Collagen Loss in NJ

The volume in our skin diminishes as we get older, and the creation of collagen decreases as we mature and age. New Jersey-based cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gartner often works with patients who are experiencing the development of age-related wrinkles and the look of their faces becoming more hollow and flat. Fillers, such as Juvederm®, may improve the appearance of many areas of the face by restoring youthful fullness and shape to the face while also promoting collagen formation.

While some individuals think that age-related wrinkles and creases give them a more “seasoned” appearance, others say that the wrinkles and creases make them seem older than they really are or make them appear fatigued, even when they are not. These people often experiment with treatments available at pharmacy shops, department stores, and cosmetics counters in order to battle the indications of aging. Unfortunately, such products often fall short of the considerable collagen-boosting or skin-smoothing claims they make on the packaging.

Individuals in New Jersey, may now turn to Gartner Plastic Surgery to help them regain their more youthful look and regain their familiar appearance. Without the need for invasive or unpleasant surgery, Dr. Gartner’s patients may address the effects of collagen loss and feel more confident about their look using a variety of non-surgical options.

Read along to learn more about how collagen loss can affect the look of your skin and find out how to promote new collagen in the skin for anti aging and a full skin rejuvenation treatment.


Dermal fillers, also known as injectable implants, are chemicals that are utilized to add volume to certain regions of the face while also smoothing up the skin’s texture and appearance. As a therapy to prevent volume loss caused by the aging process and fill up moderate to severe facial creases and folds, “liquid facelifts” using dermal fillers have become more popular.

Additionally, dermal fillers are a non-surgical, minimally invasive method of augmenting and/or reshaping regions of the face, such as the lips, cheeks, and nose, to enhance facial contours and proportions by improving facial contours and proportions.

Our physician injectors can make a broad variety of cosmetic enhancements using dermal fillers in a short amount of time while maintaining high quality results. Here are some of the concerns that can be improved with dermal fillers:

  • Smoothing out parenthesis or laugh lines, marionette lines, and little vertical lip lines (sometimes known as smoker’s lines).
  • Lips, cheeks, noses, chins, and foreheads may all be enhanced and reshaped through cosmetic procedures.
  • Temples and under eye regions that have been hollowed down

Dermal filler treatment sessions are rapid and typically require less than an hour depending on the number of treatment locations. They normally need minimal downtime for the majority of patients, allowing them to be completed during a lunch break or other convenient period. Patients may continue their normal activities after therapy, albeit they should avoid excessive physical activity, ultraviolet light exposure, smoking, and alcoholic drinks for the first 24 hours after treatment.


Hyaluronic acid is a sugar-based molecule that occurs naturally in the human body and has a moisturizing effect on the skin. Its molecules act like sponges, absorbing up to 100 times their own weight in water and adhering it to the skin and joints to provide lubrication and hydration. Water-loving characteristic of the plant also helps it to keep volume in the skin of the face.

Because of the effects of time and exposure to pollution and UV rays on the skin, the skin’s ability to retain moisture and volume diminishes, resulting in the formation of facial wrinkles and folds, as well as deflation in the areas around the lips, the temples, and the undereye or tear trough areas.

While the synthetic type of hyaluronic acid used in dermal fillers has a more gel-like consistency, the acid is chemically similar to the naturally occurring acid in the body. The lidocaine included in certain dermal fillers is a pain-relieving medication that is used to reduce discomfort during the treatment process.

Using an enzyme known as hyaluronidase, hyaluronic acid fillers may be partly or entirely destroyed if there is any overfilling after a treatment session, allowing the procedures to be totally reversible. Over time, as the body becomes more capable of properly absorbing the dermal fillers, maintenance treatments may be necessary in order to maintain ideal results.

The effects of a treatment may last anywhere from six months to two years, depending on the particular patient’s biology, the thickness and cross-linking of the dermal fillers used, and the technique utilized. Many patients see an increase in skin resilience and smoothness after only one visit, whilst others may take numerous treatment sessions to observe significant improvement.

Beyond the rapid filling effect, researchers have shown that hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers may even progressively stimulate the skin’s own collagen formation over the course of several weeks after treatment. Therefore, in order to preserve the same young appearance over time, smaller doses of dermal filler may be necessary during subsequent touch-up procedures.

Because hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are chemically identical to the acid generated by the body, there is a low chance of an adverse response to these products. Some people have had adverse responses to the treatments, despite the fact that the vast majority of patients have had no issues with the medicines. Some of these responses may be rapid, while others might arise weeks or months after treatment.

They include the following: extended redness and itching around the injection site; swelling; and hardening of the skin surrounding the injection site. Most people will receive relief within a week or two, while a small percentage of individuals may continue to have them for many months.


