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Your Guide to Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers include hyaluronic acid fillers (Juvederm®, Voluma®, Restylane® and Belotero®), poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra) and calcium hydroxylapetite (Radiesse®).  These dermal fillers are used to soften lines and wrinkles, restore volume that has been lost with aging, enhance volume and shape to lips and cheeks, and improve the appearance of depressed scars.

Also included in dermal fillers is fat grafting, in which a small amount of your fat tissue is removed by liposuction and then injected to obtain more permanent results.

Are dermal fillers effective?

Absolutely! Results from treatment with dermal fillers can make a dramatic improvement in one’s appearance. Not only are the results dramatic, they are also immediate!

Are dermal fillers safe?

Complications from dermal fillers are uncommon, but may include bruising, infection at injection site, lumps, rash, and under- or over-correction of wrinkles. These risks vary between type of dermal filler and the skill of the injector. It is important to find a physician who is trained in the science and art of dermal fillers. Dr. Walker has not only completed plastic surgery training, but has also received additional training in dermal fillers and advanced applications of dermal fillers.