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Are dermal fillers safe?
Posted by Dr. Robert Levine

Are dermal fillers safe?

One of the first signs of aging is the loss of skin volume. Your skin can lose plumpness, creating lines and visible wrinkles. Filling in that lost volume can help create a more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers are growing increasingly popular. They’re used for many different anti-aging applications, but are they safe?

This is one of the most common questions we get, and today we’re going to get into why dermal fillers are one of the safest cosmetic options.

Are dermal fillers safe?

Dermal fillers are considered one of the safest cosmetic options because they carry much less risk than surgical procedures, which are often invasive and require the approval of multiple physicians to secure your safety. For the general population, dermal fillers are generally considered safe to use for the reversal of aging signs, like fine lines and wrinkles.

What are the risks of dermal fillers?

Fillers are usually safe, there are some risks you should be aware of. You should always have an allergy test to make sure the filler won’t cause an allergic reaction. Patients should also be aware that there is a slight risk of swelling, redness, or bruising at injection sites, but these reactions are usually minor and disappear over time.

Which dermal fillers are the safest?

There are many types of fillers, but by far the most commonly used and the safest is hyaluronic acid filler. Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the human body, and not only is it safe but it supports your skin by retaining moisture and encouraging elasticity. It also takes longer than other fillers to break down, so you will see longer-lasting results.

Dermal fillers that Advanced Dermatology, PC uses are:

  • JUVÉDERM®
  • RADIESSE®
  • SCULPTRA®
  • RESTYLANE®

Each filler is designed for different parts of the face from the mid-to-deep dermis of nasolabial folds, to the lips, to the forehead. Once you have met with one of our board-certified providers, they can match the correct filler based on your cosmetic goals. Fillers typically last about a year with the exception of Juvederm® Voluma which can last for up to 2 years.

Are dermal fillers right for you?

Dermal fillers are safe and great for the treatment of signs of aging for most people, but the only way to know they fit your specific goals is to reach out to your dermatologist. They can tell you whether or not dermal fillers are the best treatment for your specific signs of aging, help you determine your level of risk, and develop a cosmetic plan that works for your needs.

if you’re interested in dermal fillers, contact us at 855-793-2868 and have a chat with our cosmetic concierge!

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