Dermal Fillers

Integrated Dermatology of Waterbury

Medical Dermatologists located in Waterbury, CT & Southbury, CT

With innovative dermal filler solutions, such as Restylane® and Radiesse®, you can contour your features and smooth out wrinkles and lines. Because of her expertise in skin care and aesthetic injectables, Ellie Christianson, APRN, offers personalized dermal filler packages at Integrated Dermatology of Waterbury to help enhance your natural beauty. Book your dermal filler consultation at this Waterbury, Connecticut, practice by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling the office directly.

Dermal Fillers Q & A

How do dermal fillers work?

Dermal fillers are designed to fill in areas where you’ve lost volume as a natural side effect of aging or to plump areas that were always lacking in volume. You can read more about how specific dermal fillers work below.


Restylane includes a line of hyaluronic acid dermal filler gels that restore volume in targeted areas. Hyaluronic acid attracts water molecules, so results are entirely natural-looking and feeling.

Plus, as the hyaluronic acid in Restylane absorbs over time, it stimulates collagen production. This allows cells to build skin-tightening fibers from the deepest layers.


Radiesse is a dermal filler gel that’s made up of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres. Not only does this gel-like substance instantly add volume, but it also triggers your body’s collagen-making abilities. As your body absorbs the CaHA in Radiesse, fresh, new collagen fibers are left behind for superior anti-aging benefits.  

What can dermal fillers treat?

Dermal fillers can treat a wide variety of skin imperfections and signs of aging. Common issues that can be resolved with dermal fillers include:

  • Nasolabial folds around your nose and mouth
  • Volume loss in the backs of your hands
  • Sunken cheeks
  • Thinned lips

Both Restylane and Radiesse are also beneficial for filling in lines, grooves, folds, and wrinkles all over your face and neck. But they aren’t just for age-related issues.

You can even request dermal filler treatments at Integrated Dermatology of Waterbury to fill in old scars, including acne scars. Dermal fillers can make even the most stubborn of scars seem much less noticeable.

Are dermal fillers permanent?

Dermal fillers aren’t permanent skin-enhancing solutions, although they’re certainly long-lasting. During your dermal filler consultation at Integrated Dermatology of Waterbury, our doctor sits down and talks with you about your concerns.

He educates you on the various types of dermal fillers and how they work, so you can make an informed decision. In most cases, our doctor finds that Radiesse and Restylane can provide optimal results for anywhere from 6-12 months, sometimes even longer.

Learn more about dermal filler packages offered at Integrated Dermatology of Waterbury by scheduling a consultation. Book your dermal filler appointment online or over the phone.

Individual results may vary.