DERMAL FILLERS / LIP AUGMENTATION

 

Dermal Fillers
 
By definition, a dermal filler is a product that is injected or placed into the dermis. Perhaps nothing is more gratifying for cosmetic patients than having an immediate correction of nasolabial and fine lines, depressed scars, and augmentation with results often lasting 9 months to 1 year depending on what type of fillers suitable for them. The most commonly used dermal filler is composed of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is the most prominent glycosaminoglycan in the skin. Hyaluronic acid potently binds to water and, when injected into the skin, volumizes, softens, and hydrates the skin. In addition to these benefits, it plays a role in cell growth, membrane receptor function, and adhesion.
 
The skin is divided into sections, all of which have specific functions in maintaining a youthful appearance. The epidermis is the outer layer of skin, the dermis lies underneath the outer skin, and the subcutaneous layer of the skin is where fat is situated.
 
As we age the skin structure undergoes many changes. The epidermis thins causing the skin to become dry more easily. The dermal layer depletes its supply of normal tissue making it less plump and the elastin fibers become less firm. All of these signs are minimal at first however over time when the fat cells of the subcutaneous layer get smaller, the wrinkles and sagging becomes more noticeable that’s why dermal filler can be of great help in restoring the lost volume of the face, giving a more youthful and radiant appearance.
 
Lip Augmentation/Enhancement
 
Lip augmentation creates fuller, plumper lips and reduces fine wrinkles around the mouth. Liquid collagen will stay up to 9 months – 1 year and treatment can be repeated if you want to maintain result. For persons with small, deflated lips, asymmetry, reconstructive needs, dropping or sagging upper lip, lack of color, wrinkling from smoking or aging and just mainly wants to add volume on the lips are indicated for Lip Enhancement.
 
Recently, Filler are being injected on the nose for a non-surgical nose reshaping.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

How does Fillers work?
Common fillers contain hyaluronic acid in the form of a crystal-clear gel. It is injected into the skin to lift the lip, wrinkle or fold. Once in your skin, it creates volume, resulting in a healthy and vital appearance. When injected into the lip it can restore a more natural and sensuous look, it can be used to reshape the nose also.
 
Is Fillers safe?
Yes. Hyaluronic acid can be found naturally in the body, it also dissolves naturally with time and is integrated into your body’s tissues. Our doctor will plan your treatment according to the depth of the wrinkles and desired lip enhancement.
 
What are the treatments like?
The treatment is performed by injecting fillers under your skin. Since no pre-test is needed, your procedure can usually be done in less than one hour. Many patients like the added comfort provided with an anesthetic cream, while others prefer an anesthetic block. This makes the treatment relatively painless.
 
How long does it last?
Depending on the area treated, most folds and wrinkles require one treatment. A touch-up can be performed any time you like after the previous treatment. The repeat maintenance treatment is not usually required for approximately 8 months or longer depending on the individual.
 
How will I look after my treatment?
Following your injections, normal activities can be resumed immediately. Discomfort is minimal. The treatment site may have a little swelling, which may last a few minutes. There may be some slight bruising which can be covered with make-up. If the lips are treated, initial swelling and tenderness may occur within the first several days, but subsides after two or three days.
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