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Dermal fillers are facial injectables that add fullness to the lips, plump hollows in the eye and cheek area, and fill in facial wrinkles. Although dermal fillers cannot correct sagging skin, they are commonly referred to as a “liquid facelift” because they offer many of the same benefits as a conventional facelift without the long recovery time. There are many different types of dermal fillers, and each kind is made from a different component. Depending on your needs and skin type, Dr. Thompson will guide you with information to help decide which of the following dermal fillers is right for you:
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body, usually derived from soft connective tissue and the fluid surrounding the eyes. Brands that use hyaluronic acid for their injectables include Belotero, Juvéderm, Restylane, Restylane Silk. Voluma and Volbella.
Calcium hydroxylapatite is the heaviest of all dermal fillers. It is a mineral-like compound found naturally in human bones and works to fill deep creases such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and deep frown lines. It is also used to increase the fullness of cheeks and other facial contours. Radiesse® is a common brand that uses a calcium hydroxylapatite formula.
Polylactic acid is a synthetic, non-toxic, biodegradable material which stimulates the body’s own natural production of collagen. It works especially well on the lower half of the face to fill laugh lines and to augment thin lips. Results with this type of dermal filler are not apparent immediately but will appear gradually over time as your body’s production of collagen is accelerated. A popular brand that utilizes polylactic acid is Sculptra® Aesthetic.
Dermal Fillers Procedures
Once the procedure is complete your eyes may be covered with lubricating ointment and loosely covered with gauze, and cold compresses may be applied. Swelling, bruising, and dryness of the eyes may occur during the recovery period. This generally lasts about two weeks for most patients, but recovery time will vary. Dr. Thompson will prescribe pain medication to help with any discomfort and give you specific instructions on how to care for your eyes.
Recovery From Dermal Fillers
Any marks made on your face will be gently washed off, and ice may be applied to the treated areas. You should be careful not to rub or apply pressure to the injection sites for a few hours after treatment to avoid spreading the filler to other areas of the face. Avoid lying down or bending over for a few hours as the injected formula settles into your skin, and after this time period you may resume normal activities.
Dermal Fillers Results
The results of dermal fillers will become apparent two to seven days after treatment. Final results are not permanent, so repeat sessions may be scheduled to maintain your new look. The frequency of repeat treatments depends on the area to be treated and the type of dermal filler used.
Risks And Side Effects of Dermal Fillers
Complications from dermal fillers are rare, but include:
- Rejection of filler material
- Temporary paralysis of facial muscles
Consultation For Dermal Fillers
There are many options available with facial injectables. If you seek to reverse the signs of aging with dermal fillers in the Colts Neck, New Jersey area, contact Dr. Thompson today at 732-410-4789 or fill out our contact form.
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