What Is Dermal Filler Therapy? Other Filler Questions? - AAFE (2022)

What is dermal filler therapy?

Dermal filler therapy has been widely accepted by patients in North America, much more so than cosmetic dentistry. You don’t need to believe me — just ask any esthetic patient if they have heard of dermal fillers injections. Ask patients if they have ever had Botox or dermal fillers and you will quickly find that these are immensely popular esthetic therapies.

Simply put, a dermal filler injection is a material injected underneath the skin in the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, cheeks, and oral commissures, which plump up these areas and smooth out the wrinkles. Lip augmentation is also done with dermal fillers. Traditionally, plastic surgeon and dermatologist offices provide these services. Today these services can be provided by MDs, dentists, nurses and medical estheticians who work in a medical / dental office or medspa.

Generally, when you look at the world of esthetic injectable treatment, botulinum toxin (Botox Cosmetic) is generally for the top half of the face, and dermal fillers are for the bottom half. The main areas where dermal fillers are used in the lips, cheeks, nasolabial folds, the oral commissures, and marionette lines. These are the areas that frame the teeth and mouth, and are certainly within the realm of dentistry and dental treatment. Dermal fillers are gently placed in these areas through an extraoral injection right under these folds and creases to plump them up. By the way, these are exactly the same areas that you routinely inject. The only difference is that you typically inject these areas intraorally when you deliver local anesthesia.

What was really interesting to me during my dermal filler training courses is that the nurse

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and MDs that I trained with had absolutely no problem giving the extraoral injections for face fillers, but were a bit squeamish about delivering local dental anesthesia and giving intraoral injections. The dentists that I trained with were exactly opposite and were very comfortable with the intraoral injections, but were initially a little unsure of themselves on the extraoral injections.

Depending on the dermal filler used, the effects can last anywhere from six months until forever. There are temporary dermal fillers and permanent dermal fillers. Typically, most health-care professionals shy away from permanent face fillers because if the filler is placed in an improper position, its permanence becomes a huge issue and liability. Most dermal fillers placed are temporary and dissolve in six to 18 months.

There are a few types of dermal fillers on the market. Bovine and human collagen have been used in the past but require pre-testing by the patient and are not very popular anymore. Hyaluronic acid likeJuvederm, Restylane, and Revanesse cosmetic fillers are today’s most popular and widely considered best dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that is lost with aging. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers add volume to the facial structures, are very hydrophilic, and look very natural. Hyaluronic acid fillers typically last six to 12 months and can also be used for lip augmentation, which is a big advantage.

Calcium hydroxylapatite is a naturally occurring substance in the body that is used in a popular dermal filler called Radiesse. Radiesse is a thick, viscous material that typically lasts longer than hyaluronic acid fillers because it takes longer for the calcium hydroxylapatite material to break down. In addition, as the calcium hydroxylapatite breaks down, the body naturally replaces it with collagen, which keeps the area free of wrinkles longer.

The choice of dermal filler material is very important depending on the areas that are being injected and corrected. It’s essential to know which material is being used, and as with everything else, the right material should be used with the right application. This obviously comes with proper dermal filler training.

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Dermal Fillers training is the key to performing this exciting treatment. I have trained many dentists and medical professionals in facial injectable therapies such as dermal filler and botulinum toxin. You need to become competent in the mechanisms of these materials, reviewing the facial expression muscles, indications, risks and benefits of these treatments, hands-on training in placing these materials, and preventing and managing complications. With some practice, you’ll be well on your way to performing these procedures.

In general, the results from most injectables are temporary; commonly lasting from a few months to about a year. This depends on the type of facial filler or injectable used. For optimal results, additional treatment sessions are encouraged. A dermal filler or injectable treatment entails a series of tiny injections under the skin’s surface – at the subdermal-dermal levels. The amount administered depends on the depth and size of the skin defect or wrinkle. With the evolution of dermal fillers and injectable fillers it would be a great resource to add to your dental or medical practice.

Facial Fillers / Injections

WHAT ARE FACIAL FILLERS?

