Dermal Fillers

A youthful appearance is defined by plump lips, well‐defined cheekbones, and smooth, supple skin. Dermal fillers such as the Restylane® and JUVÉDERM® product lines offered at our Valparaiso and Schererville, IN, locations restore the underlying support structures responsible for these facial features that break down with age. The expertise of Dr. Gus Galante and his team can help both men women look better and feel younger.

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Talking It Over

Dr. Galante discusses your filler options during your consultation after examining your skin tone and facial structure. He explains the injection procedure and outlines the benefits and risks of each filler product and also informs you of any medications and vitamins to avoid prior to your treatment.

Procedure Specifics

Dr. Galante administers fillers on an outpatient basis, meaning you can go home the same day. Treatments last less than 30 minutes, depending on the number of injections necessary for your desired results.

Dr. Galante offers the hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers JUVÉDERM and Restylane. HA is a complex sugar that attracts and binds with water to promote skin hydration and create volume. Because HA occurs naturally in the human body, neither of these fillers require an allergy test. Depending on the fillers used by Dr. Galante, the results can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.

Virtually all fillers are made with lidocaine, a local anesthetic, which greatly alleviates any discomfort associated with the injections. A topical anesthetic is also available if desired. HA fillers require little to no downtime or recovery, and many patients return to their daily routine immediately following their treatment. Bruising or swelling may occur and last for hours or days, but these are easily concealed with makeup.

Dr. Galante

Meet Dr. Gus Galante

Thank you for visiting the Indiana plastic surgery practice of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gus Galante. Our team is committed to providing you with the information you need to make an educated decision about your procedure. We offer a full range of surgical and non-surgical treatments such as breast augmentation, liposuction, and BOTOX® Cosmetic. Our goal is to make sure you feel comfortable and confident about your choices. We have offices in Valparaiso and Schererville for your convenience.

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Our Fillers

Restylane and JUVÉDERM are similar in many ways. They’re both synthetic gels made with non-animal, cross-linked, hyaluronic acid (HA, which is a natural sugar found in skin). They contain no human or animal DNA and have the best safety profile of all the fillers currently on the market. Each product line includes fillers formulated specifically to address different concerns, such as lost facial volume, thin lips, and wrinkles.

JUVÉDERM Fillers

JUVÉDERM Ultra and Ultra Plus: Both of these fillers are excellent choices for treating nasolabial folds and other mild to moderate lines and folds. The molecules used in Ultra Plus are slightly larger than those in JUVÉDERM Ultra, and the results tend to last a bit longer.

VOLUMA: Sunken or flat cheeks can create an older appearance, even if you have minimal wrinkles. VOLUMA lifts the mid-face without surgery and produces results that can last up to 2 years.

VOLLURE: This is an advanced filler approved by the FDA in 2017 to treat nasolabial folds and other deep lines around the mouth. What really sets VOLLURE apart from earlier generations of fillers is that it can last up to 18 months.

VOLBELLA: Lip augmentation is one of the most popular treatments at our practice. VOLBELLA provides subtle enhancement to the lips, creating contoured lips without looking unnatural.

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Restylane Fillers

Restylane: Like JUVÉDERM, Restylane is a gel made using hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid. Restylane helps minimize moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including the lines that run from your nose toward the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds) and the lines that run from the corners of your mouth toward the chin (marionette lines).

Lyft: In addition to restoring volume to hollowed out cheeks, Restylane Lyft is also approved by the FDA to treat volume deficiencies on the back of the hands. The hands are often overlooked when it comes to signs of aging, and we recommend combining facial fillers with Lyft for patients who have hands that can make them look older than they are.

Refyne: Specially formulated using advanced technology that goes beyond regular fillers, Refyne helps minimize lines and folds in a way that helps maintain natural movements when you’re smiling, frowning, and even puckering up.

Defyne: Using the same cross-linking technology in the filler gel that’s used in Refyne, Defyne reduces laugh lines and nasolabial folds without restricting the skin’s natural movements. Dr. Galante can recommend which filler would work best for you.

