Dermal Fillers

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Dermal Fillers Fairfield, CT and White Plains, NY

A dermal filler is an injectable treatment designed to resolve wrinkles and volumize areas of the face. Fillers are formulated to treat various areas of the face and last for a specific length of time. These injections do not just serve a cosmetic purpose- they support overall skin health by stimulating collagen production and hydrating from within

Book your consultation with Dr. Alfred Sofer to find out more about the anti-aging outcome you wish to attain with fillers. Dr. Sofer has extensive knowledge of how to combine both his aesthetic vision and skill to create results that will complement your natural beauty, not change it. He holds memberships in several plastic surgery organizations and committees, demonstrating his commitment to staying updated on the latest techniques and research. Since opening his practices in Fairfield, CT, and White Plains, NY, Dr. Sofer has been nationally recognized with several plastic surgery awards and recognitions. 

To see if dermal fillers are right for your aging concerns, call (203) 336-9862 or inquire with his contact form online. A staff member from his office will help you arrange your first appointment. 

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Dr. Sofer offers FDA-approved Juvéderm and Restylane, biocompatible fillers formulated with hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that our skin produces naturally. In addition to the skin, HA is found in the joints, eyes, and other connective tissues to provide lubrication and moisture. Upon injection, it works to attract moisture to smooth out wrinkles and provide even volume. 

Research has shown that each HA molecule is capable of binding to water around 1,000 times more than its own volume. (1) HA fillers do not simply mask the look of wrinkles, they provide the skin with the hydration it needs to maintain skin resilience and health, promoting more elasticity and softness. HA molecules also serve to induce collagen synthesis in the dermis through stretching and stimulating its fibroblast cells- the cells that produce collagen itself. This means it can not only treat minor wrinkles but can also resolve atrophic skin conditions, like acne scars. (2)  

A benefit of HA fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane is that injectors can reverse the results if a patient is dissatisfied. By administering an enzyme injection of hyaluronidase, the HA filler will effectively break down immediately, leaving the skin exactly how it appeared before. 

About Juvéderm and Restylane 

Juvéderm and Restylane are specially designated to withstand movement in different areas of the face. They can reduce signs of aging and promote more youthful contours in the following ways: 

  • Reducing lines around the nose and mouth, called nasolabial folds 
  • Adding projection to the cheekbone, chin, and jawline 
  • Plumping the lips
  • Smoothing out lip lines 
  • Smoothing out superficial horizontal forehead lines 
  • Providing subtle volume for under-eye hollows 
  • Reducing the appearance of dark circles 
  • Promoting quality hydration and an overall radiant appearance

What is the Difference Between Juvéderm and Restylane? 

Since they are both HA fillers, there are only minor differences between the two. Restylane is more cohesive than Juvéderm, meaning that it tends to spread less, producing more defined results in a highly specific area. While this can be a major advantage for certain sunken areas of the face, particularly under-eye troughs, Restylane is often less moldable through gentle massage once it is injected. Depending on the formulation and your metabolism, Juvéderm can sustain results for 1 to 2 years. Restylane tends to last about 6 months in the lips and 1 year in other areas

Personal Consultation

During your consultation with Dr. Sofer, you will have the opportunity to speak with him about specific wrinkles and areas of facial hollowness that you would like to treat with fillers. He will assess your overall skin quality, describe the procedure, and provide preparation and aftercare instructions. Dr. Sofer will recommend a treatment plan that meets your anti-aging expectations. He may also briefly review the benefits of Botox, another wrinkle-resolving injectable treatment that works within the facial muscles. Regardless of your chosen treatment, Dr. Sofer will be transparent, helpful, and informative during your consultation. 

To schedule yours today, call (203) 336-9862 , fill out our contact form or visit one of Dr. Sofer’s offices in White Plains, NY, or Fairfield, CT. Choose the best skin rejuvenation experience you can with the expertise and knowledge of a board-certified plastic surgeon. 


Before any injectable procedure, Dr. Sofer will review your current prescriptions and any regular supplements you take. He will advise you to refrain from taking blood thinners, as these can cause post-procedure bruising. This can include NSAIDs, aspirin, omega supplements, and certain herbal supplements. You should arrive at your injection appointment with clean, makeup-free skin. Dr. Sofer will further cleanse your face before the procedure.

