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Are Dermal Fillers Safe for Long-Term Use?

Everyone wants to look younger, refreshed, and healthier. Dermal fillers are becoming a popular injectable treatment that is easy and effective at helping you to achieve this goal. But with more people choosing dermal fillers starting at a younger age, it begs the question of whether long-term use of dermal fillers is safe.

At Marmur Medical, we offer our facial filler expertise to answer your questions about filler safety and help you determine if it’s the right facial treatment for you.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are an effective treatment to help rejuvenate and refresh your appearance, bringing back your youthful glow. Fillers are versatile, with the ability to be used in many areas. They work to treat the signs of aging and help you reclaim your healthy, radiant skin by promoting the body’s own natural collagen production to boost the skin’s overall appearance.

Dermal fillers come in different formulas to help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, adding volume and hydration to restore contours with long-lasting results.

They can also be used to:

  • Redefine the chin and jawline
  • Reshape and augment the nose in non-surgical rhinoplasty
  • Refresh the face with a liquid facelift
  • Improve the appearance of tear troughs
  • Add volume to the cheeks or temples
  • Address marionette lines and nasolabial folds
  • Augment the lips and perioral area

With optimal placement, the effects of fillers are typically immediate and may last for 6 months to 2 years.

Are Dermal Fillers Safe?

Good news! The data is in, and it indicates that there are no long-term health implications associated with long-term dermal filler usage.

Many fillers are comprised of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, making fillers highly unlikely to have adverse effects and safe for most patients. In fact, many fillers stimulate collagen production to help improve skin’s overall appearance and quality.

Fillers, when administered appropriately by a highly trained injector, do not make wrinkles worse, as  they are absorbed by your body. However, too much product can disproportionately stretch your skin.

While no treatments are completely free from adverse effects, infections and  side effects associated with dermal fillers are quite rare. Fillers can also be reversed if any unforeseen complications arise.

Why Your Injector Matters

When it comes to dermal fillers, product safety is essential. Moreover, selecting a qualified injector is just as crucial. Your injector must understand how to safely enhance your facial appearance without creating an overdone appearance.

While many people are looking for easy solutions to that airbrushed, filtered look, a good injector will prevent patients from receiving too many fillers and walking away with an overdone, exaggerated facial appearance. A natural-looking, refreshed appearance should be the goal of any injector.

A conservative approach that enhances the existing features is essential when it comes to dermal fillers. Too many fillers can damage lips, cheeks, and other facial structures by excessively stretching the skin.

Choosing the Experts at Marmur Medical

Just as each patient’s DNA is uniquely theirs, so are their faces. Understanding where to place the perfect amount of filler to restore or enhance the lips, cheekbones, or brows is crucial. The expert injectors at Marmur Medical understand the entire picture of facial aging and will help you navigate your dermal filler journey safely, collaborating with you to achieve and maintain your perfect look.

Dr. Ellen Marmur, the esteemed founder of Marmur Medical, is highly recognized for her work in the field of dermatology and has performed thousands of non-surgical facelifts using fillers. Deemed “New York’s Best Natural Filler” by Allure magazine, Dr. Marmur is truly a genuine trailblazer in the field of facial fillers, having developed many innovative methods that continue to improve facial filler knowledge worldwide. Together with other renowned experts, Dr. Rachel Westbay, Jennifer Schloth, PA, Lena Ladenheim, RN, Shereena Singh, RN, and Ally Konci, CME, Marmur Medical is simply unmatched in terms of expertise, quality, and safety. 

Marmur Medical—Your New York City Your Dermal Filler Experts

Our experts at Marmur Medical continually seek out the newest, most effective fillers and technologies to ensure we always have the safest treatments for your skin. Partner with New York City’s best choice for dermal fillers by contacting Marmur Medical online today!