Is There Such Thing as Dermal Filler Overuse?

Dermal FillersYou know what they say about too much of a good thing. This is true of dermal fillers. Everyone knows of the popularity of Botox, but dermal fillers are also soaring in popularity. Names such as Restylane, Juvederm and Perlane and beginning to become common in the aesthetic world.

Some fillers replace volume loss, others stimulate production of naturally-occurring substances like collagen, and others use hyaluronic acid to bind with water molecules and fill in wrinkles. They are all working toward the same end goal — to help women age more gracefully. And since they do that job so well, it is tempting to keep increasing their usage. Here are some tips to prevent over usage of fillers.

  • Find out if dermal fillers are the right treatment for you.
    Fillers are effective in restoring volume loss. However, they cannot address acne scars, pigmentation spots, and spider veins. So, do your research and be sure the filler you are considering is intended for the use you seek.
  • Choose an injector who is experienced in providing fillers for aesthetic purposes. Unfortunately, basically anyone who works in health care can inject fillers. Yet the best and safest outcomes can be obtained if the injector is specifically trained in aesthetics and has in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy. An experienced injector will know exactly the limitations or specific amount of filler required to help you achieve the results you want.
  • Have realistic expectations of the procedure. Like all types of cosmetic procedures, dermal fillers are not meant to create a new “you.” Understand that facial fillers are designed to enhance or improve your existing facial features.

Get in touch with Dr. Lavey and the rest of the team to discuss your dermal filler concerns and needs. Call 925.820.3633 to set up an appointment!

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