Facial Fillers

Facial fillers are products such as collagen, hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite that rejuvenate facial skin by reducing or eliminating wrinkles, raising scar depressions, enhancing lips and replacing soft-tissue volume loss through facial injections. With age, our skin becomes more susceptible to wrinkles and sagging. Exposure to sun and years of muscle movement ( squinting, chewing, smiling ) contribute to tissue breakdown of the skin. Facial fillers are temporary to long-lasting solutions administered through a few tiny facial injections on specific areas of the face. Various types of facial fillers are available; each is designed with one or several purposes, such as wrinkle reduction and lip augmentation. A qualified medical professional can help you determine which facial injections and what injectable fillers treatments are right for you. Facial fillers will volumize creases and folds in the face in areas that have lost fat and collagen as we age. Hyaluronic acid is the natural filler substance in your body. The face starts to lack volume and appears aged with deeper nasolabial folds, unaesthetic marionette lines, a deeper mentalis fold, the lips start to thin, and turning down the corners of the lips. Hyaluronic acid fillers are injected extra orally right underneath these folds to replace the volume lost which creates a younger look in the face. Dermal fillers can be used for high lip line cases, asymmetrical lips around the mouth, lip augmentation. In general, the results from most injectable fillers are temporary; commonly lasting from a few months to about a year. This depends on the type of facial fillers or filler injections used. For optimal results, additional treatment sessions are encouraged.

Dermal fillers can be used to fix a variety of concerns related to facial ageing, 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.




Dermal Fillers Vs Botox

Don’t confuse dermal fillers with Botox. Although both procedures involve injections, Botox 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 Botox and dermal fillers—the combination can produce a remarkably younger-looking face.

Risks from Dermal Fillers


After all is said and done, the major issue for fillers is one of longevity, followed by the risk of migration and lumping, and ultimately the skill of the doctor in placing the right amount of filler in exactly the right place. Regardless of the material, there is a learning curve to injection techniques as well as understanding how the varying substances affect the skin. That means you need to find a doctor who has been injecting dermal fillers for some time, and who has loads of experience, preferably with more than one type of filler. Most people considering fillers have more than one area of concern fillers can address—and different fillers are available to specifically treat those concerns, such as lines around the mouth. There’s every reason to consider dermal fillers to correct signs of ageing that are beyond what skincare products can do. It’s not that great skincare can’t make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin but age, muscle movement, fat loss, gravity, and sun damage among other factors will eventually take their toll. Without question, fillers can help improve the appearance of deep lines and give skin a more supple, youthful appearance in ways that skincare simply cannot.


If you’re considering dermal fillers, the next step is to consult with your dermatologist to figure out which type of dermal filler is right for you. And don’t forget, as, with any cosmetic corrective procedure, you still need to use well-formulated skincare products and sun protection (even when it’s cloudy) as part of the anti-ageing package that will keep your skin looking younger and healthier for a very long time!




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