Procedure Steps 

If you are concerned about discomfort, Dr. Sofer will apply a topical numbing cream that will take at least 30 minutes to settle in and take effect. However, many patients find dermal filler injections highly tolerable because they contain lidocaine, an effective numbing agent. After cleansing and numbing, the injection procedure itself only takes about 15 minutes to complete. Dr. Sofer will inject the HA into the desired areas, gently massaging the skin to promote a more even spread throughout. 

When Will I See the Results of Dermal Fillers?

After your treatment, you may experience redness, bruising, and temporary swelling at the injection sites. Immediately following the procedure, you can apply a cold compress to reduce these effects. Dr. Sofer will advise you to continue to avoid blood-thinning substances for the next few days. You should also refrain from overexerting yourself, sun exposure, makeup use, and alcoholic beverages until your side effects resolve completely. 

Though hyaluronic acid fillers can regenerate collagen over time, their filling effects will produce immediate results

Corresponding & Complementary Procedures 


Botox is another popular minimally invasive injectable that treats signs of aging. Unlike dermal fillers, Botox does not volumeize the skin, but it can smooth out wrinkles, particularly in the upper third of the face. Botox contains botulinum toxin, a protein that can alter muscle functioning by blocking the signals of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. Dr. Sofer strategically administers Botox primarily in depressor facial muscles, causing them to temporarily relax and slightly elevate, resolving the overlying lines. 

Cost of Dermal Fillers in White Plains, NY 

Dermal Fillers Fairfield, CT and White Plains, NY

The cost of your dermal filler treatment will depend on the specific formulation of your choosing, the amount of medication administered, and the aesthetic outcomes you would like to attain. Dr. Sofer will cover the details of your treatment during your consultation, including the cost of your treatment. As a provider who strives to make accommodations for as many patients as possible, Dr. Sofer offers a wide variety of financing options with Alphaeon Credit, CareCredit, PatientFi, United Medical Credit, and Prosper Healthcare Lending. 

To attain the confidence that comes with healthy, youthful-looking skin, call Dr. Sofer at (203) 336-9862 , or reach out with his contact form. The staff at his offices in White Plains, NY and Fairfield, CT will gladly guide you through the process of setting up your consultation. 


How long is the recovery time after dermal filler injections?

One of the advantages of dermal filler treatments is that there is minimal downtime involved. Most patients can resume their daily activities immediately after the procedure. It is common to experience some temporary side effects, such as redness, swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the injection sites, but these effects typically subside within a few days.

Are fillers better than Botox? 

Dermal fillers tend to last longer than Botox, and they have the ability to volumize and improve the contours of the face. Some fillers contain hyaluronic acid, and injectors can dissolve the results immediately if their patients happen to not like them. Botox is less versatile than dermal fillers but is still an effective solution for the prevention of permanent wrinkles that form from facial expressions. 

Are dermal fillers painful? 

Dermal fillers are injections, but many contain lidocaine to minimize discomfort. Injectors also administer them superficially into the skin, further reducing pricking sensations. 

How long do dermal fillers last? 

The amount of time it takes for the results to dissipate depends on the unique formulation and the patient’s metabolism. Usually, fillers last several months, with some formulations lasting as long as 2 years. 

Can dermal fillers be used for non-surgical facelifts?

Yes, dermal fillers can be used strategically to achieve a non-surgical facelift effect. By targeting specific areas of the face, such as the cheeks, temples, and jawline, dermal fillers can restore volume and lift sagging skin. This approach can result in a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance without the need for invasive surgery.


  1. Bravo B, Correia P, Gonçalves Junior JE, Sant’Anna B, Kerob D. Benefits of topical hyaluronic acid for skin quality and signs of skin aging: From literature review to clinical evidence. Dermatologic Therapy. Published online October 21, 2022. doi: 
  2. Wang F, Garza LA, Kang S, et al. In Vivo Stimulation of De Novo Collagen Production Caused by Cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Filler Injections in Photodamaged Human Skin. Archives of Dermatology. 2007;143(2). doi: