How To Choose the Right Dermal Filler For You

How To Choose the Right Dermal Filler For You

Every year, millions of dermal filler treatments are performed in the United States, helping people wanting to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore lost volume in their lips, cheeks, and other areas. In fact, fillers are the second-most popular cosmetic treatment in the US, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, exceeded only by BOTOX® injections.

As a leading dermatology practice in Queens, New York City, Adult and Pediatric Dermatology is a trusted provider of dermal filler treatments, offering multiple options to help patients achieve results. In this post, Michael Paltiel, MDJohn A. Perrotti, MDParth Patel, MD, Zina Goldvekht, PA-C, and Aleksey Babakhanov, FNP, offer a quick review of filler options, so you can feel confident in the treatment we recommend.

Quick facts about dermal fillers

Fillers are popular because they’re versatile. Depending on your goals, fillers can be used to:

In addition to their immediate effects, many fillers promote collagen production, helping your skin look and feel firmer and more resilient.

Dermal fillers can be used alone or with other products, like Botox®. In fact, fillers and Botox work well together because they treat different kinds of wrinkles — fillers treat “static” wrinkles, while Botox treats wrinkles formed by movement (“dynamic” wrinkles).

Different brands and types of fillers use different formulations and different base components to achieve variable effects. Selecting the right filler is important for ensuring you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Choosing the right product

We offer the top brands of fillers and products backed by years of clinical research and are known for their superior results and high levels of patient satisfaction. Our team may recommend one of the following products or a combination, depending on your goals.


Juvéderm is a family of filler products that use hyaluronic acid (HA) as their base. HA is a naturally occurring acid that helps your skin attract and retain moisture. Each product features a slightly different formulation for variations in thickness and consistency. 

Juvéderm products can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around your mouth, nose, and chin, treat “smoker’s lines” around your mouth, and plump your cheeks and lips. Depending on the product, your results can last 1-2 years.


Restylane is another product featuring hyaluronic as its primary ingredient. It can also be very effective in filling in lines and wrinkles, especially around your eyes and mouth. In addition, Restylane can be a good choice for adding volume to your lips or cheeks and can also be used to plump the backs of your hands — one of the first areas to show signs of aging. 


Bellafill is composed of a special material called polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), tiny “microspheres” suspended in a gel base. The granular nature of Bellafill makes this an excellent choice for filling in deeper lines and acne scars. 

The formulation is designed to last — up to six years in some people. In addition to its filling properties, Bellafill also stimulates collagen production for smoother and more resilient skin over time.

Look and feel your absolute best

The results of your filler treatment depend on the type of filler. Our team recommends the best filler product based on a careful evaluation of your facial anatomy, your treatment goals, and other factors so you can feel confident about your outcome.

To learn more about fillers and other treatments to help you achieve your aesthetic goals, call 718-896-3376 or book an appointment online with the team at Adult and Pediatric Dermatology of Forest Hills today.

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