Fillers are a pretty good option for treating saggy skin. When given by expert practitioners, fillers can transform your face. When strategically placed, they can naturally and subtly reduce the things you dislike about your face. They work for hollow eyes, a bumped nose, and sagging jowls, among others.
Fillers are subject to a lot of fear and skepticism. They are also shrouded in mystery, with many harboring wrong assumptions and misconceptions about fillers. We will address some of these and answer other questions about fillers.
WHAT ARE FILLERS?
Fillers are anti-aging agents typically administered as injections. They are made of a gel-like substance called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid helps the skin look rejuvenated. They are injected into the face to fill out wrinkles and lines. They give volume to sunken or hollow areas of the face. They also reshape and define facial features.
WHERE CAN FILLERS BE APPLIED?
If you have static lines that remain even when you are relaxed, you can use fillers to treat them. Most treatment areas for fillers include:
- Lines that extend from the sides of the lips to the chin
- Jawline and chin
- The cheeks
- The nose
- Bags under the eyes
- The neck
- The backs of your hands
HOW DO FILLERS WORK?
When a surgeon injects a filler into the skin, it provides volume to places that have lost it. It also smooths out wrinkles and lines. They work in place of reduced collagen, fat, or elastin. Hyaluronic acid is the most commonly used filler substance. It works well because it attracts and holds a lot of water. This water creates the filling effect under the skin.
HOW LONG DOES A DERMAL FILLER TREATMENT TAKE?
The length of treatment varies with the amount of filler used and the area under application. In current practice, a typical treatment will last between 15 minutes and 30 minutes. If it involves a liquid facelift or another intensive treatment, it can take up to an hour. Following the use of a numbing cream, you must wait an extra 20 minutes.
HOW LONG DO FILLERS LAST?
If the treatment you received was hyaluronic acid, you could expect the treatment to last between six to 18 months. The time it lasts will depend on how long it takes for your body to metabolize the filler. The results can last much longer for other types of filler that do not use hyaluronic acid.
ARE FILLERS SAFE?
Filler treatment is a medium-risk procedure. This is so because there are usually a lot of essential arteries in the face where the fillers are injected. You will reduce the risks significantly if you have a qualified professional conduct the treatment. Also, it would be best if you talked about your medical history with the professional. Make sure to include any medications that you are currently on.
For more questions about fillers, visit Beverly Hills Aesthetics at our office in Los Angeles, California. You can call 424-284-7570 to book an appointment today.