Facial fillers, dermal fillers or injectables refer to solutions that are administered through injections into a specific area of the face in order to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines thereby achieving a more youthful appearance.
Facial fillers help in restoring volume, raising the corners of the mouth, filling out cheeks, enhancing lips and flattening scars. These are sometimes employed alone, but can also be adjuct to BOTOX.
There are two types of substances used in injectable facial fillers:
1. Man Made Substances: First are manmade materials like Juvederm, Restalyne, Perlane, Radiesse, Artefill, Sculptra etc. These materials contain natural substances that helps maintain skin volume and hydration as well as lubrication and cushioning in the skin under the face. These naturally absorbent materials restore the volume of your facial skin thereby reducing appearance of wrinkles, fine lines etc.
2. Lipofilling: The second type of material used in injectable facial fillers is fat from the patient’s body. In this procedure fat is taken out from donor area of the patient’s body which is generally the belly or thigh portion.
Use of fat eliminates the risks of allergic reaction or rejection by the body, since it is one’s own tissue. However, not all of the live fat cells survive when transplanted into the new site, so a fairly high rate of re-absorption is to be expected.
Facial fillers work by safely restoring lost volume under the skin thereby effacing wrinkles and emptiness from aging, most commonly at the lips and creases around the mouth. Recent advances in technology have resulted in far more long-lasting and natural improvements than ever before.
What are Facial fillers?
Facial fillers are injected into the skin aimed at facial aesthetic treatments of the beneficiary. They are designed to effectively reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles, contour and create volume, and to revitalize the skin. Facial fillers are based on Hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a substance that naturally exists in your body.
How do Facial Fillers work and on which areas they are mostly used?
By boosting the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid, facial fillers revitalize and add volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, thus giving it a natural softer look.
Facial (dermal) fillers are mostly used on the face to reduce lines and wrinkles, create more defined or fuller lips, and define the contours of your face, such as chin or cheek. Other than being used for facial rejuvenation they’re also used on hands, neck or décolletage for a healthier and more hydrated skin tone.
What are the benefits of facial fillers and how long will the effects last?
Facial filler injections provide an easy way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, smooth the skin and give a more youthful appearance. The result of a single treatment can be seen instantly and can last for around 6 to 9 months.