Dermal Fillers Specialist

Boca Derm

Board Certified Dermatologist located in Boca Raton, FL

As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Michele Moraes is highly qualified to administer dermal fillers. While the appearance of fine lines might be inevitable as you age, there are ways to diminish their appearance through the use of cosmetic filler injections. Contact Boca Derm today to schedule your consultation and learn more about the right technique for you.

Dermal Fillers Q & A

What are dermal fillers?

Fine lines and wrinkles can be a major insecurity for the aging population, with dermal fillers being the most popular and extensively studied option used to diminish them. An effective alternative to plastic surgery, filler injections diminish and smooth facial lines, adding volume to your facial features for a youthful appearance.

What are the different types of fillers?

Several different kinds of filler injections differ in the “filler” substance that’s used to inject underneath the skin. Among the most common types include:

Hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is a substance found naturally in the skin that draws fluids to the area of the injection. Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Belotero® are brands that fall under this category. All produce similar face-enhancing effects, typically lasts from nine to 12 months, but each might react slightly differently in certain areas of your face.


Calcium hydroxylapatite
Sold under the name Radiesse®, this filler also works by stimulating new collagen production. Radiesse can eliminate deeper furrows or folds around the mouth, or add more volume to the cheekbones or jawline.

What are the benefits of using fillers?

The effects of fillers are evident almost immediately. You’ll have little to no downtime for recovery. Hyaluronic acid fillers, in particular, are based on a natural compound found in your body, making the occurrence of side effects rare.

What can I expect during a filler injection procedure?

Prior to the procedure, Dr. Michele Moraes may prepare the area to be treated with a topical anesthetic. She then injects the particular filler you’ve both decided on underneath your skin. The entire procedure can take as little as 15 minutes.

Before getting starting the injection procedure, Dr. Michele Moraes numbs your face with a local anesthetic. She then injects the particular filler you’ve both decided on underneath your skin. 

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