Fillers are anti-ageing injections which usually contain a gel-like substance, most often hyaluronic acid, which can give the skin a rejuvenated look. When injected into the skin, dermal fillers quite literally ‘fill out’ lines and wrinkles, volumize hollow, sunken areas of the face and define and reshape facial features.
When hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers are used, results typically last for 4 -18 months. But, the exact longevity will vary from person to person as it depends on how quickly each individual metabolises the filler. For non-hyaluronic acid fillers, results can last for years. Filler is by no means permanent and is totally biodegradable.
It is always recommended that you see a doctor who has expertise injecting fillers and many satisfied patients. The results you see depend largely on the experience of the person performing this procedure. Our doctor & dermatologist, here in Upscale Bali have the knowledge and experience required to inject fillers safely and effectively.
Where can fillers be used?
- Tear troughs (eye bags)
- Nose (liquid rhinoplasty)
- Marionette lines (which extend from the corners of the mouth down to the chin)
- Nasolabial folds (lines either side of the nose)
- Chin and jawline
- The backs of the hands
- The neck
The dermal filler side effects are pretty minimal and usually disappear soon after the treatment – they typically last a few days. They include things like swelling, redness and minor bleeding near the injection points. You might also experience some bruising.
What to do before fillers?
A week prior to your treatment, avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E and fish oil supplements as these may increase bleeding and bruising. However, if you are taking any prescribed medicines, including aspirin, do not stop taking them. Instead, consult with your practitioner or GP first. Avoiding alcohol for at least one day before your treatment is also recommended.
What to avoid after filler injection?
- Try not to touch the treated areas immediately after your anti-ageing treatment as this can lead to infection or interfere with the placement of filler.
- Heavy Exercise/ sports
- alcohol and heat should be avoided for the first couple of days after the treatment
- you should wait 1-2 weeks before having any other aesthetic treatments.
Fillers are safe if done correctly with proven safety products by a well experienced & highly skilled doctor, Results are seen instantly after the treatment, although this gradually improves over the course of the following 2-4 weeks.