Understanding the Benefits and Risks of Dermal Fillers

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There are several benefits to using dermal fillers, also known as injectable fillers, to fight aging skin. Fuller lips, fewer wrinkles, and smoother skin are just some of the perks. Many individuals don't realize that our skin tone and texture begin to change as early as our 30s. Time can leave its marks with sagging skin, loss of volume, and the formation of fine lines or wrinkles. Injectable fillers are considered miracle workers in the cosmetic world, providing a fast, easy, and effective way for patients to look and feel younger.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Yonick provides surgical and nonsurgical procedures to restore and enhance the face, body, breasts, and skin. Yonick Plastic Surgery offers JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®, two of the most popular dermal fillers on the market, to their patients in Midland, MI. Dermal fillers are an excellent stand-alone treatment, and they work well with other nonsurgical options, like BOTOX®, to meet a patient's aesthetic needs.

To learn more about facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers, schedule an appointment or online consultation with Yonick Plastic Surgery. Read on to learn more about the many benefits and possible risks of dermal fillers.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are mainly used for cosmetic purposes to give more volume and fullness to the face. When injected properly, they can diminish the signs of aging skin, such as wrinkles and deep creases, or skin folds. Dermal fillers are often made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body, that begins to deplete with age.

Types of dermal fillers

Injectable fillers can be customized for each patient in Midland, MI, so unique target areas can be addressed. Dr. Yonick works closely with his patients to make sure they know what to expect and determine which dermal filler will be most effective in achieving a more youthful complexion. Yonick Plastic Surgery offers the following JUVÉDERM and Restylane family of injectable dermal treatments:

  • JUVÉDERM Ultra XC and Volbella to add lift and reduce the appearance of fine lines on the lips.
  • JUVÉDERM XC and Vollure can fill in moderate to severe lines on the face, particularly around the mouth or nose.
  • JUVÉDERM Voluma adds volume and contour to the cheeks.
  • Restylane Defyne can treat moderate to severe laugh or smile lines, while Restylane Refyne helps with light to moderate laugh or smile lines.
  • Restylane Silk creates volume in the lips and corrects lip lines.
  • Restylane Lyft adds volume and lift to the cheeks.

How long do fillers last?

Every dermal filler appointment is customized to address each patient's specific needs. Most patients can enjoy their new look for 6 – 12 months, sometimes even longer. Injectables do not last as long as a surgical procedure, like a face lift; however, they can provide long-lasting, dramatic results. Dermal fillers offer a number of other benefits, including:

  • Sessions are quick and easy
  • Little to no downtime is needed after an appointment
  • Results are subtle and natural-looking
  • Many patients experience a boost in confidence

Are fillers safe?

According to recent research, millions of individuals in the United States choose anti-aging injectables, like facial fillers and neurotoxins, year after year. Treatments are quick and relatively painless, providing natural-looking results when performed by a qualified injector. While severe complications from fillers are uncommon, having a trained and experienced provider administer facial injectables helps to ensure the patient's aesthetic goal are reached. Some of the potential risks associated with dermal fillers include:

  • Asymmetry
  • Infection at the injection site
  • Irritated skin or acne-like breakout
  • Lumps, bruising, swelling, or bleeding at the injection site
  • Palpability of the filler underneath the skin
  • Rash, itchiness, or redness

Fillers can be an effective and safe anti-aging solution for men and women. Finding a qualified, experienced expert, like the ones at Yonick Plastic Surgery reduces the chance of any negative outcomes.

At Yonick Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Yonick and Karen Yonick, who is a licensed and board-certified nurse practitioner, provide safe and effective cosmetic procedures and treatments at their facility in Midland, MI. If you are considering cosmetic injectables or have additional questions, contact us today to schedule an appointment or a virtual consultation. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you start your journey to looking younger today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.