Silk: Lip augmentation with Restylane Silk creates silkier, smoother lips. Additionally, Silk is approved by the FDA to smooth the fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Gustavo E. Galant, M.D, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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5.0/5
Aug 10, 2021
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
The augmentation procedure was so simple I wish I would of done it years ago
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5.0/5
Jul 31, 2021
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I had a mommy makeover 3 weeks ago and I feel amazing. Dr Galante and his staff are so friendly and make you feel comfortable and amazing! they answered every question and I felt confident leading up to my surgery day! Dr Galante held my hand and comforted me in the operating room before going under and it felt like genuine care. You can really tell he not only loves what he does, but cares for his patients! he’s also great at it. My incision was done so neatly and perfect. You can tell he took his time to make it as nice as possible. My body looks great! And I have my confidence back thanks to Dr Galante!
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5.0/5
Jul 22, 2021
Facebook Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr Galante and his staff are amazingly kind and helpful. I felt like my health and well being were put as the top priority before the procedure. A few months after my procedure I developed a small lump in my breast. I called the office to have them check to see if it was no big deal, just scar tissue or something from my implant. Dr Galante saw me right away. He determined that it wasn’t normal and quickly arranged for me to be seen by a women’s diagnostic doctor. His nurse kept me calm as I heard him talk to the other doctor on how they’d coordinate care for my testing. Honestly he was a God send because I didn’t have to do a thing except pick up my phone to confirm the appointment. I was a wreck and he took that huge burden off my plate. In the end it was a teeny fluid bubble, but I’m so thankful that he was prompt in his response to my concern.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jun 9, 2021
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable. They made me feel very comfortable and explained everything thoroughly. Not only did the staff and Dr. Galante take the time to understand my careers, and hone life, but they were also able to calm my fears about surgery. They are truly professionals! Highly, highly recommend!
HealthGrades
5.0/5
May 24, 2021
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff have been EXCEPTIONAL throughout this process. I had breast augmentation and everything the doctor and nurse told me to expect was to a T. In the Operating room Dr. Galante made me feel so calm, comforted, and safe. He put on music of my choice, and with a smile held my hand and didn’t let go (until I fell asleep of course) Afterwards, recovery nurse absolutely AMAZING! Received a personal phone call from Dr. Galante that night just to follow up and see how I was feeling. Few days later, the surgical center checked on me to also see how Everything was progressing. My recovery is only 9 days post op and IM IN LOVE WITH THE RESULTS!! I did my research and I would do it ALL OVER again with this physician and staff! I have so many people to refer and honestly if you want superb results and patient care, go to THE BEST! Thank you Dr. Galante and staff.
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5.0/5
Apr 22, 2021
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
My only regret is that I didn’t come here sooner!!! I was working so hard in the gym but couldn’t see results because my body was so rough from having babies. Dr. Galante changed all of that! It is miraculous to me that so many kind, hospitable, and encouraging people all work in one office! I was feeling really nervous and pretty insecure about the whole process, especially because I had received consultations from elsewhere and had a very negative experience. Dr. Galante and his staff were so uplifting and made me feel beautiful even before my procedure. He could charge a lot more for his work but doesn’t, I think because he just likes helping others feel beautiful. Every person in this office is gifted with making people feel welcome and cared for. Also, his work is incredible. He far exceeded my expectations for what I would look like after my surgery. I will never go anywhere else and I encourage all of my friends to see him. Thank you, Dr. Galante and staff for taking such good care of me! My results are amazing and just keep getting better.
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5.0/5
Jan 16, 2021
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Had a brow, neck and face lift. Dr. Galante did an excellent job. The doctor and staff was amazing. The scars you don't notice, can't believe how you have to point them out to see them. Can't wait till I can go back and have other procedures done. Their concerns are what you want and what will make you happy. I highly recommend the work of him and his staff.
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5.0/5
Jan 9, 2021
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr Galante is amazing! I recently had breast augmentation in Nov 2020. I am a mother of 3 children and work full time. I went to a total of 4 consultations with other surgeons and decided to go with Dr Galante. He took his time and went through everything. He answered my questions and concerns. I was so nervous on the day of surgery and is whole team of nurses, surgical tech, and CRNA made the process easy. I have no regrets and am very pleased with my results, he did exactly what I asked and I feel amazing!!
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Sep 12, 2020
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Flawless. I recently had breast implant removal and replacement with Dr. Galante, who came highly recommended, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. After many years, I was at a crossroads about having my implants removed or replacing them. At the consultation, Dr. Galante and Megan, nurse & patient coordinator, we’re attentive, informative and caring. They gave me the information, pros and cons, and didn’t try to sway my decision either way. I didn’t wait too long and decided to go for it and have removal and replacement. He is a truly gifted surgeon and put in just the right size for my frame. This breast surgery was a cinch the second time around. Wish I hadn’t waited. His staff are all very nice and professional. The nurses and anesthesiologists at the clinic all top notch too. It was win win! Thank you!
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5.0/5
Aug 20, 2020
