Injectable filler (injectable cosmetic filler, injectable facial filler) is a soft tissue Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Filler injected into the skin to help fill in facial wrinkles, restoring a smoother appearance.
Dermal fillers reverses the signs of aging by smoothing
wrinkles and restoring lost volume. It is also commonly
used to enhance facial features including lips and cheeks, resulting in a soft, natural look.
What is Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Filler?
Filler is an injectable gel which is derived from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar in the body. When hyaluronic acid combines with water found in the body, the result is an immediate restoration of volume in the injected area, while maintaining a healthy, hydrated appearance. The smooth consistency of the gel allows for a soft, natural look after the treatment is complete.
What areas are commonly treated with Hyaluronic Acid Filler?
Smile lines; marionette lines; lower face; lips; cheeks; tear troughs, temporal fossae.
How long will the filler last?
Due to the cross-linked nature of the molecules in dermal filler, the product is able to remain in the body for nine months to a year. Over time, the filler is absorbed by the body, returning the treated area to its original, pre-injected appearance.
What are the side effects?
Minor side effects may include redness, edema, tenderness and slight bruising at the injection site which will generally disappear anywhere between 3-14 days. It is important to note that the product is removable post injection if required.
Is the procedure painful?
The procedure itself is relatively painless thanks to Lidocaine, a local anesthetic, which is directly built into the product. Although the Lidocaine is quick to numb the treatment area, ice or numbing cream may be used to further ease any discomfort throughout the procedure.
What is a Neuromodulator?
Botulinum purified neurotoxin complex, temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck. By temporarily blocking the nerve impulses, the targeted muscles are relaxed, giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance.
How does it work?
Small doses of the neuromodulator block the release of a chemical called acetylcholine by nerve cells that signal muscle contraction. By selectively interfering with the underlying muscles' ability to contract, existing expression lines are smoothed out and, in most cases, are nearly invisible in 2 weeks.
What to expect:
After the Neuromodulator is injected into the targeted muscle, the weakening effect gradually begins over 3-5 days and continues for 2 weeks. The effect usually last 3-4 months, at which time another treatment is required. After several treatments, the effects often begin to last longer - "repeated use is truly anti-aging!" As the treatment only relaxes the muscle beneath the line at the injection site, it has no effect on other elements of facial expression. It also has no effect on the sensory nerves, allowing for normal feeling in the treated areas.
What are the side effects?
Botox® Cosmetic has been used safely by millions for over 18 years. There is no permanent side effect known with Botox® Cosmetic therapy for facial wrinkles.
Temporary side effects may include slight bruising at the injection site; eyebrow or eyelid droop (seen in 1-2% of patients receiving Botox® Cosmetic therapy).
Is treatment with Neuromodulators painful?
Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injecting, the physician or nurse may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 15 minutes.
Although the aging process is inevitable, fortunately there are ways to reverse the signs of aging without extensive surgery or a long recovery period. These small steps can include Dermal Fillers and Cosmetic Injectables (ie. Botox®) also know as Neuromodulators.