Soft tissue fillers are flexible substances that can be injected into the skin to smoothen wrinkles and folds out or create desirable contours. Different types of fillers are specially designed and available for different purposes and effects — from eliminating tiny lines, correcting deep folds, enhancing the cheeks and nose to sculpting and augmenting the volume of the lips.
The result is a smoother, more youthful appearance with minimal downtime and maximum safety. Along with the injection technique, factors such as age, skin type, lifestyle and muscle activity affect how long a filler treatment holds its effect. Generally, patients opt for a follow-up treatment six to twelve months after an initial wrinkle or facial contouring treatment. Lip treatments typically require a follow-up after six months.