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BEST decision I’ve ever made!! I have had two procedures done by Dr. Galante, including a breast augmentation and lower eyelid procedure, and have recommended many friends to him! I got my breasts done 7 years ago now and have never felt more confident in my own skin, I will be surprised if they ever need to be replaced. While the healing was a bit uncomfortable, I would do it a million times over again. They look SO GOOD. I can’t tell you how many “compliments” I’ve gotten on them. My lower eyelid lift was a few days ago & WOW the results already! My eyes look like they did before I hit puberty. Although I’m not fully healed I am already so happy. He is a true artist and extremely professional. Wonderful staff as well! Would highly recommend him and his practice!
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5.0/5
Jul 8, 2020
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
It has been 7 months since my breast reduction and I couldn’t be happier! From beginning to end Dr. Galante and his entire staff have been outstanding. The high reviews and no consultation fee is what first drew me. From day one he makes you feel very comfortable and secure. He is patient and friendly. Most importantly, he is informative and he knows what he’s doing! I love my results. This was so worth it! Absolute best decision I could’ve made. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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5.0/5
Jun 18, 2020
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I highly recommend Dr. Galante and his staff. Everyone on staff is truly wonderful! My results exceeded my expectations. I love the way Iook! The Dr. and staff made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process.
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5.0/5
Apr 16, 2020
Facebook Gustavo E. Galante, MD
He is 1 of my FAVORITE Dr.'s! So sincere n makes you feel VERY COMFORTABLE! ❤❤❤❤
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jan 31, 2020
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante is very knowledgeable, caring, and exhibits excellent judgement.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 10, 2019
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff are all fine, compassionate people and his skill is second to none! As I have moved many times over the years, my body is my primary household; my experience with Dr. Galante changed my life vastly for the better and I thank him every day!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 13, 2019
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff are wonderful. This was my first plastic surgery experience and I’m extremely satisfied. The doctor and his staff are very thorough while explaining the procedure, costs, options, and results. I felt like Dr. Galante helped me make decisions of what size implants fit me best based on my “ideal” size and my body size/structure. He made sure to give me the most realistic size for my build. I felt like the pre-op directions were very straight forward and easy to understand and I never got nervous or felt like I had unanswered questions going into surgery. The post-op follow ups and appointments were also thorough and I felt comfortable being under Dr. Galante’s care. Never did I feel uncomfortable or uneasy about my decision, the procedure, or the professionalism of Dr Galante and his staff. To some people, undergoing a procedure like I did (along with all of the appointments) May make them feel uncomfortable, vulnerable, or uneasy but I promise that you will not get this feeling around Dr. Galante and his staff. They are EXTREMELY professional, helpful, informative, thorough, and friendly. I’m beyond satisfied with my procedure and experience and appreciate all of the care that I received from Dr. Galante and his staff. Thank you so much & I will definitely be back in the future.
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5.0/5
Aug 7, 2019
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I am beyond pleased with my results, the amazing, compassionate staff and of course the brilliant mind and magically talented hands of Dr Galante. From the minute you walk in for your very 1st consultation, to scheduling, to the Dr holding your hand as you are being put under anesthesia, to the phone call from him later that evening of surgery checking in on you, till your last post op appointment you feel comfort, ease and confident you chose the right doctor. He answered all my questions. Gave me realistic expectations. Told me exactly what to expect and when to expect it. I’m so happy he was able to give me back physically something I couldn’t achieve on my own and a new sense of confidence! He and his staff really are the best!
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jul 27, 2019
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I had an abdominoplasty performed by Dr Galante. During the consultation he was very personal-able and knowledgeable. He gave me realistic expectations of my requested procedures. He was familiar with the tendency of ethnicities with more melanin to keloid. . And had a plan to minimize them if it happened. He patiently answered our questions and didn’t attempt to push unnecessary procedures. I was particularly impressed with his concern for my medical safety by explaining the risks of staying under anesthesia too long and getting multiple procedure at once. Office staff was also wonderful. Surgicenter was clean and the staff outstanding. My husband and I are totally thrilled with my results. Yes, I would do it again. Absolutely. I highly recommend him to everyone.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Jul 27, 2019
RateMDs Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I had an abdominoplasty performed by Dr Galante. During the consultation he was very personal-able and knowledgeable. He gave me realistic expectations of my requested procedures. He was familiar with the tendency of ethnicities with more melanin to keloid. . And had a plan to minimize them if it happened. He patiently answered our questions and didn’t attempt to push unnecessary procedures. I was particularly impressed with his concern for my medical safety by explaining the risks of staying under anesthesia too long and getting multiple procedure at once. Office staff was also wonderful. Surgicenter was clean and the staff outstanding. My husband and I are totally thrilled with my results. Yes, I would do it again. Absolutely. I highly recommend him to everyone.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Jun 30, 2019
RateMDs Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff are extremely professional and beyond knowledgable. They guide and comfort you before, during, and after your procedure. He and his team answer any question you may have straight forward and make aware all the fine print. HIGHLY recommend!

