Fillers

Richard Blanchar, MD -  - General Practitioner

Bayview General Medicine

Richard Blanchar, MD

General Practitioner & Aesthetic Specialist located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fillers Specialist
As you age, the skin in your face loses its elasticity, and gravity takes over, causing your skin to sag and droop. To combat this process, Dr. Richard Blanchar of Bayview General Medicine & Aesthetics in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has an arsenal of tools that restore volume and fullness to your face.

Fillers Q & A

by Richard Blanchar, MD

What are cosmetic fillers?

Injectable dermal fillers are used to help diminish facial lines and restore fullness to your face. As you age, your facial skin loses volume (fat) and stretches, causing creasing and sagging. Fillers combat this by filling hollows, lines, and wrinkles in a minimally invasive treatment. Fillers are also used to provide more volume to lips, lift cheeks, and correct scars from acne or chickenpox.

What areas can be treated with fillers? 

Dr. Blanchar has extensive experience using cosmetic fillers in the following areas:

  • Wrinkles and folds
  • Eyebrow lift
  • Lip enhancement
  • Cheek augmentation
  • Smile and chin lines
  • Hands
  • Forehead
  • Scars
  • Earlobes
  • Nose

Which cosmetic fillers does Bayview General Medicine & Aesthetics use?

There are many types of injectable fillers that use different substances to achieve the best results. Bayview General Medicine & Aesthetics uses:

  • Restylane®, Juvéderm®, and Belotero®: These injectables use hyaluronic acid, which is found naturally in the body. The acid draws attracts fluid, creating volume and fullness.
  • Radiesse®: This filler is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite, which is a mineral-like compound found naturally in your bones.

When will I see results and how long do they last?

Generally, results are immediate and typically last one to two years, with minor correction along the way, if needed. Naturally-derived fillers, such as hyaluronic acid, eventually break down and follow-up injections are necessary to maintain results. Synthetic fillers tend to last longer.

Are fillers safe?

Fillers have been used safely for many years. The process is minimally-invasive, using only needles, so the risk for infection is far less than in surgical procedures. Most reported side effects present at the site of injection, including:

  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Swelling

These side effects do not last long and you can treat them by icing the injection site.

There is also a risk of migration and lumping, which is why you should seek a healthcare professional with significant experience in this field who can help you achieve the results you want. Dr. Blanchar is highly trained and experienced with the various dermal fillers available, as well as the various techniques. He also checks in advance for any potential allergic reactions you may have to the injectable fillers.

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