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A Look at Dermal Fillers & Injections with Advanced Dermatology, P.C.

Are you looking for a solution to facial rejuvenation without innovative surgery or extensive downtime?

Dermal fillers offer a range of options to diminish wrinkles and add volume, providing a more youthful appearance quickly and easily.

Whether you’re considering addressing signs of aging or enhancing your natural beauty, dermal fillers present a reliable choice.

At Advanced Dermatology, P.C., our dedicated team is committed to guiding you through the experience, ensuring a comfortable and rejuvenated outcome.

Continue reading to explore the world of filler injections and find the right fit for your aesthetic goals.

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What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a cosmetic dermatology procedure involving specific substances injected beneath the skin to add volume, reduce wrinkles, and restore a youthful appearance.

These fillers, made from hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxylapatite materials, help rejuvenate the skin by smoothing lines and enhancing facial contours.

Filler injection results are typically immediate; the procedure is known for its minimal downtime.

Why are Filler Injections Used?

Dermal fillers are used for various cosmetic purposes to enhance and rejuvenate the appearance of the face.

The primary reasons for choosing filler injections include:

  • Wrinkle Reduction: Fillers effectively smooth wrinkles and fine lines, particularly those caused by aging or repetitive facial expressions.
  • Volume Restoration: As the face ages, it may lose volume, leading to sagging and hollow areas. Fillers add volume to these areas, restoring a youthful and plump look.
  • Lip Enhancement: Fillers are commonly used to enhance and define the lips, providing a fuller and more appealing appearance.
  • Cheek Augmentation: By adding volume to the cheeks, fillers can create a lifted and sculpted appearance, combating the effects of sagging or sunken cheeks.
  • Nasolabial Fold Smoothing: Fillers can reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds, the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth.
  • Under Eye Hollows: Filler injections can address hollow areas under the eyes, minimizing the appearance of dark circles and tiredness.
  • Scar Improvement: Some fillers can improve the appearance of certain types of scars, providing a smoother skin texture.
  • Non-Surgical Facelift: Fillers offer a non-surgical alternative to a facelift, providing a more youthful appearance without the need for invasive procedures.

As you can tell, the versatility of filler injections makes them a popular choice for individuals seeking facial enhancements and rejuvenation without undergoing surgery.

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Filler Injection Types

Various dermal fillers are designed to address specific cosmetic concerns and achieve particular aesthetic goals.

Common filler types include:

  • Hyaluronic Acid (HA): These fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, use a natural substance in the body to add volume, smooth wrinkles, and enhance lips.
  • Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA): Radiesse is an example of a CaHA filler, which stimulates collagen production and is often used for deeper wrinkles and volume loss.
  • Polylactic Acid (PLLA): Sculptra is a PLLA filler that stimulates collagen over time, providing gradual and long-lasting results for facial volume restoration.
  • Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA): Bellafill is a PMMA filler that provides structural support and is used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles.
  • Autologous Fat Injections: This involves using a person’s fat, harvested from another body part, to add volume and improve contours.
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections: PRP is derived from the patient’s blood and, when injected, can stimulate collagen production and enhance skin rejuvenation.
  • Collagen Fillers: While less common today, collagen-based fillers were historically used for various cosmetic purposes. Many modern fillers have replaced traditional collagen options.

The choice of filler depends on factors such as the specific area being treated, the desired outcome, and individual preferences.

What’s Involved in a Filler Injection Procedure?

Before undergoing a dermal filler injection, you’ll talk with a healthcare professional about what you want to achieve and any health concerns you have. They’ll clean and numb the area with topical anesthetic to make you more comfortable.

Then, using a tiny needle, they inject the filler where needed, to smooth wrinkles or add volume. Sometimes, they might gently massage the area.

After watching for a short time to ensure everything looks good, you can go home.

You’ll receive post-procedure instructions, which might be a follow-up appointment to check on progress.

The entire injection process is quick, and you should immediately see the results.

The Benefits of Injectable Filler

Injectable fillers offer a range of benefits for individuals seeking non-surgical cosmetic enhancements, including:

  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Volume restoration
  • Natural-looking results
  • Quick and convenient treatment with little to no downtime
  • Immediate results
  • Customizable with different types of fillers catering to specific cosmetic concerns and Individual preferences.
  • Non-invasive
  • Temporary and reversible

Fillers can address various concerns, including lip enhancement, cheek augmentation, and under-eye hollows, offering versatility in cosmetic applications.

Certain fillers stimulate collagen production, contributing to prolonged results and improved skin texture.

It’s essential to consult with a qualified healthcare professional to discuss individual goals, preferences, and the most suitable filler options for achieving desired cosmetic enhancements.

Do Dermal Fillers Pose Any Health Risks?

While dermal fillers are generally considered safe when administered by qualified healthcare professionals, like any medical procedure, they do come with potential risks and side effects.

Common health risks associated with dermal fillers include:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Discomfort
  • Vascular complications
  • Filler migration and asymmetry
  • Nodule formation at the injection site
  • Tissue necrosis

While rare, infection is possible post-procedure, so follow your healthcare provider’s instructions; similarly, although uncommon, inform your provider of any known allergies, as allergic reactions can occur with filler injections.

Am I a Candidate for Dermal Fillers?

The short answer is “most likely.”

Here are some things to consider if you’re thinking about dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers are often used to improve wrinkles and signs of aging. It’s essential to be healthy and avoid allergies to the filler materials. You should have realistic expectations about what dermal fillers can do.

It’s generally not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding, and if you’ve had recent skin issues, wait until your skin has fully healed.

The best way to know if dermal fillers suit you is to talk to a filler expert at Advanced Dermatology, P.C., during your initial consultation. We can understand your needs and give personalized advice on whether fillers are a good option for your cosmetic goals.

Dermal Fillers V.S. Botox Injections

When it comes to facial rejuvenation, patients often ask us, “Are dermal fillers better than Botox?” The truth is that each option has its advantages and targets different face aesthetics.

For instance, Botox injections are primarily used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles caused by muscle movement, such as laugh lines and crow’s feet. On the other hand, dermal fillers add volume and fullness to areas that may have lost elasticity, such as the cheeks and under-eyes. Additionally, you can expect the effects of Botox to typically last 3-6 months, whereas fillers can last up to 2 years.

Some patients choose to utilize one treatment over the other, while others use both treatments simultaneously. Our cosmetic dermatologists will help you decide which treatments are best for your aesthetic goals.

Enhance Your Features with Targeted Dermal Fillers at Advanced Dermatology, P.C.

Say goodbye to wrinkles and lost volume. Explore the benefits of dermal filler treatments provided by our experienced team at Advanced Dermatology, P.C. Rediscover fullness and embrace a rejuvenated, youthful appearance.

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