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Facial Filler Facts

Posted by Peter Hyans, MD, FACS on June 25, 2012, noon

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers in New Jersey / New York are among the fastest-growing nonsurgical ways to restore your youthful appearance. Sometimes known as the liquid facelift, injectable facial fillers can offer some of the benefits of a surgical facelift without incisions and downtime for recovery. In addition, soft tissue fillers provide immediate, natural-looking results for less than the cost of surgery.

Juvéderm, Restylane, Sculptra, and Radiesse are among the most commonly used dermal fillers.

Are dermal fillers safe?

Yes, injectable facial fillers are safe! The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved facial fillers. Complications with dermal fillers are very rare and typically only occur when someone without the proper training and experience administers them.

Are dermal fillers right for you?

If you’d like soften your facial creases, minimize your wrinkles, plump your lips, and restore youthful fullness to your face, dermal fillers may be perfect for you!

You can have facial fillers at any age to correct scarring, pitting, or other facial depressions from acne, injuries, and other conditions.

Results from dermal fillers are immediate and often improve over time. The effects usually last 6 months to 2 years depending on the type of filler. . But because the effects of dermal filler injections are temporary, you must repeat treatments from time to time if you’d like to maintain your refreshed look. After a few treatments, some patients need less of the fillers and their results also can last longer. Sculptra  and Radiesse provide longer-lasting results compared with many other dermal fillers.

To create a completely rejuvenated look, dermal fillers are sometimes combined with other skin treatments such as Botox injections, brow lift, facelift, and eyelid surgery. As your expert New Jersey plastic surgeon, Reza Momeni, MD, and Peter Hyans, MD, FACS, what procedures will give you the best result.

How are dermal fillers given?

Dermal filler injections are given with a very fine needle. The treatment usually takes about 15-20 minutes. Most patients suggest they experience little or no discomfort during or after the procedure.

No down time is needed to recover from treatment with dermal fillers. Any redness, tenderness firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, itching, bruising, or discoloration is mild and lasts less than 5 days.

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