Injectable Fillers

Injectable fillers are injected into the skin to help fill-in facial wrinkles and give the face a smoother appearance. Most injectable fillers are temporary and are eventually absorbed by the body. The procedure begins with the mapping and assessment of the face which includes marking strategic points at the appropriate injection sites. The injection sites are cleansed with an antibacterial agent and a topical anesthesia is applied. The fillers are injected and then the injection areas are massaged. Afterwards, the results are evaluated to determine if additional filler is needed.

Ideal candidates have moderate to severe folds or wrinkles, nasolabial folds, sunken cheeks due to a loss of cheek volume, thin or unevenly shaped lips, a receding chin or minor nose deformities such as a nasal hump. Patients that smoke, have a history of extreme allergies or have an infection in or near the planned injection sites are not good candidates.

The typical cost of injectable fillers ranges from $400-$2000.The final cost depends on the type of filler used, the amount of filler that is injected, any fees charged by the doctor or the facility, the geographic location of the procedure and if other procedures are performed at the same time.

Dermal fillers provide a smooth and youthful look. In most cases, the patient can resume regular activities right away. It is generally recommended that intense physical activity be avoided for the first 24-48 hours. Swelling, bruising and redness can occur shortly after the procedure but these conditions dissipate within a week. Patients should refrain from rubbing or massaging the injection area for about 24 hours. The results of the procedure generally last between six to eighteen months.

Lip Fillers for Young and Old Patients

Lip Fillers for Young and Old Patients

submitted on   Wed Feb, 24, 2016 by Francis Palmer, MD     
Lip fillers, also known as soft tissue fillers, are an injectable material used to gain fuller, shapelier lips. There are many different types of fillers and each one is comprised of a natural, biocompatible or synthetic material. Furthermore, each type of filler has a slight variation in...