Are dermal fillers safe?
Dermal fillers are among the most popular types of cosmetic procedures, but there is a dizzying array of these products on the market to choose from. The Board-certified dermatologists have weighed the effectiveness, side effects, and potential complications of various fillers to arrive at different options that will suit every patient’s need for treatment, goals, and characteristics such as skin type. These options include:
Each of these fillers or family of filler products is made frombiocompatible materials, a term referring to those substances that are not toxic to living tissues. This all-important feature minimizes the risks of bad or allergic reactions to a product’s active ingredients.
Juvéderm, Restylane, Perlane, and Belotero are among the most well-known fillers, in part, because they are made from hyaluronic Acid (HA). Your body produces this substance on its own. Since HA is considered a natural lubricant and moisturizer, by injecting HA-based fillers into tissues, the dermatologists are restoring the substances vital to the health and beauty of your skin.
Sculptra is also made from a biocompatible material, poly-L-lactic acid, which has been used for many years in dissolvable stitches. The body safely absorbs this biocompatible substance over time.
If you are interested in learning more about the services and treatments we offer, contact Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia Centreville. We assist patients of all ages in our state-of-the-art facility. We provide medical and cosmetic dermatology solutions to men and women at both our Centreville and Sterling locations. Our Centreville location can be reached at (703) 222-2773 and is conveniently located in Suite #301 at 13880 Braddock Road. We accept new patients who are ready for quality, comprehensive dermatological care.