Updated: May 7
We utilize advanced ultrasound technology to do a vascular mapping of your face before injecting filler. This helps prevent injecting into a vessel and causing an occlusion - the most feared complications in aesthetics.
Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic treatment used to smooth out wrinkles and add volume to different areas of the face. They are injected beneath the skin to help fill in lines and wrinkles, plump up areas of the face that have lost volume, and improve overall skin texture and appearance.
Here are some important things to know about dermal filler treatments:
Dermal fillers are made of different types of materials, including hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and poly-L-lactic acid. Each type of filler has different characteristics and is used to target different areas of the face.
The procedure involves injecting the filler into specific areas of the face using a small needle or cannula. The procedure is generally quick and relatively painless, although some patients may experience some discomfort or bruising afterwards.
The effects of dermal fillers can last anywhere from six months to two years, depending on the type of filler used and the area of the face being treated.
Dermal filler treatments can be used to treat a variety of issues, including fine lines and wrinkles, deep folds and creases, thinning lips, and hollow or sunken areas of the face.
While dermal fillers are generally considered safe, there are some potential side effects, including redness, swelling, bruising, and infection. Patients should be sure to choose an experienced and reputable practitioner who uses safe and sterile injection techniques.
Dermal fillers are not permanent and will gradually break down over time. Patients who wish to maintain their results will need to schedule regular follow-up appointments for touch-ups or additional injections.
While dermal fillers can be a great way to achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance, they are not a substitute for good skincare practices, including a healthy diet, regular exercise, and proper sun protection. Patients should also avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, as these habits can accelerate the aging process and damage the skin.
Dermal fillers adverse reactions & complications:
Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, restore volume, and enhance facial features. While they are generally safe when administered by a trained professional, there are several potential complications that can occur. Some of the most common dermal filler complications include:
Allergic reactions: Some people may have an allergic reaction to the ingredients in the dermal filler, which can cause swelling, redness, and itching at the injection site.
Infection: Injection of dermal fillers can introduce bacteria into the skin, leading to an infection. Symptoms of an infection include swelling, redness, warmth, and pain.
Lumps and bumps: Dermal fillers can sometimes clump together, causing lumps and bumps under the skin.
Migration: Dermal fillers can sometimes move from their original injection site, causing asymmetry or other unwanted effects.
Nerve damage: Injection of dermal fillers can sometimes damage nerves, causing numbness, tingling, or weakness in the affected area.
Vascular complications: Injection of dermal fillers can sometimes cause damage to blood vessels, leading to bruising, bleeding, or even skin necrosis (tissue death).
The use of ultrasound guidance for dermal filler injections has become increasingly popular in recent years, as it can help to improve the accuracy and safety of the procedure. Ultrasound guidance allows the healthcare provider to visualize the underlying structures of the skin, such as blood vessels and nerves, which can help to avoid injection into these areas and reduce the risk of complications.
In addition to improving safety, ultrasound guidance can also help to improve the results of dermal filler injections by allowing the healthcare provider to more precisely target the areas in need of treatment.
However, it's important to note that even with ultrasound guidance, there is still a risk of complications with dermal filler injections. It's important to choose a qualified and experienced healthcare provider and to discuss the potential risks and benefits of the procedure before undergoing any cosmetic treatment.