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What Are Facial Fillers?

In today’s technologically advanced cosmetic arsenal, there are more tools than ever for treating unwanted signs of aging. While you may not yet be ready for an invasive surgical procedure, you may greatly benefit from a relaxed, non-surgical treatment with facial fillers in Pittsburgh. Dermal fillers can achieve many of the same results as with surgery, albeit with greater subtleness and ease. They can help reverse the unavoidable loss of facial fat volume, smooth away wrinkles and fine lines, and plump depleted, thinning lips.

Among the most common ingredients in facial fillers is hyaluronic acid, a compound found naturally in the human body that is responsible for skin hydration, suppleness, and elasticity. Once our hyaluronic acid stores begin to dwindle with maturation, it’s wise and prudent to replace them with gentle injections, which are so quick that they can conveniently be performed over your lunch break.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Injections in Pittsburgh?

Anyone who is struggling with facial grooves, wrinkles, furrows, creases, and lines will find relief with our non-invasive dermal fillers in Pittsburgh. Those looking to enhance their lips or cheeks non-surgically will also find many benefits. Finally, patients wishing to undergo a non-surgical rhinoplasty, facelift, or blepharoplasty will find that facial fillers can achieve many wonderful results—minus the lengthy downtimes, anesthesia, and discomfort.

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What Are the Benefits of Facial Fillers in Pittsburgh?

  • Safe, non-invasive facial contouring
  • Fills in of depressions and scars
  • Improves youthful facial volume
  • Reduces in wrinkles and fine lines
  • Augments cheeks and chin
  • Sculpts jawline
  • No anesthesia, downtime, or pain
  • Boost in self-esteem confidence
  • Provides a more youthful, inviting complexion
  • Offers fuller, more lustrous lips
  • Reduces under-eye bags and puffiness
  • Fills in tear troughs
  • Boosts collagen and elastin production
  • Softens crow’s feet, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds 

These are the Most Common Facial Fillers Used at Sistine Aesthetics:

Juvéderm® Ultra XC:

With its patented cross-linked formula, Juvéderm Ultra XC is excellent for smoothing away wrinkles and fine lines as well as scars, and can also be used to mitigate lost facial fat volume. 

Juvéderm Voluma:

Made from a versatile gel, this Juvéderm in Pittburgh is ideal for gently lifting the cheek areas and correcting volume loss. Like Juvéderm Ultra XC, it is a hyaluronic acid-based product.

Restylane® Lyft:

In addition to its role as a filler for age-related wrinkles and creases, Restylane Lyft can be used to treat aging, depleted hands, adding volume and vibrance.


This hyaluronic acid-based filler can help restore brilliance and volume to ailing skin, as well as plumpness and luminosity in the lips. It is formulated with lidocaine for increased comfort.


Made with poly-L-lactic acid, Sculptra is ideal for reducing nasolabial folds and other deep facial creases and wrinkles. It helps to stimulate the body’s production of collagen, a natural protein that boosts skin suppleness.


Used to treat both the face and the hands, our Radiesse is excellent for boosting the body’s collagen levels, thus filling in wrinkles and depressions while maximizing a youthful glow.

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Dr. Leong is extremely knowledgeable in his field. He keeps up with the latest products to enhance his patients concerns. He spends as much time as a patient needs in answering their questions. He does what is aesthetically best for his patients. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. Finally, he is one of the most intelligent, down to earth, easy to converse with doctors that I have ever known. And if that’s not enough, he is a good person and a wonderful human being.

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 What Results Should I Expect From Facial Fillers in Pittsburgh?

You will see results immediately for most treatments of facial fillers in Pittburgh. Thanks to Dr. Leong’s precise treatment techniques, bruising, swelling, and redness is kept to a minimum so you can return right away to work, school, or social activities. You should avoid using aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, high doses of Vitamin E, and St. John’s wort before and after your appointment, as these can increase the risk of bleeding at the injection site.

Facial Fillers FAQs

Can I go back to work after getting fillers?

Yes, facial fillers require minimal downtime. Some mild swelling or bruising may occur, but most people return to work or their daily routine immediately.

What's the difference between Botox and fillers?

Botox relaxes the muscles to reduce wrinkles, while fillers add volume beneath the skin to smooth lines and enhance facial features.

Are there natural alternatives to facial fillers?

While some skincare products and treatments can help skin look healthier, they can't provide the same immediate or dramatic results as fillers.

Why Choose Sistine Aesthetics for Facial Fillers?

As the creator of a thriving Pittsburgh plastic surgery practice, Dr. Leong, a world-renowned board certified facial plastic surgeon, has now created a sister sanctuary at the Sistine Aesthetics to help support and maximize non-invasive treatments for his patients. 

At Sistine, every session of facial fillers in Pittsburgh is overseen by Dr. Leong, who has instructed his nurse injectors in his same meticulously precise, conservative, and recovery-minimizing techniques as he has been using successfully for years. The result is elegance personified in a setting that adheres to among the highest standards of safety and cleanliness in the industry. 

Rather than upselling you on various superficial trends such as is common at many corporately owned franchise medspas, our team will take the time to address your real concerns and treat you like the unique, beautiful individual that you are, formulating a plan of action for revitalizing your complexion.

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