Because of aging process and loss of skin elasticity, wrinkles begin to form, as cells start to divide slower, and dermis, the inner layer of the skin, becomes thinner. Skin also becomes drier and more fragile. Such factors as exposure to ultraviolet sunrays and smoking can also cause early skin aging. Facial injections are used to eliminate wrinkles, raise scar depressions, enhance lips, and replace soft tissue’s volume loss. Facial fillers can be a temporary or long-lasting solution for a wrinkle reduction. With the help of a doctor, the best individual option of the filler treatment is determined.
Injections are the most effective on wrinkles that are dynamic and appear while moving facial muscles when smiling, frowning, etc. The effect allows the muscles to “relax” and does not allow the skin to form wrinkles. It is the most effective on expression lines on the forehead, around the eyes, and lines on the throat.
Procedure. The average length of filler injection is from 10 to 20 minutes depending on the individual and areas to be treated. It is not painful and is described like “an ant bite. ” Patients are allowed to return to work immediately , although for 24 hours it is recommended to refrain from demanding physical activities and sun exposure. Depending on the type of fillers, the results last from a few months to a year, while injections last from 3 to 4 months. For optimal results it is advised to have additional treatment sessions. Possible side effects are restricted to the area of the injection and can iclude drooping of the eyelids, bruising, headache, face pain, redness, swelling etc.