Dermal fillers are used for facial aesthetic treatments and are injected into the skin. They are designed to effectively reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles, contour and create volume, and to revitalise the skin. Dermal fillers are based on Hyaluronic acid which is a substance that naturally exists in the body.
Dermal Fillers FAQ’s
Dermal fillers can be used to fix a variety of concerns related to facial 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 vertical 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 the skin.
Don’t confuse dermal fillers with anti wrinkle injections.. Although both procedures involve injections, anti wrinkle injections is most often injected around the forehead and wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet) to stop muscle movement that results in wrinkles. It has nothing to do with the plumping smoothing effect dermal fillers have.
Because they work in different manners, many people elect to get both treatments —the combination can produce a remarkably younger-looking face.
On average hyaluronic acid fillers last 6-12 months.
Results are seen instantly after the treatment, although this gradually improves over the course of the following 2–4 weeks. Results can last between 9–18 months although optimal results can be maintained over a long period of time through regular repeated treatments. The lengevity varies from person to person depending on your requirements and the severity of the wrinkles that are being treated, in addition to the particular dermal filler being administered.
As with any injectable technique, there is always a risk of bruising . This varies between individuals and also depends on the area being treated. It usually resolves in a few days.
It is absolutely forbidden to use fillers in the case of:
- pregnancy, breast-feeding, cancer and autoimmune diseases, acute and skin infections, exacerbation of chronic diseases, hemophilia, skin inflammation in the area of presumed injections
- the skin’s tendency to form keloid scars
- presence of permanent fillers in the corrected zones, such as silicone or bio polymers
- allergy to the components of the agent
- recent usage of laser or chemical peeling.