Dermal Fillers

People in Greater Boston, including Wellesley, Framingham, and Natick, come to Dr. Christopher J. Davidson for dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, RADIESSE®, and Sculptra®, not only for the efficacy of the products but for the expertise of our injectors. Dr. Davidson creates remarkable yet natural-looking results with these injectables, which add youthful volume and improve facial contours.

What Is a Dermal Filler?

Fillers are injectable products that use safe, biocompatible ingredients to add volume and smooth lines. These products fill folds and depressions from beneath the skin, re-creating the fuller, smoother contours you had when you were younger.

Unlike BOTOX® Cosmetic, fillers typically create results that are instantly visible. The results of certain fillers can endure for more than a year.

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How Much Do Dermal Fillers in Boston Cost?

Dermal fillers are priced per syringe. The cost of your filler treatment depends on many different factors, including the specific products used and the amount used. During your initial consultation, we will offer you a written quote that reflects the details of your own procedure.

Are You a Candidate?

Dermal fillers are appropriate for a wide variety of people thanks to their established safety record and biocompatible ingredients. However, some people are more likely to see positive results from fillers than others. You are likely a good candidate if you’re bothered by the appearance of any of the following:

  • Nasolabial folds or marionette lines around the corners of the mouth
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Thin or uneven lips
  • Age-related loss of volume in the cheeks
  • Hollows under the eyes (tear troughs)

While fillers can add volume and improve some lines and folds, they are not appropriate for treating loose skin or deep wrinkles. For more significant facial rejuvenation, we may recommend a surgical intervention, such as a facelift. During your initial consultation, Dr. Davidson will help you plan your best treatment protocol.

I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Davidson. I was well informed about everything that I had questions about. Dr. Davidson didn’t make me feel rushed at all and answered all my questions in detail. I’m looking forward to the next appointment.” A.M.

Fillers vs. BOTOX: What’s the Difference?

Wrinkles and lines develop for different reasons. As we get older, our skin produces less collagen and elastin—2 of the fundamental elements of smooth, soft skin. Our faces also lose tissue, fat, and even bone density with age. Sun exposure also takes a toll. These factors result in “static” wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds. Fillers add volume to smooth out these areas. BOTOX addresses “dynamic wrinkles”—often called expression lines. By limiting the movement of muscles used when we change expressions, BOTOX softens worry lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles. 

Your Filler Options

Each of the fillers we offer is approved by the FDA.

JUVÉDERM XC & JUVÉDERM Ultra XC: This classic hyaluronic acid (HA)-based product has earned its popularity. Its smooth gel formulation effectively softens fine lines around the nose and mouth, and the results it creates can last for months.

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC: Specifically formulated for the lips, VOLBELLA’s hyaluronic acid concentration is less dense than other versions of JUVÉDERM, ensuring results look natural and subtle.

JUVÉDERM VOLLURE XC: Intended for moderate to severe lines and folds, VOLLURE is ideal for softening the look of deep creases; results can last for 18 months.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC: The first hyaluronic acid-based filler to be approved to treat age-related volume loss in the cheeks, VOLUMA can add youthful fullness, reducing the gaunt or sunken appearance of age.

Restylane & Restylane Silk: These hyaluronic acid-based fillers aren’t simply alternatives to JUVÉDERM. Instead, they stand on their own and are many patient’s preferred options for both moderate lines and deeper creases.

RADIESSE: This filler is comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. RADIESSE is excellent for building up volume, augmenting cheekbones, adding definition to the jawline, and more.

Sculptra Aesthetic: This formulation of poly-L-lactic acid adds immediate volume and stimulates the body to produce more of its own collagen for a long-term, sustained improvement.

Dr. Christopher Davidson

Harvard-Trained, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Christopher Davidson

Dr. Christopher Davidson's patient first approach to aesthetic medicine means that every decision he makes is aimed at achieving the optimal outcome for the patient. This is apparent, not just in the beautiful, natural-looking results he creates, but also in the compassionate care he delivers through every step of the process.

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Lip Flip vs. Lip Filler: What’s the Difference?

One of the latest nonsurgical aesthetic trends is the “lip flip.” People often think of this as a filler treatment, but a lip flip involves injections of BOTOX Cosmetic. When an injector administers BOTOX in the muscles at the corner of the upper lip, the lip subtly “flips” upward. This creates the appearance of a fuller upper lip without using fillers. Lip fillers add volume to the lips. 

What Are the Lip Filler Swelling Stages?

Swelling is a normal part of lip filler injections. If you’re getting lip fillers for the first time, you should know what to expect from post-injection swelling. Swelling is the most severe the day after the injections, but it’s still noticeable for the next day or two. Each person is different, but swelling should be gone within a week of your treatment. 

Your Experience

Although we offer a variety of filler options, the treatment procedures are relatively similar. Every patient first consults with Dr. Davidson to ensure he or she is an appropriate candidate for fillers. Injections are performed by Dr. Davidson for your optimal safety and satisfaction.

Dr. Davidson begins by cleansing your face; he may also numb your skin with a topical anesthetic, although fillers come pre-mixed with lidocaine for your comfort.

He carefully performs the injections and eases the filler into the treatment areas. He may ask you to make certain facial expressions or tilt your face to different angles in order to help with the optimal placement and amount of filler.

Although Dr. Davidson takes his time during the procedure, your visit will likely take less than 30 minutes.

After your treatment, you may return to your normal daily activities as soon as you’d like. You’ll likely experience some temporary effects related to the injections, such as localized bruising, swelling, bleeding, or tenderness. These typically go away on their own within a few days.

Dermal Filler FAQs

Q. Can I “mix and match” fillers or fillers and other procedures?

A. Absolutely. In fact, this is a very common approach. Because different products are better suited to treat different aesthetic concerns, Dr. Davidson often recommends a combined approach to treat several areas of your face at once. This is sometimes called a liquid facelift and can yield very powerful results.

Q. How long does lip filler last?

A. In general, lip fillers can last from 12 to 18 months. The duration of your results depends on the filler used and how fast your body metabolizes the product. Since lip fillers aren’t permanent, you’ll need maintenance treatments if you want your lips to remain plumper. 

Q. Can dermal fillers be used for the chin and jaw?

A. Yes, dermal fillers can be used to define and shape the chin and jawline to help you achieve greater symmetry and balance between your facial features. I recommend having a board-certified plastic surgeon perform all dermal filler treatments to ensure your results look natural.

Do you offer butt fillers?

A. If you are looking for a nonsurgical buttock augmentation, I recommend considering injections using Sculptra Aesthetic. During your consultation, I will assess your skin and discuss your goals with you to determine if you are a candidate for buttock fillers.

Q. Do men ever get dermal filler treatments?

A. Absolutely! Although dermal fillers aren’t yet as popular with men as they are with women, we’re seeing a growing number of male patients. The aesthetic goals of men tend to be a bit different than those of women. Often, they want to look subtly refreshed in order to stay competitive in the workplace or even in the dating world.

Find out how fillers can help you look and feel your best. Request your appointment online, or call our office at (781) 237-7700 to easily schedule your consultation.

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