14 Mar | 2016
14 Mar 2016
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What are Facial Fillers?
Facial fillers are non-surgical cosmetic services that improve the appearance of aging skin by diminishing wrinkles, fine lines and other problematic parts of the skin in a non-invasive way. Due to the natural aging process, people eventually begin to lose a lot of volume in both their face and hands. Facial fillers make the face (or hands) look much more youthful because the skin appears much fuller due to the increase in volume as a result of the fillers.

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The results of facial fillers are more than just skin-deep, though. In fact, a recent study showed a link between cosmetic surgery and an increase in confidence levels. Moreover, the study found an increase in one’s quality of life after cosmetic procedures as well.

How Do Facial Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers or injectables, which come in natural or synthetic forms, are inserted underneath the skin to fill it out. There are a variety of fillers to choose from. Facial fillers can improve your skin in the following way:

  • Diminish wrinkles
  • Diminish fine lines around your eyes
  • Diminish deep lines on the forehead, in-between the eyebrows and around your mouth and lips
  • Fill out hollow cheeks
  • Thin cheeks and small lips can me made plumper
  • Appearance of scars can be minimized
  • Appearance of tendons and veins on your hands can be minimized

What to Expect with Dermal Fillers?
Your skin will first be numbed with a local anesthetic. The entire process lasts no longer than fifteen minutes. After the procedure, some people experience temporary pain, swelling or bruising, but people return to their normal daily activities almost immediately. Not everyone will experience all of these symptoms. Makeup is enough to cover any bruising and people will not usually need to take any time off work.

How Long Do Facial Fillers Last?
One injection is generally sufficient, but depending on the quality of one’s skin, some people may require more than one injection. Facial fillers last between six months and a year.

The success of your fillers largely depends on both the expertise of your doctor and the type of filler used. Dr. Asif Pirani uses the best and most well-known type of injectable on the market–hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers, which are hypo-allergenic and can be reversed. Dr. Pirani is an expert plastic surgeon and is board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. For more information, contact our team today.

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