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Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers (also called soft tissue fillers) are a non-surgical injectable treatment used to restore facial volume, create youthful facial contours, add volume to lips, and smooth out and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and folds. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), dermal fillers are the most common non-surgical procedure after BOTOX®, and are typically used as part of an ongoing skin maintenance routine.

HOW ARE DERMAL FILLERS DIFFERENT?

Compared to other wrinkle correction methods, dermal fillers allow greater precision in wrinkle correction, and can more effectively treat medium to deep wrinkles. They do not cause any loss of ability to contract your facial muscles,

Compared to other scarring treatments, dermal fillers allow more effective treatment of boxcar scars, deep divots and icepick scars.

Compared to other methods of changing the shape of your face (such as your nose, lips or cheeks), dermal fillers offer the advantage of being non-permanent and creating a generally more youthful look. Rhinoplasty carries its own major risks, and facelifts often create an overtight look. Dermal fillers allow you to experiment with different facial changes in a non-permanent way.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

The benefits of using dermal fillers include:

Fillers can reliably treat wrinkles at depths that other methods cannot
They are biocompatible and rarely cause reactions
The fillers can be dissolved by injection if there are any problems
They are non-invasive compared to surgical solutions

WHAT ARE THE RISKS?

Ordinary side effects following dermal filler injections include swelling, redness, bruising and mild asymmetry as the inflammation settles down. There is also a risk of asymmetry developing after the filler injections, but this is completely correctable and generally minimal.

Very rarely, more serious side effects occur. These can include: Tissue death in the glabellar region, Granuloma OR
Hypersensitivity.

HOW MANY DERMAL FILLER TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

A single treatment every 9-12 months is needed.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT?

Much of the difference you see after your initial dermal filler injection will be due to swelling; you should see the ‘real’ results after about 3 days. You’ll be able to return to work and wear makeup immediately afterwards, although we recommend you don’t commit yourself to any activities after your first-ever appointment.