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25 Oct | 2019
25 Oct 2019
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Fillers have recently become one of the most popular non-surgical forms of cosmetic surgery. This procedure has been the answer for many patients who desire facial rejuvenation, but are reluctant to go forward with a facelift or any other more involved type of surgical procedure. We are going to take a look at what fillers are and how they can help achieve facial rejuvenation.

What Are Fillers?

To begin with, let’s go over what facial fillers are. Fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally-occurring substance in your skin. The fillers are then injected under the skin to fill in any wrinkles or uneven areas throughout your face in order to fill it out. The fillers are unlikely to cause an adverse reaction, because you already have hyaluronic acid in your body.

The Benefits

Facial Rejuvenation With Fillers

There are many benefits to going with a dermal filler to help solve any wrinkle concerns that you might have.

The results are practically instant

Once the filler is injected into your skin, the transformation process will have already begun. You might have some bruising at the injection site and some minor swelling, but the cosmetic differences will be evident right away.

Hardly any recovery time

You will be a little swollen following the procedure, but you will not need any recovery period to go back to your daily routines. You will not need the care and time off like you would with cosmetic surgery.

It is natural looking.

Because the hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance, the results will also appear natural. There is nothing forced under your skin to make your face look fuller. Instead, the injection will behave as if it belonged there and make it look like you never had wrinkles to begin with.

Areas of Placement

Dermal fillers are typically injected into the areas of your face that have the most wrinkles, including the cheeks, under the eyes, and on the forehead. Fillers can also be placed along the nose to alter its shape and appearance, as well as filling out the lips. Lips can wrinkle due to smoking and a filler will allow them to return to their previously youthful appearance. Under the eyes, the fillers can help eradicate dark circles in addition to any fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you with a more rested and youthful look.

Procedure

Your injection appointment should last no more than an hour. The tiny needles that they use should not cause you much pain. The amount of injections that you need will vary from patient to patient and will be gone over with Dr. Pirani at your consultation. The procedure works by inserting the small needle into the area of concern. Slowly, the filler will be squeezed from the needle and put exactly where you would like it to go. There will be a numbing agent applied to your skin first, so the needles themselves should not cause you much in the way of discomfort. Any side effects should resolve within a couple of days.

Recovery

The recovery from dermal fillers is quick. As we said, you will notice some bruising and swelling, but generally, your results should be ideal. You will not want to exercise heavily for at least 48 hours following the procedure, to give the filler a chancee to settle where it was supposed to go. You should also avoid rubbing or massaging the area of your injection to ensure that the filler stays where you wanted it to be.

Longevity

The important thing to remember about dermal fillers is that they are not a permanent solution to your wrinkles. In fact, your body will eventually metabolize the injection, gradually going back to the appearance you had before. You will be able to tell that it’s wearing off when your skin begins to sag and wrinkles become more evident throughout your face. At this time, it is important to call Dr. Pirani and schedule a follow up visit.

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