Fillers Specialist

Boost Your Beauty Medispa

Expert Botox and Juvederm Cosmetic Injector located in Merrick, NY

Lines, wrinkles, and hollowed contours become more apparent as you age. Dermal fillers help turn back the clock and restore a full, healthy look. At Boost Your Beauty Medispa, with locations in Merrick and Huntington, New York, physician assistant Mena Abitino-Howe and the team of expert aestheticians provide carefully applied dermal fillers to boost your appearance and help make you look more youthful. Call one of the offices or schedule an appointment using the online tool.

Fillers Q & A

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are a noninvasive therapy that restores fullness and volume to the face. Dermal fillers are also a great choice to diminish facial lines that occur because of aging. As you age, your skin loses a lot of subcutaneous fat, meaning that your facial muscles are closer to the surface of the skin. This allows certain lines to show through, making you look older and perhaps decrease your self-esteem.

Who can use dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are a good way for people with thinner lips, shallow contours, facial wrinkles, recessed scars, and creases like crow's feet and smiles lines to improve their appearance. They can even be used as a tool to improve sunken jawlines, cheeks, temples, and hands.

Generally, patients who are in their 30s-50s will see the best results.

What are the different types of dermal fillers?

One of the most popular natural fillers is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a compound your skin produces to attract water to cells and to boost plumpness and hydration in the skin. As you get older, your production of hyaluronic acid diminishes. Dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid replace what’s lost to improve your look.

Some of the most popular brand names of this type of injection that are offered at Boost Your Beauty Medispa include Juvederm®, Juvederm Voluma®, and Juvederm Vollure™ -- each works best at a specific treatment site. Expert injector Mena can help determine exactly which filler is best for your goals. Generally, natural fillers are not permanent, and their results last from about six months to a couple of years. However, it’s simple to get follow-up injections to refresh your results.

You may also take advantage of the dermal filler Radiesse®. You see immediate results as the filler contains calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres to add volume and smooth wrinkles. Radiesse also stimulates collagen production, which helps you maintain a fuller, fresher look even after the microspheres are metabolized.

What happens during a dermal filler procedure?

During your dermal filler procedure, Mena and the team first evaluate your skin tone and facial appearance in order to clearly mark the treatment areas. She then injects the filler into your skin. The whole process takes anywhere from 15 minutes to one hour, depending on how many areas you’re treating.

Afterward, you can easily head back to your daily routine without issue. The only side effects you might experience are slight swelling and discomfort, both of which can be alleviated with an ice pack.

To learn more about how you can benefit from the youth-enhancing effects of dermal fillers, call Boost Your Beauty Medispa or book an appointment online.