FILLERS

Injectable dermal fillers can plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, remove wrinkles and improve the appearance of recessed scars.

WHAT ARE FILLERS?

Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face.

As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent.

The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle.

Fillers can treat:

  • Plump thin lips
  • Enhance shallow contours
  • Soften facial creases and wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of recessed scars
  • Reconstruct contour deformities in the face
  • Decrease or remove the shadow of the lower lids

Dermal fillers can be very helpful in those with early signs of aging, or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation surgery.

ABOUT THE PROCESS

If you choose to utilize packaged soft tissue fillers, the plastic surgeon, or his specially-trained nurse, will evaluate your facial appearance and skin tone and examine the areas of your face to be augmented.

Strategic points on your face may be marked as the appropriate injection sites for the filler. Photographs may be taken of the areas to be treated.

Pain at the injection site may be ameliorated by use of a very cold instrument to chill the skin, anesthetic ointment to numb the skin or injection of local anesthesia.

WHAT FACE LIFT CAN’T DO

For some patients, surgery such as a facelift, brow lift or eye lift may be the best approach. Nonsurgical rejuvenation treatments, such as soft tissue fillers, cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time when consideration of a facelift becomes appropriate. It is important to remember that dermal fillers are temporary treatments for facial aging and that ongoing treatments will be needed for long-term results.

CONSULTATION

You may be a good candidate for dermal fillers if you:

  • Are physically healthy
  • Don’t smoke
  • Have a positive outlook and realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance
  • Are committed to maintaining good skin health

RECOVERY

Recovery time varies for each patient and for each type of filler injected. You can resume most activities right away, but it is generally recommended that you avoid intense physical activity for the first 24-48 hours to minimize swelling and bruising. Be sure to discuss your specific recovery plan with your physician prior to scheduling your injections.

Your initial appearance after treatment with any dermal filler may include:

  • An “overfilled” appearance to treated areas
  • Swelling or bruising ranging from mild to severe
  • Temporary numbness or redness
  • Palpable lumps or hard areas at the injection sites
  • Hypersensitivity reaction that can seem like an allergic reaction with hives and swelling

When your own fat is the injected filler, the healing process is longer and may take a few weeks. Get more information about fat injections.

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Modern Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic located in Tijuana, Baja California.
Jose Clemente Orozco No. 2230 PH 1 Torre 7 Zona Rio, Tijuana Baja California, Mexico C.P. 22010
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