Our dermatologists can help restore, enhance, and define your features with our range of lip fillers and cheek fillers.
Fillers are soft gels that, when injected beneath the skin, can reduce the appearance of lines, restore volume, and fight the visible signs of aging.
Popularly, fillers are made of very safe and approved synthetic molecules like hyaluronic acid, polycaprolactone, etc. Hyaluronic acid fillers, being safer and 100% reversible, are the most popular products. Yes, hyaluronic acid is the same molecule that is used in many antiaging products and moisturizers. With this special technology, the hyaluronic acid is crosslinked, which makes a gel-like substance. Depending on the density, the fillers are used for different indications.
Fillers that can lift, plump, and refresh the skin.
Lift – As skin ages, it starts to lose its volume on the face. It proceeds from the “inverted triangle” shape to the “triangle” shape, which means there is a loss of volume, which results in sagging. Soft tissue fillers are placed in the skin to restore this volume loss caused by aging, which can restore the youthful look. Cheek fillers, chin fillers, temple area fillers, and tear trough fillers are the most commonly used areas for this indication.
Plump – Fillers can be used to enhance the facial contours and fill in the desired area, where they can not only fill in the skin but also treat the visible imperfections. Lips, the tear trough, and the jaw line are ideal areas for these indications.
Refresh – These fillers are non-crosslinked, high-concentration hyaluronic acid fillers that are deposited right under the superficial layers of skin. Hyaluronic acid can hold the water for longer, which eventually makes the skin much more hydrated and refreshed and gives a good glow to the face.
Depending on the density (cross-linkages) of the fillers, it may last from 6 months to 12 months. Refreshing non-crosslinked fillers (skin boosters) are to be injected more often.
With minimum downtime and an office procedure, hyaluronic acid fillers show their effect instantly. More effect will be seen in the next 2-3 weeks due to the hygroscopic action of the fillers. Like with any other injectable treatment, it has the chance (but not always) of bruising, which resolves in a few days. Other than bruises, there can be mild swelling, redness around the treated areas, which can be minimized within a day or two. Ice applications significantly reduce the downtime.
After the fillers, no vigorous massage is advised for two weeks, nor is steam, sauna, or strenuous exercise for two days. Strict sun protection is recommended.