Facial fillers are products which contain collagen, hyaluronic acid, or calcium hydroxyapatite that rejuvenate facial skin by reducing or eliminating wrinkles, raising scar depressions, enhancing lips and replacing soft-tissue volume loss throughfacial injections. With age, our skin becomes more susceptible to wrinkles and sagging. Exposure to sun and years of muscle movement (squinting, chewing, smiling) contribute to tissue breakdown of the skin.

Facial fillers are temporary to long-lasting solutions administered through a few tiny facial injections on specific areas of the face. Various types of facial fillers are available; each is designed with one or several purposes, such as wrinkle reduction and lip augmentation. A qualified dental or medical professional can help you determine which facial injections and what injectable fillers treatments are right for you. Dermal fillers which act as wrinkle fillers will volumize creases and folds in the face in areas that have lost fat and collagen as we age. Hyaluronic acid is the natural filler substance in your body. As we age the amount of Hyaluronic acid we have lessens, and the face starts to lack volume and appears aged with deeper nasolabial folds, unaesthetic marionette lines, a deeper mentalis fold, the lips start to thin, and turning down the corners of the lips. Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane Revanesse, and Juvederm are then injected extraorally right underneath these folds to replace the volume lost which creates a younger look in the face. Dermal fillers can be used for high lip line cases, asymmetrical lips, lip augmentation, and completing cosmetic dentistry cases by creating a beautiful, young-looking frame around the teeth.

• Juvederm Facial Filler:Made of hyaluronic acid gel, Juvederm is a naturally-occurring substance in the skin that contributes to volume and hydration. Juvederm is designed to temporarily correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Juvederm is made by Allergan, the makers of Botox. Other variations of Juvederm include Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Voluma, Vollure, and Volbella.

• Restylane Facial Filler:A non-animal, biodegradable gel composed of hyaluronic acid, Restylane is a soft tissue wrinkle filler that adds volume to the skin through tiny injections; smoothing facial folds and wrinkles in areas around the mouth and eyes.

• Revanesse Facial filler:A hyaluronic acid dermal filler that can be used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including nasolabial folds.

Other Dermal Fillers

• Sculptra:An injectable made of synthetic polylactic acid contained in microspheres, Sculptra is the first FDA-approved injectable for the restoration of lost facial volume (correction of lipoatrophy) in people with HIV infection.

• Radiesse:A synthetic dermal filler made of calcium hydroxyapatite is utilized for the correction of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. This injectable is a longer-lasting filler because the body forms collagen around the microspheres; adding bulk to the injected areas. Other variations of Radiesse include Radiesse + and Belotero Balance.

The average length of an appointment for filler injections is about 15 to 30 minutes per session, depending on the individual and the amount of areas being treated. Some of the most common side effects include: allergic reaction, bruising at the injection site, numbness, and temporary redness, swelling, pain/tenderness, or discoloration. Dermal filler injections require very minimal downtime, allowing patients to return to work and their normal activities directly following treatment. Yet for the first 24 hours, individuals may be instructed to refrain from strenuous activities and excessive sun or heat exposure. Some of the risks of facial injections are lumps (granulomas/nodules) which are a potential risks associated with Radiesse, Sculptra, Juvederm.

In general, the results from most injectable fillers are temporary; commonly lasting from a few months to about a year. This depends on the type of facial fillers or filler injections used. For optimal results, additional treatment sessions are encouraged. A facial filler or injectable fillers treatment entails a series of tiny injections under the skin’s surface – at the subdermal-dermal levels. The amount administered depends on the depth and size of the skin defect or wrinkle. With the evolution of facial fillers and injectable filler it would be a great resource to add to your dental or medical practice.

Learn about filler procedures: juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Revanesse and voluma.

If you are looking for a non- surgical face lift or you just want to smooth out a few fine lines or fill in deep set wrinkles, injectables are for you. Millions of people use dermal fillers to achieve a more relaxed and smooth facial appearance while still having the freedom of expression.

As skin ages, it begins to lose collagen filled with hyaluronic acid (HA). Collagen and HA add structure and volume to the face, therefore a lack of HA causes the skin to sag and wrinkle – that’s where dermal fillers come into play.

