Longwood Plastic Surgery | Michael Tantillo, M.D.

Injectable Fillers

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Injectable Fillers ModelInevitably, the effects of age, stress, and exposure to the elements leave fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin on the face. Many women and men would love a facial pick-me-up, but aren't quite ready for cosmetic surgery. They are looking for an effective, but less invasive solution. Today's modern injectable fillers in our Boston area practice can come to the rescue.

You can quickly rejuvenate your appearance with our modern injectable facial fillers. Dr. Tantillo works to provide all of his patients with the highest quality of care. Request your consultation with Dr. Tantillo today.

What are Injectable Fillers?

Injectable fillers instantly restore a more youthful appearance to your face without surgery. Dr. Tantillo uses them to rejuvenate your facial appearance.

Perlane® and JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel can be used smooth out and fill in wrinkles or add volume to lips. These fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the body and gives skin its fullness. In addition to increasing volume, hyaluronic acid attracts and binds water molecules to provide additional firmness.

RADIESSE®, a heavier filler, effectively treats severe wrinkles and deep creases, and can even be used to smooth over recessed scars. It also enables your body to renew its natural collagen supply by providing a structure in which collagen can grow. This creates additional volume in your skin, making it look firmer and more youthful.

Who is a Candidate for Injectable Fillers?

Dr. Michael Tantillo understands that even though you are conscientious about maintaining your looks, you might not be ready for facial plastic surgery. He respects the wishes of all of his patients, and works to provide a rewarding facial rejuvenation experience. Ideal candidates for injectable fillers are women and men, usually between the ages of 30 and 60, who do not smoke and who are in good health overall. Many patients use injectables to enhance or maintain the results of their facial plastic surgery. These treatments:

  • Don't require allergy skin tests
  • Are made without animal products
  • Produce immediate results
  • Are effective and long lasting
  • Are harmlessly absorbed by the body over time

Dr. Tantillo will help you sort through the various treatment options to determine which one is best suited for you. During your personalized consultation, he might recommend BOTOX® Cosmetic to improve wrinkles caused by facial muscle movements. If you have more advanced signs of aging, a brow lift, facelift, eyelid surgery or another plastic surgery procedure may best suit your goals.

Recovery & Results

Dr. Tantillo can perform injectable treatments right in his office in under an hour. You can return to your normal activities immediately after treatment, though you will need to avoid strenuous physical activity and restrict exposure to heat and sun for the first day.

  • Perlane can be expected to last about 6 months
  • JUVÉDERM usually lasts 6 to 9 months
  • RADIESSE results can continue for 2 years or more

You will maintain the improvements from these treatments longer by repeating them periodically. As your face ages and new cosmetic surgery procedures and facial treatments are created, it's a good idea to consult with Dr. Tantillo periodically to reassess your options.

The Next Step

Taking advantage of our injectable facial fillers is easy and convenient. Request an appointment online for a consultation with Dr. Tantillo at our office or call him at (617) 973-9700.

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Michael Tantillo, M.D.