What is Dermal Fillers?
D
ermal fillers help reduce facial lines and restore volume and fullness on the face.

As we get older, our face naturally loses subcutaneous fat and tissue, and therefore the facial muscles work closer to the skin surface. Thus, smile lines and crow’s feet become more evident.

Facial skin also hangs a little and causes loss of skin volume. Other factors affecting the skin of the face are sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle.

What can dermal fillers do?
  • It can thicken thin lips.
  • It can improve facial contours.
  • It can remove wrinkles on the face or soften wrinkles.
  • It can improve the appearance of scars.
  • It can recreate contour deformations on the face.
  • Reduces Under Eye Shadowing or can eliminate it entirely.

Dermal fillers can be used in those with signs of premature aging or to make the results of facial rejuvenation surgery more acceptable.

What cannot dermal fillers do?

For some patients, surgeries such as face lifting, eyebrow lift or eyelid aesthetics may be the best approach. Minimally invasive rejuvenation treatments, such as soft tissue fillers, cannot achieve the same results, but can help delay the time it is appropriate to consider a facial rejuvenation surgery. It is extremely important to know that dermal fillers are temporary treatments for facial aging, and ongoing treatments will be needed for long-term results.

Who is a good candidate for dermal fillers?

You can be a good candidate for dermal fillers if:

  • If you are physically healthy,
  • If you have a positive outlook and realistic goals to improve your look,
  • If you will continue to maintain skin health, you can probably be a suitable candidate for filling applications.

For some patients, surgeries such as face lifting, eyebrow lift or eyelid aesthetics may be the best approach.

What are the risks of dermal fillers?

The decision to make a filling is extremely personal. You will need to decide whether the benefits will meet your goals and whether the risks and potential complications of dermal fillers are acceptable.

Your plastic surgeon will explain the risks to you in detail.

You will be asked to sign approval forms to ensure you fully understand the procedure, risks and possible complications.

Serious complications of dermal fillers are rare. Potential risks vary depending on the specific filler used and the relative permanence of the filler and include:

  • Acne-like skin rashes
  • Asymmetry
  • Bruising, bleeding from the injection site, swelling
  • Damage to the skin resulting in scarring and possible scarring
  • Infection at the injection site
  • Swelling and edema
  • Handling of the filler under the skin
  • Skin rash with itching
  • Skin redness
  • Low or excessive correction of wrinkles
  • Blindness
  • Skin necrosis (ulceration or loss of the skin caused by impaired blood flow)

These risks and others will be fully discussed before your consent is obtained.

It is important to address all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon. Although good results are obtained from your procedure, there is no guarantee that you will be satisfied with your results. Since significant complications can arise from dermal filler injections, it is important to be in the care of a board-approved plastic surgeon who understands the risks and is trained and prepared to deal with any complications that may occur.

In some cases, it may not be possible to achieve the best results with a single procedure. Most fillers dissipate over time. To resume your correction, you should consider repeating the injection periodically.