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Am I An Ideal Candidate for Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a popular option amongst those who are looking for a safe and non-surgical way to turn back time and reduce the appearance of deep creases along the nasolabial folds, hollows at the cheeks, and loose, saggy skin. For those who are hesitant to the idea of going under the knife, or simply want to reduce downtime, dermal fillers are a great method for achieving the aesthetic results you desire.

Generally, most individuals who are interested in receiving dermal fillers are in their mid-to-late thirties who wish to eliminate the signs of premature aging. However, it is not uncommon for individuals in their twenties to also seek out this treatment. Oftentimes, when younger individuals express an interest in dermal fillers it is not to reverse the signs of aging, but rather to enhance their appearance or to correct any minor deformities.

Who Can Get Dermal Fillers?

Most individuals are good candidates for dermal fillers, though the ideal candidate would need minimal permanent work done, does not smoke, and is in overall good health. When a person smokes, it takes longer to heal. This is why nonsmokers have a higher long-term success rate from dermal fillers. Additionally, if you are considering dermal filler treatments, it is important to have realistic expectations of the results you will receive and the fact that it is possible for multiple treatments to be necessary to achieve them.

It is also important to keep in mind that dermal fillers are designed to improve your appearance temporarily. That said, they can last as long as two years and are an excellent way to see substantial changes in your appearance without undergoing any kind of invasive treatment or procedure.

Ideal candidates might also have one or more of the following concerns:

  • Thinning or sunken cheeks caused by a loss of volume
  • Thin or unevenly shaped lips
  • A receding chin
  • Minor nose deformities
  • Deep nose to mouth lines
  • Lines around the mouth

Both men and women are equally good candidates for dermal fillers. Fillers are also incredibly effective for those who wish to only treat a specific area of the face.

Allergy Testing

Dermal fillers are largely comprised of a specific type of acid, known as hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs within the human body. It exists to support the skin at its foundational layers, which also means that, when it is injected into the body, it is unlikely that it will be rejected or result in an uncomfortable allergic reaction, making it a relatively safe option compared to other methods that seek to produce similar results. Some fillers also contain special microspheres that are made up of ingredients that are not naturally occurring within the body. To prevent the possibility of an allergic reaction, a simple skin test will be performed. For those with past dermal filler experiences and a comprehensive list of known allergies, however, this might not be necessary.

Redefine Your Features with Dermal Fillers in Westfield

Part of the aging process involves a loss of volume and a reduction in collagen production, which can ultimately lead to creases in the face and a hollow and flat appearance. Dermal fillers are designed to address these issues and can help restore youthfulness and shape to your face by stimulating collagen. At Burnett Plastic Surgery in Westfield, our skilled plastic surgeon is dedicated to assisting patients with achieving their aesthetic goals to ensure they feel confident in their appearance. There is no reason why you should have to accept the early signs of aging, which you can easily turn back the clock on your fine lines and wrinkles.

Get started on achieving a more youthful appearance through the use of dermal fillers. Reach out to Burnett Plastic Surgery today at (908) 524-0063 and schedule a consultation to learn more about your options and how Dr. Burnett can help you. Our New Jersey plastic surgeon can help you feel young and beautiful once more.

Carlos Burnett

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