Dermal fillers serve to restore volume to the face that has been lost as a result of the aging process, since collagen breaks down with time, as does the body’s natural process of replacing it. The use of some fillers may be beneficial in smoothing out wrinkles that appear on the face when collagen production decreases. With the use of this kind of filler, you may get a smoother, less wrinkled, and more defined facial look.

Collagen loss may also create changes in the structure of the face, which is why a specific formulation of dermal filler is designed to enhance the contours of the face.

While outcomes may vary based on the kind of filler used, as well as the depth, volume, and location of the filler injected, results are normally lasting one to two years in most cases.

Patients may come back to Dr. Gartner for touch-ups or to have treatments repeated. Patient’s who desire to give their look a modest boost without making a big and visible alteration might benefit from this procedure since the outcomes are unobtrusive.



The Juvederm family of fillers is manufactured by Allergan and consists of numerous formulae that are all derived from cross-linked hyaluronic acid. In this range of fillers, each filler restores lost volume to particular regions of the face while also smoothing wrinkles to provide a more youthful appearance.

Ultra is a product that is particularly intended to enhance the appearance of fullness in the lips. Ultra Plus is a thicker gel that may be used to smooth out more severe wrinkles and lines on the face.

Volbella, like Ultra, is meant for use on the lips, although it is best suited for modest, subtle improvements as well as the treatment of vertical lip lines. Vollure is a facial treatment that focuses on nasolabial folds and marionette lines. When collagen loss occurs in the midface, Voluma can restore a youthful roundness to the cheeks while also holding up facial tissues that might otherwise droop down into jowls. Voluma may be used to treat collagen loss throughout the body.


The mineral calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) is present in the teeth and bones. It is made up of smooth microspheres contained in a gel carrier when used as a tissue filler. The CaHA persists after the gel dissolves and stimulates collagen formation, which is assumed to be the reason behind the gel’s volume augmentation. The body breaks down the CaHA over time. As a result, it functions as a filler as well as a stimulant. The only CaHA-based filler currently available is RADIESSE.


Wrinkles are caused by collagen loss, which may be repaired with dermal fillers. However, lines that occur as a result of decades of utilizing the same muscles to generate facial expressions need a different technique. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a neuromodulator that works by relaxing the muscles in the face to reduce the appearance of forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and lateral canthal lines (also known as crow’s feet).


Soft tissue fillers may be used in a variety of face locations to provide outstanding outcomes in the field of cosmetic rejuvenation. The appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles may be improved, and natural-looking volume enlargement can be achieved with these minimally invasive procedures, depending on your aesthetic objectives.

Dermal fillers may be used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and folds in the face, as well as other areas of the body:

  • Nasolabial Folds that may be seen on the sides of the mouth
  • Marionettes lines
  • Lips (to be used for Smoker’s Lines)
  • Frown lines (Glabella)

Dermal fillers may be used to add volume to the face in the following ways:

  • Increasing the volume of the lips on both men and women
  • Add volume to the cheeks
  • Jowls
  • Liquid Acne Scarring Treatment
  • Liquid Nose Job
  • Non-surgical Facelift
  • Hand Rejuvenation may also be achieved with the use of dermal filler


Because there are so many fillers available on the market, patients may be confused by the variety of options that are offered or put out by the many producers. Differences between products within the same class (for example, hyaluronic acid-based fillers) are not as substantial in reality, contrary to what is often believed by the marketing industry. Even when comparing the aesthetic effects of treatments from other companies, the distinctions between them may not be that significant and may offer the same results in the end.

When two goods are created for identical uses, despite the fact that their modes of action and major components are very different, the final outcomes often turn out the same and provide the same kind of results.

Dr. Gartner may give a suggestion as to which soft tissue filler would be the most appropriate for your particular situation. Location, depth of lines, needed degree of augmentation, skin quality, and thickness of skin are just a few of the parameters taken into consideration during your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Gartner. Finding the right treatment plan for you is the first step to ensuring we’re able to target those problem areas and promote new collagen in the skin.


The use of dermal fillers, which are minimally invasive treatments, may help you attain a more young and rejuvenated look if you’re bothered by the appearance of symptoms of aging on your face, such as fine lines, wrinkles, or volume loss. If you schedule a consultation with Dr. Gartner, you will have the chance to share your issues and objectives with him, and he will then propose the best suitable therapy for you.

Dr. Gartner will work closely with each patient to develop a customized treatment approach that takes into account the wide range of noninvasive therapies available at the clinic. Combining therapies is also an effective approach of preventing the problem from recurring in the future, if executed properly.

Please contact us now for more information about dermal fillers or to arrange a personal consultation at Gartner Plastic Surgery New Jersey. On your road to skin rejuvenation, our team of facial professionals are here to assist you every step of the way!

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