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Dermal Fillers (Injectable Facial Fillers)

Wrinkles, fine lines, and volume loss are the most common signs of facial aging. They make you look older and more tired than you really are on the inside, making the years obvious. Dermal fillers are a non-surgical way to smooth things out. They offer a youthful appearance by rejuvenating and re-volumizing different portions of the face.

It’s important to note that these work completely differently from Botox injections. While those relax the wrinkle-causing muscles, dermal fillers temporarily add volume instead. By smoothing wrinkles and creases, you’ll look younger, healthier, and more vibrant. Patients commonly request it in their lips, forehead, cheeks, jawlines, around the eyes, and even acne scars

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Over the years, your body gradually sags and loses subcutaneous fat, which causes deep lines that contribute to a visibly aged and tired appearance. Dermal fillers can diminish these pronounced wrinkles, but it can also serve other purposes. They can additionally plump up thin lips and hollow cheeks, remove recessed scars, correct minor deformities, and subtly reshape the nose and chin. It can even help achieve a more defined jawline.

This nonsurgical treatment offers a safe way to restore facial fullness and youthfulness. As a secondary benefit, it can provide insight as to how more drastic measures, like surgery, would possibly look on a potential patient. Some individuals request these injectables to see how a facelift or rhinoplasty would look on themselves.

Generally, these injections make use of Calcium Hydroxyapatite, Hyaluronic Acid (HA), Polyalkylimide, or Polymethyl-Methacrylate Microspheres (PMMA) — all of which are extremely safe for human consumption. The most popular brands include HA, because it’s easily dissolved should there be any concern with the outcome.

Which Dermal Filler Does Dr. Singh Use?

The brands that are used differ between surgeons, based on how effective one or the other is, with their own pros and cons. One major deciding factor is the main ingredient, and Dr. Singh prefers to use HA-based fillers; specifically, Juvéderm.

“Hyaluronic Acid” sounds like a scary couple of words, but it’s actually a naturally occurring compound in our own bodies! It can be found in your eye fluids and joints, keeping them well lubricated. A big draw to HA is its ability to retain up to 1000x its own weight in water, so when injected, it keeps your skin hydrated and plump, while smoothing deep-seated lines and wrinkles.

What is Juvéderm?

One of the most popular fillers, it adds volume to various bodily areas to reduce wrinkles, add volume, and hydrate the skin. To keep it simple, here are some pros and cons.


  • A session only requires about 15-30 minutes.
  • The downtime and recovery are virtually nonexistent.
  • Approved for any skin-type, with low risk of side effects nor allergic reactions.
  • Temporary results (6-18 months).
  • Allows you to sample how cosmetic surgery results may look.


  • Potential to experience bruising, pain, and swelling.
  • Not approved for those who are pregnant.
  • Not approved for individuals with skin pigmentation or bleeding-related disorders

Where Can I Get Dermal Fillers Injected?

Patients can request injectables like Juvéderm, almost anywhere. Some of the most common treatment areas that Dr. Singh encounters are around the eyes and brows, forehead, cheeks, lips, jaw, and chin. Specifically, some of the biggest reasons for undergoing a session are to smooth out crows’ feet (periorbital lines), furrowed brows (frown lines), and forehead lines (glabellar lines), as well as fill in undereye bags. You can even address nasolabial folds (laugh lines), perioral lines (lip lines), and necklines.

With such a highly customizable procedure, the sky is the limit, and the patient is in charge. But to get there, a consultation with Dr. Singh will help determine the best approach.

How Long Dermal Filler Results Last?

Juvéderm is only a temporary solution to combatting aging’s signs, lasting upwards of 18 months. Once worn off, the treated areas should simply return to their original appearance with no negative side effects. To maintain their results, patients can undergo as many sessions as they desire.

What Happens in a Juvéderm Session?

It all starts with a consultation. After deciding on dermal fillers, Dr. Singh will advise you on certain requirements before the session. One such bit of guidance includes avoiding consuming blood thinners (aspirin, ibuprofen, coffee, and alcohol) for 24 hours prior to the injection. This will ensure the treatment goes well and the risk of complication is lowered.

During the actual session, Dr. Singh will use a sanitary wipe to prepare the injection site(s). At the patient’s request, he may even apply a topical anesthetic to numb the immediate area. He only requires 15-30 minutes to complete the procedure, so some patients even come in during lunch break! Afterwards, there is minimal downtime, and they can return to work and normal activities straight away. Though, he recommends letting the results settle and avoiding strenuous activities for up to a week.

Anybody over the age of 21 can get Juvéderm injections, for a variety of reasons. Mainly, an ideal candidate is experiencing slightly sagging skin; deep lines, wrinkles, and folds; or hollow cheeks and bags under their eyes. It typically stems from collagen and elastin production slowing down over the years. Unfortunately, it can happen as soon as early adulthood.

But dermal fillers are not for everyone, namely expectant mothers, and those with skin disorders (like hyper or hypopigmentation) or blood disorders (like hemophilia). If you have sun-damaged skin, other treatments like laser resurfacing may be a better option.

Scheduling Your NYC Dermal Filler Session

To properly determine your candidacy for Juvéderm or other facial fillers, consult with an expert like Dr. Mansher Singh. Sitting down with Manhattan’s very best will offer unique insight and help in deciding the right treatment for your specific needs.

Book your appointment today by calling his office at (212) 470-4020. Alternatively, you can schedule a free online consultation on his website

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