The Basics Of Dermal Fillers


The Difference Between Injectables And Fillers

Today, fillers and injectables are commonly used to get rid of facial wrinkles. However, the way that fillers work is different from the way that injectables work. Injectables, such as Dysport and Botox, eliminate wrinkles by paralyzing the muscles in the face. Fillers soften wrinkles by plumping up and lifting the problem area.

Fillers have a variety of uses. They can increase the fullness of the lips. Fillers are a great option for people who want to improve their appearance without surgery.

Are Fillers Right For Me?

The ideal candidate for dermal fillers is someone who is in good health. Interested candidates should not be smokers. People should be aware of the things that fillers can do for them. You can get amazing results with fillers, but you will not get the same results that you would get if you were to get a facelift.

The plastic surgeon will evaluate the patient’s skin tone and facial structure in order to determine whether this procedure is right for him or her. It typically takes 15 minutes to one hour to complete this treatment.

Types Of Fillers Available

There are several types of fillers available. You can choose Perlane, Juvederm, Restylane, Bellafill, Radiesse, Voluma and Belotero. Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, Perlane and Belotero are all made out of hyaluronic acid. This is a compound that you naturally have in your body. Radiesse is not made out of hyaluronic acid, but it helps increase volume. Bellafill is a permanent type of filler. There is no risk of scarring because this is a minimally-invasive procedure.

Patients also have the option of getting a fat grafting injection. It involves taking the person’s own fat from a place on the body and injecting it into another place. However, getting a fat grafting injection has more risks than dermal fillers and there is also a risk of scarring.

The team at OBI BioAesthetic Institute invites you to bridge the best you, from the inside – out. Call today 904-273-5454 to schedule your personalized Aesthetic Medicine consultation with Gerrie M. Obi, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, CPSN.


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*Disclaimer: Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the procedure, and the compliance with the aftercare program. The content of this website is intended to be general information. It is provided only as a service. It is not medical advice and not intended to be taken as medical advice. The content of this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a medical or health condition and is in no way meant to be a substitute for or delay the seeking of appropriate or professional medical care. Individual results may vary.