Fillers Specialist

Melissa R. Schneider, MD -  - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Melissa R. Schneider, MD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon located in Boston, MA

To achieve a more youthful appearance, dermal fillers are a helpful aesthetic option. For men and women in Boston, Massachusetts, Melissa Schneider, MD, PC, provides a wide array of dermal fillers like JuvédermⓇ, RestylaneⓇ, and SculptraⓇ to help you roll back the clock on your skin. Call the practice to schedule an appointment, or book online.

Fillers Q & A

What are fillers?

Fillers are substances that Dr. Schneider gently injects into your skin to plump it up and decrease the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, smile lines, and facial folds. Popular fillers include Restylane, Sculptra, and Juvéderm.

How do fillers improve my appearance?

Patients select dermal fillers for a host of reasons. Some of the most common are:

  • Smooth smile lines
  • Even out frown lines
  • Boost sunken cheeks
  • Build up regressed chins
  • Fill in crow’s feet
  • Minimize scars
  • Decrease the appearance of acne pocks
  • Plump thinning lips
  • Volumize shallow cheeks

Restoring volume to a variety of trouble areas is performed in one day with fillers. Dr. Schneider meets with you to analyze your skin and health history to determine which type of filler is best for your needs and goals.

What is Juvéderm?

Juvéderm is a go-to cosmetic product that is primarily comprised of hyaluronic acid. Your skin naturally produces hyaluronic acid to keep it moist and pliable.

As you age and hyaluronic acid is depleted in the process, you develop uneven skin tone, lines, and a lackluster appearance.

Juvéderm is excellent for filling in the volume you lose over time as your hyaluronic acid decreases.

Does it hurt to get a filler?

Fillers are injected with a needle, so you should prepare for some stinging and a little burning. However, Dr. Schneider is a compassionate, skilled provider who goes above and beyond to ensure your safety and comfort.

Before your procedure, you’ll be made comfortable in your private spa-like room. Dr. Schneider coats the treatment area with a topical numbing cream and gives your skin plenty of time to lose sensation before she begins. You can be sure that any discomfort you feel is only momentary and will quickly go away.

Am I a good candidate for dermal fillers like Juvéderm, Restylane, or Sculptra?

Since dermal fillers replace a natural substance your body makes, almost anyone with signs of aging is a good candidate to receive fillers. Dr. Schneider is highly trained and experienced in the subtle variations each type of dermal filler provides and helps guide your care as you select the treatment that’s best for you.

For the best in aesthetic care, call the practice of Melissa Schneider, MD, PC, or book an appointment online.