Fillers

What is this?

The application of dermal fillers is used to help replace lost volume to help smooth wrinkles, plump the lips, cheekbones and chin to restore a more youthful appearance

Procedure

The doctor injects the affected are with a gel-like substances beneath the skin.  There are a variety of FDA approved filler products that are used to smooth lines, soften creases or enhance facial contours.

Always make sure you receive  FDA approved brand name permanent  fillers such as  Hyaluronic Acid Calcium Hydroxylapatite, and collagen to name a few.

The most important difference between fillers is that some are temporary (lasting 6-12 months or longer before the body gradually absorbs them), and others are permanent (remaining beneath the skin indefinitely to provide continued support).

The filler is  injected beneath the skin ,directly into  the targeted area Many filler products also contain lidocaine, a mild anesthetic, which is intended to help minimize discomfort during and after your treatment.

Duration

Procedure lasts 10-20 minutes.

Recovery

 

Recovery time varies for each patient and for each type of filler injected. You can resume most activities right away, but it is generally recommended that you avoid intense physical activity for the first 24-48 hours to minimize swelling and bruising

 

Risks

 

There is a general consensus that even though the treatment is fast and easy, it should never be taken lightly since all wrinkle fillers have a downside, including risks that could be very difficult or impossible to treat without surgery.   You could present an allergic reaction and the formation of tiny bumps , palpability of the filler under the surface of the skin, infection or delayed reactions in some permanent fillers.

 

Results

 

Depending on the product and the areas treated, you should be able to notice results immediately, the smoothing of lines around nose and mouth, plumper lips, enhanced and restored volume in cheeks, diminished wrinkles, etc.