As we age our skin loses its youthfulness. Technically this is called ‘Volume Loss’.
Decreased skin elasticity along with volume loss causes wrinkles, deep nasolabial folds, hollow cheeks, hollow under eyes and downturned mouth.
Fillers help to restore the fullness to the face, lips, and hands. They are used to smooth wrinkles or pitted scars in the skin, usually on the face. There are many kinds of injectable fillers that have been popular over the years. Nowadays Hyaluronic acid based fillers are used predominantly for facial rejuvenation.
Hyaluronic Acid and its derivatives are deposited below the skin using special syringes. They absorb water and the small pellets of fillers increase in size to provide volume enhancement to the treatment area. Hyaluronic acid fillers are very safe but they don’t stay for life. They stay maximally till 18 to 24 months and then gradually they get absorbed and disappear.
At Kalpana Aesthetics we evaluate the entire face as a whole and suggest the best customized treatment plan for you.
What are the benefits of Fillers ?
Fillers can be very helpful in those with early signs of aging, or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation procedure.
- They are commonly used for nonsurgical Face Lift.
- They are used to plump thin lips aka Lip Augmentation.
- They are used for nose reshaping and Chin enhancement.
- They enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases and wrinkles,
- They improve the appearance of recessed scars, reconstruct contour deformities in the face,
- They are used to decrease or remove the shadow of the lower lids
Who are the best candidates ?
Fillers can be used to treat mild laxity of skin and fine and shallow wrinkles. An ideal candidate for fillers is in good physical health, understands the procedure, and has realistic expectations of the outcome. You are likely to be pleased with the results if your goal is to smooth wrinkles, improve hollowness of the face or reduce laugh lines.
How is Filler procedure performed ?
First, your skin is first numbed with a local anesthetic. Then a syringe with fine needle is used to inject the filler under the skin. Most fillers come as pre-packaged syringes. A treatment session takes about 15 – 20 minutes. Some fillers are done in repeat sessions a couple of weeks apart.
When will I see the result ?
The results of the fillers are appreciated immediately after the procedure. The hyaluronic acid based fillers gradually absorb water and inflate, the results are best seen after 1 weak. 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.
What are the risks and safety considerations ?
The placement of filler is operator dependent. An inexperienced health care provider may end up giving inferior results. Anyways the fillers don’t last forever so any misadventure gradually becomes alright with time. Our trained team of Medical and nursing professionals have performed many such treatment procedures. We give utmost importance to patient safety. This is also a commonly performed cosmetic treatment procedure throughout the world.
There is a real risk of allergic reaction. if that happens additional treatment may be necessary. Fillers are also not used in patients on blood thinners. Some of the most common side effects include: allergic reaction, bruising at the injection site, numbness, and temporary redness, swelling, pain/tenderness, or discoloration.
What are the after-procedure instructions and precautions ?
After a filler injection, expect some pain, redness, swelling, and possibly itching. Swelling may last up to 36 hours. Dermal filler injections require very minimal downtime, allowing patients to return to work and their normal activities directly following treatment. Yet for the first 24 hours, individuals may be instructed to refrain from strenuous activities and excessive sun or heat exposure.
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