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Dermal Fillers in NYC

With the rise of social media, many individuals feel pressure to always appear camera-ready. Whether you are a media personality or have a less high-profile life, your facial appearance matters. Smoothing your skin with dermal fillers can keep you looking fresh and young far longer than nature dictates. Injections with dermal fillers are fast and minimally invasive. The right dermal filler, when injected conservatively, can smooth wrinkles and fine lines and restore or enhance facial, leaving you looking younger and refreshed.

Dr. Darrick Antell – a conservative approach brings superior results.

Dr. Antell is widely known as being one of New York’s most talented plastic surgeons, listed “Top Plastic Surgeon” by Harper’s Bazaar, Town and Country, Vogue, and New York Magazine many times throughout his illustrious career. He believes that “plastic surgery should whisper, not scream,” meaning he takes care to ensure that his work produces natural results that enhance your natural beauty. As a result, he takes a conservative approach with dermal fillers – his results are never overfilled or puffy. Dr. Antell uses the most advanced injection techniques to produce improvements that appear entirely natural, fresh, and youthful.  

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are scientifically-formulated injectable treatments, usually made from a naturally-occurring sugar: hyaluronic acid. Dermal fillers can help reduce the appearance of aging skin on your face and hands by restoring soft, natural volume and can be used to treat:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Creases between your brows 
  • Sunken cheeks
  • Thin lips
  • Lip lines
  • Restoring volume to temples, cheeks, jawline, or other facial areas
  • Non-surgically reshaping your nose

Dermal fillers have the benefit of producing immediate improvements in a treatment that requires only minutes to complete.


Juvéderm is one of the most popular dermal fillers designed to smooth and restore volume to your face. Dr. Antell offers the full range of Juvéderm products, including:

  • Juvéderm Voluma is designed to restore volume to your cheek area, providing lift and contouring your cheeks. Juvéderm Voluma is perfect for anyone who suffers from sunken, sagging, or hollow cheeks. 
  • Juvéderm Volbella is a soft, thin filler that’s ideal for smoothing fine and shallow lines, especially those around your eyes or lips.
  • Juvéderm Vollure is designed to correct deeper creases in your skin, such as the folds between your nose and mouth when you smile. Juvéderm Vollure restores structure and firmness to lax skin but still allows for natural facial movement and expression.
  • Juvéderm Ultra is a soft and supple filler designed to plump and enhance thin lips.
  • Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC is designed to produce long-lasting and dramatic results in areas with deep creases as well as plumping your lips.

You can expect Juvéderm results to last anywhere from six months to two years, depending on where it is placed and your body’s reaction to the filler.


Restylane is one of the top alternatives to Juvéderm, providing similar results but with a slightly different formula. The Restylane family of products we offer includes:

  • Restylane® Original is an all-purpose product to address creases throughout your face.
  • Restylane® Defyne is a thicker, more intensive product to address severe and deep creases, especially those that appear between your mouth and nose.
  • Restylane® Refyne is designed to treat moderate smile and laugh lines.
  • Restylane® Silk is scientifically formulated to plump your lips and smooth the lines around them.
  • Restylane® Lyft adds volume to your cheeks, smooths facial wrinkles, and can also be used to smooth wrinkles in the back of your hands.

Restylane® products typically last from between eight months to two years, depending on the formula used and how rapidly your body absorbs the product. It tends to resorb more quickly in highly mobile parts of the body, such as the lips.


Radiesse is unique in the realm of dermal fillers, with an active ingredient called calcium hydroxylapatite, a mineral found in your teeth and other areas of your body. Radiesse has the unique benefit that the product itself stimulates your skin’s natural production of collagen, leaving benefits long after the direct results of the injections have faded.

Radiesse has many uses, including:

  • Smoothing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reducing the appearance of deep folds around your mouth when you smile
  • Restoring volume in your cheeks and hands
  • Restoring volume to and contour your jawline
  • Minimizing the appearance of acne scars

Am I a candidate for dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are an ideal solution for those who want to treat facial aging without  invasive surgery. If you want to smooth wrinkles and fine lines on your face, plump your cheeks and lips, or create a more youthful, refreshed look, then you are likely an ideal candidate for dermal fillers. You may not be a candidate if you:

  • Have active skin infections or non-healed sores from injuries. 
  • Are pregnant
  • Are allergic to beef or bovine products, 
  • Suffer from autoimmune diseases, 
  • Are allergic to lidocaine (the anesthetic agent contained in most dermal fillers)

What can I expect with dermal fillers?

Receiving dermal fillers is a quick procedure with minimal discomfort and no downtime. You can expect immediate results, though some dermal fillers take up to a week for optimal results to appear. Minimal bruising and swelling in the targeted areas are common immediately after treatment but typically go away relatively quickly. 

How do I get started?

Dr. Antell’s state-of-the-art practice on Park Avenue in the Upper East Side of New York City offers the most modern and innovative surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments. One of the top plastic surgeons in the country, Dr. Antell is known for his artistry, technical skill, and natural results. Call our office today at (212) 988-4040 to schedule a consultation.

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Dear Patients,

We hope this finds you and your family in good health during these difficult times. For those who may have suffered a loss, we extend our deepest sympathies.

As many of you know, we decided to shift our practice almost entirely to telemedicine when the COVID-19 pandemic started. Being located in the heart of New York City, we felt this was a necessary decision to help keep you and our other valued patients safe. We want to thank you for your patience and understanding throughout the last few months as we navigated the new and unique challenges that this health crisis has thrust upon us.

We are happy to announce that we have resumed seeing patients for consultations, office procedures (including Botox and fillers), follow-up appointments, and elective surgeries. Please know that, as always, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the safest possible environment. With our own NYS registered and fully accredited operating room, we are able to perform all procedures in an environment that is clean, safe, and secure. Our office is following all recommended guidance from public health authorities, both local and federal, including best practices for hygiene, infection control, and office staff health. As a result, our office might look a bit different than it has on previous visits. We are implementing numerous new protocols, including limiting the number of patients we see each day, minimizing the number of people in our waiting room, and continually and thoroughly cleaning all surfaces and exam rooms to sanitize between patients. Please know that our staff will be utilizing the appropriate PPE to protect patients and themselves.

In order to keep our office a safe space for both patients and staff members, we are asking for your cooperation with the following:

  • Every patient must complete a screening questionnaire for COVID-19 exposure and symptoms prior to your appointment. We will be discussing these questions with you when we call to confirm your appointment. If there are any concerns, we may need to change your visit to telehealth.
  • All patients must wear a mask when entering the office (cloth or homemade is fine). Upon arrival to the office, we will ask you to clean your hands with sanitizer and will provide you with gloves.
  • Anyone entering the office, including staff, will have their temperature taken with a non-contact thermometer. Therefore, upon arriving to the office, please ring the doorbell to be properly screened prior to entering.
  • Patients should come alone for their appointment if possible. If you would like to bring a spouse, caregiver, parent, or friend, we must be notified at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment to make the necessary arrangements.

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