BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jul 17, 2013) - According to Boston plastic surgeon Dr. Leonard Miller, injectable dermal fillers have become increasingly popular with his patients in recent years. He says over 50% of his patients request to have these minimally-invasive procedures as an alternative to plastic surgery. He says many of his patients opt to utilize the benefits of these fillers because they offer a way to achieve facial rejuvenation without surgical intervention, and can even help to delay the need for surgery. Dr. Miller explains the popularity of injectables can also be attributed to the fact that they often are able to address facial features that a facelift generally is not able to.
Although similar, Dr. Miller says each of the dermal fillers offered at his Boston plastic surgery practice offers a unique benefit. Dermal fillers are all designed for facial rejuvenation by improving volume of the face and smoothing wrinkles and fine lines. However, each type of filler differs in how it works and how long it lasts, making some products better than others for certain features. For example, Sculptra® is a filler designed to help patients improve fullness of the face by stimulating collagen production in the treated area. Long-lasting facial rejuvenation can be achieved with this injectable dermal filler, but results take time to develop. Conversely, another popular filler, Restylane®, improves facial volume through absorption of water in the skin by its active ingredient, hyaluronic acid. Restylane® offers immediate results, and can be used to improve the volume of a patient's lips, whereas Sculptra® cannot.
Dermal fillers can also offer a distinctive benefit when compared to a facelift. "The effects are reversible and improvements or alterations can be made almost immediately," says Dr. Miller. He explains there is an accompaniment to hyaluronic acid-based fillers Juvederm®, Perlane®, and Restylane® that allows him to reverse the effects of treatment, if adjustments are needed. Dr. Miller assures patients considering these procedures that dermal fillers are safe, and cause little to no pain.
About Leonard B. Miller M.D., P.C.
Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Leonard Miller, is currently part of the teaching faculty at Harvard Medical School. He is also a member of many prestigious medical societies and organizations, such as the American College of Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the American Society of Plastic Surgery. At the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation, his private practice, Dr. Miller offers a variety of surgical and nonsurgical options for his patients to achieve a more youthful appearance.
For more information about Dr. Miller and the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation, visit leonardmillermd.com.