Dermal Filler Injections: Who Is a Good Candidate?

By Sheryl Pilcher on November 21, 2017

A dermal filler injection sessionMany people who would benefit from plastic surgery are turning to less invasive, non-surgical options for their cosmetic needs. Injectable treatments in particular have been growing in popularity. Dermal fillers are among the most popular treatments, and we often field questions from people in the San Antonio who wonder if these kinds of cosmetic injectables are right for them.

Let's take a moment to cover the basics of cosmetic injectables and then see who might be an ideal candidate for treatment.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic injectable that can be used to address cosmetic issues of all kinds. This alternative to cosmetic surgery can help improve a person's appearance by adding volume to injection sites. Many people use dermal fillers to improve their overall appearance without major complications or downtime.

Problems Dermal Fillers Can Address

Dermal fillers come in many varieties and can be used to address a wide array of problems. This includes the following cosmetic issues:

  • Lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Signs of age
  • Loss of facial fat (facial lipoatrophy)
  • Problems with facial contour

General Candidates for Dermal Filler Injections

Good candidates for dermal fillers are people who would like to experience the cosmetic benefits of plastic surgery but would prefer to avoid the after effects of surgical procedures. They should be in good overall health and understand the potential risks and complications involved in these procedures.

During a consultation at our practice, we'll be sure to go over the many kinds of dermal fillers available. We will note your medical history and potential allergic reactions so you get the type of injectable that's right for you and your needs.

Ideal for Anti-Aging Treatments

Many dermal fillers are designed to fill in lines and wrinkles, making them disappear and leaving a patient looking years and years younger. If you have issues with forehead lines, creases around the mouth and lips, or folds around the nose, dermal fillers may be just what you need.

Great for Facial Augmentation and Contouring

While many people get facial implants or undergo surgical procedures to adjust the appearance of the cheeks, chin, lips, and nose, it's possible to enhance these facial features through carefully administered dermal filler injections. Patients can experience a sculpted, enhanced face without surgical risks.

Excellent for Addressing Loss of Facial Fat

People who suffer from HIV or other health conditions may experience the loss of facial fat, affecting their appearance. This condition is known as facial lipoatrophy. Certain dermal fillers offer long-lasting results, and are a perfect option for treating facial lipoatrophy for many months, even years.

Dermal Fillers vs. BOTOX® Injections

While dermal fillers are popular and effective option for anti-aging treatment without surgery, BOTOX® injections are a popular alternative to consider. BOTOX® injections freeze muscle contractions in the injection site, preventing dynamic wrinkles from appearing when patients make certain kinds of facial expressions.

During a consultation process, we can determine if dermal fillers, BOTOX® injections, or perhaps a combination of these cosmetic injectables might be ideal for your cosmetic needs.

Learn More About Dermal Fillers and Cosmetic Injectables

For more information about dermal fillers and whether or not they're an ideal treatment option for you, be sure to contact an experienced cosmetic plastic surgeon today. The team at Accent Plastic Surgery, P.A. will work with you to improve your appearance and help fight signs of advanced aging.

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