Body contouring – the elimination of fat in certain body parts – has become a very popular treatment both in our practice and throughout the country. Body contouring represents a relatively low-risk and non-invasive way to eliminate some of the unsightly fat accumulation that we develop due to getting older. While we believe in body sculpting as a viable option for patients who wish to improve the appearance of their bodies without surgical intervention, it is also our responsibility to ensure our patients understand the limitations of these procedures and the expectations they should have when choosing whether it is suitable for them.
As we age, our fine lines start to deepen, and we lose that plumpness and glow of the skin that underpins youth. Fortunately, modern medicine has created several potential treatments to slow aging. Patients visiting their dermatologists have never had more choice from daily skincare routines to botulinum toxin injections and dermal fillers. However, with this choice also come dos and don’ts. Today, we will discuss how to approach dermal fillers and what to bear in mind when considering an anti-aging regimen.
Dermal fillers are substances injected under the skin to smooth it out and offer fullness. Depending on the type and quantity of filler being used and the location of the injection, patients can opt for a dramatic or understated look. Fillers are regulated by the FDA and often represent a temporary solution for facial fullness. There are four types of filler. The first three fillers below represent quick options that must be re-administered, usually every year. The fourth option is a more permanent filler.