Dermal Fillers Specialist

Advanced Facial Surgery

Manolis Manolakakis, DMD, FACS

Facial Cosmetic Surgeon located in Shrewsbury, NJ & New York City, NY

Thin layers of fat beneath your skin, called subdermal fat, keep your face looking youthful and plump. When you lose it, your skin looks more wrinkled and falls flat against your bones. At Advanced Facial Surgery in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, and Greenwich Village in Manhattan, New York City, Manolis Manolakakis, DMD, FACS, can replace the fat as you lose it with long-lasting dermal fillers. You can also use them to recontour parts of your face or improve your facial symmetry. For more information about dermal fillers, call Advanced Facial Surgery, or book an appointment online today.

Dermal Fillers Q & A

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are substances with a gel consistency that add volume where it is lacking beneath your skin. Over the years, your skin loses some of the subcutaneous fat that keeps it plump and supple. Dermal fillers from Advanced Facial Surgery provide a way to maintain your more youthful appearance by adding small amounts of volume artificially. 

Despite their thick consistency, Dr. Manolakakis injects dermal fillers into your skin. He delivers small amounts at a time to build up volume gradually and create natural-looking results. While dermal fillers can’t create the drastic results of a facelift, eyelid surgery, or other cosmetic surgery, they can improve your facial contours, make your face more symmetrical, and refresh your overall appearance.

What are the results of dermal fillers?

You can make many small to medium alterations in your facial appearance with dermal fillers. Dr. Manolakakis helps you define specific goals for your treatment that you can reasonably achieve with dermal fillers.

Using dermal fillers alone, Dr. Manolakakis can make these changes to your features:

  • Define your lips
  • Volumize your lips
  • Volumize your cheeks
  • Diminish indented scars
  • Soften deep wrinkles and folds
  • Reduce shadows below your lower eyelids

The active ingredients in most dermal fillers are compounds that you can already find naturally in your body. Your tissues naturally absorb them over time, but you can get maintenance filler injections if you enjoy your results the first time. 

Am I a candidate for dermal fillers?

Before you get dermal fillers, Dr. Manolakakis asks about your current health, the history of your health, the medications you take, and the results you want to see. You might be a candidate for them if:

  • You’re over 18 
  • You don’t smoke
  • Your general health is good
  • You can commit to taking care of your skin
  • You’re not allergic to filler ingredients

If you’re interested in a drastic difference in the way you look, he might encourage you to consider surgical procedures instead. However, dermal fillers are effective and give you more subtle results.

Book your one-on-one consultation for dermal fillers by phone or online at Advanced Facial Surgery today.