Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers Specialist
No one needs to settle for living with the deep facial wrinkles that inevitably develop over time. Dr. Alex Giannakakos offers dermal fillers to women and men at his practice in Staten Island, New York. Contact us today to learn about how dermal fillers diminish deep wrinkles and restore volume to cheeks and lips.

Dermal Fillers Q & A

by Alexandros Giannakakos, MD

How can dermal fillers improve your appearance?

Everyone has a thin layer of fat that cushions skin and softens your appearance. Several normal changes take place over the years that make you look older. One of those changes occurs as the layer of fat thins out. When that happens, lines and wrinkle become more prominent, cheeks begin to look hollow, and lips lose their natural fullness.
Dermal fillers replace the lost fat to restore volume and fill in fine lines and wrinkles. They’re used to enhance cheeks, add volume to lips, and diminish the appearance of indented scars. Some fillers also trigger the production of new collagen, which strengthens and tones skin.

What dermal fillers are offered by Dr. Giannakakos?

Dr. Giannakakos is dedicated to helping his patients retain their youthful vitality and achieve the appearance they desire. After examining your skin and talking with you about the areas of your face you want to improve, he’ll recommend one of these treatment options:

Juvederm™ and Voluma™: Juvederm is the name of a family of dermal fillers, including Voluma. The Juvederm fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in skin that holds in moisture and adds volume. Juvederm products are used to enlarge lips, plump cheeks, and diminish moderate to severe facial wrinkles, especially those around your nose and mouth.

Radiesse®: This cosmetic filler is made from very small, round particles suspended in a gel-like solution. The particles are natural because they’re made from the same mineral used to build bones. When it’s injected, Radiesse plumps skin and reduces lines and wrinkles on the face and neck. Then over time, it stimulates the production of collagen, which tightens and strengthens skin.

Sculptra® Aesthetic: Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid collagen stimulator, made from micro-particles that stimulate collagen production to naturally strengthen skin, restore its natural volume, and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and folds. It takes time to see results, as old collagen is replaced with new collagen gradually, but after the treatments are finished, results may last up to 2 years.

Belafil®: Corrects smile lines and scars using two ingredients that create immediate and long-lasting results. Tiny polymethyl methacrylate microspheres are mixed in a collagen gel. When it’s injected, the collagen immediately adds volume that softens lines and scars. Then over time, the microspheres stimulate the production of new collagen.

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