Fillers – What You Need to Know (#1 of 4)

I’ve been realizing from all the blog questions I get, that there’s still a lot of confusion about fillers – what they do best and which ones are safe. Please remember: I perform many filler services in my medical office, but I don’t have any financial interest in or special arrangements with any of these companies.

Hyaluronic acid fillers similar to Juvederm and Restylane are proliferating. You will be seeing new products fairly frequently – some accompanied by impressive advertising. These newer products are often cheaper. They are usually cheaper for a reason – and it’s not good! The key to the safety of hyaluronic acid fillers is in the quality of the manufacturing process and, more specifically, the “protein load” of the product. The lower the protein load the safer the product is, in general. Look up Evolence – an HA product recently taken off the market for quality issues. I recommend Juvederm or Restylane because the quality of their manufacturing and their safety records are the best in the industry.

See Dr. Irwin’s Guide to Fillers (Juvederm, Restylane)

See Dr. Irwin’s updated Directory of Excellent Cosmetic Dermatologists

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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