Dermal fillers can help achieve a smoother, fuller look in facial skin that has lost volume due to aging. Administered by injection, dermal fillers can also address the appearance of acne and other scars, fine lines, deep wrinkles and hollow areas.

Other injectable substances, including botulinum toxin and deoxycholic acid, are not classified as fillers but can help you achieve a smoother or younger appearance.

Dermal Fillers: Before and After Pictures

 
Dermal Fillers
Dermal Fillers

Treatment: Lower face and necklift, minimally invasive injections to her perioral (tissues around the mouth) region.

Dermal Fillers
Dermal Fillers

Treatment: Lower face and necklift, minimally invasive injections to her perioral (tissues around the mouth) region.

Dermal Fillers
Dermal Fillers

Treatment: ​Volume to lower lid, tear through region with Restylane injections

Dermal Fillers
Dermal Fillers

​Treatment: ​Volume to lower lid, tear through region with Restylane injections

Dermal Fillers
Dermal Fillers Treatment: Lower face and necklift, minimally invasive injections to her perioral (tissues around the mouth) region.
Dermal Fillers
Dermal Fillers Treatment: Lower face and necklift, minimally invasive injections to her perioral (tissues around the mouth) region.
Dermal Fillers
Dermal Fillers Treatment: ​Volume to lower lid, tear through region with Restylane injections
Dermal Fillers
Dermal Fillers ​Treatment: ​Volume to lower lid, tear through region with Restylane injections

Dermal Fillers: Why Choose Johns Hopkins Facial Plastic Surgery?

  • In addition to decades of expertise and renowned skill, our team approaches administering dermal fillers and other cosmetic procedures with an understanding of balance and natural beauty.
  • Your doctor will work with you to recommend the most appropriate dermal filler based on your skin type, age and the effect you want to achieve.
  • The team is dedicated to safeguarding each patient’s well-being and health while helping the patient feel attractive and confident.
  • Johns Hopkins’ facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons offer treatments that are approved by the Federal Drug Administration and are safe and effective.

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Dermal Fillers: What to Expect

In most cases, you can get dermal fillers and other injectable treatments as an outpatient in one of our offices.

A particular product or formulation may be more appropriate for specific skin types or particular issues such as deep wrinkles. One of our experts will help you choose the most appropriate dermal filler for your unique situation.

Types of Dermal Fillers

Here are some of the safe, FDA-approved products your doctor might recommend:

  • Hyaluronic acid, a natural component of the skin's connective tissue
  • Polymethyl methacrylate, which consists of microspheres suspended in a collagen-based gel
  • Poly-L-lactic acid, originally developed to treat severe facial wasting
  • Calcium hydroxylaptatite, which treats deeper wrinkles and skin folds
  • Your own body fat, harvested by liposuction and used to enhance facial fullness

Other Injectable Cosmetic Treatments

  • Deoxycholic acid, a natural digestive acid used to dissolve excess fat under the chin
  • Botulinum toxin, which addresses frown lines and can temporarily reduce or eliminate forehead creases, crow’s feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck. 

Our Physicians

Our doctors are board certified in both otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, which gives our team a unique and comprehensive level of expertise.

Facial Injections and Fillers: What You Need to Know

 

Kofi Boahene, a Johns Hopkins facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, explains the "Need to Know" for choosing a facial injectable or filler over facial cosmetic surgery, the side effects, and how long the results last from.

Woman undergoing injectable procedure

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