Fillers are an essential part of a comprehensive approach to facial aging. Combined with other non-surgical treatments, like anti-wrinkle injections and skin care treatments, they work to maximize each individual’s beauty potential.
Injectable fillers are a non-surgical solution to aging. They fill in lines, smooth wrinkles, and enhance the soft tissue of the face, lips, and hands. Fillers may be formulated from hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the skin, or from other slowly absorbable substances.
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Hyaluronic acid is not animal-derived, so unlike collagen, it requires no pre-testing. However, since it is made from natural substances, it is unfortunately not permanent. Though some patients have reported results lasting up to two years, six to nine months is the norm. This varies from one patient to the next, depending on which areas are being treated as well as individual factors (weight loss, stress, metabolism). More recently, the addition of a mild anesthetic in the hyaluronic acid formula has all but eliminated the pain associated with the injection process.
Fillers may be an alternative non-surgical option to look younger, or may be performed to enhance the results from plastic surgery:
- Fillers may smooth deep furrows or wrinkles
- Restore volume to the cheeks or lips
- Correct “marionette lines” and lines around the mouth
- Correct a tear trough in the lower eyelid/cheek junction
- Improve the aging appearance of the backs of the hands