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Dr. Charles Talakkottur
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Injectable Fillers (Overview)

This is a category of products that are injected into the dermis (a layer of the skin) to to fill or soften lines or folds on the face. These include restylane, (dermal fillers) perlane, juvederm, radiesse, which are some of the most commonly used products.


Dr. Charles Talakkottur
245 Doctors shared insights

Injectable Fillers (Overview)

This is a category of products that are injected into the dermis (a layer of the skin) to to fill or soften lines or folds on the face. These include restylane, (dermal fillers) perlane, juvederm, radiesse, which are some of the most commonly used products.


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Will doctors use anesthesia before injecting fillers on wrinkles?

Will doctors use anesthesia before injecting fillers on wrinkles?

Sometimes: Newer fillers have local in them, so the injections are more comfortable than in the past. For the upper lip, local can help, but there is a separate injection for the local some patients do not like the numb sensation. Topical can also be used, but they take a while to set up. Local placed into the wrinkle can distort the treatment. Discuss the pros and cons with your plastic surgeon or injector. ...Read more

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What's the best follow up to do at home after having fillers injected into your face?

What's the best follow up to do at home after having fillers injected into your face?

Injectable fillers: Some patients may use a cool compress after injection if there is a little swelling. Other than that, you can return to normal activity. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: injectable fillers?

What is the definition or description of: injectable fillers?

Injectable Fillers: This is a category of products that are injected into the dermis (a layer of the skin) to to fill or soften lines or folds on the face. These include restylane, (dermal fillers) perlane, juvederm, radiesse, which are some of the most commonly used products. ...Read more

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I'm an 18 y/o male. My lips are small & droop even when I smile. Would injectable fillers fix this? And would I be looked at weird since I'm a guy?

I'm an 18 y/o male. My lips are small & droop even when I smile. Would injectable fillers fix this? And would I be looked at weird since I'm a guy?

Have you: Tried a less invasive alternative such as consulting a cosmetic specialist/aesthetician? Women deal with this all the time -- perhaps there are ways to minimize the look without changing your body. ...Read more

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Has anyone seen permanent effect of bioalcamid or other face injectable fillers?

Has anyone seen permanent effect of bioalcamid or other face injectable fillers?

Not FDA approved: Easy to inject, hard to remove. A patient from europe had aquamid injected into both cheeks. She developed a foreign body reaction which required an incision and drainage get the material to come out. The hole did not close for several months and required packing. Permanent fillers are appealing because of how long it lasts, but if there is a problem, the permanent filler is not easily removed. ...Read more

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Would injectable fillers, like botox, be useful for my brow lines? Will an injectable filler treatment diminish the worry lines on my face and between my brows. This deep crease has been there since my 30's, and I'm 40 now, will botox help? .

Would injectable fillers, like botox, be useful for my brow lines? Will an injectable filler treatment diminish the worry lines on my face and between my brows. This deep crease has been there since my 30's, and I'm 40 now, will botox help? .

Frown: Frown lines are caused by overactive facial muscles. Fillers mask the wrinkle by adding volume around the muscle with injections that “fill” the skin. Botox is a paralytic agent that stops nerve impulses from moving to the injected muscles, so the muscles relax and do not contract, and the skin smoothes over them.

For wrinkles between the brows, Botox acheives better results. However you should schedule a consultation with an experienced surgeon who will determine the appropriate treatment for you. ...Read more

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I have a very small looking mouth and lips. Would injectable fillers be able to bulk up my lips and make the overall lip line appear longer?

Fillers bulk lips: Yes, a lot can be done with injectable fillers to improve the appearance of the lips. I I would caution you that you are young and would not in general recommend doing much of anything at this point. If it it really important, you may want to see a facial plastic surgeon for a more permanent solution, rather than having injections of absorbable fillers every 6-9 months. ...Read more

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Anyone seen/heard of negative effects of getting injectable fillers (such as juvederm, belotero, etc, .) in patients taking methotrexate and humira (adalimumab)?

Anyone seen/heard of negative effects of getting injectable fillers (such as juvederm, belotero, etc, .) in patients taking methotrexate and humira (adalimumab)?

