Fillers (face and hands)
What are fillers?
It is a gel-like substance that is injected below the surface of the skin. This form of treatment is used to:
- Reverse the signs of aging
- Enhance and plump up lips.
- Soften creases.
- Enhance facial contours.
- Smooth existing lines and wrinkles.
- Restore lost volume to the jawline, sunken cheeks, or temples.
- Improve the overall symmetry of facial features.
- Rejuvenates the hands and makes them appear more youthful.
People that are looking to refresh the appearance of their face or hands can opt for fillers without having to undergo any surgery in the process. The treatment does not have any downtime, and the results are immediate, long-lasting, and natural-looking.
There is a wide range of fillers available, however, we are going to only focus on facial and hand fillers.
Look out for the signs of aging:
As we get older, our faces and hands tend to look different due to the aging process. These two areas on our body are more vulnerable to sun damage as our face and hands are exposed more often compared to the rest of our skin.
Some of the most common signs of aging on the face include:
- Wrinkles or fine lines.
- Sagging skin/loss of volume.
- Less firm/loss of elasticity and formulation of deep wrinkles.
As time passes by our hands exhibit the following signs of aging:
- Begins to lose volume.
- The bones, veins, and tendons become more noticeable.
- Skeletal appearance.
Are you an ideal candidate for the treatment?
If you are interested in pursuing this treatment, then it would be beneficial if you went through the list below to cross-check if you have the following traits:
- Have fine lines and wrinkles.
- Suffering from a loss of volume because of the natural aging process.
- Currently in a healthy state physically and mentally.
- Usually set realistic expectations.
- Intent on maintaining good overall skin health.
What does the treatment involve?
It is non-invasive, non-surgical and patients are usually allowed to continue their daily activities without any disruptions. The assigned dermatologist will carry the treatment out in under one hour.
Preparation can vary from one person to another but it is common for numbing cream or local anesthetic to be applied to the area that needs to be treated before injecting the dermal filler into the skin. Most patients report back minimal pain during the procedure.
What to expect post-treatment?
The recovery period post-treatment tends to be brief as the majority of patients can get back to their usual day to day activities within a couple of days. It is possible to experience a bit of swelling which is why the healthcare provider will advise you to avoid any kind of overly tiring activity for approximately 48 hours post-treatment. This is strongly suggested to help ensure the blood flow is not triggered as it can make the inflammation last for a longer period.
Ice can be used to help with any swelling that might occur. Patients are also advised to stop taking any medications or supplements that are capable of thinning out the blood before the treatment. If the individual needs to take it because for medical reasons then they need to discuss this further with the dermatologist.
We strongly recommend following all of the healthcare provider’s instructions so that you can minimize the risk of any unwanted side effects.