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Can 2019 Be the Year of the Eco-Friendly Filler?

Injectable treatments, such as dermal fillers and Botox, are among the most popular cosmetic procedures for both women and men.

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Injectable treatments, such as dermal fillers and Botox, are among the most popular cosmetic procedures for both women and men.

Over the past several years, this demand has been met with increased product options and treatment versatility.

Now, a new activated silk dermal filler is positioned to enter the aesthetic market as an all-natural and biodegradable injectable treatment.

So, will 2019 be the year of the eco-friendly filler?  Here’s what you need to know.

What Is Activated Silk Dermal Filler?

Manufactured by Silk Medical Aesthetics Inc., this silk-based filler is all-natural, biodegradable, and designed to be injected into the skin to treat facial wrinkles, volume loss, acne scars, and aging hands.

While FDA-approved dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are comprised of a hyaluronic acid gel, a silk dermal filler contains pure silk from the thread of silkworm cocoons.

This material is then suspended in liquid to make it readily injectable.

What Are the Proposed Benefits of This Eco-Friendly Filler?

This eco-friendly filler boasts that its entire manufacturing process is all-natural, without any chemical preservatives.

Additionally, Silk Medical Aesthetics founder Greg Altman reports that one of the filler’s main advantages is its ability to integrate into the skin’s collagen network and provide results that look and feel very natural.

Plus, the product is intended to provide more precision in its application and better control of associated swelling.

Finally, silk dermal filler’s biocompatibility may also be able to limit redness and inflammation following injection.

How Would It Differ from Current Filler Products?

Hyaluronic acid fillers are frequently used to enhance facial contours, add volume and fullness, plump and shape lips, lift skin, and fill wrinkles and folds.

Because hyaluronic acid is a substance that’s naturally found in the skin, they are extremely safe with virtually no chance of allergic reaction.

While silk activated dermal filler is all-natural, aesthetic experts note that it is possible for patients to be allergic to natural substances, such as silk sutures. However, they are cautiously optimistic that the composition of the filler will be different and less likely to induce a reaction.

Plus, this eco-friendly filler may last three-to-24 months (compared to six-to-12 months for the average HA filler), but additional data is needed to determine its longevity.

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Cosmetic Fillers and COVID-19 Vaccines

Recent reports of people who have cosmetic fillers developing facial swelling after receiving a COVID vaccine may have you concerned.

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Dermal Fillers and COVID-19

Recent reports of people who have cosmetic fillers developing facial swelling after receiving a COVID vaccine may have you concerned.

Fear not! Experts say these reactions are rare, highly treatable, and not a reason to avoid the vaccine.

The Data

The Food and Drug Administration recently released a report showing two participants in a clinical trial who had cosmetic fillers reported facial swelling within two days.

This swelling occurred in the areas where filler had been received. Luckily, all reactions were treated with steroids and antihistamines.

Causes

Why does the COVID vaccine cause this reaction in some people? Because the vaccine gives your immune system a boost! This boost enables your body to protect you from the virus.

That immune boost can, however, cause your body to be on alert for any foreign materials, which can (rarely) include cosmetic fillers.

Fillers and the COVID Vaccine: Can You Have Both?

The good news is, YES! You can! If you normally get filler and know you will be getting a COVID-19 vaccine soon, the best advice is to wait 2-4 weeks after receiving the vaccine to get filler.

And be sure to tell the healthcare professional administering the vaccine that you have fillers.

Are There Fillers That Won’t Cause a Reaction?

There are a lot of dermal filler options out there. There is not yet any research that shows if one cosmetic filler or another will cause a reaction.

The best advice is to carry on with what you have been doing, but wait a little longer if you know you will be receiving a vaccine soon.

Conclusion: Get Your Cosmetic Fillers!

Allergic reaction induced swelling due to the COVID vaccine and cosmetic fillers is rare and extremely treatable, and absolutely no reason to avoid getting the vaccine.

