Fillers are popular treatments used for softening static wrinkles, laughter lines and facial lines caused naturally by ageing or sun exposure.
What Is Facial Filler?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance in the human body that absorbs water, hence causes a smoothening and filling effect.
After injection, it acts like an inflated cushion to support facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity.
As a result, the treatment area will plump up as wrinkles, depressions or folds virtually fills out, resulting in skin looking fresh and supple. Scars and deep lines might require multiple injections to achieve your desired results.
Common sites for deeper tissue fillers are the nasolabial folds and marionette lines, or to enhance fullness in the cheeks.
Popular areas to add volume and fullness include the lips, cheeks and nose bridge.
For smoothing and plumping lines and wrinkles, areas include around the forehead, eyes, mouth, chin, neck, décolletage and hands.
You Can Expect
- Reduced appearance of lines
- Enhanced facial shape
- Non-surgical, no downtime
What Is Dermal Filler?
Most filler are made of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural occurring substance in our body especially in our joints, cartilage and tissues. One molecule of hyaluronic acid is able to attract 20 molecules of water.
When injected into tissue, it will attract moisture or water molecules to itself, giving an immediate filling effect.
Over time, it will continue attracting water to itself so the injected area looks volumized, bouncier, and smoother.
Is It Safe?
Most people are suitable for hyaluronic acid filler treatments.
Since this acid is already found in the body, there is no risk of any allergic reaction.
However it is still best to consult your doctor before undergoing any filler procedures.
Is It Painful To Have Dermal Filler Injected?
It is not painful as numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area.
Most filler have numbing agent inside as well.
What Are the Common Indications for Dermal Fillers?
Common indications are
- Sunken cheeks
- Tear trough
- Laugh lines
- Depressed temples
- Loss of volume on forehead
- Recessed chin
- Depressed nose-bridge
- Small lips (not so common in Asia)
Frequently Asked Questions
There can be some discomfort that is described as a mild pain or a burning, itching sensation.
However, this discomfort is usually minimal and is very well tolerated.
The results are seen immediately after the treatment, although this gradually improves over the course of the following 2–4 weeks.
Treatments last an average of 6-12 months for the majority of first-time patients.
Usually two sessions are recommended.
No special pre-op preparation or post-op precautions are necessary.
Patients can immediately return to their normal everyday activities.
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