Dermal fillers are smooth injectable gels made from naturally occurring hyaluronic acid. Cosmetic fillers add volume to weakened facial features and can stimulate collagen growth. Each dermal filler is unique in its own way but similar in two. First, they plump skin and gently lift it to restore collagen loss due to the normal aging process. Secondly, dermal fillers motivate the body to create its own natural collagen and restore your face to a more natural, youthful appearance.

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Cosmetic fillers approved by the FDA are minimally invasive and very safe. As with any procedure, there are possible risks, the most common being post-procedure bruising and swelling which are usually very minimal and resolve quickly.

Dermal filler treatments typically take 15-30 minutes and the amount of dermal filler needed will depend on volume loss and the areas you would like to restore to its natural beauty. You will see results immediately after treatment.

*Disclaimer: Botox, Dysport, dermal fillers, facial injections, and other skin care information contained on this website is provided for educational purposes and should not be taken as medical advice. To consult one of our AAFE trained members, please use the doctor locator.

Juvédermis a soft but stable injectable gel made of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin that assists in adding hydration and volume. Other variations of Juvederm include Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus. The difference between these variations are subtle but their qualities offer degrees of different effects.

Juvederm Ultra Plus is much thicker and viscous than Juvederm or Juvederm Ultra. Therefore, Juvederm Ultra Plus can provide a much more dramatic result than the other treatments. Juvederm Ultra Plus is typically best suited for applying to deeper lines and hollows in the skin.

Juvederm Ultra is thinner than Juvederm Ultra Plus and is usually better suited for finer lines and wrinkles. Like Juvederm, both of these products consist of hyaluronic acid but at different strengths and consistency.

The American Academy of Facial Esthetics trained professional clinicians carefully introduce Juvéderm into the mid to deep dermis to temporarily smooth wrinkles and fine lines; replenishing volume in the skin almost instantly. The dermis is part of the subsurface skin layer that includes nerve endings, blood vessels, sweat, oil glands, and connective tissue.

The Juvéderm dermal filler treatment process is very quick (about 15 minutes) with immediate results. Downtime is minimal and you can get back to your normal routine right away. The Food and Drug Administration approved Juvéderm in 2006 as the only hyaluronic acid filler that will last up to one year.

Juvéderm is a robust formula designed to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds providing versatility while restoring the contours of your face to a smooth and natural look.

The Juvéderm advantage is that its supple gel consistency provides a more natural-looking appearance than other products. Juvéderm is also long lasting so you can keep your improved appearance from six to nine months. If you have a follow-up enhancement within a few weeks after the first dermal filler treatment, the benefits could last even longer. Side effects are rare, but may include tenderness, bruising, mild pain, swelling and redness at the injection site and generally resolve within a few days.

Restylaneis a non-animal, biodegradable filler gel composed of hyaluronic acid approved by the Food and Drug Administration for cosmetic injection into subdermal facial tissues. With age, skin becomes more susceptible to wrinkles and sagging. Exposure to damaging sun rays and years of muscle movement (squinting, chewing, smiling) contribute to the breakdown of tissue and loss of volume in the skin. Restylane,a soft tissue filler, adds volume to the skin via tiny injections while smoothing facial folds and wrinkles in areas around the mouth and eyes.

The average treatment is 15 to 30 minutes per session, depending on the individual and areas being treated. Restylane injections require minimal downtime, allowing patients to return to work and normal activities following treatment. Side effects are rare but include; an allergic reaction, bruising/swelling/redness at injection site, numbness, and temporary redness, swelling, pain/tenderness, or discoloration. Treatment results are temporary; typically lasting a few months to a year. To achieve optimal results, additional treatment sessions may be needed. A qualified dental or medical professional will help you determine which facial filler injections will provide optimal results.

Radiesse
Why grow old gracefully when there’s no need to?! Over time what was once healthy young skin begins to lose its elasticity and volume. The skin’s natural collagen starts to break down, facial volume diminishes, wrinkles and facial lines appear. You may even begin to look older than you feel.

The reality is there are ways to slow down or reverse the effects of aging. You can bring back that youthful look and replenish your natural collagen by restoring lost volume with Radiesse. The Radiesse facial injection treatment has a unique formula that stimulates the production of new collagen helping to correct lines and wrinkles for up to a year.

