10 Things You Should Know About Dermal Fillers Before Getting Them Our Interview With Dr Nicholas Toscano On Juvederm – CelebMix
Dermal fillers are a popular choice for obtaining perfect lips or smoother skin, and we find out everything you need to know about them.
By Vicky Sidler
If youre looking for smoother skin, fuller cheeks, or plumper lips, youve likely read about dermal fillers quick, injectable treatments that can restore lost volume to your lips and cheeks. These minimally invasive procedures are designed to be long-lasting while looking completely natural, and they can have a rejuvenating effect on your appearance.
The procedure is also very low-risk, provided you go to a reputable doctor. As such, we spoke to Dr. Nicholas Toscano to find out everything you need to know about dermal fillers, from what to expect during the procedure to how to choose someone reliable to administer the fillers.
Dr. Toscano is responsible for some of the most beautiful lips in the modeling world, which he creates utilizing Juvderm lip fillers and platelet-rich plasma/platelet-rich fibrin know as the Dracula injection. He is currently the official dentist for roughly 20 modeling agencies in New York City, including The Lions, Wilhelmina, One Model Management, Heroes, Muse, Marilyn, Storm, Major models, Fusion, System, State, and others.
Juvderm fillers differ from Botox in that its not a neurotoxin. Instead, dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the skin and gives you a radiant, hydrated appearance. Hyaluronic acid production decreases as you age, so these injections work well to restore lost volume to key parts of your face, such as your lips.
The procedure shouldnt be painful if it is carried out by a skilled doctor. The fillers contain a local anesthetic, and so no additional anesthetic is required during a basic dermal filler procedure. The simple, straight-forward takes between 15 and 30 minutes and involves only a few tiny injections directly into the skin. Youre able to apply makeup straight after the procedure and go back to work right away.
Youll be able to see the results of the procedure immediately. For best results, though, you will need to maintain your fillers over time through regular, repeated treatments.
A single treatment can make your lips plumper and your skin smoother for up to six months. Typically, results last between three to six months before a touch up is needed so you can expect to visit your doctor two or three times a year to maintain your look. If youre only looking to try fillers out once or twice, you can skip the maintenance without experiencing any long-term risks. The effects will fade away entirely and safely.
Fillers dont only need to be used to treat existing lines. They offer protection against developing lines as well, so dermal fillers can be used as a preventative measure against wrinkles. Research suggests that injectable hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers can stimulate your skins collagen production, helping you to look younger for longer.
While the procedure is safe, its not a good idea to have the injections if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Nor should you go if you have a sinus infection or are about to undergo a dental treatment since the pressure and stretching of the face could cause the fillers to become misplaced. Instead, wait a week or so before undergoing the procedure.
If you dont like the way your filler looks or if you want them adjusted, in most cases, it wont be a problem at all. Your doctor may inject additional filler to achieve the desired effect, or theres an enzyme for hyaluronic acid fillers that can be used to dissolve the filler completely and safely.
The last thing you want is to look like you had work done. Dermal fillers should look completely natural they should emphasize your beauty in a way thats impossible to pinpoint. The goal is for it to be imperceptible. Imagine that your face is a canvas and that you are looking for an artist whose work you like. Be sure to ask for before-and-after photos of real patients to get a good idea of the doctors style. Also, be sure to ask about their techniques, levels of experience, and your specific needs.
One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to get lured in by a price that seems too good to be true because it probably is. Treatments range between $650 to $2,000 depending on the amount of filler needed. Anything under that should cause you to ask questions. A syringe of filler costs doctors between $250 and $350, so no treatment should ever be priced at around that mark or lower. Counterfeit and diluted fillers are also a problem in the industry, so its essential that you find a reputable doctor (as explained in the point above). If you have any concerns at all, it might be a good idea to ask to see the box and ensure that it has a safety seal intact.
Dr. Nicholas Toscano is an extremely accomplished and highly respected dental surgeon with a rich career of experience. He spent 13 years with the United States Navy, where he completed a 4-year surgical residency at the prestigious Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, The Presidents Hospital in Bethesda, MD.
During his time in the Navy, he received two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, a National Defense Service Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Medal. He acquired one of his Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for definitive life-saving treatment of a patient.
He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the International Congress of Implantologists, and he has written over 30 papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals on the subject of surgical therapy, cosmetic, and reconstruction of the mouth.
His long and established career, along with his glamorous list of happy customers, makes him the dentist of choice in New York City. His client list display the kinds of smiles that will have you doing a double-take, including the gorgeous Victorias Secret models, such as Candice Swanepoel, Helena Christensen, Jasmine Tookes, Romee Strijd, Josephine Skriver, Georgia Fowler, Frida Aasen, Vittoria Ceretti, Megan Williams, Lais Ribeiro, Daniela Braga, and Blanca Padilla. To make an appointment with Dr. Nicholas Toscano to discuss the option of dental implants or any other services, visit Instagram @drtoscanodds or his website http://www.manhattanperiodontist.com.