Should be OK: As long as your doctor (who prescribed the medication) is in agreement. We had successfully used ha filler with patients on methottexate and humira (adalimumab). Discuss this with your doctor, every patient is different and responds differently. ...Read more

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Are all injectable fillers considered as temporary fixes or are some meant to be permanent? I have deep crows feet around my eyes and lines on my forehead. Which injectable fillers would help make them less noticeable? What type of filler will last the lo

Are all injectable fillers considered as temporary fixes or are some meant to be permanent? I have deep crows feet around my eyes and lines on my forehead. Which injectable fillers would help make them less noticeable? What type of filler will last the lo

Fillers and botox: Most fillers are temporary, but the problems you describe are usually treated with neurotoxins like Botox or dysport. These last about 3 months but help the forehead lines and crows feet the best. ...Read more

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Why would you inject fillers around bladder opening?

Why would you inject fillers around bladder opening?

Incontinence!: This is used by some to treat bladder incontinence. Make sure the person is being seem by a reputable physician trained in the treatment of incontinence and that the proper testing was done prior to any treatment. Seek a second or third opinion and perhaps consider a tertiary referral center. Some substances injected are not appropriate. Check the facts and be cautious. Once in, no getting out! ...Read more

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Will doctors use anesthesia before injecting fillers on wrinkles?

Sometimes: Newer fillers have local in them, so the injections are more comfortable than in the past. For the upper lip, local can help, but there is a separate injection for the local some patients do not like the numb sensation. Topical can also be used, but they take a while to set up. Local placed into the wrinkle can distort the treatment. Discuss the pros and cons with your plastic surgeon or injector. ...Read more

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Need to know if you would consider self injecting dermal fillers?

Need to know if you would consider self injecting dermal fillers?

Definitely Not: I would not recommend self injection of fillers > definitely "no". ...Read more

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My nose bridge between my eyebrows is low and has a line across it. Should I inject some fillers to make it higher? And why is there a line across it

My nose bridge between my eyebrows is low and has a line across it. Should I inject some fillers to make it higher? And why is there a line across it

Skin crease: Everyone's skull is shaped differently, and you may just have a more prominent forehead that causes a skin crease across the nasal bridge. ...Read more

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What is the difference between elevess and botox? Hello! I am a woman in my mid-thirties who seeks to get rid of the frown lines I am developing between my eyebrows. I have been researching injectable dermal fillers and have recently found a product calle

What is the difference between elevess and botox? Hello! I am a woman in my mid-thirties who seeks to get rid of the frown lines I am developing between my eyebrows. I have been researching injectable dermal fillers and have recently found a product calle

Paralytics ; Fillers: Facial rejuvenation can be by temporary muscle paralytics like botox, xeomin, (incobotulinumtoxin a) Dysport or by injectable fillers like juvederm, elevess, belotero (the hyaluronic acids) or Radiesse (an hydroxyapatite) or by silicone or by your own fat (harvested from other areas of the body). See your plastic surgeon to discuss the pros and cons of the different options and s/he can advise you re the best option. ...Read more

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What is the difference between elevess and botox? Hello! I am a woman in my mid-thirties who seeks to get rid of the frown lines I am developing between my eyebrows. I have been researching injectable dermal fillers and have recently found a product calle

What is the difference between elevess and botox? Hello! I am a woman in my mid-thirties who seeks to get rid of the frown lines I am developing between my eyebrows. I have been researching injectable dermal fillers and have recently found a product calle

Paralytics ; Fillers: Facial rejuvenation can be by temporary muscle paralytics like botox, xeomin, (incobotulinumtoxin a) Dysport or by injectable fillers like juvederm, elevess, belotero (the hyaluronic acids) or Radiesse (an hydroxyapatite) or by silicone or by your own fat (harvested from other areas of the body). See your plastic surgeon to discuss the pros and cons of the different options and s/he can advise you re the best option. ...Read more

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What's the best follow up to do at home after having fillers injected into your face?

Injectable fillers: Some patients may use a cool compress after injection if there is a little swelling. Other than that, you can return to normal activity. ...Read more

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Anyone ever have perlane (dermal fillers) injected?

Anyone ever have perlane (dermal fillers) injected?