Radiesse consists of calcium-based microspheres in a water-based gel with lidocaine for nearly pain-free injections. Areas of the face that are treatable include:

• Facial wrinkles
• Smile lines
• Frown lines
• Marionette lines

Radiesse can actually help restore new skin beneath the surface – restoring fullness and an overall youthful look without the need for invasive surgery.

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Voluma XCis the first and only FDA-approved injectable gel filler to correct age-related volume loss in the midface. Made of hyaluronic acid (a natural occurring substance found in skin), this soft, pliable gel is indicated for deep (subcutaneous and/or supraperiosteal) injections for check augmentation.

As aging progresses, facial structures begin to sag – fat pads diminish and we are left with hollow faces, temples and jowls.Voluma XC works to reverse the signs of aging by instantly lifting, sculpting, and contouring the midface region. The injections are nearly painless as the product contains lidocaine and is injected deeper into the skin where there are fewer nerves. Side effects are moderate and generally last 2 to 4 weeks. Common side effects include temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching.

Voluma XC is an optimal treatment for natural-looking, youthful results that last up to 2 years.

The American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) is the industry leader in providing the most updated and comprehensive training in all facial esthetic fields. Are Courses are authorizedAllergantraining courses. We offer two full days of live hand on patient training to teach proper procedures and technique with regards to botox and dermal fillers. For more information about our courses check out our Botox and Dermal Fillers Training page.

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(Video) DERMAL FILLERS | Benefits, Advantages, Various uses, Downtime, Safety | Frequently asked questions

FAQs

What can dermal fillers be used for? ›

Dermal fillers are approved for specific uses in people aged 22 and older. Those uses include: Correcting moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and skin folds. Increasing fullness of lips, cheeks, chin, under-eye hollows, jawline, and back of the hand.

What are dermal fillers made of? ›

Types of Dermal Fillers

Safe, FDA-approved products include hyaluronic acid, polymethyl methacrylate, poly-L-lactic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite or the person's own body fat.

Which dermal filler is safest? ›

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring sugar molecule that can be found in the sub-dermal layers of the skin. The fact that hyaluronic acid is a natural ingredient compatible with the human body means that fillers with hyaluronic acid are generally safer than other types.

What are the different types of filler? ›

Types of facial fillers
  • Hyaluronic acid (Restylane, Juvederm, others). This natural component of the skin's connective tissue is the most common filler used for wrinkles. ...
  • Calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse). ...
  • Fat grafting. ...
  • Permanent soft tissue filler (Bellafill). ...
  • Poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra).
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How do fillers work? ›

In other words, fillers work by injecting more hyaluronic acid in your skin to create a softer, more supple complexion. The smooth gel particles stay in place, allowing for your results to last between six and nine months.

Is dermal filler safe? ›

Dermal fillers are considered to be safe but side effects can occur. A licensed healthcare professional should perform all dermal filler procedures using only FDA-approved fillers injected with a syringe. The most common problems include: skin rash, itching, or pimple-like eruptions.

What are the risks of fillers? ›

What are the risks of dermal fillers?
  • Acne-like skin eruptions.
  • Asymmetry.
  • Bleeding from the injection site.
  • Bruising.
  • Damage to the skin that results in a wound and possible scarring.
  • Infection at the injection site.
  • Lumps.
  • Palpability of the filler under the surface of the skin.

How long do fillers last? ›

Deep injections may last as long as 12 months, and newer products on the market may last up to two years.

Do dermal fillers have side effects? ›

After receiving dermal filler injections, your healthcare provider will cleanse your skin. They may give you an ice pack to ease pain and swelling. You may have bruises, swelling or discomfort after getting the injections. Usually, these side effects are mild and go away in a few days.

What are two kinds of fillers? ›

In this blog, we discuss four different types of fillers:
  • Hyaluronic Acid.
  • Calcium Hydroxylapatite.
  • Poly-L-Lactic Acid.
  • Polymethylmethacrylate.
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What to avoid after fillers? ›

Avoid topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinol, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, or any “anti-aging” products. Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or using hair removal cream on the area to be treated. Do start taking Arnica two days prior to the procedure.

