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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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