Introduction to Dermal Fillers

As you age, your skin will undergo certain changes as a result of reduced volume, which can cause your face to sag and droop. While there are surgical solutions, fortunately, there are also non-surgical options for patients who aren’t looking to “go under the knife”. Injectable Dermal Fillers in Boston from Vickram Tandon, MD is an extremely popular cosmetic treatment used to add volume to areas of the face that have lost elasticity or firmness due to aging, sun damage, or other factors.

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What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are often used for treating deep-set facial wrinkles, and they can also add volume to hollow areas such as the cheeks, temples, and under the eyes, all of which are common effects of aging.

A major sign of aging, these lines are sometimes referred to as “smoker’s lines” because they are common in those who smoke, the process of puckering the lips repeatedly around a cigarette being the cause. Perioral rhytids (often referred to as perioral lines) are wrinkles around the edges of the lips. They can consist of very fine horizontal lines or deeper set wrinkles, and most commonly begin to make an appearance after the age of 40. However, perioral rhytids can also occur in nonsmokers. Sun damage can increase the likelihood of lines appearing, and some people are simply more likely to develop them as a result of their genetics.

Three different types of dermal fillers are more commonly used:

Hyaluronic Acid (HA)

HA fillers are the most popular option since they are designed to bind water molecules to add volume beneath the skin. They’re regularly used to plump lips, smooth wrinkles, and folds, and remove scars, with their effects lasting between four and six months. We have a range of HA dermal fillers available, including Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, and Belotero.

Poly-L-Lactic Acid

Dermal fillers made from poly-L-lactic acid tend to be used to correct nasolabial folds the smile lines at each side of the mouth – and other contour deficiencies. These types of fillers help to stimulate collagen production to create a fuller, younger-looking appearance. Learn more about poly-lactic acid treatments like Sculptra.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite

Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) is one of the most well-studied dermal fillers worldwide and is used to correct moderate-to-severe facial lines and folds and to replenish lost volume. It uses a naturally occurring mineral form of calcium apatite and is biodegradable and will be reabsorbed naturally by your metabolic process.

What are the benefits of Dermal Fillers?

We have seen our Boston Dermal Filler patients able to enjoy the following benefits from their treatments:

  • Customizable and combinable with other treatments
  • It has almost no recovery time
  • Immediate results
  • Improved collagen and elastin production
  • Little risks involved
  • Long-lasting results
  • Subtle effects

Who are the best candidates for Dermal Fillers?

At the clinical practice of Vickram Tandon, MD, we believe good candidates for Dermal Fillers are those with the following characteristics:

  • Committed to practicing good skin maintenance
  • Concerned about facial aging
  • Has good overall health
  • Maintains realistic expectations of results
  • Non-smoker
  • Volume loss
  • Wrinkles and fine lines

What’s the first step?

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Your first step in getting Dermal Fillers in Boston is to contact our office and schedule a consultation. During this consultation, you will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Vickram Tandon, who will carefully examine your skin and discuss your medical history. You should keep an open and honest dialogue with Dr. Tandon because it is essential to ensure your safety and minimize any potential risks or side effects. Dr. Tandon will take the time to address all of your questions and concerns, ensuring that you feel informed and confident in your decisions.

After gathering all the necessary information, Dr. Tandon will create your personalized treatment plan that has been tailored specifically to meet your needs and goals. If you are satisfied with this plan, you can proceed with receiving your Dermal Filler treatment on the same day, or if you prefer, our Patient Coordinator can help you reschedule for a more convenient time.

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What to expect on the day of Dermal Fillers

When it’s time for your Dermal Filler treatment, it will be performed at our clinic and is very quick. We will first have you get comfortable in our reclining chair, and then apply either a cold compress to the treatment area, or apply a topical numbing cream. Although Dermal Fillers aren’t “painful”, these little additions help you have a more comfortable experience.

