Dermal Fillers Chicago, IL at MAE Plastic Surgery

Dermal filler injections—also known as facial fillers or soft tissue fillers—are highly sought after by patients interested in looking youthful and refreshed, without surgical techniques or a lengthy recovery period. Facial fillers plump the skin, restoring soft tissue volume that has depleted with aging. Looking gaunt, with hollow facial features, makes you appear older than your years, but facial fillers volumize and smooth skin, so you look vibrant and renewed.

With a few simple injections, the experts at MAE Plastic Surgery can help you look years younger. We offer a range of hyaluronic acid filler types to meet your needs and target the specific facial areas you would like to correct. During your in-person consultation, our team can help match you with the dermal filler that will best meet your needs.

Why Choose Dermal Fillers?

Looking and feeling better is on every cosmetic patient’s wish list. Dermal fillers can help you achieve peak confidence in your appearance in a minimally invasive manner. Our aesthetic professionals at MAE Plastic Surgery often recommend dermal fillers because of their many benefits, which include:

  • Contains Natural Compounds – hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by the human body and can be found in many fruits, as well.
  • Results Are Noticed Right Away – HA adds instant volume, so you can leave your appointment feeling more confident.
  • Can Be Used to Treat More Than One Facial Area – differing fillers target areas of the face that include cheeks, forehead, around the nose and mouth, around the eyes, or even the backs of the hands.
  • Touch-Up Treatments Can Easily Be Administered if Needed – to maintain your results, you’ll only need a few injections a year. In some cases, results can last longer than a year, making your touch-up routine as simple as possible.

Offering a Full Range of Facial Fillers in Chicago, IL

When hyaluronic acid is lost due to aging, molecules inside the middle layers of skin are unable to bond together as tightly as they once did. Many injectable facial fillers use hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that holds 1,000 times its weight in water, to volumize facial soft tissue.

However, not all hyaluronic acid dermal filler products are the same; the consistency of the gel solution can make the difference in application and results. At MAE Plastic Surgery, our professionals can help patients choose between the following options:


Juvéderm® is an HA gel filler that instantly diminishes the wrinkles and folds along the side of the nose and mouth (called parenthesis lines), as well as vertical lip lines.  It’s also ideal for lip augmentation (lip fillers) and restoring volume and fullness to the face. The results are not only instant, but they are also extremely smooth and natural looking. Results from Juvéderm® can last for up to one year.

Voluma XC

Voluma XC, the latest entry into the world of cosmetic injectables, has generated a great deal of excitement among industry professionals and patients. Developed by Allergan, which also manufacturers BOTOX® and Juvéderm®, Voluma XC is the first and only filler that has been FDA-approved to instantly add volume and a youthful lift to the cheek area. Like many dermal fillers, Voluma XC is made of hyaluronic acid. It also includes lidocaine, a local anesthetic that makes the treatment nearly pain free. And, best of all, it’s been clinically proved to last up to two years with the full correction!

Only a handful of doctors in the Chicago area have been selected to offer this innovative facial filler, and Dr. Epstein is one of them. He, along with his aesthetic nurse injector, have completed the Master Course training that is required to administer this groundbreaking, highly advanced, injectable.


Restylane® is injected into one or more areas of the face to reduce or eliminate wrinkles. This hyaluronic acid solution helps the skin retain moisture, which allows tissues to become tightly connected as they were in patients’ younger years.

Most MAE Plastic Surgery patients report to seeing improvement immediately after having a Restylane® injection. Results generally last up to 18 months when used to correct laugh lines but may last anywhere from nine to 12 months if used to treat wrinkles in the nasal area or the lips.

Restylane® Lyft

Like traditional Restylane®, Restylane® Lyft® is a dermal filler designed to replace lost volume and restore youthful facial contours; however, Lyft® is meant to be injected much deeper into the skin. The particles of gel in this filler are larger than those in Restylane® (since they contain more hyaluronic acid), making Lyft® is often a better choice for individuals with particularly deep facial lines.

The hyaluronic acid in Restylane® Lyft® helps to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from the nose to the corners of the moth (often called puppet lines). Restylane® Lyft®, which is FDA-approved, has been found to last at least six months.


Radiesse® is an injectable filler unlike any other treatment on the market today. Not only does it safely fill and correct nasolabial folds (smile lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth), but it also beautifully restores the natural contour of the cheeks and face.

But what makes this product so unique is that it works with the body to stimulate and grow new collagen.  Even more exciting is that the results are natural, immediate and long-lasting.  Radiesse® typically lasts for up to a year. It has also been used for hand rejuvenation.

Injectables for Collagen Remodeling

Many popular cosmetic fillers replace lost tissue volume with a gel solution that is meant to hold many times its weight in water, which allows the skin to look refreshed and moisturized. This is highly effective, but it’s not the only way to improve the appearance of facial skin. MAE Plastic Surgery also offers dermal fillers that encourage your body’s natural ability to produce collagen – the compound that’s responsible for plump, firm, and youthful skin.

While collagen depletes as we age, the following treatments can help you look refreshed almost immediately, while kick-starting the collagen production process to help you look your best for as long as possible.

Learn More about Dermal Fillers in Chicago – Contact Us Today!

Looking youthful can be achieved more easily than you think. With the full range of injectable fillers available at MAE Plastic Surgery, you have every option available to meet your aesthetic goals. We welcome new and returning patients into our office for personalized consultations to determine which facial fillers can meet your expectations. Get started today by calling 847-205-1680 to schedule an appointment with our friendly and knowledgeable team.

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