Dermatologists offer peace of mind when patients ask, “Are dermal fillers safe?”
The doctors at Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia take great pride in precision techniques that result in an improved and rejuvenated appearance, and patient safety is of utmost importance.
The products used at the Centreville, Sterling, and Chantilly offices are FDA-approved, and the devices have been FDA-cleared. This gives patients peace of mind, knowing their therapies have gone through rigorous testing.
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 from biocompatible 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.
The Board-certified dermatologists are trained to precisely inject these solutions into the treatment areas, which avoids complications caused by fillers migrating to other parts of the face.
Call (866) 808-3140 to schedule a consultation in Centreville.