Dermal Fillers, Miami

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Dermal Fillers, Miami2018-11-06T23:49:44-04:00

Miami Plastic Surgery offers a variety of dermal filler treatments that will give your skin a refreshed, more youthful look. These injectable treatments will significantly improve your appearance. In some cases, it may even completely eradicate wrinkles and deep facial lines. There are multiple options when it comes to choosing between dermal fillers. The surgeons at Miami Plastic Surgery will assist you with the best treatment plan to achieve your aesthetic goals. With realistic expectations, you will be astounded by the results.

What Is Dermal Filler?

A dermal filler is injected into the skin to help fill in facial wrinkles, restoring a smoother appearance and a more youthful look. It can plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, remove wrinkles and improve the appearance of recessed scars.

There are a variety of dermal fillers:

  • Some a gel substance composed of hyaluronic acid which is found naturally in the body,
  • Others are made of calcium hydroxyapatite or poly-L-lactic acid, which are also FDA approved for collagen stimulation.
Dermal Filler Injections

Types of Dermal Fillers


Kybella Injections - dermal filler

This is a non-surgical injectable for reducing moderate to severe fat below the chin – the dreaded “double chin” area. The injection contains a naturally occurring substance in the body, deoxycholic acid, which helps the body absorb fat cells. When properly injected, Kybella permanently destroys fat cells and dissolves the submental fullness found under the chin, resulting in a more contoured jaw line.

JUVÉDERM® Collection Of Fillers

JUVÉDERM® Collection Of Dermal Fillers

The JUVEDERM® Collection of Fillers is smooth gels which can add volume and diminish the appearance of wrinkles. They offer a wide range of treatment options that can be customized to your individual needs. They are made from hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a natural substance in the skin. When injected into the facial tissue it corrects moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds) and delivers nutrients, which adds volume and helps the skin to retain moisture and softness.

Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers is made from a modified form of HA, not animal derived, and so allergic reactions are almost virtually eliminated.


Belotero Balance - Range of Dermal fillers

Beletero balance is a prescription injection that is approved to temporarily smooth out and fill in moderate to severe nasolabial folds (the folds or wrinkles that go from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth). The Belotero range of fillers lets you achieve predictable and harmonious. Due to its seamless skin integration, it provides you with a natural, smooth finish. It is also ideally suited to enhance and shape lip contours.

SCULPTRA Aesthetic

SCULPTRA Aesthetic - Range of Dermal fillers

Sculptra Aesthetic injectable poly-l-Lactic acid is an FDA-approved injectable that works with your body within the deep dermis, rather than topically, to help revitalize your skin’s natural collagen production and help restore your skin’s inner structure and volume. It works subtly and gradually for a more youthful-looking appearance. It’s used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds with results that can last more than two years.

RADIESSE Volumizing Filler

" RADIESSE Volumizing Filler

RADIESSE is a wrinkle filler used to plump the skin. It is injected through a small needle and placed under the skin. This filler immediately works to add volume under the skin. Over time RADIESSE continues to stimulate your body’s own natural collagen. It has been shown to last a year or more in many patients, making the results not only immediate but also long-lasting.

RADIESSE is also used for correcting volume loss in the back of the hands.

Acne Scars - Uses for Dermal Filler

Dermal Filler Uses

Dermal Fillers for Under The Eyes

Soft hyaluronic acid under-eye dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are not only effective in treating under-eye hollows and deep tear troughs, they can also camouflage slight to moderate cases of under eye bags. The procedure can be done in minutes, with no downtime, and minimal to no bruising. A further benefit of using Restylane or Juvederm is that these fillers may also last longer.

Dermal Fillers for Acne Scars

Dermal fillers such as Belotero, Restylane, and Juvederm show great results and improve the appearance of acne scars by lifting and softening the scars, eventually blending them with your normal skin. They are used to restore volume to the face where skin tissues have degenerated with age to form wrinkles and fine lines. The effect is temporary, with results lasting between a few months and a year.

Dermal Fillers for Lips

These days, an injectable dermal filler is the most commonly used method of lip augmentation (Collagen, once the most common dermal filler, is used less often today). There are many types of dermal fillers that can be injected into your lips and around your mouth. But the most common fillers today are products that contain substances similar to hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body which helps increase volume in your lips.

Hyaluronic acid fillers can improve the appearance of your lips by adding:

  • Shape
  • Structure
  • Volume

The effects typically last around six months. After that more injections are needed to keep the volume of your lips.

Dermal Fillers for Buttocks

Of all the fillers available, Sculptra is the one that’s best suited for the non-surgical butt-lift. Rather than using hyaluronic acid fillers, which basically just pump more volume into your skin, a plastic surgeon will inject Sculptra into and above the muscle of your buttocks. This triggers an inflammatory response in your body, inducing your own collagen to grow around the product, creating a combination of scar tissue and fresh collagen, which gives a good and natural augmentation of the buttocks.

Dermal Fillers for The Nose

Dermal fillers for the nose or a non-surgical nose job entail the injecting of soft tissue filler such as Juvederm. A surgeon can correct small defects, curves, bumps, lumps, and even form a bridge on the nose. However, a large nose cannot be reduced in size, although a skilled doctor may make the nose appear smaller.

The procedure takes a few minutes and results last about a year.

Dermal Fillers for Cheeks

Often the cornerstone of facial rejuvenation, cheek enhancement with dermal fillers will provide an instant lift to the face and will improve facial proportions. Cheek enhancement is performed to improve the appearance of cheeks that have become sunken or hollow  or have begun to sag with age. The treatment can also highlight the cheekbones. It is the most common way to replace lost volume.

Cheek enhancement is performed using injectable fillers to temporarily improve the volume of the cheeks, increasing definition and fullness.

Dermal Fillers for The Chin

A chin augmentation treatment can be performed with dermal fillers to change the contours of the chin. These fillers add volume under the skin, subtly changing or improving the chin’s symmetry and visual balance. For instance, it can make the chin appear more chiseled – a common request from male patients. Or adversely, it can create softer contours – often requested by women.

Lip augmentation - Uses for Dermal Filler

The Side Effects of Dermal Fillers

Depending on the dermal filler used, possible side effects and complications may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Swelling and redness at the injection site
  • Itching
  • Skin discoloration
  • Bacterial infection
  • Viral infection
  • Ulceration of the skin around the injection site
  • Lumps (nodules) forming under the skin
  • Allergic reaction.

Are Dermal Fillers Safe?

Yes, in general, they are. But, as with all medical procedures, there are always risks. Your plastic surgeon will explain, in detail, the risks. The decision to use fillers is extremely personal. You will have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications of dermal fillers are acceptable.

Recovery Time for Dermal Fillers

One of the most enticing features of soft tissue fillers is their minimal recovery time, which varies for each patient and for each type of filler injected. Generally, you can resume most activities right away. However, it is recommended that you avoid intense physical activity for the first 24 to 48 hours to minimize swelling and bruising. Most swelling, bruising, and redness should have dissipated within one week to ten days.

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

Most cosmetic fillers are temporary. The injections last anywhere from three months to two years, depending on the type you choose, before slowly dissolving.

Why Choose Miami Plastic Surgery for Dermal Fillers?

The decision to get dermal fillers involves many choices. The first and most important is selecting a plastic surgeon you can trust. The surgeons at Miami Plastic Surgery are Board-Certified Physicians and Physician Assistants. Our team of expert surgeons has vast knowledge in all of the available FDA approved Dermal Fillers products and will advise you as to which products you would benefit from most.

For more information or to schedule your consultation for cosmetic injectable treatments please call 305.595.2969 or e-mail

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