A few of the most common dermal fillers includes Radiesse®, Sculptra®, Juvederm®, Voluma®, and Restylane®
What are Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable serums that help to plump the tissues and add volume to different areas of the face. They are used to fill areas that have lost tissue either through weight loss or the aging process. Different dermal fillers act on the tissues in different ways. Most will stimulate the production of elastin and collagen the skin must have to remain flexible and toned. Tightening and toning the tissues gives the skin a more youthful appearance and eliminates many of the signs of aging, including wrinkles, creases, lines, and hollow that can make a person look gaunt and older than their years.
What Types of Fillers are Available?
A few of the most common dermal fillers includes Radiesse®, Sculptra®, Juvederm®, Voluma®, and Restylane®. As the most popular dermal fillers, the brands listed are well known for their effectiveness at improving both the look and texture of the skin and tissues. They have very few side effects and many are known to last for six to nine months, especially if treatments are scheduled close enough for the benefits of each procedure to overlap. Dermal fillers are effective at providing sustained results on a long term basis without fear of side effects or further damage to the skin. Each filler is unique and should be considered according to the individual needs of the patient.
Do Fillers Have Side Effects?
Dermal fillers may produce mild side effects such as inflammation, tenderness at the injection site, and mild bruising. The initial side effects will gradually begin to disappear within a few hours after the procedure. Other side effects include warmth that radiates throughout the treatment area, as well as mild pain and discomfort as the serum begins to spread through the tissues. In most cases, these side effects are very mild and will only be noticeable for one or two days after the procedure. Any side effect that is apparent after the first few days should be immediately reported to the physician who performed the procedure. This will be put in the notes for future treatments.
Dermal Filler Treatment Areas
The professional staff of the San Francisco Institute of Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine uses several different types of fillers to rejuvenate the skin and tissues of the face. The facility serves residents who are living or visiting in the San Francisco, California area.