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Dermal Filler Side Effects
Definitely: Dermal fillers like juvederm and Restylane (dermal fillers) work by restoring volume to the skin or fat beneath the skin that has been lost because of aging or repetitive motion. Restoring this lost volume softens facial creases, resulting in a more rested/more youthful appearance. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Very rare: Supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections are a type of "visco-supplementation" treatment for knee arthritis. Side effects are exceeding rare, but any injection into the knee joint could introduce an infection or cause an inflammatory reaction to occur. I have used supartz (hyaluronic acid) in my practice for nearly 14 years on a regular basis without any documented side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best treatment for nasolabial folds/smile lines? Juvederm, Restylane (dermal fillers) or Radiesse? How much do they cost? Which lasts longest & has least side effects?
Combination: The naso-labial folds are formed when the cheek tissues start to shift downward. Often, when the cheeks are lifted, filled and contoured with Radiesse (dermal fillers) and Voluma the naso-labial folds soften. However, the folds can be addressed directly with Juvederm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which fillers last longer: restylane, (dermal fillers) juvederm, teosyal, esthelis, aquamid, or bio alcamid?
I avoid "permanent": Though Aquamid (and others)is not available in the US, it is in other countries. (if it's being offered in the US you should avoid that office altogether). I generally recommend that my patients avoid permanent fillers though, especially when they are young like you, because you don't know how your face will change over the next 20 years. You may end up with volume where you don't want or need it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes : Yes it is longer lasting and natural and has less side effects. ...Read more
Filler Duration: In my experience, hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane (dermal fillers) and Perlane last about 9 months up to and just over 12 months when used for cheek augmentation. Perlane should last somewhat longer than Restylane (dermal fillers) due to it's more heavily crosslinked ha design. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Variable: Depends on the degree of volume correction needed. On average i will use 1 syringe for the lips and no more than 2 if both upper and lower lips need a fair amount of volume. Remember, it's always easier to come back for another treatment than to deal with too much. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Anyone seen/heard of negative effects of getting injectable fillers (such as juvederm, belotero, etc, .) in patients taking methotrexate and humira (adalimumab)?
Can radiesse (dermal fillers) be dangerous? Does anyone ever have serious reactions to radiesse (dermal fillers)?
Usually not: When properly placed, " radiesse" is a natural product (calcium in a gel) that lifts and fills the cheeks, smoothes out the folds around the mouth and improves the jawline. The risks are small and include lumpiness, swelling and bruising. So check out the person injecting your face, as you only get one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safe Choice: Radiesse (dermal fillers) is a safe choice for use as an injectable filer. There are other options available as well. You should consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or facial surgeon for advice. You only have one face and should not trust it to just anyone who says they can use an injectable filler, since the result will be with you for 9-12 months! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Different drugs: Botox is what we call a neurotoxin. It's a purified protein that blocks the transmission of a signal from the nerve ending to the muscle. By doing so, it allows the muscle to relax and in turn, it gives the skin a chance to relax and the wrinkles disappear. Restylane (dermal fillers) is a hyaluronic acid that is injected under the skin to fill depressions. It's usually used to reduce laugh lines or plump the lips. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Crosslinking: Corneal cross linking is a procedure designed to strengthen the chemical bonds in the cornea to prevent or stabilize ectasia (usually from keratoconus or following lasik). This uses uv light and a photosensitizer. Possible side effects include corneal swelling, infection, temporary haziness, and scarring. See http://eyewiki.Aao.Org/corneal_collagen_cross-linking for much more detail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No. Not to my knowledge.Get a more detailed answer ›
Radiesse (dermal fillers): Radiesse (dermal fillers) is an injectable substance to enhance depressed areas, wrinkles, fold, etc it is thicker than retylane or juvederm and last longer. It should not be injected superficially as it can beobvious, and may be a bit irregular. It also should be done by well trained doctors to avoidvisible deformities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Few & Minimal: Avoid Botox if you are pregnant or breast feeding or have neurological conditions. When used appropriately for the reduction of lines of expression in the upper 1/3 of the face, Botox is incredibly safe. In my experience of 1000's of injections, the most common side effect is a small bruise (<5%). Headaches & swelling (rare). Eyelid or brow drooping (exceedingly rare). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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