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Perhaps nothing is more gratifying for cosmetic patients than having an immediate correction of wrinkles or scars as a result of the injection of a dermal filler.
By definition, a dermal filler is a product that is injected or placed into the dermis. Dermal fillers can be injected into areas with fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers provide volume to the skin, with resulting softening of the wrinkles and fold, increased volume in desired areas, such as the area around the eyes, eyebrow, bridge of the nose, smile lines, mouth, lips, chin and chin lines, jaw line and cheeks, and other facial lines. Scarring from injury to the face or acne can also be corrected with dermal fillers.
Loss of volume is a key sign of aging. As we age, soft tissue in the face degenerates, resulting in thinning of the skin and loss of firmness, plumpness and elasticity. This leads to sagging, sinking and a general flattening of facial features.
Dermal fillers replenish the lost volume to the skin, restoring youthfulnees and glow to the treatment areas.
There are many different types of dermal fillers which include human collagen, hyaluronic acid, donor tissue fat and even one’s own fat. Each of the dermal fillers has different strengths and weakness, some last longer than others, sometimes a combination of different fillers may be used for best results.
Common side effects of dermal fillers include bleeding or bruising after the procedure. Allergic reactions have also been reported, depending on the filler employed. Patients should expect some degree of discomfort during the injection and redness for up to 24-36 hours after the procedure. Application of ice to the injection sites can decrease these symptoms.
With the increasing desire for people to achieve a more youthful appearance, the aging baby boomer population, and the increased demand for “lunch-time procedures,” dermal fillers have become the second most common cosmetic procedure in the USA, after Cosmetic Botox, providing an increasing number of options to meet the demands of the cosmetic patient.
For superior results, Botox Cosmetic can be used in conjunction with fillers.
Cost: $650 per syringe. Injection fee only: $200