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The Ins and Outs of Cosmetic Fillers

The Ins and Outs of Cosmetic Fillers

Cosmetic fillers rejuvenate your appearance, smooth lines and wrinkles, and help refine your features. If you’ve been considering these injections, it’s important to understand your options and how each type and application can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Here at The Aesthetic Surgery Center, beauty meets science, and your confidence is our ultimate goal. Our renowned plastic surgeon, Elliott H. Rose, MD, has an exceptional aesthetic eye and helps you get the results you want from fillers. 

Whether you're considering rejuvenating your appearance or you’re just curious about the options available, we can help you explore the ins and outs of cosmetic fillers. You’ll get a better understanding on how these products can turn back the hands of time and enhance your natural beauty.

Understanding cosmetic fillers

Cosmetic fillers (also called dermal fillers) are a nonsurgical cosmetic treatment designed to restore volume, smooth out wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. They’re injected beneath the skin's surface, helping you achieve a more youthful, refreshed appearance. 

Fillers work by restoring the lost youth-enhancing compounds in your skin and stimulating collagen production. Collagen is a major protein that gives your skin resilience. As you age, your production of this vital compound decreases, allowing wrinkles to form and skin to lose elasticity. 

Dermal fillers typically work on static wrinkles, those that show up when your face is at rest. They’re especially effective on fine lines around the eyes, nose, mouth, and chin.

Types of cosmetic fillers

Not all cosmetic fillers use the same ingredients. Dr. Rose can help you determine the type that’s best for you depending on your cosmetic goals.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers

These are the most common fillers and include brands like Juvéderm® and Restylane®. HA is a naturally occurring substance in the body, making these fillers safe and effective. They can plump lips, soften wrinkles, and restore facial volume.

Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) fillers 

Radiesse® is a well-known CaHA filler. It's used to treat deeper lines and wrinkles, as well as to restore facial volume. CaHA stimulates collagen production for long-lasting results.

Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) fillers 

Sculptra® is a PLLA filler that stimulates collagen production over time. It's often used for full-face rejuvenation and can provide a subtle, natural-looking enhancement.

Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) fillers

PMMA fillers like Bellafill® are used for deeper wrinkles and acne scars. They provide long-lasting results by stimulating collagen production.

What happens during a dermal filler appointment

Getting a cosmetic filler treatment is a quick and minimally invasive procedure. Your experience begins with a consultation with Dr. Rose. He assesses your goals, examines your facial anatomy, and recommends the most suitable filler for you. Then he injects the chosen filler just beneath the skin using fine needles or cannulas. 

There’s no need to worry about the injections, as most fillers contain a local anesthetic for a more comfortable experience.

You'll notice immediate improvement, with final results becoming even more apparent over the following days or weeks.

Why cosmetic fillers are so popular

Fillers provide subtle enhancements that look natural, not overly done. And, unlike surgery, there's minimal downtime with fillers. You can return to your daily activities right after your treatment.

Dr. Rose customizes your filler application to address specific concerns, whether it's smoothing fine lines or enhancing your lips.

While results vary depending on the type of filler used, most last several months to a couple of years.

Cosmetic fillers are safe when administered by a trained and experienced professional, like the team at The Aesthetic Surgery Center. If there are side effects, they are temporary and include minor issues like redness, swelling, or slight bruising. 

Cosmetic fillers help you turn back the clock and enhance your natural beauty without the need for surgery. At The Aesthetic Surgery Center, we're dedicated to helping you look and feel your best. If you're interested in exploring the world of cosmetic fillers, reach out to us for a consultation. Call today or use this website to book your visit.

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