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Injectable Fillers*

Facial Volume/Filler Injection

Filler injections are customized for every patient, depending on his or her particular needs.  These can be performed in areas involving the face and eyelid region, forehead, and lips.  Fillers cannot stop the process of aging.  They can however, temporarily diminish the look of wrinkles and soft tissue depressions.

Filler injections may be performed as a singular procedure, in combination with other treatments such as Botulina Toxin A (BTA), or as an adjunct to a surgical procedure.  Filler injections require regional nerve blocks or local anesthetic injections to diminish discomfort.  Soft tissue fillers produce temporary swelling, redness, and needle marks, which resolve after a few days’ time.

Continuing treatments are necessary in order to maintain the effect of fillers over time. Once injected, fillers will be slowly absorbed by the body.  The length of effect for injections is variable.

Hyaluronic Acid Filler Injection

The injection will utilize a stabilized hyaluronic acid used to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth or shape facial contours.  Hyaluronic acid has been FDA approved for the cosmetic treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and soft tissue depressions.

Filler injections are customized for every patient, depending on his or her particular needs.  These can be performed in areas involving the face and eyelid region, forehead, and lips.  Fillers cannot stop the process of aging.  They can, however, temporarily diminish the look of wrinkles and soft tissue depressions.

Filler injections may be performed as a singular procedure, in combination with other treatments such as BOTOX®, or as an adjunct to a surgical procedure.  Filler injections require regional nerve blocks or local anesthetic injections to diminish discomfort.  Soft tissue fillers produce temporary swelling, redness, and needle marks, which resolve after a few days’ time.

Continuing treatments are necessary in order to maintain the effect of fillers over time. Once injected, fillers will be slowly absorbed by the body.  The length of effect for injections is variable.What are the most common injectable fillers?1-Hyaluronic acid (e.g. Restylane, perlane, Esthélis, Hylaform & Juvéderm,).
They are natural substance found in our body. High concentrations are found in soft connective tissue. It’s also in some cartilage and joint fluids, as well as skin tissue.

2-Calcium hydroxyapatite (e.g. Radiesse, Radiance)
The heaviest of facial fillers, is found naturally in human bones. This mineral-like compound is reserved to fill the deepest creases such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines and frown lines. It’s also used to enhance fullness of the cheeks and other facial contours. Calcium-based microspheres are suspended in a water-based gel.

3- Autologous fat
It is harvested from patients own body and requires a more extensive procedure than other injectable fillers because one must undergo liposuction to extract the fat prior to injection. The advantages are that it eliminates the risk of allergic reaction or rejection by the body. There are chances that some portion of the fat get re-absorb and a repeat top-up procedure would be required in the future. Usually the results are good and pleasing.

How do they act to rejuvenate face?They have been called liquid facelifts because they can give many benefits of surgical facelifts without the downtime.What are the advantages of injectable fillers?
• Enhance youthful fullness of face
• Rejuvenate the lip margins and augment lip size.
• Enhance shallow contours
• Soften facial creases and wrinklesAre the results permanent?Results of dermal fillers are not permanent and require repeat injection usually within one year.What are the Complications from fillers?Complications are uncommon. There are rare chances of risks that include:
• Asymmetry
• Bleeding
• Bruising
• Itching
• Migration of filler material away from the original site
• Redness
• Skin rash
• Swelling

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