Skin becomes dry and loses collagen and elasticity do to age and becomes dry which results in deep lines and wrinkles from time, stress, air pollution and sun exposure. When the underlying tissue breaks down, the face will lose its youthful, fresh and plump features.
Dermal fillers temporarily rejuvenate the skin without the need for cosmetic surgery using either a naturally-derived or synthetic material that is directly injected into the skin to help wrinkles, folds or depressions in the skin. Fillers are used as a treatment to reduce deep lines and wrinkles, fill hollows, smooth the contours of the face and enhance sunken cheeks attained over time. Treatment involves a few tiny injections and only takes a few minutes. Within a few days, patients will see noticeable improvement and can last up to 4 months.
During your initial consultation, the cosmetic surgeon will evaluate the area of concern and the desired results wanted.
Fillers can be administered the same day following the consultation. The desired area to be injected will be cleaned and administered with a syringe.
A precise amount of filler will then be injected carefully beneath the skin and molded to achieve the desired result to various areas of the head, face including the eyes, jaw, forehead and around the lips.
Afterwards, there might be temporary mild bruising and swelling and should decrease over a few days following treatment.
Patients can resume their normal activities after the treatment but avoid strenuous activity.
Q: What is a dermal filler?
A: Injectable fillers are non-surgical cosmetic procedures that can reduce deep lines and wrinkles, fill hollows, smooth the contours of the face and enhance sunken cheeks attained over time.
Q: Who is a good candidate for dermal fillers?
A: Patients who are looking for improvement in the appearance of frown lines and deep wrinkles on the face and neck.
Q: What is the recovery time after dermal filler?
A: Dermal fillers have minimal to none. Patients can generally resume their normal activities and work immediately after treatment.
Q: How do dermal fillers work?
A: Using small doses, the solution is injected with a syringe in different areas of the face and the muscles relax and are temporarily paralysed.
Q: How long will the result last?
A: Depending on the patient and the type of dermal filler, the results can last 3-18 months and sometimes even longer.