Yes: Perlane is very similar to Restylane (dermal fillers) and juvederm. They are are brands of hyaluronic acid gel used to restore facial volume. A good injector can make a dramatic and long lasting improvement in your appearance with any of these products. A bad injector can make a mess. Go to doctor with lots of experience and you should be happy with the results. All can be dissolved with hyaluronidase so try it! ...Read more

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Can you get blurred vision after having skin fillers injected?

Can you get blurred vision after having skin fillers injected?

Should not: You shouldn't have blurred vision after skin filler injection. If you do, you need to call the doctor who did the procedure or see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had radiesse (dermal fillers) injected into their skin to help hide a scar?

Has anyone ever had radiesse (dermal fillers) injected into their skin to help hide a scar?

Radiesse (dermal fillers) for scars: Radiesse (dermal fillers) has been used successfully to smooth out depressed scars and make them less evident. It will not make the scar "disappear".
If you have a prominent or red scar, a dermal filler like Radiesse (dermal fillers) would not be the modality to use to improve the look of it. Ipl/bbl, laser resurfacing and/or surgical scar revision are better. ...Read more

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Is is possible to have infection from Gore-Tex (inserted 10 yrs. Ago) after having Restylane (dermal fillers) injected 6 weeks ago?

Is is possible to have infection from Gore-Tex (inserted 10 yrs. Ago) after having Restylane (dermal fillers) injected 6 weeks ago?

Perhaps: Any permanent implant iike gortex can become infected at any point. Gortex however is usually more resistant than some other types of implants. It is possible that an injection of filler like Restylane (dermal fillers) could introduce infection around a gore-tex implant. Signs of infection would be increased swelling, pain, and redness, you should probably consult with a facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I had 1ml Restylane (dermal fillers) injected to lips today. Maybe over injected?! Swollen hard huge! Itchy! Might also be allergic to hylaundise to remove filler, help

I had 1ml Restylane (dermal fillers) injected to lips today. Maybe over injected?! Swollen hard huge! Itchy! Might also be allergic to hylaundise to remove filler, help

Rare allergic: This is likely just swelling from the injection into the lip normally they swell for 1-3 days and feel hard due to this swelling. It is possible to be allergic to HA but very rare. I would wait before trying to reverse the filler with a product that breaks down HA ...Read more

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I've bad 1ml perlane (dermal fillers) injected into my lips and the top lip had swollen twice the size. I just took an antihisthamine as it usually never gets this big?

Adverse filler lip: You should see whomever did your procedure to ensure you do not have something more concerning occurring. Swelling, sometimes considerable, is normal. But if you skin color changes to dark/purple, you have more serious issues and need to be seen. ...Read more

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I want to get fillers injected throughout my face. Under eyes, cheeks and nasalabial folds. How do I know the plastic surgeon will be good?

I want to get fillers injected throughout my face. Under eyes, cheeks and nasalabial folds. How do I know the plastic surgeon will be good?

Reputation: I think this is a time to say reputation precedes the name. Ask around, ask how many procedures they have done and how many are satisfied and best if you can ask someone or some people around. ...Read more

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Had1ml perlane (dermal fillers) injected in lips a week ago. Bottom lip swole up very hard and now on predisolone and e-mycin! Had fillers before noproblem. Hard itchy?

May need treatment: You may have an infection, or you could just have too much filler. If this is the case you may need treatment with hyaluronidase that will make it the excess melt away. ...Read more

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Can Restylane (dermal fillers) be injected into collapsed tip of the nose?

Can Restylane (dermal fillers) be injected into collapsed tip of the nose?

YES: Injecting dermal fillers into the nose is a whole different level of injection not done buy a typical injector. I prefer Radiesse to nose injections since it is thicker and provides more of a base. The techniques are very different than other facial parts and should only be done by someone who has injected noses before and has experience. ...Read more

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Can radiesse (dermal fillers) be injected into lips for lip lift in men?

Can radiesse (dermal fillers) be injected into lips for lip lift in men?

Radiesse (dermal fillers) and lips: Radiesse should not be injected into the lips because of the hardness that it can create. Radiesse is not reversible also. HA based dermal fillers are the best choice for lip augmentation. If you are looking for a more permanent way to augment your lips, then consider fat transfer. Hope this helps. ...Read more