What are Dermal Fillers?
Aging, fat loss, and the pull of gravity, eventually create noticeable changes in the area under the eyes, along the cheekbone, and down to the base of the jaw. For facial contouring, dermal fillers can be used for:
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Cheek augmentation
- Non-surgical rhinoplasty
- Jaw line
- Chin augmentation
Any form of facial contouring with dermal fillers is performed as a non-surgical, minimally invasive out-patient procedure in your doctor's office. For those suffering from HIV lipoatrophy (facial wasting) due to medications, dermal fillers is the ideal injectable shaper that provides immediate contour improvements and can give the face an overall healthy, full appearance with long-lasting results.
How Long Will Dermal Fillers Last?
In facial applications, they should provide a correction that lasts around one to two years depending on the type of filler. Individual results may vary, affected by age, metabolism, skin type, lifestyle and muscle activity.
How Quickly Can I Return to My Normal Activities?
Approximately 24 hours following injection of fillers, most swelling or redness will have subsided. Some patients return to work immediately following injection, while others may need 24 hours.