Dermal Fillers - Dr. Shady Hayek

Dermal Fillers

If you want to reduce facial wrinkles and lines, hyaluronic acid may be a good choice as a dermal filler because of its compatibility with the human body.

In fact, this substance is found in almost every single living thing. In humans, it acts as a network that transfers essential nutrients from the bloodstream to skin cells.

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in your body. High concentrations are found in soft connective tissues and in the fluid surrounding your eyes. It’s also in some cartilage and joint fluids, as well as skin tissue. It is extracted and reformulated and now has become one of the most popular kinds of injectable fillers. If the term sounds familiar, it’s because the same substance is often injected into the aching joints of people with arthritis to ease pain and provide extra cushioning. Brand names include Captique, Esthélis, Elevess, Surgiderm, Juvéderm, Perlane, Hyalouronica, Glytone, and Restylane.

When this gel is injected, it acts like an inflated cushion to support facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity due to normal aging. It also brings water to the surface of skin to keep it looking fresh and supple.

It’s used in places where volume was lost either due to tissue descent such as around the eye and in the nasolabial fold or due to fat atrophy such as under scars, with weight loss, or certain other conditions.

Dermal fillers are done at bed side during a 5 minutes procedure. Results appear immediately and can be modified according the patient’s desire. Complications are extremely rare and will be explained in depth to each patient during a pre-procedure interview with Dr. Hayek.

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