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Dermal Fillers in Boston

Our dermal filler treatments offer a safe and effective treatment to create a more youthful look without surgery. With the expertise of Dr. Tessa Hadlock and our team of skilled professionals, you can trust us to enhance your natural beauty in a very subtle, elegant way.

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Dermal fillers: A fountain of youth for your skin

Dermal fillers, often referred to as soft tissue or wrinkle fillers, are a remarkable solution for addressing facial volume loss and the signs of aging. These minimally invasive treatments use specially formulated substances to plump and rejuvenate the skin, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance. Whether you're concerned about fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, sunken cheeks, thinner lips, or vertical lip lines, dermal fillers can provide a tailored solution with beautiful, natural-looking results.

How dermal fillers work

The magic of dermal fillers lies in their ability to restore volume to specific areas of the face. As we age, our skin loses its natural supply of collagen and elastin, leading to a loss of volume, bringing on sagging skin, jowls, frown lines, smile lines, or a sunken look at cheeks, under the eyes, or temples.

Dermal fillers replenish lost volume and plump the skin, smoothing away wrinkles and creases. The treatment involves carefully injecting the chosen filler substance into the targeted areas of concern. The choice of filler will depend on your unique needs and goals. The procedure is minimally invasive and typically requires little to no downtime.

What are the benefits of dermal filler injections?


Dermal fillers can restore a youthful fullness to your face, improving overall facial harmony and symmetry.

Wrinkle reduction

Fillers can effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving you a smoother complexion.

Natural-looking results

When administered by a highly trained and experienced practitioner like Dr. Tessa Hadlock, dermal fillers produce results that look subtle, natural, and authentic.


Dermal fillers can be tailored to address your specific concerns, allowing for a personalized treatment plan that meets your goals.


Unlike surgical procedures, dermal filler treatments are non-surgical and require no anesthesia, minimizing risks and downtime.

Quick and convenient

Most treatments can be completed in a matter of minutes, allowing you to return to your daily activities almost immediately.

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Types of dermal fillers 

At the Hadlock Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer a selection of dermal fillers to meet your unique aesthetic goals:

  • Hyaluronic acid fillers: Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural substance found in the skin that helps retain moisture and volume. HA fillers, such as Juvéderm and Restylane, are versatile and can treat a wide range of concerns, including nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and lip enhancement. These fillers provide natural-looking results and are reversible if necessary.
  • Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) fillers: CaHA fillers, like Radiesse, are thicker and longer-lasting fillers. They are ideal for addressing deep wrinkles and restoring lost volume in areas like the cheeks and jawline. CaHA stimulates collagen production improvements that improve with time.
  • Collagen-stimulating fillers: Fillers like Sculptra are designed to stimulate collagen production, gradually restoring volume and elasticity to the skin. They are particularly effective for addressing sunken cheeks and temple hollows.
  • Autologous fat transfer: Also known as fat grafting, this approach involves harvesting fat from your own body, typically from areas like the abdomen or thighs, and injecting it into the face. Autologous fat transfer provides long-lasting results and can be used to enhance multiple areas of the face.

Each type of filler offers unique benefits and is suited to different aesthetic concerns. During your consultation at Hadlock Center, Dr. Tessa Hadlock will carefully evaluate your facial anatomy, discuss your goals, and recommend the most appropriate filler(s) for your individual needs. Our goal is to create a customized treatment plan that helps you achieve your desired results while preserving a natural and harmonious appearance.

What can dermal fillers do for my look?

  • Nasolabial folds: These are the lines that run from the sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth. Dermal fillers can smooth and soften these lines.
  • Marionette lines: These lines extend from the corners of the mouth to the jawline. Fillers can smooth these lines to create a refreshed, healthy, youthful look.
  • Cheek enhancement: Dermal fillers can add volume to the cheeks, for a more lifted, defined facial appearance.
  • Under-eye hollows: Fillers can address the hollow areas under the eyes, reducing the appearance of dark circles and bags.
  • Lip enhancement: For those seeking plumper and more defined lips, dermal fillers can provide a natural-looking enhancement.
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What is the treatment experience?

The process of enhancing your natural beauty with dermal fillers starts with an in-depth, personal consultation. During this appointment, you'll have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and goals. Dr. Tessa Hadlock and her talented, trained injection specialists will work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan.

The actual treatment involves the precise injection of the chosen filler into the designated areas. The injections are typically well-tolerated, and you'll be able to resume your daily activities immediately after your appointment.

Results from dermal fillers are noticeable right away, with continuous improvement over the following days. Depending on the type of filler used and the areas treated, results can last from several months to a couple of years. Periodic touch-up treatments can help maintain your youthful appearance.

Why choose the Hadlock Center for dermal filler injections?

When it comes to enhancing your natural beauty with dermal fillers, experience and expertise, make all the difference in the result. Dr. Tessa Hadlock, a distinguished full-chaired professor at Harvard Medical School, leads our team of skilled professionals. Her extensive knowledge of facial aesthetics ensures that your treatment will produce subtle, refined, and uniquely tailored results to your features.

Choose the Hadlock Center for Facial Plastic Surgery and embrace a more youthful and confident version of yourself that looks entirely natural, never overdone. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward rejuvenating your appearance.

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