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What are Facial Filler Injections?

Facial filler injections are popular among those who wish to restore volume to their face, smooth out age lines and creases, or to simply enhance facial contours. In fact, it is so popular that, according to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, over a million men and women have this treatment performed every year in pursuit of a more youthful appearance. Additionally, unlike other procedures that are more invasive or require substantial downtime, facial filler injections allow you to forego a lengthy period of recovery.

Still not sure if facial filler injections are right for you? We compiled a list of facts to help you learn about this cost-effective path to youth and beauty:

1.What are facial fillers made out of? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a vast array of substances that plastic surgeons commonly use, including hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, poly-L-lactic acid, autologous fat injections, and polymethylmethacrylate. Hyaluronic acid is probably the substance people are most familiar with since it is used in products like Juvéderm and Restylane. It is also a substance that naturally occurs in the body, which should ease anyone’s concerns regarding the safety of it.

2.What can fillers do for me? Facial fillers are injected under the skin, filling the soft tissue to reduce signs of aging, including saggy skin and wrinkles. Facial fillers can also be used to plump up a patient’s lips and enhance contouring.

3.Are the results permanent? Most facial fillers are not meant to last forever. For example, hyaluronic acid fillers usually last anywhere from 6 to 18 months. Facial fillers made of synthetic substances typically last longer since the body does not absorb them. We often recommend temporary fillers since a person’s face can go through significant changes over the years. The fillers that worked for you in your 40s might not be what you want in your 50s.

4.Will I feel pain? When receiving a facial filler injection, you will feel some discomfort. Most patients do not experience any pain or discomfort afterward.

5.Do the injections cause bruising? If you are particularly prone to bruising or you are taking certain medications, you might see some bruising, which can last up to a week. Most patients are able to eliminate the appearance of bruising with concealer.

6.Will my wrinkles worsen once the fillers dissolve? Your wrinkles will reappear once the fillers wear off, but using fillers will not worsen them. In fact, using cosmetic fillers can be used to postpone the signs of aging.

Schedule an Appointment at the Advanced Dermatology Center Today!

If you wish to restore your youth and reduce the signs of aging, facial filler injections can help you turn back time and reduce or eliminate wrinkles and enhance the contours of your face. At Advanced Dermatology Center in Burbank, our skilled and friendly staff will help you achieve your aesthetic goals, so you can look and feel good.

Contact us today at (818) 284-4003 to schedule an appointment and learn more about the services we provide.