Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a great non-surgical option to minimize fine lines and wrinkles.

Last modified: September 07, 2011

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Daniel Ritacca, M.D.
Oculoplastic Surgeon

Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa
and Contributing Writer

Dermal Fillers

Along with a trend toward living a longer, healthier life, more and more patients are looking to plastic surgery to help them achieve a more youthful appearance. The skin's natural aging process manifests as facial contour changes and the depletion of subcutaneous fat and the loss of dermal collagen, all resulting in wrinkles and fine lines. Traditionally, any type of facial rejuvenation has been achieved with a facelift by surgically tightening the skin. Today, a multitude of less invasive, non-surgical procedures are aimed at rejuvenation without the risk, recovery time, and cost of facelift surgery. The development and popularity of Botox has opened the door for an equally non-invasive treatment of wrinkles: commonly known as dermal fillers.


Many types of dermal fillers are currently available to patients, but how do you know which is best for you? Whether you want fuller lips or to fill in those fine lines, wrinkles and scars, there are fillers for all of these concerns.


If fine lines and wrinkles are making you unhappy with your appearance or making you look old before your time Botox offers a cosmetic solution to smooth wrinkles and reverse the signs of aging. Botox is a medically approved toxin which temporarily paralyzes the muscles tightening the skin and smoothing areas affected by wrinkles. Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process but can make you appear older than you look. Regular botox injections can prevent your skin giving away your age and make you look as young as you feel. For more information on the benefits of Botox, contact a plastic surgeon today.  

Restylane And Perlane

Restylane is an FDA-approved non–animal-stabilized hyaluronic acid derivative used for soft tissue augmentation. Perlane is also a hyaluronic acid derivative, but it is a more robust form of Restylane for use in the deeper layers of the facial skin.


Radiesse is a safe, next-generation cosmetic dermal filler that's setting a new standard for the correction of facial lines and wrinkles.


Juvederm is a type of dermal filler that can be used for lip augmentation, facial lines and wrinkles.

Silikon 1000

Silikon 1000 is permanent dermal filler that uses micro-droplets to flawlessly fill in scars and wrinkles.


Xeomin is the latest wrinkle-reducing dermal filler on the market. Xeomin, Botox and Dysport are all classified as botulinum toxins and work similarly by temporarily relaxing muscles that produce frown lines and wrinkles when they are injected in to the specific muscles.


Dysport is a chemical compound that is injected into the muscle tissue in the face in order to relax the muscles, which leads to a reduction in the appearance of fine or deep lines and wrinkles.

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