Facial Fillers. Picking the Best One. Boca Raton, Florida Plastic Surgery Channel expert Dr. Jason Pozner talks about facial fillers and the things patients need to know about them.
What are facial fillers?
Facial Fillers are an alternative to more youthful looking skin that can be achieved without surgical treatment. Most filler improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and are injected into the dermis. Dr. Pozner talks about how board certified plastic surgeons have an advantage as they do all sorts of procedures, be it facelift, or fillers and even utilize other techniques. When a patient comes in to inquire about the correct treatment for their condition, a board certified plastic surgeon is able to advise the patient correctly after making them aware of all the possible options. They are able to give the patients a clearer picture with the risks and benefits of all procedures and then recommend the best route. Sometimes, it might be suggested to go in for a facelift or a filler or maybe the best option as suggested by the plastic surgeon might be to start off with a filler and then proceed to a facelift.
What should interested patients know about facial fillers?
Fillers may be used to fill in facial lines such as the naso-labial folds, or lips.
There are many type of fillers. These include:
- Hyaluronic acid fillers such as juvederm and restylane
- Radiesse – calcium hydroxyapatite
- Sculptra – lactic acid polymer
- Fat – autologous – taken from the person’s own body
Dr. Pozner is a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and has expertise in a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures including facial fillers.