wrinkle reduction dermal fillers princeton njThere is a wide array of cosmetic injectables available, and each offers a distinctive benefit for patients. While it’s wonderful to have such a broad selection, the number of options can often be overwhelming for patients trying to determine which product is right for them. As this type of facial rejuvenation is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic enhancement, having a better understanding of what the specific formulas are designed to address can help individuals considering treatment. Our experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Eugenie Brunner, will happily explain the finer details during consultation, but a quick overview can help to clarify many of the differences.

Broadly speaking, there are two groups of facial injectables: soft tissue fillers and other injectables. Soft tissue fillers, also called dermal fillers, include popular brands like Radiesse®, JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and Belotero Balance®. Most skin fillers are comprised of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally-occurring substance found in the skin. For the most part, HA fillers are designed to add volume, though thinner formulations often can be utilized to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and acne scars. The thicker gels are best suited for plumping lips, adding volume to and cheeks and temples, filling in nasolabial folds, and contouring jawlines. The thinner formulations are best for smoothing fine lines and minimizing undereye bags.

In the “other” category are popular injectables like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin®. These products are not fillers. They are mild neurotoxins that can reduce the movement of overactive muscles. While age and gravity are partly to blame for the onset of wrinkles, it’s often the repeated muscle contractions that, over time, create deeper and deeper creases. When carefully applied, BOTOX® injections can soften the movement of the specific muscles that typically cause brow furrows, forehead lines, and wrinkles around the eyes. It takes an experienced injector to enhance the appearance while avoiding the “frozen face” that is sometimes associated with this treatment. To treat very deep stubborn lines due to muscle movement, Dr. Brunner will often use both filler and BOTOX® injections to soften the wrinkle effectively.

The advances in facial rejuvenation treatments make it possible to restore a more youthful appearance without relying on invasive surgical procedures. For more information about cosmetic injectables, or if you wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brunner, please contact us today.

Double Board Certified: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery & Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 10 years (2009-2019) in Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery

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Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Most Comprehensive Skin Rejuvenation Laser Center in Central New Jersey

Thousands of Cosmetic Facial Plastic Procedures Performed

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COVID-19 Update & Curbside Skincare Pickup

To our lovely patients and friends, 

We are beyond thrilled to announce that beginning today, our office is open and ready to see patients for all appointment needs, including cosmetic! 

The wait is over and we are happy that we will be able to see you all again! To ensure your safety, we will be implementing new protocols that will protect all of our patients while at our office: 

  • Prioritizing Cleanliness: All rooms and high touch areas will be disinfected frequently. Disinfectants, hand sanitizer, and related supplies will be available to staff and patients at all times.Staff will open doors for all patients, and wash hands between each patient interaction. 
  • No ‘waiting rooms’: Patients will be asked to arrive when it is time for their appointment to avoid waiting. 
  • Staggered Appointments: We will be staggering the appointments to ensure adequate time to wipe down spaces in order to maintain a safe and clean environment. 
  • Screenings: We will be screening patients over the phone and at the time of their appointment to ensure they are healthy
  • Reduced & Healthy Staff: Any of our staff who can work virtually will be working outside of the office, and all staff will be screened daily to ensure they are healthy
  • Protective Equipment: Our staff and patients with appointments will wear a mask and gloves at all times. We ask that all patients come to their appointment with a mask! Dr. Brunner will even be wearing a protective shield to ensure your safety! 

We will continue to offer Virtual Appointments for all of our patients. Additionally, we will continue curbside pickup at our office for all your skincare needs! Patients should call 609.921.9497 or email us at kim@brunnermd.com or melissa@brunnermd.com regarding the products they are interested in, and Kim or Melisssa will coordinate a curbside pickup for you!

We ask everyone’s full cooperation as we prepare to open under very special circumstances.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our office and promise to take every necessary precaution to care for you in a safe environment.


Dr. Brunner and the Entire Team! 


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