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Doctor insights on: Face Fillers

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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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Which parts of my face I can use fillers so that my face looks a bit rounder? My cheekbones are high and not flat but my face still looks thin .

Which parts of my face I can use fillers so that my face looks a bit rounder? My cheekbones are high and not flat  but my face still looks thin .

Ask the doc.: Talk to the doctor who is going to do the fillers. You should get a good idea of the expected result of the procedure first, before you decide if you want to do it. If that is not made clear to you, see another one. Actually getting two opinions before any procedure is very, very smart. ...Read more

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Getting facial fillers to make a thin face look rounder; how is that done?

Getting facial fillers to make a thin face look rounder; how is that done?

Facial Filler Use: Using facial fillers also called a "liquid facelift" essentially uses fillers and botox/dysport to restore the volume of your face lost by the aging process. It does not take the place of a facelift but beneficiallly adds to the final result. Some of the fillers used include jeuvederm, sculptra, radiesse, (dermal fillers) resylane, voluma and others.. It is a simple office procedure well tolerated. ...Read more

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I'm having facial fillers or fat fillers to make a thin face very round and wider.. How is the procudure done?

Facial ; Fat Fillers: Typically a series of injections are performed as an office procedure. If tat is used then it would first be removed by liposuction from an unwanted area. ...Read more

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Are botox and fillers for you face safe to use? Are they not absorbed by your body?

Are botox and fillers for you face safe to use? Are they not absorbed by your body?

Fillers and botox: Fillers and neurotoxins that are FDA approved are safe to use in your face. Have your face evaluated by a board certified facial aplastic surgeon with experience in injectables ...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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A filler may correct for nasolabial folds & last a long time. But what happens when the face naturally changes over the year? Any uneven facial areas?

A filler may correct for nasolabial folds & last a long time. But what happens when the face naturally changes over the year? Any uneven facial areas?

Adjust techniques: Fillers may reverse signs of aging but the clock keeps ticking. You can't expect a person who has fillers at age 50 to require the same techniques when they get to see 60. Eventually more fillers or lasers or even surgery may be recommended to accomplished greater corrections with aging. Uneven facial areas may be temporarily caused by fillers but are not typically permanent with resorbable filler ...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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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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How long does it take for radiesse (dermal fillers) to dissolve from face?

How long does it take for radiesse (dermal fillers) to dissolve from face?

Radiesse (dermal fillers) efficacy: The manufacturer advertises the efficacy duration for Radiesse (dermal fillers) as 14 months. In clinical practice, i tell my patients that it lasts about a year but not in all patients. See your plastic surgeon for an evaluation and s/he can best guide you about this and other fillers. ...Read more

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Is it possible for radiesse (dermal fillers) to harden on the face and cause pain?

Is it possible for radiesse (dermal fillers) to harden on the face and cause pain?

Radiesse (dermal fillers) hardening?: It would be highly unusual for Radiesse (dermal fillers) to harden or harden and cause pain. Radiesse (dermal fillers) has a great safety profile. Temporary undesired effects such as bleeding and bruising at the site of injection are similar to hyaluronic acid fillers. ...Read more

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Hi I have suffered from some fat loss on face from IPL. I do not want fillers or risky fat transfer. Can I benefit from PRP? Other suggestions? Thanx

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I have suffered from some fat loss on face from IPL. I do not want fillers or risky fat transfer. Can I benefit from PRP? Other suggestions? Thanx

PRP itself: will not bring about much filling volume. One option is to use fibrinogenic fillers made out of PPP (platelet poor plasma). PPP when treated appropriately can be a great natural filler. I perform this procedure in Miami, Florida. One drawback is that fibrinogenic fillers from PPP do not last as long as fat transfer, they tend to last from 3-5 months. ...Read more

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How many injections of radiesse (dermal fillers) do you get on each side of your face? Do you get one big injection of radiesse (dermal fillers), or a bunch of smaller ones? .

How many injections of radiesse (dermal fillers) do you get on each side of your face? Do you get one big injection of radiesse (dermal fillers), or a bunch of smaller ones? 

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Radiesse (dermal fillers) technique: The number of pricks depends on individual doctor. I use only one prick on each side and inject as I am pulling the needle out. However some doctors might use 'depot technique' which involves multiple deposits of the material which is then massaged for uniform distribution. ...Read more

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How many injections of radiesse (dermal fillers) do you get on each side of your face? Do you get one big injection of radiesse (dermal fillers), or a bunch of smaller ones? .

How many injections of radiesse (dermal fillers) do you get on each side of your face? Do you get one big injection of radiesse (dermal fillers), or a bunch of smaller ones? 

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A few: Radiesse (dermal fillers) is used to sculpt the face. Small amounts are placed in various areas of the face to lift and contour. Prior to the injections the areas are outlined so as to be precise in the contouring. Radiesse (dermal fillers) is spread in multiple areas to prevent bulging. It is a wonderful product to sculpt the face. I often use Radiesse (dermal fillers) as part of my "rosenthal liquid facelift". www.artofplasticsurgery.com. ...Read more

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Can cheek augmentation be done without surgery? I'm looking for ways to make my face look fuller without surgery. My face looks too thin, and my cheekbones are practically nonexistent. Can i get cheek augmentation from injections or fillers instead of res

Can cheek augmentation be done without surgery? I'm looking for ways to make my face look fuller without surgery. My face looks too thin, and my cheekbones are practically nonexistent. Can i get cheek augmentation from injections or fillers instead of res

Yes: There are several fillers on the marked FDA approved and geared for cheek augmentation Radiuses is an older calcium type filler that also helps restore some bone and collagen. There is also voluma and restyle lyft which are not calcium based but fill the flattened cheek area. Expect results to last between 1-2 years ...Read more

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Would a filler be good for sebaceous scaring on my face it has left quite a few deep scars?

Would a filler be good for sebaceous scaring on my face it has left quite a few deep scars?

Filler: It may be an option for some of your scars. Be sure to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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After 6 months of a face filler (restyline) my mom still has facial bumps.They come and go away (red and firm). Will they ever go away permanently ?

Possibly not: Restylane (dermal fillers) is hyaluronic acid, which is very well tolerated by most and disappears after 3-6 months. However, if it is the cause of these bumps there could be infection or allergy, and should be checked by the person who did the treatment. They can probably be removed. She could of course have an unrelated infection, like acne. A reputable injector could address this problem separately. ...Read more