Don’t be scared away from fillers by that awful story of the fake doctor injecting patients with cement and tire sealant.  If you find a real doctor who does a lot of filler injections (with real filler material), this treatment may be right for you.

You might have heard of fillers such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra, Zyplast, Zyderm, ArteColl or ArteFill. The first three are probably the most popular fillers and they contain something called hyaluronic acid.

So what is the deal with these fillers?

They’re used to add volume where volume has been lost, usually in the aging process. As we age, our skin loses its plumpness and elasticity. Things start to sag, droop, and fold on itself. Lines start to appear. Fillers are used to try to counteract these effects of aging.

Where do people use fillers?

The most common areas are those diagonal lines between your nose and mouth — the “marionnette lines” (I know, sounds terrible!) A little bit of filler can go a long way and cause a visible difference.

Where should I go for my filler treatment?

Find a doctor who has plenty of experience doing these procedures. It’s your face after all!  Your doctor can talk to you about the different sorts of fillers.  Most fillers are not permanent and the effect does wear off.

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