Be sure to tell your healthcare provider that you have fillers, wait 1-2 weeks after getting the vaccine to get filler, and then show your well-rested face to the world!

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All About Juvederm Injections

Dermal filler Juvéderm in the top in its class for a reason – it is dependable when it comes to producing amazing anti-aging effects for those who want to avoid cosmetic surgery.

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Juvederm Injections

Juvéderm Dermal Fillers

Dermal filler Juvéderm in the top in its class for a reason – it is dependable when it comes to producing amazing anti-aging effects for those who want to avoid cosmetic surgery. That’s right, you can eliminate the fine lines and wrinkles causing you to age faster than you’d like to with simple cosmetic injections that look natural and leave no trace behind!

Why Choose Juvéderm?

Remarkable Juvéderm injections contain a synthetic version of the amazing skincare ingredient hyaluronic acid (HA), which is naturally produced by your body to help your skin look great. The Juvéderm line includes several products including Ultra XC, Volbella XC, Vollure XC, and Voluma XC

to safely and effectively smooth, plump, and lift many areas of your face. From forehead to your lips and chin, Juvéderm has a product to help you reach your desired aesthetic. 

What Do Juvéderm Injections Feel Like?

Containing the numbing agent lidocaine, Juvéderm injections are designed to cause minimal discomfort. Though you may feel a pinching sensation when the needle is injected, the discomfort is minor and temporary.

When Will I See Juvéderm Results?

Before you even leave the office, you can expect to see minor results in your facial appearance as Juvéderm begins to get to work immediately. Your results will continue to improve over the following weeks until it reaches peak effect. Juvéderm results may last up to two years depending on the location of injection and product used.

Am I a Good Candidate for Juvéderm?

If you are an adult over the age of 21 who wishes to improve their facial contour, eliminate dark under-eye circles, eradicate wrinkles, and add volume to cheeks, lips, or other areas, you may be a good candidate for Juvéderm. The best way to find out if you’re eligible for this sensational beauty treatment is to speak with a Juvéderm injection specialist. 

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Chin Augmentation

Now Introducing… Non-Surgical Juvéderm for Chin Augmentation With Remarkable Results!

Have you ever wished you could try on a chin implant just to see what it would look like before you buy?

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Chin Augmentation with Juvederm

Have you ever wished you could try on a chin implant just to see what it would look like before you buy? Well, if you’ve ever thought about what a chin implant might do for you, or if you’ve had other facial work done and want to really round out the look with a more fitting chin, now you can!

Voluma XC by Juvederm has been our trusted, go-to natural filler for cheek augmentation, producing remarkable results with subtle, but gorgeous, natural cheek definition. Now, thanks to new FDA-approval to use this same safe and amazing product in the chin area, we’re expanding our services to offer non-surgical chin augmentation as well.

How Does Juvederm for Chin Augmentation Work?

Voluma XC is an injectable, hyaluronic acid filler derived from sugars that are naturally occurring in the body. During your experience with our trusted medical aesthetic providers, the filler will be injected just under the skin in the designated area.

Due to the use of non-surgical methods and incorporation of a gentle anesthetic called lidocaine, the procedure causes little to no discomfort with significantly less redness or bruising than in surgical methods.

What’s the best part about using Juvederm for chin augmentation? It’s like trying on a permanent implant and then realizing you don’t have to go under the knife for the results you want! For smaller fill areas, instead of jumping headfirst into a permanent implant, you can see what the results will look like before opting for surgical methods! Results are quick, and there is no downtime after your injections.

Choose the Best Non-Surgical Filler Experience in Virginia By Choosing Generations!

No matter what type of medical aesthetic procedure you’re looking for, the most important part of your decision is the provider you choose. Generations Medical Aesthetics providers use FDA-approved methods to make sure your experience is both comfortable and safe.  Call us today at 703-439-1104 to schedule your consultation for a non-surgical filler experience that will bring you both amazing results and peace of mind.

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