Dermal Fillers – Boston, MA

Creating a Smoother, More Supple Appearance


Your face says a lot about who you are and what you have experienced. For many, the laugh lines and scars are stories to tell, but for others, they’re reminders of what it means to grow older. If you have sunken scars and deep, static wrinkles, you might consider dermal fillers in Boston to achieve a more youthful appearance. Delivering a smooth, more supple way to reverse the aging process, our team at Devonshire Dental of Boston is here to ensure the successful results you desire. Let us know if you’re interested in calling our office to schedule an appointment.

Woman after receiving dermal fillers in Boston

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Patient receiving dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are used to fill out the face when the body’s naturally produced collagen begins to diminish, leading to deep lines around the nose and mouth. Dermal fillers are injected below the skin to restore the smooth, flawless appearance of the face.

At Devonshire Dental of Boston, we use Juvéderm products, as they include a modified form of hyaluronic acid – a substance that occurs naturally within the body to keep skin feeling soft and supple.

Dermal fillers are injected below the skin. Then, Dr. Rizkallah will smooth and shape them, filling in the deep facial grooves. Once in place, your face will retain a full, youthful appearance for several months. We will work with you to establish a retreatment schedule, but most patients need to visit us at least every four months to keep their flawless results.

Who is a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?

Dentist preparing treatment lines on patient’s face

Determining your candidacy for dermal fillers requires a meeting with your dentist. This consultation involves a thorough look at your oral and overall health history to make sure you are eligible to receive this type of treatment.

In most cases, if you are an adult who is experiencing any of the following issues, you’ll be cleared for dermal fillers:

  • You have thin lips
  • You have lines located around your lips
  • Your cheeks appear to be sunken
  • Your nose is sagging
  • There are lines located around your smile

The Benefits of Dermal Fillers

Woman wearing white after undergoing dermal fillers

Once you decide to undergo treatment with dermal fillers, you can expect there to be many great benefits, some of which include:

  • A fast and effective form of treatment that requires little to no recovery.
  • A more cost-effective solution than undergoing a facelift.
  • Subtle results that appear natural.
  • Results that can last up to four or six months.
  • Treatment that is minimally invasive and does not produce much discomfort.

Dermal Fillers FAQs

How Can I Prolong My Dermal Filler Injections?

There are a variety of steps that you can take to prolong the effects of your dermal filler. Here are the most prominent ones:

  • Maintain a balanced diet: Maintain a diet that contains plenty of vitamins, proteins, healthy fats, and other nutritious elements. You should avoid processed foods and limit your alcohol intake as well. These things will help to prolong the results of your filler and boost your overall health.
  • Stay hydrated: It is crucial that you pay close attention to your hydration levels. You should drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and be aware of signs of dehydration, like dry mouth, fatigue, or drowsiness. This way, you can help to prevent skin folds, fine lines, and wrinkles after filler injections.
  • Practice thorough skincare: When you have facial filler, it’s especially important that you are keeping up a thorough skincare routine. Special cleansers, toners, serums, moisturizers, and creams can prolong the effect of facial filler.
  • Protect your skin: Minimize direct sun exposure and apply sunscreen to your skin. Be especially thorough around the filler sites.
  • Manage stress: Stress is one of the leading factors to quicken the aging process. The higher stress levels you have, the shorter period the effect of facial fillers will last.

Do Dermal Fillers Remove Wrinkles?

One of the reasons to use dermal fillers is to smooth wrinkles and creases in your face. As you age, skin begins to sag and wrinkles can form because of the loss of fat and proteins in the skin. Dermal fillers don’t permanently replace lost fat and proteins, but they can minimize your skin’s original structure. Unlike BOTOX treatments, which relax your muscles to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, dermal fillers are known for plumping up, adding volume or fullness, and smoothing your skin.

What Happens If I Stop Getting Dermal Fillers?

Many people worry that their skin will become wrinkly or saggy if they stop getting injections. Fortunately, this isn’t true. The effect of the fillers will wear off after months or years, but the treated area is likely to return to its original state. The benefits of the fillers will be gone, and you will notice lines and volume loss. However, if you start up your injectable treatment again, your face will return to its more youthful appearance. It’s also important to understand that aging causes you to lose more volume in your face, so if you discontinue fillers, you may notice that wrinkles and creases are getting more prominent over time, but this is due to the normal aging process, not the fillers.

At What Age Can I Start to Get Dermal Fillers?

The FDA has approved the use of dermal fillers for adults who are 22 years of age or older for specific uses. Temporary fillers are approved for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and skin folds, like augmentation of the lips, cheeks, chin, and more. Permanent fillers are approved for nasolabial folds and cheek acne scars, restoration and correction of signs of facial fat loss in people with HIV, and correction of contour deficiencies, like wrinkles and acne scars.