Injectable Fillers

The use of nonsurgical techniques to maintain and restore a youthful, contoured look has been one of the most rapidly expanding areas in plastic surgery over the past decade. There are now more options than ever before, with more on the way every year. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Rockmore offers various injectables, including dermal fillers in Latham, NY, to help women and men from Delmar, Troy, and throughout Albany County look more youthful yet natural without surgery or its associated recovery time.

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Case #351

This 38 year old patient was interested in seeing what could be done about the volume loss in his face. We discussed he would be an excellent candidate for Sculptra but that he would need several vials over the course of several sessions before he would see results. He was ultimately treated with 8 vials of Sculptra over 5 months. Read More

Dermal Filler Benefits

Injectables each have a specific use. Commonly treated issues include smile lines, dark circles under the eyes, lines or wrinkles, and loss of cheek volume. Dr. Rockmore will analyze your face and discuss with you the options that will create the best and most natural-looking results.

Choosing the Best Dermal Filler Injector for You

Choosing an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Rockmore is the first step in getting your desired results. Dr. Rockmore carefully plans each treatment to create natural-looking improvements, making sure your face will look and move naturally and appear more youthful and attractive.

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When you meet with Dr. Rockmore, you’ll understand why men and women trust him with their plastic surgery results. His years of experience and refined aesthetic eye place him among the top plastic surgeons in the Capital Region.

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What Are Injectable Dermal Fillers?

There are so many injectable products and treatments that it can be confusing for people who just know that they want to look younger. Dermal fillers are different from BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments, which are used to smooth out wrinkles caused by the contractions of facial muscles. Fillers can be divided into 2 groups: soft-tissue fillers and volumizers.

Dr. Rockmore also offers a special injectable treatment called KYBELLA®, which is different from soft-tissue fillers and volumizers. It dissolves fat below the chin to help slim the neck and jawline.

How Much Do Dermal Filler Treatments Cost in Latham & Troy, NY?

Injectable dermal fillers are priced by the syringe and vary between products. Visit our Pricing page for more information.

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What Are Soft-Tissue Dermal Fillers?

Soft-tissue fillers treat individual wrinkles, folds, and creases. If you think of a wrinkle as a valley, a soft-tissue filler raises the floor of the valley to make the wrinkle less deep. This softens the wrinkle and makes it less visible.

Commonly treated concerns include:

  • Smile lines, also called nasolabial folds, run from the outer edge of the nostrils to the corners of the mouth
  • Marionette lines are creases that extend down from the corners of the mouth
  • Lip lines are the creases around the upper and lower lips
  • Thinning lips, which are treated with lip augmentation, are also called lip filler injections
  • Shallow scars, such as those caused by acne or chicken pox, may be improved with fillers
  • Individual wrinkles or depressions that form primarily on the lower face can benefit from fillers
  • Hollowing and dark circles under the eyes can be smoothed and plumped with tear trough filler

While it is impossible to remove every crease in the face, which would, in fact, look unnatural, soft-tissue fillers soften them and make the face look more youthful.

Dr. Rockmore can also use fillers to make cosmetic adjustments to the nose as an alternative to  rhinoplasty surgery. This “liquid rhinoplasty” can lessen the appearance of a prominent bump, straighten out mild asymmetry, or adjust the tip position—all with this simple method.

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Soft-Tissue Dermal Filler Options

There are a wide variety of fillers available, many composed of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our skin that keeps it hydrated and firm. Each brand family offers different formulations for a range of concerns. In your consultation with Dr. Rockmore, you will discuss all of the available options for your specific concerns, and develop a personalized plan to achieve your goal.

The soft-tissue fillers Dr. Rockmore uses include:

  • JUVÉDERM®: This hyaluronic acid gel filler lasts for 9 to 12 months and creates soft and natural-looking improvements.
  • Restylane®: This is another hyaluronic acid product that adds volume and fullness to the skin to correct wrinkles and folds. Restylane may also be used for lip injections and has similar longevity to JUVÉDERM.
  • RADIESSE®: This product uses calcium microspheres suspended in a gel to fill beneath the skin. It’s also the first and only FDA-approved filler to correct volume loss in the back of the hands. It can be used for smile lines, nasal enhancements, and jawline redefinition. Improvements last 9 to 12 months.
  • BELOTERO BALANCE®: This filler that contains hyaluronic acid is placed more superficially than other fillers. It treats fine lines and wrinkles in areas that are too delicate for other fillers, such as under the eyes. The downside with this product is its longevity, which at 6 months is shorter than the other fillers.

Depending on your concerns, Dr. Rockmore may recommend complementing your filler treatments with other skincare options to create more comprehensive results.

Meet Our Injector Team

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Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Rockmore and RNs Kristen Hogan and Kathleen Middleton have more than 50 years of combined experience in aesthetic medicine. Trust your results to injectors who have been trained by Allergan, Galderma, Merz, The Aesthetic Society, and more.

Jeffrey Rockmore, MD

Dr. Rockmore is a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience in aesthetic medicine. He is a member of several professional societies, including The Aesthetic Society and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Kristen Hogan, RN

Kristen became an RN in 2014 and has been with Rockmore Plastic Surgery for several years. An experienced injector, she has completed hands-on training by Allergan, Galderma, and Merz.

Kathleen Middleton, RN

Kathleen has been an RN for over 30 years and is certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery by the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses. She has completed The Aesthetic Society’s Injector Competence Training along with hands-on training by Allergan, Galderma, and Merz.

What Are Injectable Volumizers?

