Injectable Fillers Specialist

Ann Long, MD

Aesthetics & Anti Aging Medicine located in Lower Manhattan, New York, NY

Injectable fillers are known for producing quick results, immediately diminishing wrinkles or lifting your cheeks to give you a more youthful appearance. They can also be used to rejuvenate your hands. Dr. Ann Long in Lower Manhattan, New York uses her artistic eye and medical expertise to produce optimal results with many types of injectable fillers. If you’re ready to fight the effects of aging or you’d like more information about injectable fillers, please call her office or book an appointment online for an aesthetic consultation.

Injectable Fillers Q & A

How do injectable fillers rejuvenate your appearance?

As you age, the natural layer of fat under your skin thins out, making cheeks look hollow and wrinkles more noticeable. Injectable fillers replace the underlying cushion of fat to restore volume and diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Dr. Long offers a variety of injectable fillers so she can customize treatment to meet your cosmetic goals. Some fillers contain similar ingredients, but each one has a different quality that may make it the best choice for your needs.

What is Juvéderm®?

Juvéderm is the brand name of a group of injectable fillers that contain hyaluronic acid. Your skin naturally produces hyaluronic acid to retain moisture and add fullness.

Each Juvéderm product targets different problem areas:  

  • Juvéderm Vollure™ XC: Corrects moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds
  • Juvéderm Volbella® XC: Augments lips and diminishes vertical lip lines
  • Juvéderm® XC: Diminishes parentheses lines or smile lines around nose and mouth
  • Juvéderm® Ultra XC: Plumps thin lips and adds fullness to parentheses lines
  • Juvéderm Voluma® XC: Adds volume, lift, and contour to cheeks

What is Restylane®?

Restylane is also a family of injectable fillers that contain hyaluronic acid. Each product is formulated to act like your body’s hyaluronic acid and has a specific purpose:

  • Restylane® Silk: Used for subtle lip augmentation of to smooth wrinkles around the mouth
  • Restylane® Lyft: Augments cheeks, restores midface volume, and treats facial folds
  • Restylane® Refyne: Smooths marionette lines and nasolabial folds
  • Restylane® Defyne: Smooths deep lines around mouth

What is Radiesse®?

Radiesse consists of tiny spheres of calcium mixed into a smooth gel. After Dr. Long injects Radiesse, the microspheres add volume and stimulate collagen production. Radiesse diminishes the following:

  • Smile lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Jowl lines
  • Wrinkles at the corners of your mouth
  • Wrinkles on your chin

What is Sculptra® Aesthetic?

Sculptra Aesthetic contains injectable poly-L-actic acid, which stimulates collagen production. Collagen is responsible for strength and structure in your skin, yet you lose about 1% of collagen per year after the age of 18. As Sculptra Aesthetic promotes collagen synthesis, it helps replace volume lost due to aging.

What is Bellafill®?

Bellafill combines two ingredients – a collagen gel base and tiny polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) spheres. The collagen provides volume, while the PMMA microspheres support the development of new collagen. Dr. Long uses Bellafill to correct nasolabial folds (smile lines) and to diminish the appearance of acne scars.