Which filler lasts longest? ›

Juvederm and Restylane are currently the longest-lasting and most durable dermal fillers on the market. Juvederm and Restylane are families of hyaluronic acid fillers with numerous possible formulations. Each collection has numerous products catering to different cosmetic needs.

Are fillers permanent? ›

Because it's not permanent, you can test out how each filler formulation affects your body before deciding if you want to apply it permanently. You choose how often you want to apply treatments and if you don't like the results, you can discontinue treatment. Minimally invasive, quick treatment.

Where do fillers go? ›

Dermal filler injections are commonly used as a nonsurgical option to reshape areas such as the chin, jawline or nose. This can improve a patient's side profile & reduce the appearance of a sagging neck. Thanks to this, fillers have eliminated the need for surgical procedures to fix these commonly complaints.

Which is the best filler for cheeks? ›

Best Fillers For My Cheeks
  • Juvéderm. Made from hyaluronic acid, Juvéderm is designed to add both volume and hydration. ...
  • Juvéderm Voluma. This is the first FDA-approved injectable gel that will instantly add volume to the cheek area. ...
  • Restylane. Among the most commonly used dermal fillers is Restylane. ...
  • Radiesse. ...
  • Sculptra.
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How quickly does filler work? ›

Whether you're choosing injectables to soften fine lines and wrinkles, plump up lost facial volume, or tighten up sagging skin, you can expect to see results almost immediately. * While everyone is different and individual results vary, most patients see their results within 24 to 48 hours after their injections.

How long does dermal filler take to work? ›

The results tend to improve as the swelling settles and the filler begins to sit more naturally in the skin. This may take around two weeks.

Can filler move? ›

Filler migration is the movement of a dermal filler from its injection site to another area of the body. While it is possible for fillers to migrate, this side effect is extremely rare and can be avoided by choosing a qualified injector.

Can fillers damage your skin? ›

When injected, these substances can cause allergic reactions, infections, and the death of skin cells. Another risk is that improper injection technique can lead not only to swelling and lumpiness, but also more serious side effects such as death of skin cells, and embolism leading to blindness.

Are fillers good for your face? ›

Overall, yes. Fillers are safe, and FDA-approved options are natural substances already found in your body. Consult with your cosmetic healthcare provider to discuss any questions, comments, or concerns you may have with dermal fillers.

What happens to filler over time? ›

Composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance that's naturally found in the body, more people are discovering that fillers can help slow down the effects of the natural ageing process. Over time, as facial movement increases in areas like the lips or cheeks, it causes the filler to break down and dissolve at a quicker rate.

What is the benefit of filler? ›

Dermal fillers are a great way to improve the look of your skin. You can plump up thinning lips, reshape your jawline, or smooth out unwanted wrinkles. They give your skin a youthful and healthy appearance.

Are fillers safe long term? ›

Long Term Use: Over time, long term use of dermal fillers can result in weakness of the muscles of the face, head and neck. These side effects can have undesirable consequences when swallowing, with vocal cord function and eye movements, including double vision.

Can fillers not work? ›

There are also occasions where patients who get fillers frequently do not respond as well to the same filler since the injected tissues start to develop channels, swelling or firmness. For instance, Radiesse can form tissue tracks after as little as 3 serial treatments.

How much does filler cost? ›

How much do dermal fillers cost? Dermal fillers range from approximately $530 to $930 per syringe, depending on the thickness and longevity of the filler being used. A simple lip treatment usually requires just one syringe, while cheeks usually need at least two syringes of thicker filler.

Do fillers age you? ›

Fillers are a great option for patients seeking a softer, more youthful look. However, if used improperly or over used, fillers can have negative long term consequences. In fact, patients who do not properly use filler could actually speed up their skin's aging process, resulting in older looking skin.

Do fillers hurt? ›

One of the most common question we hear a lot is: do fillers hurt? Well you will be glad to know that despite there is a little discomfort, getting fillers injected is much less painful than you may think!

