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Dermal Fillers – Finding the right balance

You’ve probably heard of the phrase “liquid face lift” or “lunch time lift.” These procedures are often represented as no downtime solutions to restore your aging face. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Artefill are used to plump cheeks, fill in wrinkles and lines and enhance lip contour. While the procedure has gained popularity, some people have concern about using dermal fillers, because they have seen people who are overfilled. Indeed, we have seen some patients that have been injected (elsewhere) with too much filler. The result is unnatural and unflattering. Proper usage of dermal fillers requires a little bit of artistry with a whole lot of skill and experience.

You might wonder why use fillers at all? As we age, we lose facial fat and bone mass. You notice that your face is sagging and many people develop a hollow-eyed aged appearance. Fillers nicely restore volume, give lift to the face, and fill in deep wrinkles. The impact is nearly immediate! Other cosmetic procedures, facelift and lasers, beautifully repair sun damaged skin and lift sagging skin, but they cannot restore lost facial volume like fillers do. All of these treatments work together in a transformative way to repair, lift and re-texturize your skin. Here are a few things to think about when considering dermal fillers. First, understand the limits of dermal fillers. The fillers can dramatically improve your look. But always be realistic. If you are 80, no amount of filler is going to make you look 30. Second, know when enough is enough. Dermal fillers have been called “cosmetic candy” because patients love the minimal downtime and instant results. But, like candy more isn’t always better. Third, find a practitioner who will sit and listen to your concerns and develop an individualized approach. Filler isn’t one size fits all. It can always be injected in stages to make sure that you get the very best look for you.

The Laser Center of Maryland offers several dermal filler specials for the month of June. Call 410.544.4600 for a FREE consultation. Start your Transformation Now!

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