INJECTABLE FILLERS

 

“Dr. Grodberg helped me make the best choices for my facial needs, so I have some Juvederm Voluma® in my cheeks, a little Belotero® in the inner corners of the hollows below my eyes. But the work is so skillful that no one would ever know that I had anything done.” —MM, Franklin Lakes

“Because there are a variety of injectable substances that are used to “fill-in” lines and wrinkles, and to restore volume to facial structures, it is crucial for patients to get expert advice on which products and treatments best suit his or her individual needs. The proper injection of these products is critical and requires a thorough understanding of each product’s characteristics and the details of each patient’s facial structure. I was an early adopter of all the modern filler products and in many cases have years of experience with them. My expertise in selecting and injecting these products is widely recognized, including by the product manufacturers. The fillers available today offer exciting options that could not even be contemplated just a few years ago and it is very gratifying for me to work with my patients to identify and achieve the best solutions for them." —Dr. Michele Grodberg

Juvéderm® Treatment

If you’re considering fillers, here are Dr. Grodberg’s answers to a few frequently asked questions:

WHAT IS FILLER?

Filler is an injectable treatment that softens lines and creases and restores volume. It is used primarily in the face but may also be used in the hands, chest and other areas.”

HOW DO FILLERS WORK?

“My favorite fillers are composed of a clear gel-like substance called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in our skin. When injected, it acts like an inflated cushion to support facial structures and tissues that have lost volume or elasticity due to normal aging. Hyaluronic acid is also a great humectant which means it holds on to water which helps the surface of the skin look fresh and supple.”

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FILLERS?

“Fillers are categorized by the nature of the substance used as filler, which in turn dictates the look, feel, onset of action and longevity of the filler.  Some examples of popular categories of fillers include Hyaluronic Acid (Juvederm® Ultra, Juvederm® Ultra Plus, Juvederm Voluma®, Juvederm® Vollure, Juvederm Volbella®, Belotero® Restylane®, Restylane® Lyft, Restylane® Refyne, Restylane® Defyne ) Calcium Hydroxylapatite (Radiesse®) and Poly-L-Lactic Acid (Sculptra®). I primarily use Hyaluronic Acid fillers in my office. The differences between these products are at times subtle but helpful in achieving the best results. I am constantly researching and analyzing new fillers to provide the best options for my patients.” 

HOW DO I KNOW WHICH FILLER IS BEST FOR ME?

“I carefully examine the patient’s facial characteristics and structure, explain and discuss each option with the patient and then make my recommendation. There are many factors to be considered in this exercise, including the patient’s individual facial structure and characteristics, the nature of the desired correction, the longevity of the results achieved, and careful consideration of the benefits and limitations of the different products available.”

IS FILLER USED OFF THE FACE?

“Filler may be used off the face. For example, I use Radiesse® for Hands which is the only filler FDA approved to restore volume in the back of the hands. It helps to rejuvenate the hands by reducing the look of veins and the bony structures under the skin.”

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THE TREATMENT?

“Check out my Filler Treatment Guidelines. The main preparation is to avoid intake of products that may increase your susceptibility to bruising such as Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Vitamin E and certain supplements.  Make sure to check with me if you have questions about any medications or supplements you take regularly. If you have a history of cold sores you may be a candidate for antiviral treatment prior to treating susceptible areas such as the lips.  Usually a topical anesthetic is applied to the skin prior to treatment so you may be asked to arrive in advance of your scheduled appointment to allow time to numb the area.”

 

MGMD® MAINTENANCE AND CARE REGIMEN:

Skin Rejuvenation Kit
(MGMD® Antioxidant Green Tea Cleanser, MGMD® Antioxidant Cream, MGMD® Rejuvenating Eye Serum, MGMD® Replenish Night Repair Cream)

AM

MGMD® Antioxidant Green Tea Cleanser

MGMD® Antioxidant Cream CF or MGMD® Antioxidant Serum CF

MGMD® Rejuvenating Eye Serum with Vitamins & Antioxidants

MGMD® Sun Shield Sheer Effect SPF 50+

PM

MGMD® Antioxidant Green Tea Cleanser

MGMD® Replenish Night Repair Cream