How many times have you looked into the mirror and wished you had higher cheekbones or a narrow or straight nose, an oval face or full lips and did not know what to do about it.
Now, there is a solution to your needs with Hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm. & Belotero. Fillers give you an instant result which could last up to a year. Fillers are injections given into the deeper layers of skin and subcutaneous tissue to make one look youthful.
What is Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Filler?
HA is a safe, US FDA approved dermal filler that is aiming to become the new standard for the correction of facial lines and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds. Years of rigorous clinical studies prove that HA provides long-lasting correction of smile lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth, and hands. Treatments deliver a natural look that lasts.
Have you wanted high cheekbones like your favourite actress on the screen?
An HA filler placed in the upper cheeks in the right area can give you prominent high cheekbones adding instant glamour to your face.
Have you felt the need for a nose job because you think your nose is a little flat?
You can get a straight & sharper nose without having to undergo surgery with the help of an HA filler.
Have you felt your lips are too thin or you need that extra sexy pout?
You could take filler injections to make the lips look plumper. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers are extremely safe. The filler substance is injected beneath the surface of the lip thus plumping and defining the margins. The effect lasts for 8-10 months. There are some swelling and redness immediately after the injection but it subsides within a few hours. The results are seen in just 24 hours. Fillers look unnatural only when too much of the substance is filled. The adequate dosage will give you a naturally glamorous look.
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It’s a fast-paced world where people get only a few mins to spend with each other. The first impression is a lasting impression. So, when looking good takes 15 mins of your time every 1 – 2 years why not use this opportunity? What’s more, no surgery, no hospitalization. You can go back to work immediately after getting a filler injection.
You can turn back the clock and look 5 years younger in just a few minutes. Usually, there are no telltale signs. In some, there may be redness and swelling which lasts for about 1-2 days.
The only advice: There are very few practitioners trained in this advanced procedure and one should be careful while selecting your practitioner, checking on their training and experience in injecting these areas. Plastic face, unnatural pout are side effects seen due to overdosage and not due to the filler per se.
Over the past ten years, there has been an impressive array of new FDA- approved fillers that have become available that not only fill lines and wrinkles, but actually help re-contour, rejuvenate, volumize and restore the face, and even other areas of the body such as the hands, to a natural more youthful appearance without going under the knife. These do not require skin testing, have much greater longevity and are very safe when performed by properly trained dermatologists.
How does HA filler work?
HA filler is gently injected into the skin in small amounts with a very fine needle. HA stimulates the body to produce new collagen. This unique response provides immediate, visible improvement of folds and wrinkles and provides long-lasting and excellent results.
Sometimes, a little bruising or swelling may be seen for a few hours but it is not permanent. It has been found to be very safe. Normal, injection-related reactions such as mild irritation, edema, swelling, itching, discoloration, or tenderness at the injection site may occur.
How is the treatment performed?
It is an office procedure. A numbing cream is applied 30 minutes before the procedure and then an HA filer is injected into the skin through a thin needle. It is simple, safe, quick. Most patients return to normal activities almost immediately after treatment.
How soon can I expect results? How long will the results last?
The results are immediate. HA filler continues to deliver results as it stimulates your body to produce new collagen. Results may last a year or more in many patients, which may result in fewer office visits for retreatments. Since results may vary, be sure to discuss your expectations with your doctor.
Is it permanent?
No. Treatment results are long-lasting, but not permanent.
How safe are they?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance of natural origin, which is safe and completely biocompatible and wholly biodegradable with no risk of allergy. Hence, these fillers are safe.