Dr. Brooke R. Seckel
A dermal filler, also known as a facial filler or wrinkle filler, is an FDA approved injectable temporary facial implant used to plump or add volume to the aging face and remove wrinkles and deep facial lines.
People have dermal filler injections to look younger and for:
Dermal fillers are injected into and underneath the skin to fill or plump wrinkles, sunken cheeks and deep lines to make the face look younger.
The liquid facelift as a non-surgical facial skin rejuvenation technique that uses a combination of Botox® or Dysport® and dermal fillers to remove wrinkles, plump and rejuvenate the face.
Your face is cleansed with antiseptic and numbing cream is applied. Cold is applied to further numb the skin and injected filler also contains numbing medicine. The injected area is then gently massaged, and a cold compress is applied.
The injection takes only a few minutes. The prep time is approximately 15-20 minutes.
Dermal filler injection can cause discomfort. The combination of numbing cream and cold make it much more comfortable.
You see the result right away. The area may be pink or slightly swollen but most people can return to work. I rare cases, there can be bruising.
No, people should not be able to tell.
On average one syringe can cost $500-$750. If you choose to have multiple syringes cost can be higher.
Dermal fillers are safe when FDA approved fillers are injected by an experienced, trained physician.
Possible side effects are swelling, pinkness, tenderness, temporary numbness, bruising, discomfort or allergic reaction.
Patients with compromised immune systems should not have a dermal filler injection. You should not have filler injections if you are allergic to any ingredient in the filler, have a skin infection or inflammation, or a history of hypertrophic or keloids scars.
Board certified plastic surgeons.
The best dermal filler is the one that best fits your anti-aging skin care goal. A combination of different fillers is frequently used. Common fillers are:
HA: Hyaluronic Acid
|Dermal Filler||Type Filler||Cross Linked||How Long Lasts||Contains numbing medicine Lidocaine®||Used for|
|Prevelle® Silk||HA||No||3-4 months||Can be added||Starter Filler Fine lines, wrinkles|
|Restylane®||HA||No||6 months||Yes||Lips, eyes, ear lobule, NL fold|
|Perlane®||HA||Yes||9-12 months||Yes||Cheeks, NL fold temple, around mouth, jaw line|
|Beletero®||HA||No||4-6 month||No||Lips, tear trough, fine lines|
|Juvéderm®Ultra||HA||Yes||9-12 months||No||Lips, eyes, ear lobule, NL fold|
|Juvéderm® Ultra Plus||HA||Yes||9-12 months||No||Cheeks, NL fold, temple, around mouth, jaw line|
|Juvéderm®XC||HA||Yes||9-12 months||Yes||Same as Juvéderm® with numbing medicine|
|Radiesse®||Calcium Hydroxy Apetite||Yes||9-12 months||Can be mixed in||NL fold, cheeks, temple, nose|
|Sculptra®||Poly-L-Lactic Acid||No||9-12 months some permanent new collagen||No||Full face volumization, temples, NL fold, cheeks, jaw line|