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Can I scuba dive after getting dermal fillers? (2 answers)
I am a rather frequent diver, but would like to try dermal filler for the face. Will the mask or underwater pressure pose problems/ruin the results of the fillers? If so, how long should I wait before diving? If problems still occur, what can be done?
What is the longest Perlane can remain in the skin? (3 answers)
If there was already some Perlane in someone's skin from previous injections two years prior, and more Perlane was added (a full syringe), and big masses were formed, what is the longest it can remain before it's finally gone?
Can the effects of Perlane injections be reversed? (4 answers)
Last week I had Perlane injected into my cheeks. One cheek came out perfect, while the other became flat and hard to the touch. The problematic cheek is indented, almost like the filler went into an empty hole. There is no contour. Can this be corrected?
Which wrinkle fillers are NOT tested on animals? (2 answers)
I'm getting mixed information on the Internet regarding which dermal fillers are and aren't tested on animals. I would like to try a filler but am against testing on animals. Do you know which wrinkle fillers are NOT tested on animals?
Can permanent fillers be used on a stomach scar? (4 answers)
I have a scar under my belly button from a tubal ligation. I'm not sure why he cut me there. It healed very well, but if I gain just a little weight, It looks like I have two belly buttons. I don't like wearing bikinis and am self conscious around my fiance. Can dermal fillers be used on a stomach scar? What other alternatives do I have?
What are normal side effects after fillers? (2 answers)
I have daily headaches after face filler and Botox on my forehead and between eyebrows this month. Why? Also, when the filler is gone will I my face be more stretched out than it would have been without the fillers?
Is there a way to close a hole in the middle of my nose? (2 answers)
I have had a hole in the middle of my nose since I was born. Ever since I can remember, hair would grow out of it and white pus will come out if you squeeze it. It never closes and sometimes it will hurt as if it is getting infected. I want to close it. Is that possible?
Is there a permanent treatment for Lipoatrophy in the face? (2 answers)
I have abnormal fat loss in my face (lipoatrophy). I am seeking a permanent solution to the problem that won't interfere with my current drugs or my diet and exercise program. I also have 47% kidney function. I am not sure what you might recommend?
Do dermafillers dissolve after RF treatment? (3 answers)
Hi, heard that dermafillers dissolve if you have a RF treatment over the same area. Could I have a RF treatment over an area which has already been treated with dermafillers and Botox as well?
do you guys do butt shots (0 answers)
i don't have enough fat to take from somewhere else....so is there something else i can inject to enhance my butt?
best filler for acne scar (0 answers)
what is the best/preferably permanent filler options for acne scars? I have had multiple laser treatments which showed minimal results and left me with very sensitive skin and also cost me a fortune. Have been looking into dermal fillers. Please help.
is a any link with fillers and lupus (0 answers)
Hi, I have had Artefill, Sculptra, and Radiesse, is there any link with these and lupus? I have been getting Radiesse and Sculptra for years. Recently, I had a terrible reaction which put me into the hospital with infection and now they said I have lupus?
Filler for Volume that lasts for life? (2 answers)
First, does a "permanent" filler last for life (i.e., 50+ years), or just longer than existing ones? For creating volume (cheeks/mandibular), which one currently used in Europe would be best? (I've had Radiesse, it didn't last long). Thanks!
Dermal Fillers, Botox and Scuba Diving (0 answers)
I have had dermal fillers and Botox Christmas 2011 now it is April 2011
I went Suba Diving on the weekend and now there are lumps on my cheeks, are they going to go down again?
Do derma fillers work on acne scars and regular scars? (2 answers)
Hello I wanted to know if i was to get the dermal fillers would it work on an acne scar i have? Also, would the fillers work on a dog bite scar that's on my nose? Lastly, how much do the dermal fillers cost??
Will repeated collagen fillers make frown lines worse? (4 answers)
I am 48, female, and have slight frown lines. Will repeated collagen fillers make it worse?
Will repeated collagen fillers loosen the elasticity of the skin forcing one after many years to do surgical face lifts? Will not having repeated collagen injections only weaken the surface layer of the skin in the long run?
Facial Damage Procedures? (2 answers)
I had a severe head injury that caused a collagen imbalance in left side of face and some anomalies elsewhere. My left nasal valve is collapsing and left laugh line way more pronounced/swollen than right side. Can these be helped with HA or Botox?
I saw no results with my Restylane treatment, what should I do? (4 answers)
I had a dermal filler by a dermatologist (Restylane) & was very unhappy with the results. I saw no results and looked the same 3 weeks later as I did before the procedure. Maybe the doctor was not experienced not sure. Please Advise me on my options.
Do Dermal Fillers contain gluten? (2 answers)
How would I find out if an injectable filler has gluten in it? I have celiac disease and want to make sure the product is safe for me.
Can heat dissolve Dermal Fillers? (2 answers)
I had one of the newer fillers that helps produce collagen. Then I had a facial with a laser?It seems the filler dissolved, can this be attributable to the laser/heat?
Can Dermal Fillers cause skin cancer? (1 answer)
Does injecting fillers beneath the skin raise the likelihood of developing skin cancer? Is the way the skin absorbs the material over time dangerous at all?
Is a black eye from Perlane a normal side effect? (2 answers)
I got Perlane four weeks ago in the folds around my mouth and under my eye. My eye immediately bruised. I applied ice and continue to use Arnicare. I have had Juvederm and Restylane before without bruising. What advice can you give me?
Under eye hollowness (3 answers)
Can dermal fillers be used under the eyes to lessen the hollowness? If not, is there anything that can be used? Thank you.
Permanent Dermal Fillers (2 answers)
The dermal filler maintenance treatments that I need to keep receiving to maintain my youthful look are getting expensive. Are there any permanent dermal fillers available, and what are the pros and cons of long-term dermal fillers?
Dysport vs. Reloxin (1 answer)
I’ve been trying to research different dermal fillers and I’m really confused. Is Dysport the same thing as Reloxin? How is it different from Botox?