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What are dermal fillers?
Instant gratification! Patients love to walk into the office bothered by her wrinkles or scars and leave the office with a more youthful appearance. By definition, dermal fillers are products injected into the dermis. They are used to correct wrinkles.
Are hyaluronic acids safe?
B. Radiesse is an unique filler composed of calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres suspended in a water-based gel carrier. After injection into the skin, the microspheres act as a filler and provide immediate increase in facial volume. Over time, the body will reabsorb the gel carrier while the tiny microspheres remain and the body is stimulated to produce new collagen. Therefore, the results are natural looking and long lasting.Is Radiesse safe?
Radiesse has undergone years of clinical testing and has been proven to be safe and effective. It does not contain any animal or human-derived components and that means it has minimal risk of allergic reaction. The product is broken down over time into ions that are safely metabolized by the body.
Does injection of dermal fillers hurt?
Typically, the injections are well tolerated but there are some pain management techniques that can make the injections more tolerable.
How long after treatment will I notice results?
The results are immediate!
How long do the products last?
This depends on the filler used and on the age, skin type, lifestyle, and metabolic rate of the patient. It is important to discuss expectations with a doctor.
What areas can be treated with Dermal Fillers?
Different fillers are best used in different areas so the actual filler that is right for your needs should be reviewed with your doctor. In genera, fillers may be used to reduce wrinkles in the nasolabial fold, marionette lines, to fill cheeks, and plump lips. Some fillers may be used to correct scars left by acne or injury to the skin.
Fillers are now gaining in popularity for non-surgical nasal correction.
These same fillers can be used to fill the back of the hands and reduced the signs of aging in this way as well.