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Injectables & Dermal Fillersin Darien

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Injectables and dermal fillers can diminish facial lines and wrinkles, restoring fullness and smoothness to your face.

Dermal filler injections are among the specialized procedures offered by our highly respected aesthetic team at The Aesthetic Center in Darien, CT. Nurse Practitioner Cassandra Esposito uses only the safest and most advanced injection techniques and top-of-the-line dermal filler products.


Xeomin® is a wrinkle reduction neuromodulator that relaxes facial muscles and reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and other signs of aging.

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Tipped in 24-karat gold, the Aquagold® Treatment is similar to a microneedling procedure but offers a boost of a customized cocktail of ingredients to combat the signs of aging.

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Botox Cosmetic

Botox Cosmetic is a product used to treat forehead creases, fine lines, and wrinkles near the eyes, and furrows between the brows. We recommend Botox Cosmetic treatment as a non-surgical alternative for patients who are seeking youthful-looking skin without facelift surgery.

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Dysport is a treatment for dynamic wrinkles and fine lines on the skin, particularly around the face. When facial muscles fold or crease the skin in the same place repeatedly, it breaks down collagen. The skin loses its elasticity, and the creases remain.

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As you age, your skin reduces its production of a substance called hyaluronic acid, resulting in facial wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM is a smooth-consistency hyaluronic gel that is injected under your skin to instantly smooth out these folds and wrinkles.

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Radiesse is a calcium-based dermal filler that can restore facial volume and correct wrinkles around the nose and mouth. This dermal filler also volumizes and works with your body to stimulate new collagen. Results of this skin treatment are immediate and may last a year or more for many patients.

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Sculptra is a synthetic injectable material that stimulates the body's own collagen to smooth out lines and wrinkles and replace volume in the face and cheeks. It is also beneficial in the treatment of recessed temple areas and deep scars. This material is biodegradable and does not harm the body.

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Restylane® Products

If you want to achieve smoother, fuller, firmer skin, but you do not want to undergo extensive surgery, Restylane Lyft could be the right solution for you. Restylane Lyft can address creases around the mouth, face, and hands.

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How do dermal fillers work?

Dermal fillers are also known as injectable implants, soft tissue fillers, or wrinkle fillers. For our patients in Fairfield County dermal fillers can create a smoother and fuller facial appearance.

Age increasingly robs your face of youthful subcutaneous fat, making lines and wrinkles more apparent. Heredity, lifestyle, and excessive sun exposure can all accelerate this dermal deterioration. While most injectable dermal fillers will fade over time, some can last more than a year between injections, making them a bridge between short-term injectables that fade over a few months and more invasive procedures that can alter your appearance for years or even permanently.

Injectable fillers approved by the FDA and administered by trained medical professionals are regarded as safe and effective. But beware of the large black market of unapproved and potentially dangerous injectable products promoted by unauthorized providers. Never consider injecting yourself or letting an acquaintance inject you. Dermal fillers require the knowledge, training, and precision that only licensed medical professionals like Dr. Passaretti and his team of expert injectors can provide.

FDA-approved uses for dermal fillers

Temporary fillers are approved to address moderate to severe facial wrinkles and skin folds, such as the lines extending from the sides of your nose to the edges of your mouth, as well as the small wrinkles around your lips. Approved uses extend to increasing the volume of your lips, cheeks, chin, and the backs of your hands. Dermal fillers can also be used to correct acne scars and to restore signs of facial fat loss.

Costs of dermal filler injections

Costs will vary according to the number and sites of injections. Since dermal filler injections generally provide what are considered “cosmetic” results, your insurance will usually not pay for them. But if there’s any question about the cost of injectables or dermal fillers Fairfield County specialists at our clinic can assist you in filing any pre-authorization insurance coverage request.

Tell us if…

Your aesthetic specialist needs to know if you have any bleeding disorder or a history of severe allergic reactions to any substance. Approved dermal fillers can be composed of a variety of substances, some naturally occurring and others synthetic.

Lidocaine is frequently used as a numbing agent prior to dermal filler injection, so allergic sensitivity to lidocaine must be evaluated. If you are considering dermal filler injection into your hands, alert Nurse Esposito if you have any joint, tendon, or blood vessel disorders. Dermal filler injections should always be delayed until any inflamed or infected skin has resolved.

Risks and side effects of dermal filler injection

The list of risks underscores the necessity of using only FDA-approved fillers under the guidance and administration of trained medical professionals. The most serious danger is unintentional injection into a blood vessel by an untrained provider, which can cause a stroke or embolism. Patients should be pre-tested for allergies to filler materials. Other risks include infection, tissue death, bruising, swelling, tenderness, and rashes.

Some people experience temporary side effects from dermal filler treatment such as swelling at the injection sites. Any swelling or bruising generally occurs shortly after injection and typically resolves within a few weeks.

What dermal fillers cannot do

Minimally invasive and temporary rejuvenation treatments like dermal fillers cannot achieve the extensive results of surgical procedures such as a facelift, a brow lift, or an eye lift. During your consultation with your aesthetic specialist, you can ask questions about these procedures and how they relate to dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers should never be used to enhance breast or buttock size. Nor should they ever be implanted into bones, tendons, ligaments, or muscles. The FDA has not approved injectable silicone for any aesthetic procedure involving facial or body contouring. Silicone injections used improperly have been linked to long-term pain, infections, serious injuries, and disfigurements. This is why it is important to trust your body to a licensed medical professional like the aesthetic specialists who work with Dr. Passaretti for your dermal filler procedures.

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If you are considering plastic surgery in Fairfield County or anywhere around Fairfield County, contact us to schedule your injectable or filler consultation with our aesthetic team. We LISTEN to you to ensure your goals are understood and pursued. Selecting the right medical care professional is the key to achieving the safe and attractive results you want. Insist on an experienced, highly trained aesthetic team at The Aesthetic Center.

If you are considering plastic surgery in Darien, CT, or anywhere around Fairfield County, contact us to schedule a one-on-one consultation with top plastic surgeon Dr. Passaretti.

722 Post Rd, Ste 201, Darien, CT 06820