How can you tell if someone has fillers? ›

How to tell if someone has had lip filler injections? - YouTube

Are fillers safer than Botox? ›

Are dermal fillers safer than Botox? Dermal fillers and Botox are both extremely safe, provided they're administered by an experienced and qualified practitioner. Botox has been used for decades to treat prominent wrinkles. It's a prescription-only medicine and is certified for medical and cosmetic treatment.

Can fillers cause headaches? ›

Headache or Pain – Headache or pain at the injection area also can happen after fillers. This is usually very little minor and goes away quickly.

What is the thickest dermal filler? ›

Juvederm Voluma is the thickest filler in the Juvederm family. It is FDA approved for volumizing and augmenting the cheekbones along the zygomatic arch of the face. Voluma can also be used in deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines around the mouth.

What filler is used for lips? ›

Hyaluronic acid fillers are now the most widely used injection to plump and define lips. Hyaluronic acid is a gel-like substance made from bacteria.

What are the most common filler words? ›

Filler words are also known as vocal disfluencies or hesitations. The most common filler words in speech are like "um", "ah," "like", and "you know." The most common filler phrases in writing are "Needless to say," "in my humble opinion," "for what it's worth," "basically," and "simply."

What to eat after fillers? ›

Keep your lips clean and stick to foods that are easy to bite and chew. Drink plenty of water. Do not drink from a straw, as puckering your lips can put pressure on your lips and cause pain and swelling. Otherwise, there are no restrictions on what you can eat after lip fillers.

How do you sleep after fillers? ›

Best Sleeping Positions After Filler Treatment

Sleeping on your back is the safest position after any cosmetic procedure. The first night after your treatment, sleep with your head elevated (propped up with an extra pillow) to help avoid/reduce swelling and to ensure that the newly-injected filler stays in place.

Can I touch my face after fillers? ›

DON'T touch the treated area for at least 6-8 hours afterwards. The risk of infection is much higher in the time immediately after your filler treatment, so medical experts recommend not touching the affected area for at least that amount of time.

What happens when dermal fillers wear off? ›

Once non-permanent lip fillers have worn off, the lips should return to their normal shape. In fact, because hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the body, hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers are broken down by the body very easily.

What is the 5 year filler? ›

What is Bellafill? Bellafill is the only dermal filler that's FDA approved to smooth smile lines for up to five years and treat acne scars for one year. Once injected, it immediately adds volume below wrinkles and deep acne scars to lift them to the level of surrounding skin.

What filler is best for under eye wrinkles? ›

Most doctors use hyaluronic acid dermal filler for the tear trough, especially if it's a patient's first time; you should ask during your consultation what they will use. “The only type of filler that should be injected under the eyes is a hyaluronic-acid-based filler.

Can filler help under eye bags? ›

Dermal fillers can help offset this loss of facial volume in a non-invasive fashion that replenishes youthfulness and vitality. The filler will be injected into the hollows that occur midway between the lower lids and the cheeks, improving the appearance of the tear troughs as well as undereye bags.

What are permanent fillers called? ›

Radiesse (calcium hydroxylapatite) and Sculptra (Poly-L-lactic acid) are commonly considered semi permanent fillers but typically last 18-24 months and they do reabsorb with time. Artefill (Polymethacrylate) is the only FDA approved permanent (Non-absorbable) filler on the US market today.

Can filler migrate to eye? ›

Where Facial Filler Migration Occurs. In rare cases where there is facial filler migration, it typically occurs in two locations. They are most likely to migrate around the lips or under the eyes.

Can I wash my face after fillers? ›

Avoid excessive touching or massaging the treated areas for about 6 hours after the injections. The treated areas can be washed with a gentle cleanser such as Cetaphil® Cerave® or Dove® unscented. Your satisfaction is important to us!

Does filler cause bone loss? ›

There is now evidence to suggest a popular type of dermal filler can cause the bone to weaken. A study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (August 2020) found that hyaluronic acid filler can trigger bone resorption in the mentum (a.k.a the chin) following a mandibular injection.

How do fillers change your face? ›

Fillers can change your face by filling your decreasing facial volume due to aging and facial expressions. During a filler procedure, your licensed medical professional or doctor will evaluate your face to strategize the application of fillers.

