Take Advantage of our May Specials!
(786) 607-4544

Dermal Fillers

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic treatment that is used to add volume and fullness to the skin. They can be used to enhance facial features such as lips, cheeks, and under-eye hollows, and can also be used to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.

There are a variety of different types of dermal fillers available, each with their own unique properties and uses. Some of the most popular types include:

  • Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers: These are the most commonly used dermal fillers and are made from a substance that is naturally found in the skin. They are used to add volume and hydration to the skin and can also be used to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. Examples of HA fillers include Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero.
  • Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) fillers: These fillers are made from a substance that is similar to the mineral that makes up our bones and teeth. They are used to add volume and definition to facial features such as cheeks and jawline. An example of this type of filler is Radiesse.
  • Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) fillers: These are synthetic fillers and can be used for facial contouring and wrinkle reduction, such as Sculptra.

Dermal fillers have a number of benefits, including:

  • Adding volume and fullness to the skin: Dermal fillers can be used to add volume to areas of the face that have lost collagen and elasticity, such as the cheeks, lips, and under-eye hollows.
  • Reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines: Dermal fillers can be used to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines by filling in the spaces between collagen and elastin fibers, which can make the skin look smoother and more youthful.
  • Enhancing facial features: Dermal fillers can be used to enhance facial features such as the lips, cheekbones, and jawline, giving a more defined and contoured appearance.
  • Non-surgical: Dermal fillers are non-surgical, so they don’t require general anesthesia or extended recovery time, allowing patients to return to their normal activities right after the treatment.
  • Natural-looking results: When done by an expert injector like Dr. Shagalov, the results of dermal filler treatments can look natural and subtle, making the patient looking refreshed and rejuvenated.
  • Quick and convenient: The treatment itself usually takes only 15 minutes to 1 hour to complete and there is minimal recovery time.

It is important to note that dermal fillers can have side effects, as mentioned earlier, and to have realistic expectations.

During your dermal filler consultation, you will meet with Dr. Devorah Shagalov to discuss your concerns, desired aesthetic outcome and the options available to achieve it. Dr. Shagalov will examine your skin and review your medical history to ensure that dermal fillers are a safe and appropriate option for you. She will also discuss the different types of dermal fillers available, their composition, how long they last, and what kind of results you can expect.

After discussing the options and the expected outcomes, Dr. Shagalov will recommend an individualized treatment plan to address your concerns and aesthetic goals. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns you may have. If you decide to proceed with treatment, Dr. Shagalov may begin injecting the fillers into the desired areas of your face. In the alternative you may schedule an appointment for the treatment.

Additionally, she may take “before” photographs of your face, and if photographs are taken after treatment, it is important to keep in mind that they should be used as a reference and not to compare to another person’s results or as a generalization of your results.

Dermal fillers are typically administered through a series of small injections. The treatment typically takes anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, and the results can last anywhere from several months to over a year depending on the type of filler used.

Some side effects of dermal fillers may include redness, swelling, bruising and tenderness at the injection site, which typically subside within a few days. There may be also a risk of infection, vascular occlusion or allergic reaction to the filler and one should consult with the licensed medical professional before getting the treatment.

Dermal fillers can be an effective way to enhance one’s appearance and boost self-confidence. However, it is important to choose a cosmetic dermatologist like Dr. Shagalov, who is an experienced injector, to minimize the risk of side effects and ensure that you are satisfied with the results.

Contact Miami’s leading dermatologist Dr. Devorah Shagalov to schedule a consultation and discover the benefits of dermal fillers. Biscayne Dermatology is located in Midtown Miami on the border of Edgewater and Wynwood a few blocks from the Design District, Miami Beach, and Downtown Miami.

At a Glance

Dr. Devorah Shagalov

  • Double Board-Certified Dermatologist
  • Fellowship-Trained Mohs Micrographic Surgeon
  • Recipient of numerous dermatology awards
  • Learn more

Book Appointment