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Fillers

FAQs Before Choosing A Filler For The Face, Chin or Nose

Dermal fillers are an excellent option To reduce wrinkles around your mouth, or any other facial attribute, for that matter.  Fillers are very commonly used today to restore youthful facial beauty. They can be injected into the skin by a well-trained and experienced doctor and thus offer an excellent less costly alternative to plastic surgery.

Where To Apply The Filler:

Look at your face in the mirror and observe which areas are causing you to look tired, wrinkled and gaunt. If your skin is starting to wrinkle with age, its fullness can be restored by the use of a filler. If you have vertical lines above the lips and between your eyes, the wrinkles can be softened. Fillers can also add volume to your lips and improve acne scars by filling them up. After identifying the zones which need to be treated, your doctor will help choose the type of filler which will be perfect for you.

Which Type Of Filler To Choose:

Keep in mind that there are several types of fillers. Speak to a qualified, reputable doctor to get an idea of the right filler for your needs. for the most commonly used are the hyaluronic acid fillers which will last up to a year. There are longer lasting types of fillers, such as juvederm voluma, restylane sub-Q poly-l lactic acid or calcium hydoxylapatite which have a lifespan of approximately 18 months.

Understand How They Work:

First of all, a numbing cream is applied to the treatment area. Dermal fillers are then injected under the skin with the help of a tiny needle in the scars to correct lines or wrinkles, or to sharpen the nose. Mild pain may be experienced by the patient which will resolve very quickly. Certain side effects like allergic reaction, bruises or bacterial infection may also occur though the chances of these occurring are very marginal.

Choose a physician carefully before having any cosmetic procedure done. Ask around for references of a good doctor and speak to the prospective doctor to get a sense of his style. He should have a lot of “before and after” photographs of his own patients for reference. your selection of the type and brand of filler should be guided by the characteristics of the filler, including the safety profile, reputation, longevity, etc..

Only when you are satisfied that the doctor performing your procedure is experienced and you have a full understanding of the type of filler used, should you proceed with the facial filler procedure.

A Look At Different Types of Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are generally injectable gels  which are used to fill in areas that are sunken on the face. For instance, an individual can use dermal fillers to plump up expression lines or wrinkles, to restore or increase the volume of the lips and increase cheeks which are sunken as one ages. There are many types of dermal fillers and they are all designed for particular needs. The following are some forms of fillers that you should know about.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronice acid fillers are the most widely used in today’s aesthetic clinics. made up of complex sugar molecules, Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is present in skin, joints etc. it is a key ingredient in well known fillers such as Juverderm and Restylane. Hyaluronic acid is great for plumping up sunken cheeks, lips and temples, softening deep wrinkle folds like laugh lines and augmenting flat noses and chins.

Calcium Hydroxyapatite

This is a different type of filler and is called Radiesse. Calcium hydroxyapatite is a naturally occurring product found in human bones. It is a firm substance that is vital in filling in deep creases such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines. You can also use it to increase volume very nicely in your cheeks. Patients like it for the fact that it holds very well, so it is great if you want a sharp looking nose bridge or chin. For that reason, it is highly popular in Korea and Taiwan.

It is also shown in studies that calcium hydroxyapatite is able to stimulate the body’s one collagen production, leading to a natural rejuvenative effect with repeat radiesse injections.

Poly-L lactic Acid (PLLA)

This is a synthetic substance that stimulates collagen production. PLLA is marketed as sculptra. The unique thing about poly-L lactic acid is that the changes are subtle not noticeable over time. the treated areas will fill in after a few weeks as your skin creates new collagen, reversing the aging process. poly-L lactic acid is great to naturally plump up a tired sagging face, fill in those sunken cheeks and temples, and soften the laugh lines. Because the process is gradual, no one will suspect that you had anything done, except to wonder how you are appearing fresher and younger with time.

