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How Safe is it to Go for Dermal Fillers?

If you’re considering dermal fillers for anti-aging treatment or to address facial scars, then this information is for you. Read on to learn more about the safety of dermal fillers as well as some additional cosmetic injectables that can help you look your best.

Dr. Aeria Chang specializes in cosmetic and aesthetic treatments to help her patients feel better about their appearance. She prides herself in providing treatments that have little to no down time, no surgery, and offer stunning results.

What is the Best Filler for Acne Scars?

Safety of dermal fillers. Beauty blog by Aeria Chang, MD - San Diego, CA. (619) 280-1609

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When Dr. Chang started our aesthetic practice in 2008, her first focus was on addressing acne and the scars they leave behind. Today, clients come from around the country to be treated by her expert hands and sharp eye for beauty.

Bellafill® is the injectable filler that she uses to fill in and reduce the appearance of acne scars on the face. This dermal filler is preferred for its soft and flexible formula that provides structure in the skin, even in weakened areas where acne has caused damage.

Bellafill is made from microspheres of PMMA. These polymethyl methacrylate microspheres are suspended inside of a gel made of collagen. The combination of these two substances works wonders to restructure and boost the collagen deep inside of the skin.

And, amazingly, this dermal filler product lasts for up to 5 years! It is FDA-approved for use in acne scars and smile lines around the mouth. Minor side effects include slight redness, discomfort, and bruising at the injection site.

Safety of Bellafill: Its safety has been proven time and again in clinical trials and has been safely used by doctors for many years.

What is Better – BOTOX® or Juvederm®?

Dr. Chang gets this question often. The main difference between these two products is their purpose. BOTOX provides a temporary relaxing, or paralysis, of facial muscles. Over time, the body breaks down the botulinum toxin A molecules and injections must be repeated to maintain results (every 3-4 months).

Muscles that contract on the face (such as when you make facial expressions) are one of the main causes for wrinkles. These wrinkles are called “dynamic wrinkles,” or those that are formed when facial expressions are made.

What is better - dermal fillers of Botox? Beauty blog by Dr. Aeria Chang - Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine in San Diego.

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Youthful skin can easily bounce back from being scrunched up with a frown or smile, whereas older skin can’t “bounce back” as well.

When wrinkles are always present, even when no facial expressions are being made, they are called “static wrinkles.”

BOTOX provides patients with the ability to stop the formation of dynamic wrinkles. This helps to reduce the occurrence of new wrinkles that might form over time as facial expressions begin to ingrain wrinkles in the skin.

Dermal fillers like Juvederm, on the other hand, are meant to fill in static wrinkles to help reduce their appearance. Formulas like these are usually made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally found in the skin.

HA fillers offer hydrating, flexible results that move with the face when facial expressions are made, and they also promote the growth of new collagen in the treated areas. Fillers and BOTOX are FDA-approved for their safety and track record of providing excellent results. HA fillers last anywhere from 6-12 months.

Get BOTOX and Dermal Fillers in San Diego – Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine

Aeria Chang, MD, is your optimal choice for BOTOX and dermal fillers in San Diego. Many years of experience and reputation for excellence mean that you can count on Dr. Chang giving you safe treatments and beautiful results.

She is a Platinum Injector Juvederm and a Diamond Injector of Bellafill. This means that she’s in the top 5% of injectors in the country who treat a large volume of clients. Further, most cosmetic offices in San Diego do not have a doctor doing injections – usually a medical professional with far less training and experience is performing your treatments.

Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine is one of the only practices in San Diego County where a medical doctor is doing the injecting. Contact us today or call us at (619) 280-1609 to book your consultation and treatment.


*BOTOX and Juvederm are registered trademarks of Allergan, Inc. Bellafill is a registered trademark of Suneva Medical, Inc.

Patient Stories Dr. Chang has an eye for symmetry and aesthetics. I went in for a consultation to have fillers under my eyes. Instead I was educated on my facial anatomy. I agreed to some fillers in my forehead and cheeks instead and could not be more pleased with the outcome.
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