What are fillers?
Fillers, also called injectables or dermal fillers, are naturally occurring substances that are injected into the skin, under the skin or in the deeper tissues to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and grooves that appear with age as well as fill the hollows that develop with ageing due to volume loss.
What are fillers indicated for?
Some of the uses of fillers include:
- Filling in wrinkles, fine lines and deep creases
- Improving skin imperfections such as acne scars
- Filling out thin or wrinkled lips
- Improving the appearance of cheeks, jowls, jawline and temples
- Producing a brow-lift effect
- Improving surgical results
How are dermal fillers administered?
Dermal filler administration is an outpatient procedure. Dr. Mansoor and his aesthetic nurses will assess you and inform you of the available options. We believe in enhancing your own features and obtaining a natural and youthful look. You may be given local anaesthesia. The filler is then injected in a series of small injections. Following this, the area may be massaged.
What can I expect after dermal fillers?
The entire treatment may take about 30 minutes, following which you will be able to return home and go about your daily normal activities. You may experience redness, swelling or tenderness around the area of application, which usually subsides within a day. You are advised to avoid going out in the sun, and drinking alcohol, coffee and any hot drinks for 24 hours.
Are there any risks and complications associated with dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers may be associated with the following risks and complications:
- itching, rashes, swelling and bruising
- moving away of the filler from the original treatment area
- formation of lumps under the skin, which is a rare complication that needs to be treated with medication or surgery
- blockage of a blood vessel, which is a rare complication that can lead to clot formation in the lungs, tissue death or permanent blindness