Injectable filler is a soft tissue filler, administered into the skin at different depths to help fill in the facial wrinkles, to provide facial volume, and accentuate facial features – to restore a smoother appearance.
It is comprised of hyaluronic acid which is a substance that is naturally produced in our bodies. But the kind in these fillers is a synthetic form.
Are Dermal Fillers Safe?
Yes! They are absolutely safe since hyaluronic acid is substance which occurs naturally in our body. And this acid would eventually break down naturally within the body, leaving no trace, making it a relatively safe option to reverse the signs of aging.
What Is The Best Age To Get Fillers?
Everyone’s body matures at a different rate. According to the statistical data;
60% of the people get dermal fillers in Pakistan at the age 40’s and 50’s. while
30% are in their 30’s, and 10% are those in their late 20’s.
Getting fillers at a young age may sound a little absurd but this may the best time to start an anti-aging regimen that keeps you looking youthful for as long as possible.
What Are The Different Types Of Dermal Fillers?
There are several categories of fillers;
- Hyaluronic Acid
They are gel-like fillers that last up to 6-12 months.
- Calcium Hydroxylapatite
It is a mineral-like compound in the form of a gel that lasts up to 9-15 months.
- Collagen Stimulator
It stimulates the natural collagen production in your body.
- Polymethyl-Methacrylate Microspheres
These are tiny synthetic balls that are injected to give structure underneath deep wrinkles.
- Autologous Fat Injections
These injections use fat deposits from donor areas of your body like tummy area or buttocks. Unlike other fillers they last forever.
Although they all have different names but they all accomplish almost the same task.
What kind of filler will be used depends highly on physicians’ preference what they determine would be best to treat the issue at hand, which further depends on the area being treated.
What Areas Can Dermal Fillers Treat?
With the advent of dermal fillers, the doctors soon began to expand the uses of these fillers.
Now the fillers are not only used for restoring the lost volume through aging but they can also help augment facial volume of certain parts of the face such as lip plumping, cheeks augmentation and the list goes on.
Some of the most common areas to inject fillers include;
Fat injections, hyaluronic acid and polylactic acid can be used to treat the under-eye area. Tear troughs are the lines under your eyes that make you look tired.
This condition is triggered by either the loss of volume or by the loss of tissue elasticity. Dermal fillers can used to achieve brighter and more rejuvenated eyes.
Also known as laughter lines, that run from each side of the nose all the way to the corners of the mouth. Dermal fillers are used to fill in these folds to alleviate the signs of aging.
The corners of the mouth droop too as we age that gives the appearance of an unhappy face. Dermal fillers are injected to help treat the problem.
These are the lines that run between the corners of the lips down towards the chin and jaw. This condition is caused by our facial bones becoming smaller as a result of aging.
Dermal fillers can potentially help in making these lines less prominent.
Chin augmentation through dermal fillers is a great yet temporary way to define your jaw line without undergoing a chin implant surgical procedure.
It is the most common use fillers. Here dermal fillers are injected to plump the lips or used in the border of the lips to give a more defined look.
Aka lipstick lines are vertical lines and wrinkles that appear around the mouth when you pout. They are not necessarily caused by smoking but also rather by regular lip movements.
In case these lines get strong enough, dermal fillers can significantly reduce these lines to give a smoother look.
Forehead Or Crow’s Feet
These are the creases and wrinkles on the forehead between the eyebrows and the lines stemming from the corners of the eyes caused by aging, environmental factors, sun exposure.
Dermal fillers can actually help in giving a smoother and rejuvenated look.
As you age you lose a substantial amount of volume and elasticity of the face. Which gives a tiring look to your face.
But dermal fillers can be injected to this hollowing, flattening area to augment cheeks for an apple-round look by restoring the natural volume.
Dermal fillers are also the best, minimally invasive alternate to rhinoplasty. It is also known as ‘lunchtime nose job’. Dermal fillers are injected to add the volume to reduce the look of a bumpy look of the nose.
Fillers can also be used to rectify a crooked line of the nose and even cartilage irregularities at the tip of the nose under 15 minutes.
Can Fillers Be Used For Breast Augmentation?
Not surprisingly, doctors have started using dermal fillers for breast enhancement. Although these fillers cannot significantly increase the size of the breasts as do larger implants but they can add enough volume to smooth and shape the breasts for a more youthful look.
What Is The Difference Between Botox And Facial Filler?
They both are absolutely two different things. Botox helps eliminate creases and wrinkles that come from muscular contractions by paralyzing those muscles.
But not all wrinkles are caused by muscle movement. Such flattening and hollowing areas are best treated by fillers instead of Botox. .
Are There Any Side Effects?
Generally speaking, there are no side effects. You might experience some swelling, bruising which goes down in a couple of days.
How Long The Results Will Last?
Results can instantly be seen after the treatment. But the results gradually improve during the time span of 2-4 weeks.
The results however last for 9 to 18 months. They also vary from patient to patient and on the area administrated with the filler.