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Dermal Fillers

The Art of Dermal Fillers

What are dermal fillers?

At RENATA Facial Cosmetic Surgery in Brooklyn dermal fillers are injectable gels designed to diminish the appearance of facial lines and restore volume in the face. Dermal fillers are a safe and effective treatment for signs of early aging without having surgery. However, dermal fillers cannot treat excess, loose, or sagging skin—which may require surgical intervention. In our Brooklyn office at RENATA Facial Cosmetic Surgery, we offer the JUVÉDERM® Collection of dermal fillers. While dermal fillers are temporary, fillers have shown longevity for up to two years. With Dr. Khelemsky, you will explore options for your initial treatment as well as ongoing maintenance sessions to prolong your filler results. These products may be used to treat the following:

  • Add volume to lips
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improve asymmetry or hollowness
  • Enhance facial contours
  • Define and contour the mid-face region such as cheeks
  • Diminish the appearance of underye bags or tear-troughs
  • Define and contour the chin and jawline
  • Create a more lifted and balanced facial appearance
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How do I know which dermal filler is right for me?

Personal Attention & Bespoke Treatment

During your initial consultation with Dr. Renata Khelemsky, you will receive a customized treatment plan to meet your aesthetic goals, along with a maintenance plan for longevity of the results. There are two popular brand names of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers on the market today - Restylane® and JUVÉDERM. Each of these brands carries several subtypes or “flavors” of filler, which are formulated to have a unique texture, consistency, and strength in their formulation. Additionally, these fillers are FDA-approved for use in specific regions of the face, such as the cheeks or lips. During your consultation for dermal fillers Brooklyn master injector, Dr. Khelemsky, will help you discover which dermal filler is best suited for your unique treatment. While choosing the exact “flavor” of filler is a professional decision, Dr. Khelemsky will include your wishes and any prior experience with dermal filler into your treatment.

How do dermal fillers work?

In-office treatments that take less than one hour.

Dermal fillers work by “filling” an area, such as a wrinkle or a hollow. Fillers are injected into the skin layer itself, but can also be used at varying depths to produce unique results. Due to their gel-like texture, they can be layered within the skin to create lifting and smoothing effects. Various techniques exist among providers on how to inject filler, with some techniques being more advanced in nature than others. Dr. Khelemsky’s extensive training and experience has promoted the use of fine tipped microcannulas for injection of dermal filler. A numbing cream may be applied before treatment to keep you comfortable, however most patients who undergo treatment with cannula feel that numbing cream is no longer necessary! The benefit of using a microcannula is to significantly reduce swelling and bruising. With cannulas, a small needle is used only to introduce the cannula under the skin. Once under the skin, the cannula has a soft tip that easily glides as it injects the filler. Because the soft tip is not sharp but rather dull, cannulas dramatically reduce the chance of bleeding and bruising during the application of filler.

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“Dr. Khelemsky brings the “art” of medicine to a whole new level. She is a perfectionist that took her time with my procedure. I couldn’t be more pleased with my results. My surgery was on a Friday morning, and Dr. Khelemsky came in on both Saturday and Sunday to ensure that I was healing appropriately and my pain was being managed… I can’t tell you how pleased I am with the results even now.”

—Facelift patient | RealSelf

“Dr. Renata Khelemsky did an amazing job with my rhinoplasty. In the consultation, she identified what changes would be made to best work for my face and listened to my concerns. I am so happy with the results and would highly recommend her to anyone interested in this procedure.”

—Rhinoplasty patient | RealSelf

“Dr. Khelemsky is an amazing doctor and artist. She did my filler and I am so happy with it. I will recommend her to everyone I know. She explains everything so that you can understand.”

—Dermal filler patient | RealSelf

“Dr. Khelemsky is an outstanding physician... She herself is very calming and makes you feel at ease and confident in the decision you are making. I am overjoyed with the results of my facelift, and would definitely do it again. If someone is thinking about a facelift or any procedure and is apprehensive... Dr. Khelemsky will give you great reassurance… When I look in the mirror, in Zoom, in selfies - I now love my jawline and my whole face in general.”

—Surgical Facelift patient | RealSelf

“Awesome! She was patient and very quick with no pain. She explained everything thoroughly with me and definitely knows her skill set! I trusted her expertise in natural-looking adjustments and it turned out fantastic!”

—Dermal filler patient | RealSelf

“I love coming to see Dr. Kelemsky! She has the patient’s best interest in mind and I always feel Dr. Kelemsky addresses what look I am going for and is right on the money. I walk out of the office feeling much more confident than when I came in. I will always trust Dr. Kelemsky and she most definitely has a patient for life. She does both my Botox and lip fillers and both procedures have always been flawless.”

—Lip filler patient | RealSelf

“Dr. Khelemsky did an outstanding job on my nose. She explained everything in detail from the very first consultation. She’s professional, caring and her attention to detail makes her the absolute best surgeon! I’m extremely happy with my results and highly recommend her to anyone.”

—Rhinoplasty patient | RealSelf

“I had a wonderful experience from start to finish. She was extremely professional, answered all my questions before my Botox and injectable treatment. There was very little discomfort and hardly any bruising at all. I am thrilled with the results and will use her again for future treatment. I would highly recommend her.”

