We have assembled some of the most common questions people have about dermal fillers. Of course, the best way to get your questions answered is to schedule a personal facial rejuvenation consultation with the staff at The Bougainvillea Clinique in Orlando, Florida today.
Are injectable fillers the same as Botox© Cosmetic?
No, although both are wrinkle treatments, they work differently to correct your wrinkles.
Which is better, Botox© Cosmetic or fillers?
Botox© Cosmetic injections and injectable fillers both work well on different types of wrinkles. If you are correcting crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles, choose Botox© Cosmetic in most cases. For deep lines and folds around the mouth, as well as facial hollowing, dermal fillers work best.
Which is better for wrinkle correction, laser skin resurfacing or fillers?
Laser skin resurfacing and other resurfacing treatments like dermabrasion work well to combat numerous fine wrinkles all over the face that are due to aging in the skin. Deeper wrinkles require dermal fillers.
When might I need a facelift or other surgery instead of facial fillers?
If you have significant skin, fat, or muscle laxity, you will probably want a facelift to see significant results. Also, if you want results that last longer (up to 10 years), facelift surgery should be your procedure of choice.
How many different kinds of fillers are there?
There are dozens of FDA-approved fillers, and many other substances that may be used by some doctors and so-called medi-spas as fillers. Unapproved fillers can be very dangerous and should be avoided at all costs.
Which fillers does The Bougainvillea Clinique offer?
During our extensive experience with cosmetic treatments, we have evaluated many dermal fillers. We only offer the ones that give our patients the best results. Currently, this includes the Juvéderm family of fillers, Radiesse, the Restylane portfolia of fillers, and Sculptra.
What are the risks of injectable fillers?
The risks of injectable fillers are minimal. Expected complications include swelling and minor discomfort at the injection site. How long this will last depends on the injectable. Rarely, a person will have an allergic reaction to an ingredient in a dermal filler, which is potentially dangerous. If swelling becomes excessive, does not go down within a week, spreads beyond the injection site, or is accompanied by hives or itching all over your body, contact us right away.
To learn more about your dermal filler options, schedule a consultation with one of our facial rejuvenation experts – Allergan Medical Institute US Faculty and Trainer, Michelle Hartog, APRN, and Allergan Master Injector Certifeid and National Cutera Clinical Trainer, Liz Montoya, APRN.