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Injectables and dermal fillers can diminish facial lines and wrinkles, restoring fullness and smoothness to your face.

Dermal filler injections are among the specialized procedures offered by our highly respected aesthetic team at The Aesthetic Center in Darien, CT. Nurse Practitioner Cassandra Esposito uses only the safest and most advanced injection techniques and top-of-the-line dermal filler products.

How do dermal fillers work?

Dermal fillers are also known as injectable implants, soft tissue fillers, or wrinkle fillers. Dermal fillers can create a smoother and fuller facial appearance.

Age increasingly robs your face of youthful subcutaneous fat, making lines and wrinkles more apparent. Heredity, lifestyle, and excessive sun exposure can all accelerate this dermal deterioration. While most injectable dermal fillers will fade over time, some can last more than a year between injections, making them a bridge between short-term injectables that fade over a few months and more invasive procedures that can alter your appearance for years or even permanently.

Injectable fillers approved by the FDA and administered by trained medical professionals are regarded as safe and effective. But beware of the large black market of unapproved and potentially dangerous injectable products promoted by unauthorized providers. Never consider injecting yourself or letting an acquaintance inject you. Dermal fillers require the knowledge, training, and precision that only licensed medical professionals like Dr. Passaretti and his team of expert injectors can provide.

FDA-approved uses for dermal fillers

Temporary fillers are approved to address moderate to severe facial wrinkles and skin folds, such as the lines extending from the sides of your nose to the edges of your mouth, as well as the small wrinkles around your lips. Approved uses extend to increasing the volume of your lips, cheeks, chin, and the backs of your hands. Dermal fillers can also be used to correct acne scars and to restore signs of facial fat loss.

Costs of dermal filler injections

Costs will vary according to the number and sites of injections. Since dermal filler injections generally provide what are considered “cosmetic” results, your insurance will usually not pay for them. But if there’s any question, our staff can assist you in filing any pre-authorization insurance coverage request.

Tell us if…

Your aesthetic specialist needs to know if you have any bleeding disorder or a history of severe allergic reactions to any substance. Approved dermal fillers can be composed of a variety of substances, some naturally occurring and others synthetic.

Lidocaine is frequently used as a numbing agent prior to dermal filler injection, so allergic sensitivity to lidocaine must be evaluated. If you are considering dermal filler injection into your hands, alert Nurse Esposito if you have any joint, tendon, or blood vessel disorders. Dermal filler injections should always be delayed until any inflamed or infected skin has resolved.

Risks and side effects of dermal filler injection

The list of risks underscores the necessity of using only FDA-approved fillers under the guidance and administration of trained medical professionals. The most serious danger is unintentional injection into a blood vessel by an untrained provider, which can cause a stroke or embolism. Patients should be pre-tested for allergies to filler materials. Other risks include infection, tissue death, bruising, swelling, tenderness, and rashes.

Some people experience temporary side effects from dermal filler treatment such as swelling at the injection sites. Any swelling or bruising generally occurs shortly after injection and typically resolves within a few weeks.

What dermal fillers cannot do

Minimally invasive and temporary rejuvenation treatments like dermal fillers cannot achieve the extensive results of surgical procedures such as a facelift, a brow lift, or an eye lift. During your consultation with your aesthetic specialist, you can ask questions about these procedures and how they relate to dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers should never be used to enhance breast or buttock size. Nor should they ever be implanted into bones, tendons, ligaments, or muscles. The FDA has not approved injectable silicone for any aesthetic procedure involving facial or body contouring. Silicone injections used improperly have been linked to long-term pain, infections, serious injuries, and disfigurements. This is why it is important to trust your body to a licensed medical professional like the aesthetic specialists who work with Dr. Passaretti for your dermal filler procedures.

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If you are considering plastic surgery in Darien, CT, or anywhere around Fairfield County, contact us to schedule your injectable or filler consultation with our aesthetic team. We LISTEN to you to ensure your goals are understood and pursued. Selecting the right medical care professional is the key to achieving the safe and attractive results you want. Insist on an experienced, highly trained aesthetic team at The Aesthetic Center.

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