Dermal Fillers


Juvéderm® is an injectable facial filler used to soften deep folds and reduce wrinkles in the faces of patients. The substance is largely hyaluronic acid, a substance normally found in the skin, muscles, and tendons of mammals.
Dr. Subbio offers the whole range of Juvéderm® products including Volbella® to add volume to the lips and smooth out wrinkles around the mouth, as well as Voluma® to instantly add volume to the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss.


Restylane®, Silk, Lyft, Refyne, and Defyne are for mid-to-deep injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane® is also approved for injection into the lips.

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“I saw a video by Dr. Subbio on RealSelf, and I met with him twice before my explant surgery. He answered every question I had and gave me his cell number for any questions that may pop into my brain. He didn’t try to push me into getting replacements or a lift, tho he did… Read More »


“Dr. Subbio was very polite and kind. His nurse was just as great. I am so excited for the future relationship I have with his practice. I felt respected and just so excited. I was educated on the pros and cons of breast augmentation, he explained between round and shaped silicone breast augmentation and how… Read More »


“Dr. Subbio and his friendly staff immediately put me at ease. They listened to my concerns and offered filler solutions. Dr. Subbio has exquisite artistic talent and an eye for detail. I am thrilled with my results and will certainly return. The office is very clean and comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Subbio.”


“My experience with Dr. Subbio was fabulous! As a 52 year old first timer for ANY cosmetic assistance, I was extremely nervous. Dr. Subbio and his staff not only put my mind at ease, but their work is meticulous. What I love the most is the look Dr. Subbio was able to create – softer… Read More »


Dermal Filler FAQs

Dermal filler is one of the most popular treatments at Subbio Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa. Dr. Christian Subbio is well known Plastic Surgeon. He is board certified and well known for his artistry in achieving natural results. Below are a few frequently asked questions regarding dermal fillers:

Dermal fillers are soft injectable gels that are injected beneath the skin’s surface to smooth out fine lines, wrinkles, and restore lost volume. These gels are composed of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) which is a substance found in human skin cells. HA works by drawing in water to augment the skin. This is not permanent, eventually it is absorbed into the body.

Generally, basic dermal fillers require no anesthetic.

If you are interested in having your lips injected this can tend to be a bit painful so we recommend topical numbing as well as a dental block. 

The procedure itself is simple and straightforward, involving an initial needle stick at the point of injection to then be followed by injection of the filler using a cannula, which is a blunt tip needle. This typically takes between 15-30 minutes. Redness, swelling and tenderness can be present for a day or 2 post injection. Results can be seen immediately. Optimal results can be maintained over time.

The amount of filler needed for each person varies. Most Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers come as 1 ml. This is equivalent to 1/5th of a teaspoon. The amount needed depends on what you are trying to correct, your age, degree of volume loss, and which filler is being used. There are a few places where 1 ml is enough to show significant  differences. This includes: lips, nose, and tear troughs. For the rest of the face you will most likely need more than one syringe.

Common side effects can include redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. The filler may also show up as tiny hard lumps. Rare side effects, while less common, you should be aware of infection, granulomas, blindness, and tissue death.

Dermal fillers may be used in areas on the face that loses volume when aging. Fillers are used to replace volume loss and structural support, giving a more youthful appearance. The aim is to make the face more rejuvenated.

For instance, the lips may be injected to improve shape, size, and symmetry. The cheeks can be injected to make the face structural more defined. An under developed chin may be injected to give the area more projection. The nose can be injected to improve shape and contour.

Results are typically seen right after treatment depending on swelling. Results will gradually improve over 2-4 weeks. Filler can last between 6-18 months depends which area is treated. The longevity varies from person to person depending on how you metabolize the filler and how much filler is placed.

Yes. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance which occurs naturally in the cells of the skin, thus there is no risk of allergic reactions. Even people with food sensitivities can receive these fillers safely. The brands of dermal fillers we use are available in more than 90 countries and have been used as an injectable cosmetic treatment for more than two decades with an excellent safety record.

Your consultation and treatment are personally undertaken by Dr. Christian Subbio, who is a board certified Plastic Surgeon with almost 10 years of experience. Dr. Subbio is well known for his methods of achieving beautiful yet natural results with minimal pain, bruising, and down time.

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Meet Dr. Subbio

Subbio Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa is a comprehensive center specializing in Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. Located in Newtown Square across from the beautiful DuPont Farms, Dr. Subbio brings with him over 10 years of training and experience as an Attending Surgeon at the Lehigh Valley Health Network.

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Why Subbio?

 It’s the perfect marriage of science and artistry. In fact, he’ll hand-draw his projected results right in front of you during your consultation.

Dr. Subbio is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the prestigious American Board of Plastic Surgery.

He was inspired to become a surgeon after learning about plastic surgeons who volunteer their skill and artistic vision to help cleft lip and burn victims in India. Once he became a surgeon, he began volunteering himself, traveling to third world countries to perform procedures.

Dr. Subbio won’t try to convince you to have a procedure that isn’t best for you. Your safety, well-being, and satisfaction are paramount.