Body Fat

It is also called autologous fat and it uses the body’s own fat. It is normally taken from areas where you do not require it and then transferred to areas where you need it. For example, from the tummy or hips, to the breasts, buttocks, face and hands. This is a good alternative to patients who are allergic to other commercial filler substances. As fat is abundant in some patients, it can also be a cheaper alternative. However, it is considered a form of minimally invasive surgery and time needs to be set aside to rest and recover from the procedure. Fat survival is also variable, and quoted in studies to be about 50-90%. The advantage would be that the fat that survives will be long lasting and natural.

To get the most our of any dermal filler procedure, it is good to work with a certified doctor who is the best person to help you achieve that youthful, refreshed and natural look.

Basic Tips On Fillers For Your Chin And Nose

There are many different applications for the wide variety of high quality dermal fillers available today. Be it to correct deep wrinkles such as laugh lines, frown lines to crows feet, along with jowl lines or to replace lost volume in thin lips, sunken cheeks and temples, the most popular facial reshaping at the moment are ones which require chin fillers and nose fillers.

If you have a weak chin and you don’t want to undergo surgery to correct it, there is now another way you can correct the problem. In the past, surgery was the only option, but not anymore, thanks to new types of dermal fillers available on the market.

A weak chin can make you feel self-conscious, not to mention that a well defined chin really helps to improve the overall facial profile and look. You can have this problem corrected in an hour with a dermal filler. Advanced dermal fillers such as, Juvederm, restylane, Radiesse and Sculptra are injected into the chin to create a more ideal chin shape.

A beautifully injected chin filler makes your chin look more pronounced, creating that ideal proportion. the great thing is, you can have it done in 5 minutes and all you will notice is mild redness at the treated area. No one will know, but everyone will notice.

The nose is a very important feature on your face, if not the most important. A flat, short, humped or round nose can really affect how you look, whereas a nicely shaped nose will enhance all your facial features. This is where the doctor has to have a high degree of appreciating ideal facial proportions, coupled with skilled hands to bring his ideas to reality.

With an elegant nose filler procedure you can avoid traditional rhinoplasty surgery, which carries with it prolonged recovery and risks. there is now no need to endure pain and time off work. All you have to do is to get your nose filled in the appropriate areas, and you instantly have a brand new nose!

You may be wondering if there are any side effects with filler injections. as long as the fillers used are of high quality, injected by an experienced doctor in an established reputable clinic, filler procedures are very safe, highly satisfying and with minimum side effects or risks. The most common ones are a bit of redness, swelling or bruising at the injection site.

These are usually noticeable only to yourself and subside within a day or two. There is therefore no need to take time off work or to hide away. Done properly, It is rare to experience any allergic or any other adverse side effects.

Radiesse is one type of quality fillers used specifically for the chin and works to rebuild the chin in a completely natural way.

Restylane or Juvederm are other well-known and are widely used fillers. You will see immediate results as soon as the injections are done. Safe, effective, almost painless and reliably long lasting.

These fillers usually last around one to two years, so all you need is a top-up every now and then. Your doctor will advise you on this. The type of fillers that is used for chin and nose enhancement can work wonders for you.

Sculptra Filler

As we age, the collagen and fatty content beneath our facial skin will thin down. This makes us look tired, saggy and aged. The lines also become more apparent as a result. The traditional way of addressing this issue is to inject dermal fillers where the lines appear. While this is instantaneous and remains a very popular treatment option, it does not solve the problem of a diffusely aged face. Some patients feel that as they age, this gaunt look adds to their actual age.

With Sculptra Aesthetic’s poly-L Lactic Acid (PLLA) filler, we have solved this problem of diffuse aging. Sculptra is a FDA approved product for use on the face to stimulate collagen synthesis. Injected like a filler, it triggers the body’s natural mechanisms to safely produce new collagen. What you can expect is a slow but natural way to a younger you. It will take a few months to notice the results. Your face will appear refreshed, fuller. And this is what a lot of patients are raving about: a natural way to start looking younger without too dramatic an effect that may draw unwelcome notice.

Depending on individual needs, we use between 1 to 2 vials of Sculptra for the face. And patients are recommended to undergo another session 3 months down for maximal correction. Results will last up to 2 years.

Sculptra. Used extensively in Europe and USA and a new way to achieve a younger, rejuvenated look without the risks of surgery.

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