Wrinkles and deep facial folds can often make us feel self-conscious about our appearance, especially as we begin to get older. One way to remedy the effects of time on your face is to invest in facial fillers, including popular brands such as Juvederm and Restylane.
How do facial fillers work?
Facial fillers are delivered in the form of an injection, usually inserted into or just below the skin. They work by adding volume to the skin and increasing your skin’s hydration – in this way they can fill out wrinkles and smooth the overlying skin easily.
Where on my face can I have facial fillers?
There are numerous areas across your face where facial fillers are suitable to use:
- Lips (to increase volume)
- Cheeks (to increase volume)
- Facial scars
- Across the forehead
- Wrinkles around the eyes (crows feet)
- Wrinkles around the mouth
- Skin creases between the nose and mouth
What facial fillers are used?
The most common skin fillers used are Restylane and Juvederm. Both of these contain Hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance found in your skin. The effects of the facial fillers are temporary and you’ll find that the results will last for around six to 12 months before you need to book in for your next visit.
What pain relief is used for this treatment?
Restylane and Juvederm both feature a local anaesthetic to help with pain relief, although you will also be administered with a topical local anaesthetic cream on your face to further reduce any discomfort. If needed, a dental injection of local anaesthetic can also be used.
Can I use this treatment in conjunction with anything else?
Facial fillers are very commonly paired with Botox and other muscle relaxing injections – this is particularly effective for rejuvenating the face, especially in younger patients.
You may want to consider a surgical alternative also, depending on the results you want to achieve. A brow lift or facelift could both be viable options, although this can be discussed in further detail during a thorough consultation.
Another option is fat transfer. This utilises your own fat, harvested from another area of your body, to fill out facial lines and increase volume, working to create a more youthful appearance. The effects of fat transfer last a lot longer than filler injections so this may be a more long-term solution if this is what you require.
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