injectables fillers

The ABC’s of Getting Fillers For the First Time

You may be what I call  “virgin aesthetic patient” thinking about getting Fillers or Botox for the first time.

You’ve seen many holiday specials, read stories online and have friends who’ve indulged.

Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:

Less is more when it comes to plumping up. Start gradually. You can always get more.

Only use a reversible filler in the Hyaluronic acid family. If you don’t like the look, it can be dissolved.

Numbing cream will numb the area to be injected so it won’t  hurt. If you are getting your lips plumped for the first time, ask for a dental block.

Don’t get injected before a big event, you may bruise.

Prepare by stopping all your supplements 10 days before your appointment. 

Buy Arnica sublingual tablets 12c and start taking it the night before and right after the injections.

You may be swollen and have red marks where the needle went into your skin. Ice! 

Wait 10 days for the filler to settle before you make a judgement. 

Bumps can be massaged out by your injector, if necessary.

Only go to a Board Certified Dermatologist,Plastic Surgeon or Trained Nurse Injector.


What will be the most popular trends in 2012?

With new shows like Bridalplasty and media coverage on Mommy Makeovers.  I  predict that there will be an increase in Liposuction, Tummy Tucks, Breast Augmentation; all trending younger.  The 30- something and 40- something group is already trying Botox, Dsyport and  Xeomin and using fillers especially for lip plumping.

For nonsurgial facial rejuvenation HA Fillers, such as JuvedermPerlane, Resytane will continue to be popular. Since HA fillers are temporary, consider them a great alternative to permanent fillers. If you don’t like the look, you can always have it dissolved with a product called Hyaluronidase, which is safe to use.


Bye Bye Evolence- Dermal Filler Bites the Dust

With so many dermal fillers on the market. Evolence did not gain enough market traction. Johnson and Johnson pulled the product because sales did not meet their expectations. Plus from people I spoke with the filler is harder to inject, and did cause some unsightly lumps.

The No. 1 and No. 2 fillers are Restylane and Juvederm. Evolence came on the market hoping to be a strong competitor.

My take is that doctors are very happy with the results from Restylane and Juevederm as dermal fillers. Radiesse is another filler which is popular and works great for the cheek area. Plus there are variations of Juvederm for deeper lines, as well as Perlane.

I never tried Evolence because I have been very happy with Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse. I found no real reason to try Evolence.

Evolence is up for sale… so we will keep an eye on it.

More to come…..