Dermal fillers are a popular way to rejuvenate your appearance and achieve your cosmetic goals without surgery. Like many people, you probably associate fillers with the face. However, cosmetic injectables are just as effective and versatile when used on the body. If you have a trouble area that you want to tighten, smooth, or enhance, consider fillers your downtime-free solution.
Highly skilled injector Dr. Shaun Patel is a preferred provider of fillers in Miami. He routinely instructs other physicians on the use of injectables in his role as a national trainer for Galderma. Patients seek out Dr. Patel for his aesthetic eye, advanced training, and ability to produce stunning results.
Learn more about dermal fillers for the body and receive individualized recommendations during a consultation with Dr. Patel. Call 786-618-5039 to arrange your initial visit today. Miami Skin & Vein serves Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby areas of Florida.
Where Can Fillers Be Used on The Body?
Fillers can be used almost anywhere on the body. They are appropriate wherever you have loose, lax, or thin skin or volume loss that you want to correct. You can expect the same safety and efficacy from body fillers as you would from facial fillers. The products are the same; the area of placement is different.
When administering fillers to the body, Dr. Patel hyper dilutes the formula to ensure that no lumps or bumps form beneath thin-skinned areas. Additionally, he often uses a microcannula, which reduces downtime and bruising while improving safety.
Some of the most common areas of the body for filler injections include:
- Upper arms: As you get older, you will inevitably start to notice sagging skin on your upper arms. Fillers can improve this concern by stimulating collagen and correcting laxity. The result is smoother, more youthful-looking arms.
- Above the knees: Wrinkles and lines above the knees are more common than you may think. Many patients visit Miami Skin & Vein because they feel that these wrinkles make their legs look older. Fillers are a simple solution that can smooth and tighten the skin around your knees.
- Chest: Crepey skin and wrinkles are incredibly common on the chest. Unfortunately, the skin in this area is thin and prone to sun damage. Fillers can address these signs of skin aging by effectively evening out the skin on your décolletage.
- Buttocks: It can be difficult to tone and lift the buttocks. Often, people turn to surgical gluteal augmentation to get the backside that they desire. However, removing fat from another part of the body and injecting it in the buttocks is not without drawbacks. Plus, many patients do not have enough excess fat to fulfill the candidacy requirements in the first place.
Fillers offer a safer, non-surgical way to improve the appearance of your rear. Unlike fat injections, fillers are administered in the superficial layers of your buttocks, significantly lowering the risk of any adverse side effects.
Additionally, fillers are an excellent option for smoothing away stubborn cellulite on the body. Cellulite is characterized by lumpy, dimpled marks on the skin. It’s common on the thighs and buttocks. Essentially, fillers can correct cellulite by evening out the stubborn divets from below.
Safe and Effective Filler Options for the Body
Bio-stimulatory fillers work not by staying in the skin but by forming new collagen. With these formulas, the “filler” is the fresh collagen that forms in response to the injectable. The product itself is quickly and safely metabolized by your body.
By contrast, many other types of filler, such as Juvéderm®, work by staying under the skin to produce the desired aesthetic result. Eventually, these gel-like substances are broken down by the body. Both types of filler have unique advantages and indications, though Dr. Patel prefers bio-stimulatory products for the body.
The amount of filler used during your session will depend on the treatment area and the result you are trying to achieve. For example, dosing varies between adding volume to the buttocks and smoothing the skin above the knees. The knees will require significantly less filler. Dr. Patel will happily discuss these considerations during your consultation.
What to Expect from Your Body Filler Results
With fillers like Sculptra and Radiesse, it takes a while for your body to produce new collagen. You will likely see noticeable results six weeks after your second session. Most patients require two or three sessions spaced apart at one-month intervals.
While results are not instant, they are long-lasting. The cosmetic outcomes from Sculptra injections tend to last upwards of 24 months. Meanwhile, outcomes from Radiesse often last at least a year. In fact, filler results may last longer on the body than on the face because there is less movement.
Schedule a Body Filler Consultation in Miami
Fillers aren’t just for the face. To learn more about achieving your body goals with cosmetic injectables, schedule a consultation with Dr. Patel at 786-618-5039. Miami Skin & Vein serves Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby areas of Florida.