WHAT IS FILLERS?
Fillers are flexible substances, commonly injectable hyaluronic acid/collagen that can be injected into the skin for a more youthful appearance and smoother skin. They are often used as a first line of defense against aging skin and are sometimes used in conjunction with other techniques for facial rejuvenation. The procedure is also popular among men and women alike as it is a very safe minimally-invasive procedure with minimum downtime.
WHICH AREAS AND ISSUES CAN BE TREATED?
- Wrinkles (Around the eyes, forehead and laugh lines)
- For fuller and thicker lips
- Loss of volume around cheeks area
- Tear trough (Fine lines/loss of volume under eye area)
- Elevate deep folds
- Repairing facial imperfections
- Improve nose and face shape
HOW IS THE PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
Treatment area will be cleaned with an antiseptic. Doctor will inject into the treatment area using a fine needle. Swelling and redness may be present after the treatment. It will disappear after a few days depending on the area treated.
Patients are able to apply make up and resume to normal activities right after treatment. Patients may also opt for numbing cream to be applied on the injection area.
HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?
How long the fillers last is conditional and varies in individuals. These conditions include the type of treatment done, the areas treated and the ability of the patient’s skin to absorb the materials injected.
However, with a proper maintenance program, the results are generally very long-lasting. Touch-up or maintenance treatments are generally required after three to six months.