What is dermal filler?
Dermal fillers are natural hyaluronic gel which is not animal based and no testing is required prior to treatments. There are number of the Dermal Fillers available like Restylane and Juvéderm. Once injected into the skin, it fills the area with the volume and feels the defects in the folds and wrinkles.
There are numerous fillers available in market and your physician will decide which one is right for you. Temporary fillers last for shorter duration 4-6 months and has no long-term adverse effects.
Permanent fillers are cheaper in long run but comes with long term complications if you get one. It is done by experienced physicians. It also may not be right in appearance after 10 years when your face has changed.
Brief Description of procedure
Small amount of Dermal Filler is injected with small needle into the area of nasolabial fold or other wrinkles such as peri-oral wrinkles or at the angle of mouth. Patient may require topical anesthesia or local nerve block. This is an extremely popular and safe procedure.
Who are the Best Candidates for this treatment?
Patient with the deep nasolabial fold and at the corner of the mouth (Melo labial folds) would be able to restore the youthful appearance and correction of the defect immediately.
Dermal Fillers are also use for the jaw line contouring, and to enhance the smaller lips with the volume. It is also used for hollow areas under the eyeballs. It can also help to feel the acne scars and other defects.
What areas can be treated?
- Nasolabial folds.
- Lips and wrinkles around the lips and face.
- Corner of mouth (Melo labial fold)
- Scars and defects on face and body
How does the treatment work?
When injected under the skin fold, wrinkle, this natural substance draws more water into that area and forms a natural volume correction in the area as compared with any artificial material. When injected in the lip it enhances the volume and appearance of the lip and gives you that sensational lip you always dreamed of. It defines the border of the lip and enhances your beauty.
How long does the treatment take?
Procedure itself takes about 30 to 60 minutes, and you can return to your normal activity after that.
What are the benefits of procedure? (Or how is it different from other procedure?)
Temporary filler is a natural substance, and the results last for four to six months but had the same time. It does not leave any permanent effect on your body. Sometimes with the permanent fillers the correction is permanent also, and it sometime does not match with your facial contouring changes years later.
How many treatments will I need?
You may need treatment every 5-6 months. Results depends on the the initial correction. If you had initially full correction with the appropriate number of syringes needed, then treatment may last longer.
What kinds of results can I expect? And how fast do I see the results?
You will see immediate results after the procedure. Sometimes swelling may be present within few days after the procedure and will get better.
Are the Treatments safe and painless?
Treatments are safe as natural substance is injected and there is no prior testing needed like the older bovine products. Common side effects include swelling and bruising after the procedure.
Do I need any preparation before the procedure?
You do not need any specific preparation before the procedure. You must not take any aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication. If you have a history of shingles or cold sore, you must let your physician know.
What kind of recovery period is needed after the procedure?
You need to apply the ice after the procedure. Generally, there is mild swelling and minimal bruising which could be covered with the makeup.
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