Question: I am 67 and have had fillers in my temples and cheeks, but they don’t last. You commented on specialty fillers such as Bellafill which lasts 5 years. Other than the longer duration, are there other differences between specialty and temporary fillers?
Answer: While facial areas such as the cheeks and temples can be treated with temporary as well as specialty fillers, most patients get tired of refilling with temporary fillers. Unlike a temporary injectable, specialty fillers require an expert injector who is also a specialist injector with extensive knowledge of facial anatomy.
Many doctors who are not facial plastic surgeons or specialist injectors tend to place fillers within the skin level. This approach limits the type of result one can get from injectable fillers. An in-depth understanding not only of general facial anatomy, but, more specifically, of surgical facial anatomy, is essential when using injectable fillers in volume-deficient areas such as the cheeks and temples due to the presence of important nerves and blood vessels.
Unlike a temporary filler, specialty fillers such as Bellafill, the 5-year filler, as well as stem cell fillers require:
- Greater injector skill
- Detailed knowledge of surgical facial anatomy, including location of key nerves and blood vessels that sit deep to the skin
- Experience with advanced injection techniques that can be used beneath the skin level
- An in-depth understanding of facial balance and proportion, not only of the skin but also of bony structures
- Sound judgement in identifying which facial areas should be treated conservatively in order to give a natural result
- Precise technique
Consultation with a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon who not only specializes in the face and neck, but also has extensive knowledge of surgical anatomy and is an expert injector is the first step.
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Anita Mandal, MD
Dr. Anita Mandal is a double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon practicing since 1998. She exclusively specializes in facial rejuvenation and non-invasive body contouring. In addition to being on the medical staff at Jupiter Medical Center, her offices house both surgical and laser suites. Dr. Mandal is committed to giving her patients the most natural looking results.
Mandal Plastic Surgery Center
2401 PGA Blvd., Suite 146
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Phone: (561) 238-0040
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