More Information

  • You may also benefit from other non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or chemical peels.
  • Dermal fillers can complement the results of face procedures such as facelifts or neck lifts.
  • Patients notice immediate results after filler injections, but it can take up to 2 weeks to see the final results.
  • Swelling, firmness, bruising, and tenderness can occur. If you have concerns, such as wanting additional filler, we can schedule a follow-up treatment 2 weeks after the initial appointment. If you are experiencing abnormal pain, unusual bruising, or other concerns, please call our office immediately.
  • We recommend avoiding dental work 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after your filler appointment to decrease the chance of complications.
  • We request you come to your filler appointment without makeup on the treatment areas.
  • Even though complications are rare, you should remain in town for 48 hours after getting filler injections.
  • We recommend keeping the treated injection site area clean (free from makeup or lip products) for the rest of the day after getting fillers.
  • Avoid vigorous exercise or sweating for 24 hours after your injections.
  • Pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding are not candidates for filler treatments.
  • Avoid the following medications in the 5 days before your appointment to minimize bruising: aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin®, Advil®), fish oil, turmeric, vitamin E, garlic, ginseng, St. John’s wort, ginkgo). If you are taking one of the above medications under a doctor’s care, check with your doctor before discontinuing use. You should also avoid alcohol during the 5 days before your treatment. You may take Tylenol® or Extra Strength Tylenol®. If you are unsure whether a product is safe to take before a procedure, please call our office.

Injectable dermal fillers from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gus Galante reduce wrinkles and add volume to lips and cheeks. Request a complimentary consultation online with Dr. Gus Galante or call our Valparaiso or Schererville office at (800) 721-3244.

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