The Benefits and Risks of Permanent Dermal Fillers

When it comes to cosmetic injections, permanent facial fillers may seem attractive, since they supposedly last a lifetime. However, substances that are permanent cannot be easily adjusted. Time and aging will eventually affect skin and bones. Facial bones will shrink and atrophy over time.

Using permanent fillers or permanent cosmetic injections can make you look “unusual” or unattractive in just a few years. When a more permanent solution for facial wrinkles is desired, PMMA is often used instead of collagen replacement therapy or hyaluronic therapy. PMMA has been used for many years in permanent surgical implants. Because of this, the surgeon is likely to perform underfilling in the first treatment and, if necessary, add later.Dermal fillers are a popular non-surgical anti-aging treatment that effectively improves lips, cheeks, eyebrows and face.

Restylane and Juvederm are the most common temporary fillers and last between 6 and 12 months. Semi-permanent fillers include Radiesse and Sculptra and last 1 to 2 years. Artefil and grease are the most common permanent fillers.At Coco Ruby Skin & Anti-Aging we only have very experienced cosmetic injectors with more than 20 years of experience in cosmetic injection, dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. Dermal fillers can be used for cases of high lips, asymmetrical lips, lip augmentation and to complete cosmetic dentistry cases by creating a beautiful, youthful looking frame around the teeth.Injectable dermal fillers can fill thin lips, improve shallow contours, smooth facial folds, eliminate wrinkles, and improve the appearance of scars.

Ask patients if they have ever had Botox or dermal fillers, and you'll quickly discover that these are immensely popular aesthetic therapies.One of the disadvantages of permanent fillers is that there have been reports that a single injection of a permanent filler can develop foreign body-like cells, such as nodules. In the past decade or so, temporary dermal fillers have become so popular that it's not just celebrities and influencers who regularly “tweak” themselves.With this in mind and with more than 12 years of experience injecting temporary dermal fillers, Dr. Gavin Chan decided to start using permanent fillers for the right patients. The reason for this is that areas where dermal fillers are used will return to normal within six to 12 months, so there is no risk of unwanted and lasting results.He has performed countless dermal filler and injectable procedures with the utmost precision and can help you achieve a youthful, wrinkle-free look.

We offer two full days of live, hands-on patient training to teach proper procedures and technique regarding Botox and dermal fillers.

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