Fillers Specialist
Age-related loss of fullness and firmness in the face can result in a sunken, skeletal appearance that doesn’t accurately reflect the vibrant person inside. Safe, effective cosmetic fillers restore fullness and firmness, creating a healthy, youthful appearance. Dr. Liviu Saimovici -- who practices at New York Medicine Doctors in New York City’s Midtown East neighborhood -- has extensive experience administering dermal fillers for improved appearance and, more importantly, self-confidence. By taking advantage of both LASIK surgery and dermal fillers by Dr. Saimovici, patients can transform the way they look and feel.

Fillers Q & A

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What are dermal fillers?

Fillers are soft gels that can be injected beneath the skin’s surface to restore fullness by smoothing facial lines and wrinkles. Many patients who elect to get dermal fillers get the following areas treated:

  • Nasolabial folds (smile lines
  • Marionette lines (lines beginning at the corner of the mouth and extending downward)
  • Lips

Dermal fillers are made to closely resemble hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in the human body. The results of dermal fillers last as long as six to nine months, making this treatment both convenient and affordable.

The procedure’s cost depends on the number of areas being treated and the volume of dermal filler required to achieve the desired result.

What are the benefits of dermal fillers?

Many patients choose dermal fillers because they replace lost fat and fullness in the face, which gives them a boost in self-confidence: A wrinkle-free face accurately reflects the young and vibrant person inside the patient.

Is the procedure painful?

The procedure is most painful when injected into the lips, which are highly sensitive. When used in other areas of the face, though, most patients report minor discomfort but not pain. If you’re concerned about pain, Dr. Saimovici can apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area before the procedure.

What are the side effects of dermal fillers?

All medications and even supplements are associated with some level of risk. In this case, allergic reaction is the only serious risk. Potential side effects of the treatment include:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Bruising
  • Itching at the site of injection

Are there any restrictions after treatment?

Patients should avoid facial treatments and exposure to sunlight for a few days after treatment. Otherwise, normal activity can be resumed immediately following treatment.

Are the results natural in appearance?

Results are most natural when dermal fillers are administered by a physician who’s both trained and experienced in this treatment (such as Dr. Saimovici). Aside from reviewing credentials, the best way to choose a physician is to review before and after photos of patients they have treated. Dr. Saimovici has a large portfolio available for you to review so you can be confident in choosing him.

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