Injectable fillers are one of the most popular facial rejuvenation techniques. As we age, the underlying tissues that keep our skin looking youthful and firm begin to break down due to the effects of gravity, sun exposure, diet, genetic factors, and years of facial muscle movement. Over time these factors contribute to the development of lines, wrinkles, and folds in the face. When used as standalone treatments or with other procedures, injectable fillers can reduce or eliminate wrinkles and scars, create fuller lips, and treat lipoatrophy, or fat loss beneath the skin. With little downtime and almost immediate results, injectable fillers offer a safe, effective method of restoring a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Age : Ageing is a natural process and makes your skin less elastic and dry, Also essential skin oils gets depleted due to ageing process. The muscles starts losing its natural structure & starts sagging, which gives wrinkle on face.
Sunlight & UV Rays : Excessive exposer to sunlight or any other place of work were UV lighting are high & exposer is for long hours results in early break down of skin's tissue, with ageing & lack of vitamins & minerals new tissue are formed in less quantity then what our face requires resulting to wrinkle.
Lifestyle : Smoking, Drinking & late nights all leads to stress, which over a period of time starts reflecting on your face & leads to fine lines & wrinkles.
Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring complex sugar molecule that forms large matrices in the connective tissue of the body, such as skin and cartilage. Much like a sponge, its primary function is to bind and absorb water molecules, which creates volume in the face. Hyaluronic Acid fillers are generally used to treat facial wrinkles and folds and to enhance the appearance of the lips. One of the fastest growing dermal filler treatments is available as Hyaluronic Acid Fillers. They work by replacing the Hyaluronic Acid in the body that has depleted over time and restore the volume beneath the skin's surface. While there are a variety of hyaluronic acid fillers, some of the most common are Esthelis®, Restylane®, and Juvederm®. Hyaluronic acid fillers are generally biocompatible, which means allergy skin testing is not required prior to treatment.
Depending on the extent of treatment, Hyaluronic Acid injection procedures typically last between 15 - 30 minutes. Prior to the start of your procedure, the treatment areas will be cleansed, usually using an alcohol based cleaner. A local or topical anesthetic may be used to numb the treatment area during the procedure. Using an ultra fine needle, Hyaluronic Acid is injected into the dermis at several points along the edge of the treatment area. After approximately 2 - 3 injections, the treatment area is massaged. Injection of the filler is along the length of the wrinkle or fold until maximum correction has been achieved. If a local anesthesia has not been used, you may feel some minor stinging from the injections. As the injected Hyaluronic Acid molecules attract and bind water molecules, the volume beneath the skin will increase, restoring a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Immediately following the injections, you may experience some redness, slight stinging, minor swelling, or bruising in the treatment area. Tiny scabs may also form at the injection sites. These symptoms typically disappear within 2-3 days. Bandaging is not necessary and most patients are able to resume normal activities immediately following treatment. The body will eventually metabolize and absorb the injected Hyaluronic Acid over time. Therefore, while the effects are immediate, Hyaluronic Acid injections do not provide the same long-lasting results that may be gained from cosmetic surgery. Although the longevity of results varies by patient, results from Hyaluronic Acid injections are typically maintained for 6 - 12 months.
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