Filler injections or dermal fillers have revolutionized facial rejuvenation and enhancement. Facial deflation (or volume loss) begins at about the age of 30 (or sooner) and can contribute to dark circles under the eyes, flattened cheeks, thinning of the temples, lines/shadows on the corners of the mouth (marionette lines), and lip thinning.
As an Aesthetic-trained Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Markarian has a unique perspective when it comes to injectable fillers. Not only has he undergone advanced training in performing various types of filler injections including Voluma®, Juvederm®, Restylane®, Perlane®, Belotero®, and Radiesse®, but also commonly operates in the face for brow lifts and facelifts. As such, Dr. Markarian has directly observed the areas under the skin to “fill”, and has learned “first-hand” the incredible variability between patients — live, “on the OR table” — as opposed to via lectures or a cadaver dissection. Dr. Markarian believes this helps him guide where to inject fillers and where not to. Dr. Markarian is also one of a handful of plastic surgeons in Massachusetts who took the Allergan Expert Hands-on training course specific for Voluma® injection and this is his most popular filler. Voluma® is a new filler manufactured by Allergan specifically for the cheek, and most injectors’ experiences are limited.
Dr. Markarian has taught other health care providers how to properly inject fillers at courses and conferences, and enjoys performing them in his practice. By utilizing the optimal type of filler in the correct location, Dr. Markarian will help you reach your anti-aging goals for your face.