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How do fillers work?

As we age, the collagen and elastin which give us the youthful look are not produced. That is why we look older and wrinkles appear on our face as a result of aging.
Fillers or Dermal Fillers are a small injection of gel which helps restore lost volume to your face and body. It helps you to get rid of those signs of aging which are volume dystrophy, the shrinkage, or displacement of fat deposit in the face. As fillers are injected in your skin, the deep set lines are smoothed. It is a non-surgical procedure, so no surgery and downtime are required for this process. Plus, it is less painful.

Are fillers safe?

The fillers injected to the skin are natural substance found in the human body, so they are safe according to an expert in the US. Dermal fillers have been approved by FDA They are absorbable or temporary material for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and skin folds.

Who is it for?

Fillers are for people who does not want to feel any pain from surgery since the procedure is less painful. It is suitable for people who would like to get rid of sagging skin and eliminate wrinkles. It is also beneficial for those who have issues of scar depressions. Fillers also help enhancing lips and replacing soft-tissue volume loss through facial injections.

Where can I use fillers? 

The fillers can bring back your lost volume in several areas on your face: jawline, forehead, nose, cheek, chin, and lips. Moreover, Fillers can help solving the problem of volume dystrophy on your cheat, hand, and feet.

How long does it take to get a filler?

The filler injections procedure usually takes 5-30 minutes per site. Please noted that the whole process takes longer time as there are also the other steps: evaluating, anesthetizing, and cleaning. The whole process can be as short as 15 minutes, or as long as an hour depending on the number of areas to be treated.

What is the procedure for getting a filler?

First, your facial will be examined and marked for finding the appropriate injection site. Second, the site will be cleaned and local anesthesia will be injected at the site in order to make you feel less pain during the filler procedure. Next and importantly, fillers are injected at the marked site. it usually takes only a few moments for injection for each site. As needed, additional fillers will be added. Lastly, any markings will be cleaned off. Patients might get an ice pack to reduce swelling and alleviate discomfort.

How long does it last?

Most dermal fillers last from 4-18 months depending on the reaction of your body.

What are the side effects of fillers?

Side effects of filler injections include:

  • Redness and bruising, which will disappear shortly after the treatment
  • Swelling, which might caused by a shallow injection and allergic reactions to Hyaluronic acid fillers(This depends on the body reaction of the patient)

In very rare cases, the following side effects might occur:

  • Migraine problem; for examples, fillers that is injected at the top part of the nose move to the lower part of the nose.
  • Filler allergy, which might causes swelling, redness, and inflammation

Post-treatment recovery

There is no need for hospitalization, so the patient can return home shortly after the procedure. It is recommended that the patient follows recovery tips for the desired results:

  • Avoid rubbing, massaging, or applying any pressure to the treated area for 6-8 hours.
  • Cosmetics and cream can be applied gently. Avoid rubbing in the treated area.
  • Apple a cold compress directly to the area if you have swelling or bruising.
  • Try to contract muscles that were treated for 1 to 2 hours to allow Botulinum Toxin Type A to penetrate into muscles.
  • Do not lie down for 4 hours after the procedure.
  • Put an extra pillow under your head for the first night to reduce swelling.
  • Avoid doing any strenuous activity and workout session for at least 24 hours after the injection.    
  • Consult your doctor if you have any question.

Common Questions About Fillers

You may be worried that your skin will sag when the fillers fade away. The skin is slightly stretched to fill up the sagging skin and tissues that have been weakened as we age. Your skin will recover and revert to the way it looks before you receive the treatment. In most case, the skin even looks better even though the fillers fade away. However, it depends on the type of treatment.
Juvederm is said to be an excellent skin filler as it contains high concentration of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in our skin. So, it provides long-lasting results and few risks. However, Restylane is more suitable for treating the under eyes area.

According to cosmetics expert, the fillers do not make your wrinkles worse. As the hyaluronic acid is the natural substance found in body tissues, the collagen sticks around even though the fillers have broken down and dissipated.

The fillers injected to the skin are natural substance found in the human body, so they are safe according to an expert in the US. Dermal fillers have been approved by FDA They are absorbable or temporary material for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and skin folds.

Hyaluronic acid is the most popular and suitable for wrinkles treatment.
Restylane is more suitable for treating the under eyes area.
The fillers injected into under eye area usually last from 6-9 months.

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