South Shore Vein and Aesthetic Medicine
Dual Board-Certified Vein and Aesthetic Specialist located in Rockville Centre, NY
As your body ages, the skin and tissues lose their tautness and elasticity, and your face develops hollows, lines, and sagging skin. David Jacobs, MD, DABR, DABVLM, of South Shore Vein and Aesthetic Medicine in Rockville Centre, New York, can help rejuvenate your face with dermal fillers. These injectable treatments take only a few minutes, but the results could last for many months or even years. To find more about dermal fillers, call South Shore Vein and Aesthetic Medicine, or book an appointment online today.
Dermal Filler Q & A
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are substances that Dr. Jacobs injects into your face to volumize your skin and reduce the signs of aging. Dermal fillers can effectively treat common problems, such as:
- Parentheses lines around the mouth
- Nasolabial folds on either side of the nose
- Chin creases
- Shadows and hollows under the eyes
- Thin lips
- Sagging jawline
- Undefined cheeks
Dr. Jacobs has undergone specialized aesthetic medicine training using dermal fillers to help rejuvenate the face.
How do dermal fillers work?
Dermal fillers contain substances that plump up the tissues under your skin. Common dermal filler ingredients include:
Hyaluronic acid is a clear, sticky substance that’s present throughout your body’s tissues. Its primary function is to keep these tissues hydrated. When Dr. Jacobs injects hyaluronic acid into your skin, it restores lost volume and fills in the spaces where your skin is loose, or you’re developing hollows.
Calcium hydroxylapatite is a compound that occurs naturally in bones. Dermal fillers use a synthesized version that produces natural results and has an excellent safety record.
What happens when I have dermal filler treatments?
The first stage in getting your dermal filler treatment is meeting with Dr. Jacobs to discuss what you want to achieve. He can examine your face and show you how dermal fillers could improve your specific areas of concern. He also evaluates your medical history and ensures you’re healthy enough to proceed with dermal filler treatment.
You might want to have an anesthetic cream applied to your skin before the dermal filler injections, although they cause minimal discomfort. Dr. Jacobs injects the filler into the areas he’s marked and massages it into your tissues to produce the effect you want.
Each injection takes just a few moments, so a simple treatment lasts about 15 minutes. You could also combine your dermal filler treatment with Botox®, a procedure known as a liquid facelift.
What happens after I’ve had dermal filler treatment?
Once Dr. Jacobs completes the process, you can get back to work or your regular activities. You might have a little soreness for a day or two, but this is mild and soon goes away. The results of your dermal filler treatment are instant so that you can enjoy your rejuvenated appearance right away.
Dermal fillers are long-lasting, with most continuing to offer benefits for nine months to a year or even several years in some cases.
Find out how dermal fillers could reverse the signs of aging on your face by calling South Shore Vein and Aesthetic Medicine or booking an appointment online today.