With ageing, you also tend to lose the volume due to degradation of fat, collagen and hyaluronic acid. This inturn causes skin laxity, deeper wrinkles and furrows. Dermal fillers or soft tissue fillers are done to enhance or replace the volume loss in the face. These can be used in combination with Botox or laser rejuvenation or alone for an overall improvement.
Soft tissue fillers or dermal fillers comprising of collagen, Hyaluronic acid are injected into the affected area which soothes the wrinkles and brings out the skin volume. The Hyaluronic acid is a naturally forming sugar in the human body and its job is to deliver nutrients and act as a cushioning agent. It also helps in hydrating the skin by holding the water. Dermal fillers are classified as Temporary, Semi-Permanent and Permanent based on the longevity.
How is the Filler used?
After the necessary identification and inspection of the facial areas where wrinkles and folds are extensive, the filler is injected into that particular area of facial tissue. This adds volume to the skin temporarily and gives a smooth appearance to the face.
How does Filler treatment help?
This treatment is the most effective in dealing with moderate to severe wrinkles on the skin and smoothens it to give it a healthier and youthful appearance.
How many sessions are required and how long does the treatment last?
Usually it takes only one session to get the optimal wrinkle smoothening and post the session, the result lasts for at least an year.
Are there any side effects?
The usual side effects comprise of swelling, redness, lumps/bumps, pain/tenderness, bruising. But it is not a cause of worry as the side effects last to a maximum of seven days.
Is the treatment painful?
There is hardly any discomfort because the Fillers are injected into the affected skin with an ultrafine needle and you can see instantaneous results. However, the dermatologists can also use a topical anesthesia to numb the area which makes the process much comfortable and smooth going.
Are top-up sessions necessary?
According to many studies and case journals, one session of Filler treatment lasts for about six to nine months. The top-up sessions are required only when you feel the product got absorbed completely.
Any precautions to follow post procedure?
Avoid any massage or strenuous activity for 6 to 12 hours. Sleep with head end at an elevation for one night.
Any after affects?
Mild swelling, bruising or redness is possible which are temporary. Pain if any can be taken care of by analgesics.