Injectable fillers are ready made gel like compounds which can be injected to fill and lift areas of the face and body. These are made of chains of hyaluronic acid and can be tailored for varying firmness and duration of action. They include Restylane, Juvederm, Volift and Voluma.
Why Are Injectable Fillers Needed?
They are most commonly used to smoothen out static lines in the face such as the lines in the cheek and in the forehead. Static lines are usually formed as a result of increased skin laxity or repeated muscle action. These include the lines around lower lid eyebags and the nasolabial, nasomental or marionette lines around the mouth. We also use these to plump out and define lips, to lift the temples and cheek and to build up the bridge of the nose. Fillers can only be used to rejuvenate hands by filling out sunken areas.
These are administered in the clinic under topical anesthesia. The procedure takes 30-45 minutes. The recovery period ranges from 24 -48 hours due to swelling and the effect of the filler injection lasts from 6 months to 24 months.