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Why See Dr. Shermak?

Dr. Shermak enjoys her filler practice because her patients love filler treatment, the comfort, ease and beautiful, natural outcomes. Dr. Shermak has been the subject of multiple magazine articles describing her treatments and outstanding outcomes. Dr. Shermak is artful in her approach and is interested in hearing what her patients hope to achieve, and allowing them to see their goals.

Dermal Fillers

What is a dermal filler?

As we age, fullness of the face decreases. This leads to a deflated, older appearance. Dermal fillers may be injected into the face in a routine office visit to reduce the appearance of facial deflation and wrinkles. These fillers include hyaluronic acid products such as Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm, which all contain lidocaine for comfort.

Voluma is a particularly exciting injectable that provides excellent volume in the cheek, restoring youthful fullness and secondary eradication of nasolabial folds and jowls. It takes about 20 minutes to treat and individuals leave the office with a “done” result with minimal swelling or bruising. Voluma is also great for improving on remarkable facial asymmetries.

Restylane has been around the longest. It has the smallest molecular composition, and is best for fine lines, like those in the face and lip area, and also in smoothing the junction between the lower eyelid and cheek fullness, with reduction of dark circles under the eyes. Volbella is a newer product that produces more subtle results in the lip that last one year.

Juvederm and Perlane are similar in nature and have larger molecular composition. They are optimal for deeper lines, like the folds between the nose and lips (nasolabial folds), marionette lines, and deep furrows between the brows. Juvederm and Perlane are also excellent for creating fuller lips.

Kybella, a newer injectible, has been designed to combat stubborn, unmanageable submental fat, known colloquially as a “double chin.” Kybella relies on deoxycholic acid molecules, compounds found organically in the human body that work to dissolve fat deposits, releasing them as bodily waste. Once Kybella has been adequately injected into the skin, in at least 2-3 sessions, the upper neck is beautifully contoured and slimmed for a more youthful, attractive appearance.

Another exciting dermal filler on the market is Sculptra. Sculptra works to stimulate lost collagen, a protein responsible for the skin’s suppleness, plumpness and resilience. Sculptra is often a key component in a “liquid” facelift, and is highly versatile when it comes to improving facial contours. Sculptra can also do wonders for the nasolabial folds and sunken, sagging jowls. Sculptra requires 2-3 treatments, and offers more global volumization in the face.

Dermal Fillers

Who is a good candidate for dermal fillers?

Healthy men and women in their 30’s and older who are looking to improve facial fullness and reduce wrinkles are excellent candidates for treatment. Clients should have reasonable expectations for improvement rather than perfection. Fillers are a great way to achieve rejuvenation without any scars or downtime.

During the initial consultation you will discuss with Dr. Shermak what you would like to improve so she can understand your goals and determine how to best achieve your desired result. During that initial visit, the treatment may take place. Depending on the treatment, a second treatment is recommended 6 months to a year later to achieve optimal results.

Dermal Fillers

What areas of the face are most optimal for fillers?

  • Junction of lower lids and cheek
  • Cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds (creases that may exist between side of nostril and side of lip)
  • Sides of mouth
  • Lips
  • Marionette lines
Dermal Fillers

What is the recovery like after dermal filler treatment?

You may experience temporary swelling, numbness, and bruising that require head elevation, ice packs and massage with Arnica Montana herbal supplementation for several days. Most resume regular activities and look great by the following day.

Pursuing additional cosmetic treatment

The way you look and feel directly affects your self-confidence. In addition to treating Baltimore dermal filler patients, Dr. Shermak takes care of many Baltimore blepharoplasty, brow lift, facelift, facial fat grafting and facial liposuction patients. Please visit these pages to learn more.

Next steps Schedule a Consultation

We invite you to call Dr. Shermak’s Baltimore plastic surgery office at 410-324-6592 to schedule your personal, comprehensive consultation today. During this session, the doctor will go over your medical history, including any previous cosmetic treatments. She will examine your face and skin, and begin to formulate a customized plan of action for addressing your aesthetic goals. To learn more about the kind of results that are possible with dermal fillers, please visit our online library of before and after success stories.

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We are officially open, thanks to Governor Hogan!

We welcome new patients and are looking forward to performing elective surgical procedures, starting the week of May 11.

This is a new day, with new safety protocols. Our goal is to keep everyone safe and respect the continued risk COVID-19 presents. For this reason, we will be instituting the following protocols:

  • We will have Sandy stationed at our entryway with sterilizer and a COVID-19 survey for our new patients to fill out. Sandy will also check your temperature and collect your paperwork at the door – our medical intake form can be filled out prior to your coming to the office, or you can fill it out after you arrive.
  • Please bring a mask for any in-office visits. If you are coming for surgery, please bring a paper mask if you have one. For any other visits, cloth masks or paper masks are fine.
  • We need any patient waiting to be seen to wait in your car until we can safely accommodate you in an exam room. We need to respect social distancing and are spacing our patients out to assure safety.
  • We can only allow the patient to come in to the office for examination. Friends or family will need to wait outside the office.
  • For those assisting our postoperative patients on the day of surgery: we ask that you kindly wait in your car and we will call you in to discuss postoperative instructions.
  • I am continuing to schedule Virtual Consultations which is exciting and new! Check out my Resources section or header at drshermak.com to get started!

I look forward to seeing you soon!


As of July 1st, the staff members at The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland will no longer routinely be wearing masks following the state guidelines per Governor Hogan.

All of our staff members are vaccinated.

If any patient would prefer that the medical staff member caring for them wear a mask, please let us know and we will gladly do so.

We treat patients with compormised immune systems and we need to be respectful of their needs.

We are asking patients who are not fully vaccinated to please wear masks while in our office so that we may continue to safely accomodate our patients with weakened immune systems.

Thank you!

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