Dermal Fillers in NYC

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Have you noticed your face becoming more gaunt and hollow as you age?  Dermal fillers can restore volume and fullness to your face for a more youthful appearance.

Dr. Darren M. Smith is a highly experienced cosmetic surgeon providing dermal filler treatments to patients in Manhattan, New York. With an artistic eye and advanced techniques, Dr. Smith creates beautiful, natural-looking results you will love.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable treatments used to add volume and fullness back to facial features that have lost elasticity due to aging.

As we get older, our skin becomes thinner, and the fat pads under the skin shrink. This causes hollowing around the eyes, cheeks, mouth, and other areas. Dermal fillers can plump these areas for a refreshed, vibrant look.

What is the Role of Hyaluronic Acid in Fillers?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our skin. Brands like Juvederm and Restylane harness this component to help replenish the skin’s natural volume, smoothing out lines and wrinkles. Typically, these fillers are temporary and last between 6 to 12 months.

Is Poly-L-Lactic Acid Right for Me?

This biodegradable substance stands out due to its ability to stimulate the skin to produce its own collagen over time.

Rather than an immediate change, you’ll notice a gradual improvement in skin texture and appearance, with effects lasting up to 2 years. Sculptra is a prominent brand that utilizes Poly-L-Lactic Acid in its formulation.

What Are the Benefits of Dermal Fillers?

Some of the benefits of dermal fillers include:

  • Restoring facial volume
  • Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Adding fullness for a plumper, smoother look
  • Correcting asymmetric or imbalanced features
  • Replacing facial volume loss due to aging

Dr. Darren M. Smith is a highly experienced medical practitioner providing a variety of dermal filler treatments to help patients address signs of aging and enhance their natural beauty.

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Cheek Fillers

Cheek fillers help restore volume to the cheeks, resulting in a fuller, more youthful look. As we age, the cheeks often flatten and drop, which can make the face look elongated. Cheek fillers are injected to lift and round out the cheeks.

Cheek fillers provide the following aesthetic benefits:

  • Restore lost volume in the midface for fuller, plumper cheeks
  • Lift and contour the cheek area to create more defined cheekbones
  • Create a heart-shaped face by softening nasolabial folds
  • Restore balance and symmetry to the face
  • Minimize the drooping, sagging look that occurs with age

How Is the Cheek Filler Procedure Done?

Cheek fillers are injected in small amounts using a fine needle. Dr. Smith will first apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area. The filler is placed in the soft tissues of the cheek using multiple injection points. The procedure takes 15–30 minutes. Some temporary redness, swelling, or bruising may occur.

How Long Do Cheek Fillers Last?

Results from cheek fillers generally last 12–18 months. Its longevity always depends on the type of filler used for the treatment. Follow-up treatments can maintain the desired effect.

Chin Fillers

The chin plays an important role in facial aesthetics. Chin fillers can enhance the size and shape of the chin to create better balance and proportions.

Chin fillers provide the following improvements:

  • Increase projection and height to improve a small or receding chin
  • Create a stronger, more defined jawline
  • Balance facial features and profile
  • Complement other cosmetic procedures like rhinoplasty or facelift
  • Restore age-related volume loss resulting in a drooping chin

What’s Involved in the Chin Filler Procedure?

The chin filler is precisely injected along the border of the chin bone and jawline. Dr. Smith may massage the area to evenly distribute the filler. There may be some swelling, redness, and tenderness for a few days.

How Long Will Chin Fillers Last?

Chin fillers provide visible improvements for 6–12 months before another treatment is needed.


Juvederm is a smooth gel dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. It is FDA-approved and helps add volume to lessen facial wrinkles and folds.

What Makes Juvederm Special?

Like Restylane, Juvederm is also composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps maintain moisture and volume in the skin.

However, Juvederm utilizes a unique formulation known as Vycross technology, which involves a combination of high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid. This formulation allows for a smoother, more natural-looking result with longer-lasting effects.

Juvederm is a popular choice for:

  • Lip enhancements for fuller, plumper lips
  • Wrinkle reduction in smile lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet
  • Cheek augmentation to lift and contour
  • Overall facial rejuvenation and volume replacement

It provides long-lasting yet temporary results.

How Is Juvederm Applied?

Juvederm is injected using a fine needle directly into the skin in a simple, non-surgical procedure. Treatments generally take less than 30 minutes, and no downtime is required.

How Long Do Juvederm Results Last?

Juvederm’s effects last up to 1 year. Some of the newer Juvederm formulas provide even longer-lasting results before a new treatment is needed.

Lip Fillers

Lip fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment used to add volume, definition, and fullness to the lips. Thin lips can be enhanced with dermal fillers to create a plumper pout.

The benefits of lip fillers include:

  • Increase lip volume and fullness
  • Define the lip border and create more symmetry
  • Reduce fine lines around the mouth
  • Plump lips that have thinned with age
  • Boost self-confidence with an enhanced smile

What’s Involved in the Lip Filler Procedure?

The lip area is numbed with an anesthetic cream before the injections. Using a meticulous technique, Dr. Smith will strategically place small amounts of filler into specific areas of the lips and around the mouth. There may be some mild swelling and tenderness for a few days.

How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?

Lip fillers show visible results immediately after treatment. Effects typically last 6–12 months.


Restylane is a brand of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers designed to add volume, lift, and fullness to the skin. It is FDA-approved and commonly used in cosmetic treatments.

What Is the Composition of Restylane?

Restylane is created using a process called non-animal stabilization technology (NASHA). This involves extracting hyaluronic acid from bacterial fermentation, resulting in a purified and biodegradable form of the molecule.

