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Danger Zones of Dermal Filler Injection Sites on the Face

Woman getting facial injection.
July 18th 2019
What are dermal fillers? Dermal fillers are an increasingly popular type of cosmetic products that can be used to correct a number of aesthetic imperfections. Dermal filler injection is suitable for the treatment of lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows, around the mouth, and in the chin area, and it can also correct hollow temples, loss of volume in the cheek, and under eye bags. Injections can also augment the nose and lips and define the jaw. Many patients are turning to dermal filler injections as an alternative to surgical procedures due to the lower risk associated with injections. Dermal filler injections also require less downtime, and though they are a temporary procedure, they offer results that can last from months to years. The longevity of the treatment depends on the area of treatment as well as the material used in the dermal filler product. The most popular material used in dermal fillers is the natural ingredient hyaluronic acid. There are also synthetic dermal fil ...

Treating Permanent Dermal Filler Complications

Under eye bruise
June 19th 2019
Introduction Injectable dermal fillers represent a popular, non-surgical method for the management of the aging face because patients and practitioners consider them as simple and safe. The popularity of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, specifically the use of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, has been driven by a number of factors, including increased effectiveness, affordability, diminished social stigma, and multiple product options. In the United States, the estimated number of injectable filler procedures performed reached 2.3 million in 2017 alone, according to the statistics published by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Dermal filler treatment, with over 700 million injections, ranked second to botulinum toxin injection. Most clinicians regard soft tissue augmentation via dermal fillers as versatile and having an impressive safety profile, with the majority of reported adverse effects being mild and self-limiting such as swelling, bruising, redne ...

3 Facial Treatments on the Rise in 2019

Male patient receiving a skin laser treatment
May 27th 2019
The search for ever-lasting youth is nothing new. However, with science and technological innovation, experts are now able to diminish the signs of aging with a number of cosmetic medical procedures. For example, the approval and introduction of Botox to the market in 2002 saw an immediate boom in non-surgical cosmetic procedures, and the aesthetics market has only continued to grow since. The market for non-surgical cosmetic procedures continues to rise, with the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reporting that over 3 million non-surgical procedures were performed in 2017. Injectables such as Botox and hyaluronic acid dermal fillers accounted for over 2 million of those procedures. Crucially, these numbers are only expected to rise. Not only do market trends predict that non-surgical procedures will continue to grow in popularity, they also indicate that there will be an uptick in younger patients. This is a trend that has been visible for some time, with the AS ...