Gain a younger appearance with a naturally occurring substance that is already found in the skin, without any surgery.
Hyaluronic acid or HA helps add volume to the skin and keep it hydrated: diminishing nasolabial folds and vertical lip lines, filling in forehead lines, plumping lips, and reducing appearance of acne scars and facial wrinkles.
HA fillers are gel-like which are highly flexible and humectant (an ability for water retention). When injected, severe side effects are rare because hyaluronic acid is already a natural part of the body.
Lasting 2-18 months
After the injection, it usually provides immediate results – a smoother and silkier skin before the body naturally absorbs the particles. For some patients, the result may last to 18 months.
10-to-20-minute treatment duration
The injection does not take much time, depending on the preferred area, and does not cause serious side effects. It does not require any downtime; patients are allowed to take rest at home right after the treatment.
24-to-48-hour recovery time
Bruising, redness, tenderness, swelling, and other side effects usually resolve within a few hours. Most patients can resume their normal activities after the appointment. To boost confidence, these minor side effects can be managed with makeup.
Avoiding Laser Treatment
After HA filler injection, refrain from drinking alcohol for 24 hours, laser treatment, and the area/activity to intense heat (for example; sauna).
48-hour Post-treatment Care
Intense exercises, activities that result in sweat, and prolonged sun exposure are not advised because it may worsen the redness.
Immediately after the injection, patients should not touch, massage, rub, or manipulate the filler areas as it may cause the change of filler direction to unwanted area.
- Drink 8-16 glasses of water daily – Four days after the treatment, patients are recommended to drink plenty of water. It helps the filler to hold its chaos and last longer.
Frequently Asked Questions about Filler
Is filler injection dangerous?
It is generally safe because it uses a naturally-extracted substance. However, common issues are fake dermal fillers on the black market and improper injection techniques. Filler injection requires both expertise and experience. Therefore, it is important to use a licensed, well-trained, and experience medical professional and have a procedure done in a reliable medical setting.
How much filler do I need?
It mainly depends on the area being treated. The cosmetic surgeon will evaluate the individual’s skin condition to diagnose the right amount of filler. For instance, if the state of a patient’s skin is poor, an additional amount may be needed.
How long will filler last?
The body gradually and naturally absorbs the substance. Typically, the result lasts from 2 to 18 months depending on the filler brand and treated area.
What should I do when experiencing redness and swelling?
Patients should apply a cool compress. However, these side effects are temporary and usually clear within 24-48 hours after the injection. However, please consult with your cosmetic surgeon and strictly follow the instructions.