May 22, 2013 – Dermal Fillers, sometimes called soft-tissue fillers, were the second most popular minimally-invasive cosmetic surgery procedure in 2012. There were 1,988,767 soft-tissue injection procedures performed in the U.S. last year. Only Botox topped demand for soft-tissue fillers. But while more men and women are looking for the best minimally-invasive method of facial rejuvenation, it’s important to remember that moderation is important when it comes to soft-tissue fillers.

According to a recent article in the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) newsletter, using soft-tissue fillers too much can create an almost inflated look in the face. The goal of dermal fillers is to add volume around the eyes, cheeks, jaws or in the lips. Over time and with natural aging, volume can be lost in these areas, and by adding dermal fillers that volume can be restored, creating a fresher, younger look. But the best results are achieved by board-certified cosmetic surgeons or dermatologists who have plenty of experience with the different types of dermal fillers, different injection methods and amounts to be used.

Two popular types of dermal fillers are Restylane and Juvederm. These fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in our skin. The great thing about these types of dermal fillers is that if you don’t like the way you look after getting an injection, the effect can be reversed with an injection of hyaluronidase, according to the article.

So how can you avoid that inflated look when it comes to dermal fillers? What questions should you ask your cosmetic surgeon and what questions should he or she be asking you? Come back tomorrow to find out!

[tags]Restylane, Juvederm, Dermal Fillers[/tags]