Filler Pearls: General Considerations
Fillers are an outstanding adjunct to Botox and, in some situations, are superior to surgery. In our practice, we prefer the nonanimal-based synthetic fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, and Radiess). This is because skin and allergy testing is not required and there is no risk of animal-based disease transmission. In our practice, we have found that patients have a higher acceptance for the synthetic than for animal-based products. Patient acceptance is quite high, and both the physician and patient can immediately enjoy the rejuvenative effect just following injection. We recommend patients avoid any blood-thinning agents for approximately 2 weeks prior to injections.