What is the best filler to use? ›

The Best Wall Fillers
  1. Best Overall: Everbuild One Strike. View On Amazon. ...
  2. Best For Beginners: Polycell Multi Purpose Polyfilla. ...
  3. Best Value: Ronseal Smooth Finish Filler. ...
  4. Best For Large Holes: Polycell Deep Gap Filler For Walls. ...
  5. Best Tube: No Nonsense Instant Filler. ...
  6. Best Powder: Tetrion All Purpose Decorating Filler.
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When can I sleep on my face after fillers? ›

Try to sleep on your back for 24-48 hours after filler injections. After that, you can safely sleep on your side without worrying that the filler will move with gravity.

How much filler is in a syringe? ›

Most filler syringes contain 1.0 ml (milliliters or cc) of product. This includes products such as Restylane and Juvéderm–which also includes Voluma, Vollure, Ultra, and Volbella. Some fillers do come in larger (e.g., Radiesse-1.5 ml) or smaller sizes but let's discuss the vastly more commonly used 1.0 ml syringes.

Are fillers Better than Botox? ›

Compared to Botox, dermal fillers are just as effective. More importantly, the results last longer. However, the duration of the effects of dermal fillers still varies mostly on the type of filler. Some may last as long as Botox, while other types of fillers can last for more than a year.

How long does dermal fillers last? ›

“Some dermal fillers can last for 6 to 12 months, while other dermal fillers can last 2 to 5 years,” says Dr. Sapna Palep of Spring Street Dermatology. The most commonly used dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a natural compound that aids in the production of collagen and elastin.

Is dermal filler the same as Botox? ›

Dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid to fill in or plump areas that have lost volume or smoothness. This can include wrinkles around the mouth, lips and cheeks. Botox is a prescription-only medicinal treatment, and dermal fillers are purely cosmetic.

What is filler for face? ›

Dermal filler injections are a type of nonsurgical cosmetic procedure. Dermal fillers plump up wrinkles, smooth lines and restore volume in your face. Your healthcare provider injects these substances just under your skin.

Are fillers good for your face? ›

Overall, yes. Fillers are safe, and FDA-approved options are natural substances already found in your body. Consult with your cosmetic healthcare provider to discuss any questions, comments, or concerns you may have with dermal fillers.

How do you inject fillers? ›

Injectors Anatomy: Depth of Filler Injections Around the Face - YouTube

What age start fillers? ›

If you're looking to a dermal filler to combat signs of aging, your mid-20s is often a good time to start. Your body starts to lose bone and collagen around age 26, so it's a good time to begin maintenance injections. By starting early, you'll use require less product than if you wait until your mid-50s.

How much does filler cost? ›

How much do dermal fillers cost? Dermal fillers range from approximately $530 to $930 per syringe, depending on the thickness and longevity of the filler being used. A simple lip treatment usually requires just one syringe, while cheeks usually need at least two syringes of thicker filler.

What happens when you stop using fillers? ›

The effects of the fillers will wear off after months or years, but the treated area is likely to return to its original state. The benefits of both Botox and fillers will be gone and you'll notice that those lines and volume loss will come back.

Do fillers age you? ›

Fillers are a great option for patients seeking a softer, more youthful look. However, if used improperly or over used, fillers can have negative long term consequences. In fact, patients who do not properly use filler could actually speed up their skin's aging process, resulting in older looking skin.

Can dermal fillers move? ›

Filler migration is the movement of a dermal filler from its injection site to another area of the body. While it is possible for fillers to migrate, this side effect is extremely rare and can be avoided by choosing a qualified injector.

How do fillers change your face? ›

Fillers can change your face by filling your decreasing facial volume due to aging and facial expressions. During a filler procedure, your licensed medical professional or doctor will evaluate your face to strategize the application of fillers.

How long does filler last in cheeks? ›

How long they last. Depending on the type that you choose, cheek fillers can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years before results are no longer noticeable. The dermal filler material eventually dissolves and metabolizes into your skin tissue.

Do fillers hurt? ›

One of the most common question we hear a lot is: do fillers hurt? Well you will be glad to know that despite there is a little discomfort, getting fillers injected is much less painful than you may think!

What is a filler injection? ›

What are Injectable Dermal Fillers? Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours.

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