Fillers are injected under the skin to provide a youthful look to the individual. There are various types of fillers and before using a particular type the individual’s condition and needs are first ascertained.
The main purpose of using fillers is to restore volume to the face and reduce the facial wrinkles. With age the subcutaneous fat reduces and fine lines and wrinkles develop. The facial conditions that occur can also be due to sun exposure, genetic conditions and lifestyles.
The functions of dermal fillers are to plump up thin lips and make them full, improve the contours of the face reduce the creases ad the wrinkles, lessens the recessed – scars, reconstruct contour deformities and remove the shadow that the lower lip causes in some cases. They are safe to use in face rejuvenation surgery.
It must be remembered that in the case of face lifts, brow lifts or eye lifts a facial surgery is best, fillers cannot be used for such treatment even though fillers are safe. Dermal fillers are not permanent treatment but temporary treatment for facial and lift conditions. Once fillers are used unless surgery is performed at a later date fillers have to be used as treatment on an ongoing basis. The different types of fillers that are used in non surgical facial treatment are:
Most of the fillers that are used are injected fillers and it costs far less than a face lift. The procedure is generally completed within 30 minutes and the effect of the fillers lasts for 4 months at a time. The fillers are also sued to increase the volume of the face and to improve the look of sagging hands.
The approved uses of fillers are:
The unapproved uses of fillers are:
Injecting silicone fillers has not been approved of large scale body contouring. The side effects that some clients can face are pain, infections, injuries or scarring and disfigurement. It may lead to blood vessel blockage if used in unapproved cases.
Normally 1 injection works but certain clients may need more than 1 injection. The results are also dependant on the health of the skin, the experience of the performing doctor and the type of filler that is used. At times the fillers can last longer than 4 months if the filler material and the area that the injection has been given can take the muscle and relax it properly. The ongoing treatment of fillers is essential as it is not a permanent solution.