Injectable dermal fillers can be an excellent way to restore volume and give the skin an instant non-surgical lift. Safe and effective, their popularity continues to rise in Dr. Frank’s NYC office and people throughout the world who look for minimally-invasive and painless rejuvenation treatments.
Although fillers carry few risks and are typically complication-free, you want an experienced injector with an eye for aesthetics and the use of small quantities to achieve a natural look. “Pillow face” is a term coined to describe a puffed out or unnaturally plump look that occurs when the face has been over-injected with fillers.
Avoiding “Pillow Face”
It is important to note that when the skin becomes less elastic, its essential quality and ability to hold volume changes. When injecting fillers, Dr. Frank’s experience proves that precision and technique count. Overfilling can lead to unpredictable, unnatural outcomes. If the basic contours of the face become distorted, the face will appear over-puffed and artificial.
Dr. Frank carefully calibrates two aspects of filler injections when treating his patients:
- Amount: The right amount and appropriate distribution of filler leads to incredible, natural-looking results. While the temptation exists to inject more filler to maximize results, less is usually more.
- Type: Different fillers have unique formulas – some are excellent for smoothing lines around the mouth, others are best for filling out the cheeks. An experienced injector uses the right filler to create refined results. Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank is probably one of the best equipped cosmetic dermatologists in New York, offering an amazing array of lasers and light therapies as well as BOTOX® and fillers. Some of the newer fillers contain anesthetic gel to minimize discomfort; others enhance collagen production to rebuild volume in layers under the skin for long term results.
If you would like to refresh your appearance with dermal fillers, schedule a consultation with Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank at his Upper East Side office in New York City. Dr. Frank will be able to recommend a combination of fillers that can achieve the look you have in mind.