Fillers Specialist

Eneida Agosto, M.D. -  - Rheumatologist

Heights Rheumatology and Esthetics

Eneida Agosto, M.D.

Rheumatologist & Aesthetic Specialist located in Jackson Heights, NY & Washington Heights, New York, NY

You can easily reverse the signs of aging and contour your face without going under the knife. With her expertise in dermal filler injections, including JUVÉDERM®, RADIESSE®, and others, Eneida Agosto, MD, of Heights Rheumatology and Esthetics can enhance your appearance and give you a boost in confidence. Dr. Agosto offers flexible scheduling for filler appointments at her Washington Heights and Jackson Heights, New York, locations. Request your dermal filler consultation with the online scheduler or call the clinic nearest you to make an appointment.

Fillers Q & A

Why should I get dermal fillers?

As you get older, you’re going to lose some volume in your face as collagen — a firming connective tissue — breaks down, and as you lose plumping subcutaneous fat. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM and RADIESSE, replace lost volume and help fill in deep grooves. It’s time to consider filler injectables if you have:

  • Frown or smile lines
  • Thin or undefined lips
  • Sunken cheeks
  • Forehead wrinkles

Not only do JUVÉDERM and RADIESSE fillers plump and contour your features, they also stimulate collagen production to further help tighten and firm your skin. Fillers are even ideal if you have volume loss and wrinkles on the backs of your hands.

Are dermal fillers permanent?

No, although they’re known for being long-lasting. Most JUVÉDERM and RADIESSE filler injections provide optimal results for at least a year before they start wearing off. In some cases, your fillers may even last as long as two years. Once your fillers wear off, you can safely get the injections again as needed.

Do filler injections hurt?

It’s normal to feel a small sting with filler injections, but you shouldn’t be in pain. The needles used for fillers are so small and thin, most men and women don’t feel a thing.

If you’re worried about pain or know you’re sensitive to needles, talk with Dr. Agosto during your consultation. She may suggest applying a topical numbing cream about 20-30 minutes before your session to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.

How long does it take for dermal fillers to work?

Because they’re plumping agents, dermal fillers provide results as soon as they’re injected. You might have some initial temporary swelling due to the injections, so you should expect your optimal results to shine through within about 24-72 hours.

To enhance your filler results if you have deep grooves and wrinkles, and to help your fillers last as long as possible, Dr. Agosto might suggest pairing your fillers with botulinum injectables, such as BOTOX® or XEOMIN®. These types of injections help facial muscles relax, which gives you even smoother, younger-looking skin.

Get started on your custom dermal filler injection package at Heights Rheumatology and Esthetics today. Either click on the online scheduler to book an appointment or call the office.