Is BOTOX® a filler?
No, BOTOX® falls under the family of wrinkle relaxers, which are injectable treatments that prevent the muscles that cause wrinkles from contracting.
Are there any risks associated with dermal fillers?
evere complications from dermal fillers are rare, and the potential risks depend on which product is used. Some of the known complications and side effects include asymmetry, bruising, bleeding from the injection site, and swelling, damage to the skin, infection at the injection site, lumps and palpability of the filler under the surface of the skin, skin rash with itching and acne-like eruptions, and skin redness. These risks and others will be thoroughly discussed before your procedure. As always, having your treatment performed by an expert injector such as Dr. Khalifeh can reduce risk, and will create a subtle, natural result.
Radiesse versus Juvéderm® Voluma
A common debate we hear is which injectable is best for deep and long-lasting dermal filling: Juvéderm® Voluma or Radiesse®? The simple answer is that after using both extensively, we prefer Radiesse® for adding deep volume, while Juvéderm® is ideal or artistically shaping, crafting, and plumping.