What are fillers?
Fillers are used to eliminate facial wrinkles and contour irregularities with artificial liquids with minimum downtime. Liquid silicone was the first filler for facial wrinkles and irregularities more than two decades ago. It fell out of favour due to concerns about long term safety. Since then the market has been flooded by a number of filler types ranging from biological fillers like collagen (bovine, porcine or human) to hyaluronic acids (made by bacteria) or Your own fat (autologous) to artificial ones like calcium hydroxyapatite to liquid silicone.
Choosing the right fillers for you?
A single type of filler or a single brand may not suffice all your needs. Different areas of face in a single person may have need of different fillers for example in tear troughs, glabella region may need a different filler than nasolabial fold or marionette lines. lips may need fillers of different consistency in different patients. To know which filler will suit you contact your Plastic Surgeon.
Markets today are flooded with all sorts of non genuine fillers which are cheap and may harm your face and skin. We at essence use only FDA approved fillers with known safety profile to provide best results for you. To view our range of fillers book an appointment here.
How does filler works ????
Fillers act by volume restoration of face. The paradigm is shifting from avoiding excision of excess skin to volume restoration for the youthful look. Fillers work on the same principle and act by volumizing and hiding contour irregularities of the face for you.
Frequency of Filler Application…..
Fillers may be repeated according to the type. Biological fillers degrade faster and need frequent applications ranging from 6 months to 1 year. Autologous fat may have longer results. Non biological fillers tend to remain a longer period of time than biological ones. PTFE grafts and liquid silicone are examples of permanent fillers.
Fillers in general are having a very good safety profile provided good and reliable fillers are used. Regardless of the type used certain side effects like redness, Swelling, bruising are common (however these resolve within 3-4 days usually). These can be reduced however with good injection techniques. Other side effects include over correction, under correction, lumpy appearance, tyndall effect, and very rarely skin necrosis or end organ damage. However it is to be avoided in patients on blood thinners and patients who have prior history of reaction to fillers. Visit your Plastic Surgeon for a complete list of the possible side effects and their mitigation.
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