Restylane is used to:

  • Smooth away wrinkles and fine lines
  • Create fuller, more shapely lips
  • Add lift and volume to cheeks
  • Enhance chin and jawline definition
  • Revitalize tired-looking eyes
  • Improve facial symmetry and balance

It provides natural-looking enhancement and correction.

How Is Restylane Administered?

Restylane is injected under the skin using ultrafine needles. Dr. Smith may use topical numbing cream to maximize your comfort. The treatment takes about 30 minutes, with some potential swelling or bruising afterward.

What’s the Duration of Restylane’s Effects?

Restylane effects typically last 6 months to 1 year before another treatment is needed. Results are gradual and look natural.


Sculptra is a unique dermal filler made of poly-L-lactic acid that stimulates collagen growth deep beneath the skin’s surface. It is FDA-approved to replace lost facial volume.

What is Sculptra Made Of?

This biocompatible filler contains microparticles of poly-L-lactic acid, a biodegradable synthetic polymer that is gradually absorbed by the body, which helps stimulate the production of new collagen.

Sculptra is often used for:

  • Significant facial volume loss
  • Deep wrinkles, folds and hollowness
  • Sagging or drooping skin
  • Facial rejuvenation and collagen stimulation

It can provide a subtle, natural-looking lift.

How Is Sculptra Treatment Conducted?

Local anesthetic is injected into the treatment area by Dr. Smith prior to the sculptra treatment. . Dr. Smith administers multiple treatments over a few months. Massage helps distribute the product evenly. Mild swelling, redness, or tenderness may occur temporarily.

How Long Will Sculptra Last?

It may take a few months to see optimal results as Sculptra boosts collagen. Improvements can last up to two years.

Tear Trough Fillers

The tear trough is the hollow area under the eye between the lower eyelids and upper cheek. This area often looks sunken or dark with aging. Tear trough fillers rebuild volume to reduce shadows and bags under the eyes.

Benefits of tear trough treatment include:

  • Minimize the appearance of dark circles
  • Lessen under-eye bags without surgery
  • Reduce sunken, hollow look around eyes
  • Smooth fine lines for a well-rested appearance
  • Correct volume loss that accentuates tear trough

What’s Involved in the Tear Trough Filler Procedure?

Dr. Smith meticulously places small amounts of filler along the tear trough and under eye area. Cool compresses help minimize swelling and bruising. Avoid rubbing the area for 24 hours post-treatment.

How Long Do Tear Trough Fillers Last?

Tear trough fillers provide rejuvenation to the under eye area for approximately 12 months.

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Maintain a Refreshed Look with Follow-up Appointments

Dermal fillers provide long-lasting results, but regular maintenance is necessary to maintain your rejuvenated look.

Dr. Smith suggests scheduling follow-up filler appointments every 6–18 months, depending on the specific product used.

During these follow-up visits, Dr. Smith will evaluate the areas that require touch-ups to uphold your desired outcomes.

Addressing lost volume at an early stage helps prevent the formation of deeper wrinkles and sagging. Consistent maintenance appointments contribute to long-term satisfaction.

Why Choose Dr. Darren M. Smith for Your Dermal Filler Treatment?

Expertise and Education

Entrust your journey to facial rejuvenation to a master in the field: Dr. Darren M. Smith. His illustrious educational pedigree and unparalleled expertise place him at the pinnacle of plastic surgery.

Artistic Precision

Dr. Smith’s distinct artistic flair ensures that each dermal filler treatment is meticulously tailored, achieving harmonious and natural-looking results that celebrate your innate beauty.

Compassionate Care

More than just his technical prowess, Dr. Smith’s compassionate and caring manner ensures each patient feels valued and at ease during their visit.

Luxury Experience

Located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, his practice ensures an exceptional experience. Here, state-of-the-art procedures are seamlessly blended with a spa-like ambiance, ensuring utmost comfort.

A Transformative Journey

Opting for Dr. Smith means embracing a transformative journey led by a surgeon who deftly combines expertise with a personal touch, creating results that resonate with individual aesthetic visions.

FAQs About Dermal Fillers

Is It Safe to Get Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers have gained significant popularity in recent years, and their safety has been a topic of interest for many. In general, dermal fillers are considered safe when administered by a qualified professional such as Dr. Smith.

What Are the Typical Side Effects of Dermal Fillers That I Can Expect?

Most patients might observe some swelling, redness, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site following the procedure. These side effects are typically mild and temporary, fading away within a few days to a week.

Are Serious Complications Possible?

While rare, more severe complications can arise, such as infections, allergic reactions, or tissue necrosis. It’s crucial to be aware of these risks, even though they’re infrequent.

How Do I Know If Fillers Aren’t Right for Me?

Not everyone is a suitable candidate for dermal fillers. People with specific allergies, bleeding disorders, or certain other medical conditions might be advised against the treatment. A comprehensive consultation with Dr. Smith will help to determine if dermal fillers are the right choice for you.

How Can I Ensure My Safety and Achieve the Desired Results?

Having an open dialogue with Dr. Smith about your expectations, concerns, and any medical conditions or medications will set the stage for a safe procedure and optimal results. Trust in his expertise will ensure that the treatment aligns with your aesthetic goals while prioritizing your safety.

Explore the Beauty of Dermal Fillers at Ritz Tower in Manhattan

Step into the esteemed world of Dr. Darren M. Smith at Manhattan’s iconic Ritz Tower.

Recognized for his meticulous artistry and precision, our clinic provides advanced dermal filler treatments tailored to enhance your inherent beauty. Dr. Smith’s blend of top-tier training and personal touch ensures outcomes that radiate with grace and subtlety.

Whether you choose to call us at +1 (212) 633-0627 or book online, your journey towards refined aesthetics is at your fingertips. 

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