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Dermal Filler FAQ’s

Are dermal fillers safe?

Yes. Allergic reactions to dermal fillers are rare. The track record of safety with the injectable HA gel products is excellent, with a very low rate of complications.

Where can I use Fillers?

  • Facial lines, folds (like those smile lines and the marionette/puppet lines on your lower face), and loss of volume
  • Back of your hands to make them look more youthful
  • Scarring from acne, surgery or other causes
  • Indentations on your body that were caused by injury or surgery.
  • If the hole was torn (not completely) or to ensure your stud earrings are pointing forward and not down.
  • Your chin to make it larger
  • Your nose if you have any irregularities
  • Dark circles
  • Many other areas and reasons

How do I decide which filler to get?

Each filler has specific features that are suited to certain facial applications. Some need to be placed deep in the tissue, others can work right underneath the skin surface. Some can be placed in the lips or near the eyes – and some can’t. Come and see us for an in-person consultation, and we’ll help you sort this out.

Belotero
Belotero is an HA filler. It can be used like Juvederm and Restylane, but is also very good around the eye area, in the “tear trough.” It typically lasts 3-4 months or longer. It is unique in that it can be placed very superficially without showing through the skin. This filler can be dissolved if necessary.

Perlane
Perlane is an HA filler designed for deeper injection than Restylane. It works well for severe facial wrinkles and folds. It typically lasts 6-12 months. This filler can be dissolved if necessary.

Radiesse
Radiesse is made of calcium hydroxyapatite (bone material). It has a thicker consistency and is best for deeper tissue placement. It typically lasts 6-12 months. This filler cannot be dissolved if necessary.

Sculptra
More of a volume-stimulating agent than a filler, Sculptra is made of poly-L-lactic acid, a liquid form of surgical suture material. It gradually stimulates your body to make new collagen in the treated areas. It is excellent for re-volumizing sunken areas of the face – especially the cheeks, the eyebrow and temple areas. It typically lasts 1-3 years.

Are dermal fillers safe?

Yes. Allergic reactions to dermal fillers are rare. The track record of safety with the injectable HA gel products is excellent, with a very low rate of complications.

Where can I use Fillers?

  • Facial lines, folds (like those smile lines and the marionette/puppet lines on your lower face), and loss of volume
  • Back of your hands to make them look more youthful
  • Scarring from acne, surgery or other causes
  • Indentations on your body that were caused by injury or surgery.
  • If the hole was torn (not completely) or to ensure your stud earrings are pointing forward and not down.
  • Your chin to make it larger
  • Your nose if you have any irregularities
  • Dark circles
  • Many other areas and reasons

How do I decide which filler to get?

Each filler has specific features that are suited to certain facial applications. Some need to be placed deep in the tissue, others can work right underneath the skin surface. Some can be placed in the lips or near the eyes – and some can’t. Come and see us for an in-person consultation, and we’ll help you sort this out.

Will I bruise?

You might. You can help to minimize this by avoiding things that increase bruising – like aspirin, Motrin, Advil, Vitamin E, fish oil supplements and alcohol. Also – don’t have fillers within 3 weeks prior to any important social events. If you bruise you can use Arnica Montana or consume pineapple to decrease the length of time the bruise is visible.

Are dermal fillers painful?

Usually, people tolerate them very well. Most of the fillers have lidocaine mixed in the gel, which numbs the area upon injection. Also, numbing cream and ice can be used to help make the injection be more comfortable. Let us know if you are needle-phobic or highly anxious – there are some additional things we can do, with advance notification.

Will dermal fillers replace a facelift?

No. Dermal fillers do not lift or tighten tissues as a facelift would. But fillers work very well indeed for the patient who either notices a few lines & wrinkles and is not ready for a facelift, or for the patient that has already had a facelift and wants to maintain the improved appearance for as long as possible. Botox®, dermal fillers, skin care and surgery each play a specific role in helping to treat the areas of your concern.

Will I have a lot of swelling?

It depends on the product used, the amount of product used, and your body. There is often some swelling for the first 2 or 3 days, after which things usually settle down, giving the desired appearance.

What if I change my mind after having the dermal fillers?

One of the nice things about the HA group of fillers, like Voluma®, Juvederm® (Ultra or Ultra Plus), Restylane®, Perlane®, and Belotero®, is that we can “undo” them, if necessary. There is an injectable agent that can “erase” the fillers.

 

 

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