Skip to content

Dr. Mariotti's Blog

woman in red chair

Are You Ready for Longer-Lasting Filler Results? Try Sculptra®

Injectable fillers continue to top the charts as one of the most popular cosmetic treatments year after year, thanks to their ability to reduce lines and wrinkles without surgery or downtime. But if you’re longing for a longer-lasting wrinkle treatment option, Sculptra® just might be your favorite new filler.

Take a look at three of the top benefits of Sculptra to see if this filler could be right for you.

1. Gradual, Natural-Looking Results

Sculptra is made of a biodegradable compound called poly-L-lactic acid, which has been used in dissolvable sutures for decades.

older couple at breakfast

Your Go-to Guide for Wrinkle Types and How to Treat Them

While one wrinkle might look like the next when you look in the mirror, there are actually several types of wrinkles — and that matters when choosing the best wrinkle treatment. Take a look at three common wrinkle types and how to treat them.

[Transcript ends at 00.01.25]

Dynamic Wrinkles 

Dynamic wrinkles or expression lines happen only when your face is moving. For example, laugh lines that temporarily form around your lips when you are smiling or laughing but then go away when your face is at rest are dynamic wrinkles.

Over time, however,

older woman with black cateye glasses

Can You Look Great in Your 70s and Beyond without Surgery?

Sure, aging is a natural part of life that is bound to happen to all of us. However, that doesn’t mean you still can’t look and feel youthful well into your 70s and beyond! And the best part is that there are many skin treatments for aging that don’t require surgery or downtime.

Take a look at some of the most popular cosmetic treatments for aging skin here.

Injectable Fillers

A common cosmetic concern for men and women in their 60s, 70s and beyond is loss of facial volume that can often lead to a tired appearance.

smiling blonde woman

What’s the Difference between BOTOX® & Dysport®?

BOTOX® and Dysport® are undoubtedly two of the biggest names in the anti-wrinkle injection space. But because the two are often discussed side-by-side as one-in-the-same, many people are left wondering what the difference is between the two, if any at all.

Here, we break down the main differences and similarities between BOTOX and Dysport to help you choose the best fit for your cosmetic goals.

[Transcript ends at 00.01.25]

BOTOX vs. Dysport

BOTOX and Dysport are both formulations of botulinum toxin that work by immobilizing the facial muscles that cause wrinkles to form on your skin.

Dermal Fillers - Mariotti - Nov 2021

Good News, Fillers Are Definitely NOT Just for Lines & Wrinkles

Injectable fillers have quickly become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the country. While fillers are best known for their ability to temporarily smooth away lines and wrinkles, though, you might not know that dermal fillers can also be used to improve the appearance of these three unexpected spots. 

1. Hands

As we age, our skin begins to produce less collagen and becomes thinner. One area of the body where thinning skin is often most noticeable is on the backs of the hands. Thin skin in this delicate area can make veins more visible,

Mariotti - Woman getting dermal fillers

3 Tips to Make Fillers Work with Your Budget

If dermal fillers are on your wishlist to reduce wrinkles or add volume to your cheeks or lips, but you’re concerned about your budget, don’t fret. There are some simple saving tricks you can use to get fillers on a budget without sacrificing the quality of your results and experience.

[Transcript ends at 00.01.25]

1. Book Your Appointment in the Middle of the Month

For many people, most of the biggest bills come at the start of every month. By scheduling your filler appointment towards the middle of the month, you can give yourself some wiggle room in between major bill payments to help your budget stay on track. 

botox or hyaluronic acid injection

Why Fillers Are Going to Be Even Bigger in 2021

Injectable fillers remain one of the most popular plastic surgery trends year after year, and 2021 isn’t expected to be any different. In fact, fillers could be even more popular this year than in the past, and these are just a few of the reasons why.

  1. Masks Can Camouflage Bruising and Swelling

    Face masks will likely carry over into 2021, and many people are finding that the coverings make it easy to temporarily hide bruising or swelling after getting lip filler. So even though you may have to mask up now, you could use this time to get fillers so you can fully enjoy your results a bit later.

How Fillers Really Show Up For You [Infographic]

How Fillers Really Show Up For You [Infographic]

Happy woman with her hair wrapped in a towel looking at her liquid facelift results in the bathroom mirror.

It’s Been a Very Long Year, You Deserve a Liquid Face Lift

Do you feel like lines and wrinkles have crept up on your face a little faster than usual with added stress? Maybe you’ve been working from home and saving up for a cosmetic procedure or two, while your frown lines have been working overtime.

If you’re thinking about getting a face lift but aren’t quite sure you want to dive into the deep end of a surgical procedure just yet, consider treating yourself to a liquid face lift and reaping many of the same benefits.

What Is a Liquid Face Lift?

A liquid face lift uses injectable wrinkle treatments like dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® to smooth away the appearance of lines,

Woman getting filler

So You Want to Get Fillers But You Don’t Like Needles?

A large portion of the population is afraid or anxious about needles — one poll estimated about 20%. But if your fear of needles is the only thing keeping you from getting injectable treatments, you may find it relieving to know that there are lots of things you can do to ease your mind.

Put these four tips into practice to help make your dermal filler appointment go smoothly, even if you don’t like needles.

  1. Schedule an Office Visit First

    This gives you a chance to discuss your anxieties about needles with your plastic surgeon,

1 2