Filler Injections

Filler Injections can be an effective way to restore a more youthful appearance and sculpt the face. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers can plump up wrinkles, straighten noses, and sculpt cheekbones. While the risks associated with filler injections are relatively low, some patients may experience side effects.

Dermal fillers are based on Hyaluronic acid

Dermal fillers based on Hyaluronic acid have many uses, and are among the most popular cosmetic treatments. They are produced by cross-linking a biopolymer called BDDE with HA to create gels that have a volumetric effect. Many companies produce different formulations of HA dermal fillers, each with a unique set of advantages.

They plump up wrinkles

Injections of dermal fillers can plump up the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving the appearance of firmer skin. Several types are available, each of which works slightly differently. Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in our skin, is one popular choice. This Filler Injections gel-like substance helps to restore the firmness of the skin and lasts six to 12 months. In addition, it stimulates the production of collagen, a vital component of skin. As we age, the collagen content of our skin decreases, and this causes wrinkles and sagging.

They can sculpt cheekbones

A sculpted cheekbone can enhance the appearance of the entire face. Injections of HA-based fillers, such as Restylane, can enhance facial contours and sculpt cheekbones. These injectables are FDA-approved and help to firm and plump the skin. They also help to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

They can straighten noses

The use of filler injections can be effective for straightening a nose. These procedures can be performed by highly skilled surgeons with minimal risk. Revision rates of these procedures are less than 5%.

They are non-invasive

Filler injections are a non-surgical procedure that is performed in the doctor’s office. The patient is given a topical anesthetic and is generally comfortable during the procedure. After the procedure, there may be minimal bruising and swelling in the treated area. However, these effects are temporary and can be treated with an ice pack and over-the-counter pain relievers. The results of filler injections are typically visible in 24 hours and can last between nine and eighteen months. Patients should avoid strenuous activities for at least 24 hours following the procedure.

They last up to 1 1/2 years

The results of filler injections can last up to one and a half years. However, certain areas are not good candidates for this treatment. Certain scars, lines, and medical conditions make these fillers ineffective.