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What are Fillers and how do they work? Dedham Medical Aesthetics

As we age, the natural collagen and elastin in the skin lessens, as cells lose their ability to produce more of their youthful component. The skin becomes dryer, thinner and less able to fix itself. When we are born, we have plentiful amounts of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) in our body, but as we get older this store of HA diminishes, leaving the skin less supported, and so lines and wrinkles develop. By lifting and smoothing targeted folds and wrinkles by adding subtle volume, dermal fillers can make a difference to a person’s appearance, giving them a fresher look.

The treatment of wrinkles with dermal filler will usually involve injecting this naturally occurring product (HA) through a tiny needle. The discomfort is minimal, as the treatment does not take long to perform. The aesthetic outcomes of treatments with dermal filler are seen immediately after the treatment. Treating wrinkles with dermal filler is fast, leaving no scars. The range of fillers contains a variety of products, which can be used to treat different areas, from fine lines on more delicate parts of the face to deep skin depressions.

You can also treat your lips with lip fillers to add extra volume. Today’s sophisticated fillers are made of Hyaluronic Acid (or HA), which is a substance that’s found naturally in the body, making it much safer than previous procedures.

Voluma is FDA approved for reversing the signs of volume loss in the mid-face and cheeks in 2013, and has since become one of the most popular fillers at Dedham Medical Aesthetics.

What makes Voluma so special is its special gel-like properties. Many fillers such as Juvederm Ultra are excellent dermal fillers for lines, wrinkles, and folds, but Voluma is specifically designed to add lift and volume to deflated facial features. As an example, when a syringe of Voluma is emptied onto a flat surface it maintains its structure; that is, it looks like a Hershey’s Kiss, whereas other fillers look more like a puddle.  This structural integrity provides lift and fullness to deflated cheeks, temples, and other facial areas. Couple this with the added benefit of lasting up to two years and one can see why Voluma is so popular.

Juvéderm Volbella XC, is a recently FDA-approved injectable filler to sculpt full, natural-looking lips and to soften fine lines around the mouth has gotten such a warm welcome from plastic surgeons, cosmetic dermatologists and the patients they treat.

Volbella is formulated with Vycross, a propriety filler technology from Allergan that blends different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid. The versatile filler is proven to last for one year—significantly longer than other products currently available.

Side effects of dermal fillers…

Dermal fillers do come with some side effects, which tend to occur immediately after injection, but these are usually temporary and disappear within a few days. According to the FDA, normal side effects include redness, swelling, bruising, itching and tenderness, but on extremely rare occasions more serious side effects requiring early management can occur.

To minimize risk with dermal fillers, it is very important the physician or licensed practitioner has had specialist training, and is using safe products correctly. Should unwanted effects occur, that practitioner should be able to manage them safely.

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