Using a fine needle, Dr. Tandon will carefully and strategically inject the Dermal Filler into the predetermined treatment areas, using his expertise and artistic eye to ensure precise placement and achieve natural-looking results. Throughout the injection process, Dr. Tandon may massage the treated area to ensure the even distribution of the filler.

After the injections, Dr. Tandon will assess the results and make any necessary touch-ups to ensure symmetry and balance. This may involve additional injections or adjustments to achieve the desired outcome.

The entire procedure typically takes between 10 to 30 minutes but will vary depending on the location(s) of the injection and the filler you’re receiving.

Dermal Fillers recovery

After your treatment, you can expect some swelling, redness, and bruising after the procedure, but these side effects are usually mild and go away within a few days. You can resume your normal activities immediately after the treatment, but your provider and injector may advise you to avoid strenuous exercise and exposure to sunlight for a week. We will also give you specific aftercare instructions to help you achieve the best results moving forward.

How much do Dermal Fillers cost in Boston, MA?

The cost of a Dermal Filler in Boston will vary based on various factors, including the treatment area, the number of sessions needed, and the specific type of Dermal Filler used. To determine the exact price for your personalized treatment, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Tandon. After evaluating your unique needs and creating a tailored treatment plan, our Patient Coordinator can provide you with a comprehensive cost breakdown based on your plan.

Why Choose Dr. Tandon?

Dr. Vickram Tandon is a skilled plastic surgeon who has dedicated his career to helping patients enhance their appearance and improve self-confidence with cosmetic surgery. After attending Brown University and achieving his medical degree, he went on to participate in a prestigious year-long fellowship program in Aesthetic Surgery through Harvard Plastic Surgery, honing his skills by training with surgeons throughout Boston. Dr. Tandon has become known for his compassionate and caring approach to patient care. He takes the time to listen to each patient’s concerns and goals and works closely with them to create a personalized treatment plan that achieves the desired results.

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Don’t let wrinkles, lines, and volume loss make you look older than you feel. If you are interested in Boston Dermal Fillers, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at the office of Vickram Tandon, MD. You can call us directly or book an appointment through our website, and a member of our team will be in touch with you as soon as possible. We can’t wait to meet you and help you achieve a fuller and more radiant face.

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Dermal Fillers FAQs

I highly recommend him!

Dr. Tandon was truly one of the most personable and professional doctors I have been treated by! He took the time to carefully understand the procedure I wanted and what I felt my problem areas are, then adjusted to address those. He both asked insightful questions to understand my needs and answered all my questions with patience to make me feel comfortable and confident. My results demonstrated all of that care and I could not be more pleased. I highly recommend him!

Dr. Tandon understood exactly what I wanted

I saw Dr. Tandon for Botox and lip filler and couldn’t be happier with my results. I was looking for a skilled doctor who would give me a natural look, and Dr. Tandon understood exactly what I wanted. He took a lot of care and time with my consult, it’s very clear that he cares so much about the quality of his work. I was also happily surprised that procedure was practically painless. I highly recommend working with Dr. Tandon!

Dr. Tandon is the best

Dr. Tandon is the best and the only one I trust with my Botox. He’s very personable and listens to how I want to look (I like a bit of movement, not totally frozen). He also makes recommendations that are suited to my comfort and I trust his judgement. Couldn’t recommend Dr. Tandon more!

We were thrilled with the results

Dr. Vickram Tandon is a superstar surgeon in the world of facial aesthetics, as well as injectables. My wife received superior care in his hands, and he stands far above other Boston area, cosmetic, and facial plastic surgeons.

I would highly recommend Dr. Tandon to all!

I’m a first time filler patient and recently received lip filler from Dr. Tandon. He is phenomenal and I couldn’t be happier!

I am very pleased with my results

Dr. Tandon is a compassionate, personable, and highly skilled plastic surgeon. I recently had an appointment with Dr. Tandon to get Botox.

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