A dermal filler is a gel-like substance that is available in an injectable format in a pre-formed and packed syringe. Each syringe of a dermal filler is of 1ml quantity. here are different kinds of substances that dermal fillers are made from. These include Hyaluronic acid, Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), Poly-L-lactic acid and Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA). All these types of fillers are approved for use by the US FDA. However, in India, including Mumbai, only Hyaluronic acid fillers are approved, which is why these are the ones we will discuss in further detail.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is also available in the body under normal circumstances. It is present in the extra-cellular matrix and found throughout the body. However, around 50% of the hyaluronic acid that is present in the human body is in our skin. Its normal function is to retain water and it helps in hydration. Dermal fillers should only be injected by a trained aesthetic dermatologist or surgeon. They are injected under the skin to help you gain volume, support certain structures in your face and also enable contouring of the face. The areas under the skin where a dermal filler is injected include: Into the dermis (which is a layer of the skin) Subcutaneously (under the skin) Into the supra periosteal region (just above the bone) Once injected, the inert filler stays in the region till it is metabolized by the body (6-18 months, depending on the individual as well as kind of product injected). They hence, pull the connective tissue structures at desired angles or simply add volume. Since the change they bring needs to be precise, it is very important for your specialist to understand the dermal planes and predict properly how the fillers will affect your appearance. We assure you that the dermatologists at SkinGenious are highly trained at injecting and are specifically selected based on these abilities. Dermal fillers are therefore a safe option for enhanced facial aesthetics and can be explored by you with confidence.
Fillers are semi-permanent (last 6-18 moths) gel like injectables that help add volume and contouring when injected under the skin. Some products are also designed to provide hydration. They are an increasingly popular tool to enhance facial aesthetics due to their properties. Hyaluronic acid injectables are relatively inexpensive compared to surgery. They are not permanent and can also be dissolved if you don’t like them. There is absolutely no down-time involved and you can get fillers done in 30 minutes. Once injected, the inert filler stays in the region till it is metabolized by the body (6-18 months, depending on the individual as well as kind of product injected). They hence, pull the connective tissue structures at desired angles or simply add volume. Since the change they bring needs to be precise, it is very important for your specialist to understand the dermal planes and predict properly how the fillers will affect your appearance. We assure you that the dermatologists at SkinGenious are highly trained at injecting and are specifically selected based on these abilities.
Dermal fillers are highly effective for augmentation of lips, balancing the upper and lower lip or balancing the overall facial aesthetics. They are also widely used to correct M-shaped lips as well as inverted lips. At SkinGenious, you can rest assured that you are in the hands of the top specialists.
Below are some before and after pictures to visualize the effectiveness of the Dermal Filler treatment
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Know about the treatment procedure with all the major steps involved in Dermal Filler treatment.
The first step of any treatment at SkinGenious is to meet one of the top dermatologists of the city. You can share your aesthetic concerns. The dermatologist will guide you to the right kind and amount of fillers to help you.
You and your dermatologist will agree on a treatment plan and the associated number of fillers required, and the brands to be used. This will also define the cost of the treatment.
The next step would be application of topical anesthesia and undergoing the injection. This is mostly painless and you may feel mild sensations.
What results can you expect from Dermal Filler treatment? What factors that impact the efficacy of Dermal Filler?
The procedure is usually competed within 30 minutes. The results are instant and you can see the change immediately after the procedure. You may have a slight amount of bruising or swelling which will subside within 48 hours. You specialist will be able to tell you how your appearance is expected to slightly vary after the bruising goes down. The skill in injectables also involves delivering the best possible results within the least quantity of dermal fillers so that you get the best value for money.
At SkinGenious , we only use treatments which have been assessed & approved by top regulators in India & across the world. Also our doctors make sure that any risks / side effects associated with the Dermal Filler is clearly communicated beforehand.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are inert substances and therefore the chances of complications are minimal. The risks associated are the same that you have with any other injection
Bruising may occur in some cases. This will normally subside within 1-2 days.
Swelling may sometimes occur at the site of injection, but this subsides within 1-2 days even if it does occur
If you have a bleeding disorder like hemophilia you should avoid dermal fillers.
There are other complications possible in case the filler is injected into a blood vessel, but this would not happen with a good injector.
These are the reasons why you should ensure that your fillers are performed only under the supervision of a really good dermatologist. They can ensure the minimization of these risks and also put you at ease regarding how to handle them, given the minimal chances that they do occur.
Make sure that you know about the pre-treatment ''Dos And Don'ts'' for the Dermal Filler. Ask your doctor for the preparation checklist if available.
There are no absolute lifestyle changes that you need to take before going ahead with dermal fillers. However, some things that would help with the avoidance of any unwanted side effects are:
no blood thinning supplements like aspirin to be taken for 2 weeks before a treatment session
no smoking means lesser chances of bruising etc.
check with your specialist if any of the products in your skin care routine can interfere with the treatment results.
For better results our expert will suggest some after treatment care which need to be followed properly.
There is no specific after-care required for filler injections. Inform your dermatologist in case you feel pain or any other form of discomfort.
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