Filler is an injectable gel containing hyaluronic acid that restores youthful volume to cheeks, cheekbones and chin that have become thin due to weight loss or age-related facial fat loss. The results are generally immediate, soft and natural looking.
The overall procedure takes just about 30-45 minutes depending on the extent and the area under consideration.
The average effect of fillers lasts up to 18months.
It may sometimes be shorter or longer depending on:
- your age
- your physiology
- your lifestyle (smoking and exposure to sun or UV rays may shorten the effect)
Common treatments done using fillers are:
- Nose Shaping
- Lip Augmentation
- Double Chin Reduction
- Nose Reshaping
- Eyebrow Shaping
- Cheek Augmentation
- Chin Augmentation
You are advised not to apply pressure to or massage the injection site during the first days following injection session. In the two weeks following treatment, we advise against prolonged exposures to temperatures under 0 degree Celsius and to sun or strong heat (UV rays, saunas, steam baths, tanning procedures etc.)
If you’d like to restore youthful fullness to your face, enjoy plump lips, enhance shallow contours or soften those facial creases and wrinkles, dermal fillers may be the answer. Dermal fillers have been called “liquid facelifts” because they offer many of the benefits of a surgical facelift without the downtime.
Although they can’t help with excess sagging skin, these soft tissue fillers can add more volume and provide immediate results at a lower cost than surgery. These treatments aren’t permanent, however, and they must be repeated and maintained.
They are designed to effectively reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles, contour and create volume, and to revitalise the skin. Dermal fillers are based on Hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that naturally exists in your body. Dermal fillers revitalise and add volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and giving a natural softer look. Dermal filler injections can give a natural looking result that does not affect facial expression. A Liquid Face Lift will typically last from one to two years, depending on the products used and the facial area treated.
Common areas for treatment are the nose to mouth (Nasolabial) lines, mouth to chin (Marionette) lines and between the eyebrows (Glabella) lines. Compared to other methods of changing the shape of your face (such as nose, lips or cheeks), dermal fillers offer the advantage of being non-permanent and creating a generally more youthful look.
- Dermal Filler treatments offer patients a wide range of benefits, including a more youthful appearance.
- This treatment can be used to fill minor to moderate lines and wrinkles and is especially effective around the eyes, nose, and mouth.
- When used as a lip enhancement product, it can lend volume and definition to lips, producing a sensual, more pronounced pout.
- The treatment can be tailored to your needs providing a natural look.
- The treatment is non-invasive with virtually no recovery time necessary; you can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment.
The liquid facelift may be used in combination with other non-surgical procedures such as a chemical peel, medical grade facial, laser resurfacing, or photofacial for maximal facial rejuvenation. These complementary procedures may resurface the skin, treat fine lines, improve skin texture and hyperpigmentation, and stimulate collagen formation.
You may be an excellent candidate for a liquid facelift if you desire minimally invasive, clinic-based procedures to maximally enhance your appearance. You should consider a liquid facelift if you look older or more tired than you feel and wish to improve the appearance of:
- nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth)
- marionette lines
- sagging, flat cheeks
- hollows under the eyes
- creases and furrows in your forehead
- wrinkles around the eyes and lips
The Liquid Face Lift is a completely non-surgical, multi-step facial rejuvenation approach that involves volumizing and refining areas of the face through the use of injectable cosmetic fillers and wrinkle relaxers. The combination of cosmetic fillers, which are composed of different materials and injected at varying depths, are chosen for specific facial applications and are often layered to provide optimal results and longer lasting improvement. The injectable treatments employed include various types of wrinkle relaxers and wrinkle fillers that act to improve both ‘active’ and ‘passive’ wrinkles.
Wrinkle relaxers such as BOTOX or Dysport may be employed to improve the muscle contraction responsible for ‘active’ wrinkles, brow heaviness, and the appearance of tired eyes as well as other indications associated with facial aging. Facial volumizers such asJuvederm, Radiesse, Restylane and Sculptra are employed to improve ‘passive’ wrinkles or creases that form in the facial skin due to a combination of that volume loss and repetitive actions of the facial muscles.
The specific components of a given treatment plan are tailored to the preferences and concerns of each patient based on your consultation with Dr. Deepti Dhillon.