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I get cheeks with Restylane (dermal fillers) filler or perlane filler. How long filler lasts?

I get cheeks with Restylane (dermal fillers) filler or perlane filler. How long filler lasts?

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 more

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How much Restylane (dermal fillers) for lips and cheeks?

How much Restylane (dermal fillers) for lips and cheeks?

Restylane (dermal fillers): The amount of restylane (dermal fillers) you need depends on your own anatomy and goals for your appearance. Be sure to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Will dermal fillers get rid of forehead wrinkles and fine lines?

Will dermal fillers get rid of forehead wrinkles and fine lines?

Botox is better: If you are looking to minimize forehead wrinkles, Botox is a better option. The cause of those lines is movement of your muscles. Botox blocks the receptors in your brain from being able to communicate with the muscle it is injected into. That in turn reduces muscle contraction, which gets rid of the lines. Dermal fillers are used more for areas that have lines due to lose of volume. ...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

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Can radiesse (dermal fillers) harden in the face?

Can radiesse (dermal fillers) harden in the face?

Radiesse (dermal fillers) Safety: Radiesse (dermal fillers) dermal filler has a great safety profile. Temporary undesired effects such as bleeding and bruising at the site of injection are similar to hyaluronic acid fillers. Redness and swelling immediately after treatment is frequent but short lived. Consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon/ cosmetic surgeon to discuss your goals and concerns. ...Read more

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Is face laser resurfacing effective?

Is face laser resurfacing effective?

Yes: Very effective for removing wrinkles and sun damage (sun spots), smoothing out irregular texture, and helping with scarring. Important to see a doctor very experienced with lasers who can properly educate you on all the various options, benefits, side-effects, and risks. ...Read more

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Just got perlane (dermal fillers) can I massage face?

Just got perlane (dermal fillers) can I massage face?

Check: Always check with the provider who performed the filler injections regarding follow up care of the area. ...Read more

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Are Restylane (dermal fillers) and juvaderm effective?

Are Restylane (dermal fillers) and juvaderm effective?

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 more

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Will injectable face lift by using dermal fillers in 18 y/o male make me look too feminine?

This is coming from: A psychiatrist, not a plastic surgeon. I was just trying to figure out why an 18 year old would need / desire this procedure. Not a criticism, i just don't understand. Take care. ...Read more

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Facial liposuction permanent?

Facial liposuction permanent?

Yes.: Liposuction does permanently remove fat cells, however the remaining fat cells can increase in size if there is a weight gain. With aging there is usually a loss of fat in the face and with facelifts and facial procedures we combine fat transfer to the face. Therefore it is key to be cautious before removing fat in the face. ...Read more

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What face creams used to heal post surgical face scars?

What  face creams used to heal post surgical face scars?

Scar Cream: There are a number of topical treatments for treating scars. In the early post op period, antibiotic ointments are used. When the scars are healed after 10-14 days, silicone based topicals can be used. Consult your local plastic surgeon for guidance. Early treatment can prevent needing more invasive treatments later on. ...Read more

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Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Usually not: Insurance typically will help with the management and control of acne infections, but do not often pay for the care of the scarring that results. ...Read more

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Which fillers last longer: restylane, (dermal fillers) juvederm, teosyal, esthelis, aquamid, or bio alcamid?

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 more

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Injectable rhinoplasty with Restylane (dermal fillers) filler typically lasts how long?

Injectable rhinoplasty with Restylane (dermal fillers) filler typically lasts how long?

6-12 months: It seems to last a little longer in this location than in the lips or nasolabial folds. But on average, about 8-9 months. ...Read more

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Acne, dry skin, large face bump?

Acne, dry skin, large face bump?

Deep acne, dry skin: This is likely deep seated inflammation (cystic acne) that can be painful. Continue with gentle cleansing and your treatment care regimen. You may need to see a dermatologist for injection of an anti-inflammatory to calm swelling and pain. ...Read more

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Can perlane (dermal fillers) be used to correct acne scarring? Is perlane (dermal fillers) a good treatment to fill in the pit-like scars on my cheeks from acne? .

Can perlane (dermal fillers) be used to correct acne scarring? Is perlane (dermal fillers) a good treatment to fill in the pit-like scars on my cheeks from acne?

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Acne scars: Using a filler to correct acne scarring is an off label use. Nonetheless, it can be effective. Have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Newborn chin and cheeks lighter than forehead?

Newborn skin: If your baby is a newborn, less than 30 days old, the skin is very sensitive, newborn skin is affected by maternal hormones and change in environment. ...Read more

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What products work on facial acne scars?

What products work on facial acne scars?

Acne scars: It is a very difficult thing to treat. Please do not expect any miracles. A two prong approach to fix it from outside and inside should be used. You can try the following; dermabrasion or fraxel on the skin. Sculptra or fat injections under the skin. ...Read more