—Botox patient | RealSelf

“My experience was great! Dr. K is very good at explaining her vision for results with injectable fillers. She is warm and friendly and a delight to chat with. It has been years since I have had a “real” Doctor sit and talk and do an almost painless procedure.”

—Dermal filler patient | RealSelf

“I recently had eyelid surgery performed by Dr. Khelemsky… From the moment I saw her in the surgery center I felt at ease and knew everything was going to be OK. The surgery went well… Referred by my eye doctor, my eyesight is better already. I look forward to recommending my family and friends to Dr. Khelemsky, she has the qualities that everyone seeks out in a true medical professional.”

—Blepharoplasty patient | RealSelf

Dermal Filler Recovery

Most of our Brooklyn dermal filler patients have minimal downtime and are able to return to their daily routine right away. However, your recovery depends on the number of injections, the location of your injections, and how quickly you recover. No two patients are exactly alike. It is also recommended to avoid any medications that can promote bleeding at least two weeks prior to your dermal filler treatment and to apply ice immediately after treatment to minimize bruising.

Dermal Filler Results

In Brooklyn dermal filler patients will see immediate results, however fillers may take one to two weeks to settle into the skin and neighboring anatomy, as well as for minor swelling to fully dissipate. You may be instructed to gently massage any areas that were treated to help settle any visible or palpable bumps of filler. When present, bruising takes several days to resolve, and patients may consider using tinted sunscreen or makeup for camouflage.

Why choose RENATA Facial Cosmetic Surgery?

We offer surgeon-based care focused on highlighting your unique beauty. Possessing a keen eye, gentle touch, and deft technical skill, Dr. Renata stays at the forefront of aesthetic medicine to bring you the highest level of care available, tailoring every service to your unique needs.

Our state-of-the-art facial aesthetic clinic is located in DUMBO, Brooklyn, in New York City. We cater to the local areas, including Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Williamsburg, Long Island City, and Cobble Hill, as well as Manhattan and New York City at large. Patients can expect a premium experience in our luxury office setting, where attention to privacy and one-on-one care create a professionally tranquil and high-quality visit.

A double-board-certified facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Renata Khelemsky specializes in enhancing natural beauty. A Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and diplomate of the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery, her personalized approach begins with a comprehensive analysis of your facial features, ensuring each transformation celebrates your unique individuality.

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Dermal Fillers

Frequently Asked Questions

Juvederm fillers used in our practice contain hyaluronic acid as the main ingredient —a naturally occurring substance in the body made of complex sugars that are weaved together. For this reason, the chance of an allergic reaction is significantly less when compared with other synthetic dermal fillers. However, as with any treatment involving needlestick injections, there is likely to be some degree of swelling and bruising at the injection site; however these side effects should subside within a week. In addition, rare but serious complications, such as skin necrosis, may occur if the filler is accidentally injected into a blood vessel. The best protection against this risk is selecting a provider that is highly trained and experienced in facial anatomy. Dr. Khelemsky is a double-board certified facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon who brings her passion for facial beauty and knowledge of anatomy not only to surgery, but also to every dermal filler treatment in Brooklyn.

Dr. Khelemsky will take a medical history to ensure you are a good candidate. Ideally, you must be in overall good health and have realistic expectations of what dermal fillers can do for you. Any prior adverse reactions to dermal fillers may prohibit you from dermal filler treatments, however a personalized consultation is recommended to discover the best approach for your unique situation.

Yes, dermal fillers can be combined with additional surgical or non-surgical procedures such as microneedling, laser treatments, PRP injections, and even surgery. Certain treatments may require correct sequencing. Schedule your personalized consultation to discover how dermal fillers can be combined with other treatments.

The longevity of your dermal filler depends on the amount of filler placed and how fast your body metabolizes it. Overall, most Juvederm fillers last about one year, while some products last 18 to 24 months. Dr. Khelemsky will discuss how long you can expect to retain your results from your initial treatment and will discuss maintenance sessions to prolong your results.

Dr. Khelemsky creates a treatment plan for each patient that is unique to their needs; for this reason, treatment price will vary. In addition, many patients choose to pair their injectable treatment with other procedures, so the total cost of services will change depending on the number of treatments and procedures performed.

While BOTOX® and dermal fillers are both injectable cosmetic facial treatments, they are two very different treatments. Botox is a neuromodulator that relaxes the muscle. Botox looks like a clear watery solution, and it is injected into specific muscles of the face that are responsible for producing wrinkles with facial animation. The wrinkle-smoothing results of Botox become evident after 5 to 10 days and last for about three to four months. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, do not target the muscle; instead, they are designed to directly restore volume under the skin, fill hollows and wrinkles, as well as contour and enhance facial features. Unlike Botox, the results of dermal fillers are immediate, and results can last anywhere between 6 to 24 months, depending on the type of dermal filler used.

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At RENATA Facial Cosmetic Surgery, patients receive excellent customer service, communication, personal attention, and scheduling flexibility. Located in the historical and breathtaking waterfront neighborhood of DUMBO, Brooklyn in New York City, our office serves local neighborhoods including Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Williamsburg, and Cobble Hill, as well as Manhattan and New York City at large.

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