What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are anti-aging products that are injected into the skin of patients to add volume. They are injected to make skin that is sagging or has become wrinkled because of age look smooth and plump. They are also called injectable facial fillers, injectable cosmetic fillers or soft tissue fillers. They are made of hyaluronic acid taken from animals or from the fat of the patient. It takes five minutes to an hour to perform dermal filler procedures.
How long do Dermal Fillers last?
Dermal fillers last from six months to five years. They are not permanent and are absorbed by the skin over time.
Is the administration of Dermal Fillers painful?
Local anaesthetic is applied to the skin before dermal filler injections are administered. Patients will feel the pain of the injection during the procedure and after the anaesthetic wears off, for a few days. Some fillers contain an analgesic substance called lidocaine. These fillers are less painful than other fillers.
When can I travel by air after the administration of Dermal Fillers?
Patients should wait one week after getting dermal fillers injected before travelling by air. Air travel can aggravate the swelling and bruising that may occur after dermal fillers are injected.
How long does recovery take after the administration of Dermal Fillers?
Recovery from dermal filler injections may take seven to fourteen days. Recovery depends on each individual patient.
What after care is required after the administration of Dermal Fillers?
Patients should avoid smoking and drinking alcohol until any swelling has subsided. They should avoid touching their face for at least one day. They should avoid going in direct sunlight for at least two days. They should drink plenty of water after the treatment. They should not get any beauty treatments done on their face for at least a week. They should avoid strenuous exercises and lifting heavy objects for at least a month. They should avoid blood thinning medications for a few weeks. Patients should perform facial exercises for a few hours after the procedure.
What are the alternatives to Dermal Fillers?
Collagen stimulation therapy, some herbal medicines or lotions and micro-current assisted skin toning are some alternatives to injecting dermal fillers.
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