What is the injectable filler treatment ?
Injectable filler (injectable cosmetic filler, injectable facial filler) is a soft tissue filler injected into the skin to help fill in facial wrinkles, restoring a smoother appearance. Most of these fillers are temporary because they are eventually absorbed by the body.
How do fillers work?
Fillers are directly injected into skin with the purpose of plumping that area to the point where the wrinkle, depression, or fold is gone. Injectable filler, unlike Botox injections that relax the muscle under a wrinkle, fill the line crease, or area with one of several different substances. As a result, trouble spots disappear.
Which areas you can use it?
Dermal fillers can be used to fix a variety of concerns related to aging, including:
- Adding volume and smoothing out the deep creases that run from the nose to the mouth (called nasolabial folds or laugh lines).
- Plumping thin lips and smoothing out lines around the edges of the lips.
- Augmenting cheeks to enhance their shape, often restoring youthful fullness.
- Filling out depressions (hollows) under the eye area.
- Making indented scars from acne or chicken pox more even with surrounding skin.
- Increasing volume to fill out gauntness in the lower cheek or temple area, which most often occurs due to fat pads shifting beneath the surface of skin.
- Work in your hands, for replacing volume in the backs of your hands. dermal fillers will accomplish the goal of restoring a more youthful look and feel to your hands.
Am I a good candidate for that ?
Most people who select for dermal fillers are over 30 and are experiencing the effects of premature ageing, however younger people in their 20s often have fillers to give them a more sexy pout or correct minor deformities in the nose.
If you have any of the following concerns, you could be a candidate for dermal fillers:
- Deep nose to mouth lines (nasolabial folds)
- Smoker’s lines around the mouth
- Loss of volume in the cheeks
- Thin or un-shapely lips
- Minor nose deformities such as nasal humps
- A receding chin
- Fillers are generally very safe nowadays however pregnant women or women who are breast feeding are not advised to have treatment.
How does the procedure done?
Unlike botox fillers can be slightly more uncomfortable especially in certain areas like the lips. our doctors will recommend you have an anaesthetic cream or dental block to alleviate any pain or discomfort. Some type of filler, actually contain lidocaine, a form of local anaesthetic.
Filler treatments involve a series of injections of the product into the area being injected. For some areas only a couple of injections will be needed whereas multiple injections may be needed in others. You may feel some stinging or burning during treatment.
The treatment will usually take around 15 to 30 minutes.
After filler injections you can be quite red in some areas, You may also get a little bleeding around the injection sites.
These side effects can last for one or two days but can be disguised with make-up, For that reason If you are applying make-up straight after treatment doctor you advise to use mineral make-up as your normal make-up may cause infection.
Make sure you follow the advice given to you by our specialzed doctors carefully.
Ice packs, or even a bag of frozen vegetables, can be useful to help reduce swelling and post treatment pain can be managed with painkillers.
How long does an it Last?
This depends on the type of filler used and your unique physiology.
Usually its last for 8 months to a year or so, injectable fillers cost varies and is usually per syringe.