A revolutionary treatment has helped many men and women avoid going "under the knife." The game changer: dermal fillers such as RADIESSE®, Sculptra® Aesthetic, JUVÉDERM®, Perlane® and Restylane®. In Massachusetts, Dr. Seth Kates at Worcester Dermatology Associates has become adept at using these fillers for a variety of improvements; he can help you transform your look without surgery.
Discover your options for non-surgical rejuvenation. Request a cosmetic consultation online or call us at 508-754-3823 in Worcester or 978-256-4151 in Chelmsford.
Our Popular Fillers
Common areas that are treated with dermal fillers include the lines around the mouth and the sides of the nose, upper and lower lip lines, lips, and under the eyes. Treatments are performed in the office and take between 10 and 20 minutes depending on the area being treated. Mild bruising and swelling can occur but generally only last a few days. Bruising can be minimized by avoiding aspirin containing products and NSAIDS (such as naprosyn or ibuprofen) for a few weeks before the procedure.
Before & After Photos - Cheek Fillers
Before & After Photos - Lip Fillers
JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel
JUVÉDERM Injectable Gel is a smooth-consistency filler made with hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural complex sugar found in all living cells. Hyaluronic acid is one of the major components of the dermal connective tissue matrix, along with collagen and elastin. It retains water like a sponge, absorbing more than 1000 times its weight. This helps to attract and maintain water, hydrating your skin and increasing its volume and density.
We offer two formulations of JUVÉDERM at our Massachusetts practice. JUVÉDERM Ultra is formulated for versatility in contouring and volumizing wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus, a more robust formulation, is used for volumizing and correcting deeper wrinkles and folds.
Before & After Photos - Marionette Lines
Whether your goal is to reverse the common signs of aging or you need to address more significant facial volume loss, RADIESSE dermal filler provides a simple, natural alternative to invasive treatments. Developed with safety and longevity in mind, RADIESSE dermal filler offers superior versatility for both cosmetic and reconstructive use.
Results generally last up to a year or more. The calcium-based microspheres used in RADIESSE form a "scaffold" to support and stimulate the growth of your own collagen. In other words, it rebuilds your skin's foundation.
Before & After Photos - Tear Troughs (Dark Circles Under Eyes)
Restylane® & Perlane®
Like JUVÉDERM, Restylane and Perlane are made of non-animal based hyaluronic acid. The HA in Restylane and Perlane is biodegradable and fully biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid. Studies have shown that effects of Restylane and Perlane usually appear quickly and last for about 6 months (or more with Perlane).
Sculptra Aesthetic is made with poly-L-lactic acid, a material that works by stimulating the body to make its own collagen. The improvement is gradual, for natural-looking results. Several treatments (generally about 3), performed over several months, can achieve results that last for up to 2 years.
Before & After Photos - Sculptra® Aesthetic
After photos taken one year later after 3 sessions with Sculptra
A Tailored Treatment Plan
When it comes to facial aging, a more comprehensive approach yields the best results. That's why we often combine dermal fillers with other facial rejuvenation options such as chemical peels or BOTOX® Cosmetic in Worcester, Massachusetts. Dr. Kates will discuss your options with you during your in-depth consultation, and will develop a unique treatment plan for your specific needs.