Dermal Fillers

Purpose of Dermal Fillers is to restore or correct certain areas of the face when volume loss becomes apparent.

Areas of the face in which dermal fillers can be used

Due to product versatility and security profile, current products today can be injected in all areas of the face:

  • Temporal areas
  • Forehead lines
  • Lower area beneath eyebrows
  • Area around the eyes
  • Cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Jaw area
  • Chin area

There are other sophisticated uses such as injecting dermal fillers in ears and hands.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers used and Why?

Two principal kinds: Permanent & Temporary
Permanent – ex. silicone
Temporary – ex. products made with hyaluronic acid and others based on calcium.

The concept of the fillers in facial rejuvenation is to inject temporary fillers so as to avoid changing the facial structure with the pace of time. It is much safer to inject fillers with the appropriate duration so as to harmonize changes with the natural aging of the face.

Fillers currently use: with hyaluronic acid and others with calcium having an effect of 12 to 18 month.

Why fillers are used around the mouth and in the lower face?

Every specialist in cosmetic procedures must learn to view the face as a whole. None of the facial areas are disconnected from the other. The specialist must avoid rejuvenating one area and neglecting another. With time it has been discovered that rejuvenation must happen in all areas.

Can botulin toxin and fillers substitute surgery?

Botulin toxin and fillers are a complement to surgery. Patients not ready for surgery can use these treatments as an initial procedure to attain rejuvenation.

Use of dermal fillers in the face

  1. Fillers can be a complement to surgery
  2. Fillers are an efficient tool for repair and rejuvenation.

How does it work in the inferior lids?

Hyaluronic acid is generally used (Juvederm and Restylane). It is injected over the bones surrounding the eye to correct depressions. Treatment must be performed by a professional. Can be performed in the office by applying topical anesthesia. By correcting lower lids depression the eyelids “bags” are less obvious. Also injected in the area beneath the eyebrow to provide volume, lift and enhance eyebrow form and giving the patient a younger appearance. In the ears to correct enlarged earlobe caused by heavy earrings. Filler provides volume and elasticity to the earlobe. Fillers also use to correct nose imperfections. Treatments are all performed at your doctor’s office with minimal discomfort.