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Dermal Fillers

Enhance your appearance with Dermal Fillers in NY (New York)

Book a consulttaion for dermal fillers in Ney York. This popular cosmetic procedure used to enhance the appearance of the face and body. Dermal fillers are non-surgical. They are an excellent tool to restore volume to any targeted area.

An FDA-approved effective volumizer to enhance facial contours

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has approved the use of dermal fillers, notes general satisfaction by consumers and patient recipients of dermal filler therapies.

New Yorkers are increasingly using dermal fillers to achieve their cosmetic goals. Understanding the essentials of dermal fillers, including what patients experience during a treatment, can be helpful to assess expectations.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are considered part of a plastic surgeon’s arsenal of treatments to fill moderate wrinkles, smile lines and marionette lines. Dermal fillers are usually hyaluronic acid, but they may be derived from other substances.

Injected under the skin, dermal fillers are a gel-like consistency and a substance that creates a fuller and smoother appearance. Dermal fillers are considered temporary fillers that last between nine and twelve months. The following are three popular dermal fillers:

  • Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar within the body;
  • Calcium hydroxylapatite is a mineral that exists in the bone;
  • PLLA (Poly-L-lactic acid) is a synthetic but biodegradable substance.

How do dermal fillers work?

Collagen fibers beneath the skin stretch with age and eventually disappear. Elastin fibers within the skin also become weak and less flexible. The skin layer thins with age. Aside from aging, sun exposure, smoking and other factors also contribute to the breakdown of the skin’s structure.

Dermal fillers injected into targeted, stretched areas of the face can address these effects of aging and external skin damage. The result is an improved appearance.

What to expect during a dermal filler procedure

A comprehensive pre-treatment consultation should include a discussion about skin conditions, allergies, or other medical issues. Your medical professional will advise you that recent use of NSAIDs, or anti-inflammatory drugs may increase the likelihood of bruising after the procedure. Schedule a consultation with Doctor Roya to learn more about preparing for your dermal filler treatment in the New York area (Queens, Manhattan, Long Island).

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Who is a candidate for dermal fillers?​

The FDA has approved dermal fillers as outlined above for adults 22 years of age and older. Dermal fillers should be postponed for those who are pregnant.

The following are the FDA-approved treatment areas:

  • To correct wrinkles and folds on the face 
  • To enhance cheeks, lips, jawline and under-eye area 
  • To treat the back of the hand 
  • To improve acne scarring on the cheeks.

People who intend to have dental work done soon after a dermal filler injection should be aware that fillers can be dislodged and through mouth or jaw stretching. For that reason, pending dental work should be cleared with your medical provider prior to treatment to ensure dermal fillers are not affected

Dermal filler treatment details

Treatment time will vary depending on the number of syringes used and the areas treated. However, dermal filler treatments usually take 30 minutes or less. The type of dermal filler injected, and the location of the injection determine the lifespan of the treatment. On average, dermal fillers last between nine to twelve months.

After dermal filler treatment, patients may have some redness, swelling, bruising or pain at the injection site. These side effects are usually temporary and resolve within a few days. To reduce the risk of side effects such as bruising and swelling, they should avoid strenuous exercise, exposure to extreme heat or cold, and alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours after a dermal filler treatment.

Dermal fillers and facial asymmetry

Dermal fillers are also used to correct facial asymmetry – a misalignment of the face. Many people are born with slight facial asymmetry. Dermal fillers can help correct the unevenness. Dermal fillers can also be used to contour the jawline which may even out the facial structure.

The causes of facial asymmetry can range from genetics to lifestyle factors like sleep position, poor posture or chewing practices. Smoking and sun damage affect collagen and elastin which can contribute to asymmetry. The existence of dentures, veneers and dental extractions can also affect an individual’s facial structure.

Other injectable facial treatments

Moderate-to-severe facial creases can be injected with other fillers. These include the following:

  • Calcium hydroxylapatite 
  • Fat (transferred from the patient’s body)

Calcium hydroxylapatite is a dermal filler that’s used to treat moderate-to-severe wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Overall, it is an effective agent for soft-tissue augmentation. It’s also used for lip enhancing and for adding volume to the back of the hands.

Fat grafting, or fat transfers, are a popular dermal filler choice because the fat is a patient’s own tissue – extracted from an alternate location on the body. This dermal filler technique requires significant skill and experience on the part of your surgeon. The fat must be carefully harvested from your body, often with liposuction.

After the fat has been removed, it is processed and then injected into the treatment area of the face. One advantage of fat grafting is that it can provide long-lasting results. Fat grafting can also be used to add volume to one’s lips.

Dermal fillers are a popular choice for people who want to enhance their appearance without surgery. If you are considering dermal fillers, be sure to consult Doctor Roya to discuss your suitability for Dermal fillers in New York.

The limits to the number of dermal filler injections

The cosmetic surgery community has not established any firm limits on the number of dermal filler injections a person should have. Nevertheless, a good rule of thumb is up to three treatment sessions, at least one month apart.

Whether you’re seeking to correct the ‘parentheses’ lines or nasolabial folds – the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth a lip enhancement the correction of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds cheek enhancements to restore volume or a chin augmentation, dermal fillers may be a good option for you to consider.

Side effects of dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are considered a safe and effective cosmetic procedure with minimal side effects. The most common reactions at the injection site include, but are not limited to:

  • Bruising 
  • Swelling 
  • Redness 
  • Itching 
  • Tenderness

These side effects generally last less than a week. Some reactions are severe. However, they are generally uncommon. Rare side effects may include the following:

  • Allergic reactions 
  • Infection 
  • Skin necrosis 
  • Tissue death 
  • Blindness.

These side effects are rare. They are usually the result of an improper dermal filler injection technique. A trained and experienced medical professional, such as Doctor Roya, will minimize the risk of these rare dermal filler complications.

Dermal filler FAQs

Most dermal filler treatments are not painful. However, some people may experience slight discomfort during the injection process. If a patient has a concern about pain, they are encouraged to discuss pain reducing options with their doctor prior to treatment. A numbing cream or other option may offer relief.

There are a variety of anti-aging treatments that can complement dermal fillers. For instance, if you are concerned about wrinkles, you may want to consider Botox injections in addition to dermal fillers. If you are interested in facial contouring, you may want to combine dermal fillers with Kybella injections. You may also benefit from Photorejuvenation, a non-invasive procedure used to eliminate aging signs such as scars, redness, acne, sun damage, etc.

If you’re in the New York area, such as Long Island, Manhattan, or the Queens, consult Doctor Roya to determine which anti-aging treatment will complement your dermal filler treatment. She will be able to assess your individual needs and recommend the best course of treatment.

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