Volumizers are injectable treatments used to restore volume that is lost as our faces age. In recent years, plastic surgeons have evolved their understanding of the facial aging process. As the face ages, tissue shifts downward and volume is lost in the cheeks and upper face. This creates a drawn, aged appearance. The shape of the face changes as it flattens from the cheekbones to the apples of the cheeks. Volumizers are used to restore volume to the upper face and cheeks, which provides a lifting effect that is significant yet natural-looking.

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Volumizer Options

The volumizers Dr. Rockmore uses include:

  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC/Restylane Lyft®: This hyaluronic acid product is used to restore fullness to the cheekbones in patients who are at least 21. It lasts up to 2 years and creates an immediate improvement in your cheek and cheekbone contour. The curvature of a youthful cheek, called the ogee curve, is recreated, resulting in a youthful look.
  • Sculptra® Aesthetic®: This is a poly-L-lactic acid product that stimulates your body to make tissue in the injected area for volume restoration. The day after injection, there is minimal change, but over the next 6 weeks, your body gradually produces volume in the treated areas. Sculptra lasts more than 2 years and is often used to improve the contour of the cheeks and temples. Most patients need 2 to 3 treatments for best results.

In addition to facial rejuvenation, Dr. Rockmore also offers a nonsurgical Brazilian butt lift using Sculptra.

  • Experience with thousands of nonsurgical facial procedures
  • Familiarity with a variety of different fillers enables him to determine the best option for your individual face
  • Artistic vision to provide a natural youthfulness to your face and soften the signs of aging

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Dr. Rockmore participates in the Allē℠ program, which provides discounts for multiple BOTOX treatments and Allergan products such as the JUVÉDERM family of fillers.

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What Is KYBELLA?

Different from the other injectable treatments Dr. Rockmore offers, KYBELLA doesn’t add volume or reduce wrinkles. Rather, it targets “submental fat,” also known as a double chin. Dr. Rockmore provides these injections, which usually require 2 to 4 treatment sessions, as a nonsurgical alternative to a neck lift or neck liposuction.

What Are the Advantages of Injectable Fillers?

By combining various injectables, Dr. Rockmore can help you maintain and rejuvenate your face. All of this can be done with little to no downtime and cost less than surgery. Though the results may not be as dramatic as surgical alternatives, injectable treatments can often be used to delay or avoid the need for plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift.

“I have been a patient of Dr. Rockmore’s for several years now. We have done several procedures during this time ranging from facial fillers to a browlift. Dr. Rockmore is professional, easy to talk to and does a superior job. He is a perfectionist and I would recommend him to anyone.”

-Real patient

Read more testimonials from Dr. Rockmore’s real patients.

What Are the Risks of Injectable Fillers?

While injectable fillers are commonly used and are extremely safe, they are not without possible side effects, which include but are not limited to lumps, tissue reaction, visibility, bruising, and swelling. Many of these issues resolve quickly without treatment. In addition, there is a substance that can be injected that removes many of the fillers if a problem develops. That being said, millions of injections are performed in the U.S. each year, most without issue.

Combining Treatments

Given the versatility of filler treatments, it’s small wonder that patients often choose to combine treatments for enhanced facial rejuvenation. Some of the most popular filler pairings include:

  • BOTOX—Together, BOTOX and dermal fillers offer patients a “liquid facelift” that comprehensively addresses static and dynamic wrinkles as well as volume loss.
  • Icon™ Laser—Icon treatments resurface the skin for improved clarity, tone, and texture, while fillers work beneath the surface to add volume and suppleness.
  • Microdermabrasion—Rejuvenating treatments like DiamondGlow® can prepare the skin for fillers by smoothing and improving its appearance for a fully refreshed look.

Dr. Rockmore approaches each procedure with precision and artistic vision to reveal each patient’s unique beauty. To get started, request a consultation using his online form or call his office at (518) 328-3330.

Injectable Filler FAQ

How Is Restylane Different From Other Fillers?

Restylane has a thicker, more cohesive consistency than other, smoother fillers. This difference in texture provides greater staying power and “buildability” so that volume can be layered to treat deep-set wrinkles or sunken, hollow areas of the face.

Is BOTOX Better Than Dermal Fillers?

Although BOTOX and dermal fillers both treat fine lines and wrinkles, they do so in different ways. BOTOX eases the muscles that form dynamic expression lines by temporarily blocking the nerve signals that tell the muscles to contract.

Dermal fillers, in contrast, add volume to static wrinkles for a smooth, supple surface. One treatment or the other may be better suited to your needs; however, combining the two injectables as part of a liquid facelift often yields the most comprehensive results.

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

Depending on the formulation and where they were injected, fillers can last anywhere between 6 and 18 months. Fillers in more animated areas of the face, such as the lips, tend to wear off faster than those in less mobile areas like the cheeks.

Most patients choose to maintain their results with periodic “top-up” treatments.

Can Fillers Be Dissolved?

Yes. Injections of hyaluronidase can dissolve hyaluronic acid-based fillers, reversing the effects of the filler procedure.

Are Fillers Worth It?

Fillers can rejuvenate many areas of the face without the need for surgery and downtime. Most patients love their revitalized appearance and invest in regular maintenance treatments to keep looking and feeling their best.

Although we hope you love your filler results, keep in mind that the enhancements are temporary and can be reversed if desired.

Is the Treatment Painful?

Dermal filler injections are usually well-tolerated with minimal pain and discomfort. Most practices will apply a topical numbing cream or even use lidocaine (a local anesthetic) to numb the treatment area beforehand and make the patient as comfortable as possible. Most fillers also contain lidocaine for additional comfort during injection.

You may experience some mild swelling and tenderness after the procedure, but most discomfort fades within a couple days.

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