Filler is a substance intended to replace the natural infill within an injected mold. The term filler can be used broadly to refer to any material that fills or partially fills mold cavities.
What are fillers and why do I need them?
Filler is an injectable substance that is used to correct facial aesthetics by adding volume, smoothing wrinkles or changing the shape of parts of your face. It can be used to make lips fuller, make cheeks look more defined, smooth out nasolabial folds (lines between the nose and mouth), contour the jawline and even slenderize hands and legs.
Fillers can last up to a year or more depending on the formulation and area of application.
Are fillers safe?
Fillers are amongst the safest medical procedures performed by doctors as they have been used for patients since 1950s. Many over -the-counter products such as moisturizers, sunscreens and anti-aging products also contain ingredients that are potentially harmful if not used correctly.
It is always important to speak to a qualified professional who will be able to assess your individual needs and recommend the best filler treatment for you.
How to massage lips after fillers?
After your filler injection, it is important to massage the lips for a few minutes. This will help distribute the filler evenly and achieve a more natural result. Apply pressure with your fingers in a circular motion and use light strokes if needed.
What are the most common side effects of fillers?
The most common side effects of filler treatment are: redness, swelling, bruising and tenderness. These usually resolve on their own within a few days.
Swelling may last up to two weeks depending on the type of filler used and your individual response to treatment. Your doctor will advise you about how to manage these side effects.
When can I expect to see results?
Most people will start to see results within a few days of treatment. The final result may take a week or two to become fully visible.
How long will the effects of fillers last?
The duration of the effects of fillers varies depending on the product and the area treated. Generally, the results will last 6 months to 1 year.
What are corrective or touch-up treatments?
For some areas of the face, such as the lips and nasolabial folds (the lines between your nose and mouth), it may be necessary to repeat filler treatment every 6 months to maintain the initial effect.
However, the frequency of these touch-up treatments will be determined by your doctor based on your individual needs.
What are the different types of fillers?
There are many different types of fillers available, each with its own set of benefits and drawbacks. Some of the most common types include: hyaluronic acid, collagen, fat and calcium hydroxyapatite.
What are the different types of fillers used for lips?
There are many different types of fillers available that can be used to either plump up or augment your lips to get the dewiness you desire. The most common type of filler used to enhance lip volume is hyaluronic acid, which can help fill out your lips to soften deep lines and wrinkles.
It also improves volume and definition of the lip contour for a fuller appearance. Fillers such as collagen and fat are used to augment or modify specific parts of your lips, such as the cupid’s bow (the upper part of the bow-shaped upper lip).
Fillers are a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of your face. They can be used to contour the jawline, smooth out wrinkles, plump up lips and more. Most people will start to see results within a few days of treatment and the effects will last for 6 months to 1 year.
Touch-up treatments may be necessary every 6 months for some areas. There are many different types of fillers available, each with its own set of benefits and drawbacks.