TISSUE or DERMAL FILLERS
Procedure: Filler placement in the superficial or deep skin
Length: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Anesthesia: Topical numbing medicine, sometimes will use Novocaine
In/Outpatient: Outpatient procedure.
Side Effects: Temporary pain. Swelling, soreness, and bruising.
Recovery: Sometimes the bruising can last up to weeks. It depends on the individual patient’s response to the procedure. It is important to know that the fillers we use are not permanent and need to be maintained. Depending on the filler used, the effects will last between a several months to more than a year
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 face lifts” because they offer many of the benefits of a surgical face lift 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.
Some dermal fillers are used in conjunction with other skin rejuvenation treatments such as injections of botulinum toxin. Your plastic surgeon will assess your needs and recommend one or a combination of treatments to achieve your desired results.
Which Dermal Filler Right for me:?
Dermal fillers are wonderful to rejuvenate your appearance, but they can’t stop the aging process. If you want a permanent solution, talk to your doctor about a face lift, brow lift or eye lift.
Some people opt to have a liquid face lift, delaying the time when a surgical face lift is more appropriate. It’s a great way to see some impressive changes and improvements in your appearance, such as the reduction of forehead wrinkles, until you’re ready for a permanent surgical option.
Just remember, you’ll need to have repeat treatments with dermal fillers as a wrinkle treatment to maintain that fresh, full new look.
Women and men of all ages benefit from injectable fillers. A person whose skin retains some elasticity and is generally healthy typically sees the best results. Fillers are an excellent choice if you want to reduce wrinkles and folds and give your face a smoother appearance. Additional signs of aging, such as loss of volume over the cheeks or temples, can also be corrected with particular fillers. The best results are usually achieved by assessing and treating the whole face.
How do Fillers Work?
Human fat, also known as autologous fat, is harvested from your own body. Using your own fat requires a more extensive procedure than other injectable fillers because you first must undergo liposuction to extract the fat prior to injection. You eliminate the risk of allergic reaction or rejection by the body by using your own fat. You should know that not all of the live fat cells survive when transplanted into a new site. You can expect a fairly high rate of re-absorption. Because of this, your doctor will likely overfill the area being treated. At first you might look abnormal, but it will soon settle and you’ll enjoy a new look. When your doctor extracts this fat via liposuction, it’s possible that there will be more than is needed for one application. Most natural fat can be stored for touch-ups.
Hyaluronic acid is also a natural substance found in your body. High concentrations are found in soft connective tissue and in the fluid surrounding your eyes. It’s also in some cartilage and joint fluids, as well as skin tissue. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because the same substance is often injected into the aching joints of people with arthritis to ease pain by providing extra cushioning. Hyaluronic acid is not derived from animal sources. Brand names include: Voluma , Captique, Esthélis, Elevess, Hylaform, Juvéderm, Perlane, Prevelle, Puragen and Restylane.
Calcium hydroxylapatite, the heaviest of facial fillers, is found naturally in human bones. This mineral-like compound is reserved to fill the deepest creases such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines and frown lines. It’s also used to enhance fullness of the cheeks and other facial contours. Calcium-based microspheres are suspended in a water-based gel. Brand names include: Radiesse, Radiance.
Polylactic acid is a synthetic material. When it is injected, it stimulates the body’s own production of collagen. This substance is known to work particularly well in the lower half of your face to fill the lines caused by laughing, to augment thin lips and fill out deep nasolabial folds. This substance is unlike other dermal fillers because it doesn’t produce immediate results. Instead, it stimulates collagen production, so results appear gradually over a period of a few months. Brand names include: Sculptra, New-Fill.
The fillers used at KayaKalp Aesthetics are:
- JUVÉDERM ULTRA®
- JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS®
- VOLUMA™ XC
- BELOTERO BALANCE®
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