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Facial Fillers

Rejuvenate Your Appearance with Facial Fillers

Regain your youthful appearance and enhance your natural beauty with facial fillers. Our experienced specialist, Dr. R. Jeffrey Hofmann has used various facial fillers for over twenty years, ensuring exceptional results. Facial fillers are versatile and can address multiple concerns, including reducing lines and folds around the mouth, filling hollow areas under the eyes, and providing definition to the lips. With a wide range of products available, each with unique advantages, our experts will tailor the treatment to your individual needs, helping you achieve a rejuvenated and radiant look.

Facial Fillers at Rhode Island Eye Institute

Collagen Injections

Collagen injections are relatively painless in-office injections that soften lines around the mouth and lips. Bovine collagen (Zyderm and Zyplast) has the longest track record (dating back to the 1970s) but requires skin testing one month in advance to ensure you are not allergic to the product. Human collagen (Cosmoderm and Cosmoplast) does not require a skin test. Results of the treatment typically last three to four months.


A safe, natural dermal filler that restores volume and fills in lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. In experienced hands, it can also treat “deep circles” around the eyes, add fullness to the lips, and smooth the jawline. It is one of the hyaluronic acid products (along with Juvederm, Hylaform, and Captique), a substance found naturally throughout the human body. Furthermore, it is not derived from animals or humans and therefore does not require skin testing. The results of Restylane typically last between 6 and 9 months, depending on the area treated.


Juvederm is the latest hyaluronic acid product to be approved for use. It temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the skin. It is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing; the results last about 6 months. It is most commonly used to fill in lines and wrinkles around the mouth but is also useful for rejuvenating the lips. No skin testing is required.