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Injectable Fillers Description & Benefits

Injectable fillers, which are also known as “injectables" or "dermal fillers" are typically temporary solutions designed for specific facial tasks like wrinkle reduction, crease filling or lip augmentation. It is very important to locate an experienced physician who has been trained in the proper use of several injectable products because successful treatments are often a combination of therapies. A properly trained dermatologist or physician should be able to assist you in determining the proper facial filler for your needs. Injectable Fillers are the most popular non-surgical treatment for treating lines, creases and wrinkles. As part of the aging process, our skin becomes less elastic and more susceptible to wrinkles and sagging. Fortunately, there are innovative cosmetic procedures to help ease this aging process and sustain one’s youth. There are many types of filler options abvailable including Botulinum Toxin-Based Injectable (Botox), Human-Based Collagen Fillers, Human-Based Collagen Fillers, Fat Transfer, Calcium Hydroxylapatite (Radiesse), Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Hylaform, Perlane, and Dermalive), Synthetic Poly-L-Lactic Acid (Sculptra), and Synthetic Polymethylmethacrylate Microspheres in Bovine-Based Collagen (ArteFill).

Injectable Fillers Procedure Steps

The Injectable Filler treatment usually lasts between 20-60 minutes. Injectable Fillers can be used for frown lines between the eyebrows, worry lines across the forehead, crow's feet at the corner of the eyes, deep smile lines, definition of the lip border, vertical lines on the mouth, acne scars and other soft facial scars, and lips - for volume or help to re-define the border. The points of collagen injection are "scored" by the doctor with a marking pencil. Your doctor may select numerous injection points for each location to be treated. Using a very fine needle, the filler is injected just below the skin to fill out the depression. You may experience some minimal discomfort from the needle injection. Depending on the area treated, massaging may be used to smooth out the filler before it firms up. Injectable Fillers work by restoring lost volume which occurs primarily because of aging or weight loss. It is important to understand that injectable fillers are not all alike and some people respond differently so it is imperative to consult with a properly trained physician.  

Injectable Fillers Recovery

Immediately after the injections, you may experience some swelling and bruising which typically subsides within 48 hours. The treated area may appear red for the first 24 hours and may last up to a week. It is safe to cover the treated areas with make-up if you wish. Avoid strenuous exercise, sun and drinking alcohol during this time. You may need to return to the doctor’s office in two to three weeks so that the results can be checked and topped up with more fillers if necessary. You can resume your normal activities immediately; however, you are advised to stay out of the sun. Ensure you use a total sun block if your skin must be unavoidably exposed to the sun. Sudden, severe pain or any symptoms that are progressive or seem unusual should be reported to the doctor immediately.

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Injectable Fillers Side Effects & Risks

Some potential complications that may occur include uneven texture of the skin, allergic reaction, tenderness, infection, abscess, scarring and skin necrosis.

Injectable Fillers Costs

The average cost of a procedure is anywhere from $400-650, depending on the physician and areas treated.

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