Dermal Filler

Joni Jefferson, D.O. -  - Aesthetic Dermatology

Zen Aesthetics

Joni Jefferson, D.O.

Aesthetic Dermatology & Dermal Filler located in Morristown, NJ

Dermal Fillers Q&A

How do dermal fillers work?

Dermal fillers are injectable compounds that plump and hydrate your skin. They help restore lost facial volume in your cheeks, eliminate fine lines and plump your lips, and smooth creases and wrinkles in the mid-face. 

Dermal fillers are made of natural substances, including hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, polymethylmethacrylate, and poly-L-lactic acid. Your technician injects fillers just beneath the skin to make you look younger and rejuvenated. 

The effects of dermal fillers last about 6-18 months, depending on the formula used and the area treated. Retreatments are available when needed. 

Why should I consider dermal filler injections? 

Dermal fillers have a number of benefits for an aging face. Dr. Jefferson uses her extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and an artful eye to place fillers to: 

  • Smooth chin creases
  • Enhance lip volume
  • Improve facial symmetry
  • Diminish vertical lip lines
  • Restore facial volume
  • Plump thinning lips

You see the results of dermal fillers right away and don’t have to endure weeks or months of recovery, blood loss, or scarring. 

Are dermal fillers right for me?

Dr. Jefferson reviews your medical history and talks to you about your skin concerns before suggesting dermal filler treatment. Fillers can be a solution for sagging skin, wrinkles, or hollowed areas of your face. They cannot correct irregular pigmentation or greatly change your skin texture, however. 

What should I expect when coming in for a dermal filler appointment?

The friendly staff greets you when you arrive at Zen Aesthetics for your filler appointment. You’ll be ushered to a private treatment room where you relax in a comfortable reclining chair. Your provider cleanses your face and marks the areas for treatment. 

If you’re concerned about the pinch of the injections, Dr. Jefferson can offer ice or a topical numbing cream to ease the sensation. Many filler formulations include lidocaine already to help make the treatment more comfortable. 

A small amount of the filler of choice is injected just under the skin in the predetermined treatment areas. Once the injections are complete, you’re free to go on with your day. There is no need to modify appointments or activities after treatment. 

To find out more about the dermal fillers offered at Zen Aesthetics, set up an appointment by calling the office or through this website.

Before and After

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Tear trough filler.

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Lip filler.