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Fillers / Liquid Facelift Specialist

Amy B. Lewis, MD

Dermatologist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Dermal fillers are a great choice for restoring lost volume, filling wrinkles and scars, and plumping up lips and cheeks, and at her Upper East Side practice, Dr. Lewis offers patients from throughout New York City the broadest array of filler choices for superior results.

Fillers / Liquid Facelift Q & A

What are cosmetic fillers?

Cosmetic fillers are gel-like products that are used to treat aesthetic issues like creases and wrinkles and to restore lost volume as we age. Many fillers contain substances that occur naturally in the body, including hyaluronic acid which helps skin hold in moisture so it looks firmer and is more resilient. Fillers also help stimulate the body's natural production of collagen and elastin so skin continues to improve in appearance over time.

How are fillers used?

Fillers can be used to fill in lines, wrinkles and creases in the skin, to help fill in and reduce the appearance of small scars including acne scars, to restore lost volume in the cheeks and other areas, and to plump up lips. Some fillers can be used to restore volume to the backs of the hands.

What is the procedure like?

Before any treatment begins, you'll have a chance to discuss your concerns so your treatment can be carefully mapped out. You'll also be able to learn about different types of fillers so you can feel confident in the type of filler that's being used for your needs and goals. Depending on the treatment area, usually several injections are administered to ensure consistent results. Prior to treatment, a topical anesthetic may be applied to help reduce any discomfort. Most sessions take a half hour or less to complete, and afterward, you'll be able to go back to your regular routine. You may have some slight swelling or redness near the injections sites, but these issues will resolve soon afterward.

How long will the results of a filler last?

That depends on the type of filler that's being used as well as the area that's being treated. Some fillers can last as long as two years. You can prolong your results with occasional touch-up treatments.