” or as broad as “I want to look better”. As he listens, Dr. Z comes up with a personalized plan for you and describes it in detail, helping you visualize the suggested changes. In most cases, the fillers can then be performed during the same visit.
How Much do Facial Fillers Cost in New Jersey?
The cost of facial fillers differs depending on the type of filler, the area(s) being treated, and the amount of filler that is required. Dr. Z will often extend discounts when multiple syringes of filler are being used.
Filler Products Used by Dr. Z:
Radiesse is unique compared to most of the fillers in that it is NOT hyaluronic acid based. This filler is based on Calcium Hydroxyapetite (CaHa), which is a mineral found in bone and teeth. Radiesse is composed of tiny little spheres of CaHa that are suspended in a gel. These spheres are naturally resorbed by the body as it forms new collagen on its place. Radiesse boasts the highest level of firmness, yet is very pliable when injected. It’s filling effect allows us to get a very good yet defined lift. It can last from over 1 year to 2 years, and sometimes even longer.
This is Dr. Z’s favorite filler for jaw and chin augmentation. It also works well for defining and filling the cheek / malar area and nasolabial folds. Additionally, this was the first filler in the US to be approved for hand rejuvenation.
This is the softest and most fluid of all the hyaluronic acid fillers. It is best used for the under eye area, where it generally lasts 1 year or more. It can also be used to fill in stubborn wrinkles by injecting directly INTO the skin, rather than under the skin. When used for other areas such as the lips, it often gives a very mild, soft appearance that lasts only a few months.
This was the first cosmetic botulinum toxin product in the US and has been in popular use since 2002. It is used to improve wrinkles and facial aesthetics by weakening selective muscles through a process called chemodenervation. The effects are initially noted after approximately 3-5 days and take 7 days for full results. Refer to the main “Chemodenervation” to learn more about botox and its uses.
This botulinum toxin product is produced by Merz Aesthetic. It is used to improve wrinkles and facial aesthetics by weakening selective muscles through a process called chemodenervation. It is known for it’s lack of an attached protein, which has been suggested to decrease tolerance through antibodies. It generally starts to work after 3 – 5 days and takes 7 days for full results. Refer to the main “Chemodenervation” to learn more about Xeomin and its uses.
This is the latest in the line of Botulinum toxin products in the US and was initially referred to as Newtox. It is used to improve wrinkles and facial aesthetics by weakening selective muscles through a process called chemodenervation. While the onset of action has been reported to be similar to other products (3-5 days), Dr. Z has noticed initial results as early as the next day. Refer to the main “Chemodenervation” to learn more about Jeuveau and its uses.
JUVEDERM® Product line: (Voluma®, Ultra Plus®, Plus®, Volbella®, Vollure®)
Schedule Your Consultation
Facial fillers are a great option for people who want to improve their facial aesthetic, but don’t want to deal with the downtime associated with an invasive surgical procedure. If you’d like to learn more about facial fillers, contact our office to schedule a consultation with New Jersey board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Ruslan Zhuravsky