Rather than just smoothing or tightening skin, an injectable filler aims to change the facial profile to a more youthful one The injection of filler materials under the skin can fill in deep folds, such as nasolabial folds (also called “bracket lines”, running from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth), create fuller lips and pad out hollow cheeks and eyes.
HOW LONG DO FILLERS LAST?
Hyaluronic acid fillers last six to 12 months; synthetic fillers can last up to 12 to 18 months. Fat transfers (where your own body fat is extracted from another body part, processed and injected into your face) similar to PRP can sometimes last several years, though there’s a chance the fat won’t stay long and will be reabsorbed back into the body.
DO FILLERS HURT?
The injections hurt, and the pain will vary depending on the patient and the area being injected. In places like the nasolabial area there may be a slight short-term burning. Anaesthetic is generally used for the lips, as the injections cause a burning and stinging that is intolerable for most.
The anti-ageing properties (sold as Botox ) are likely behind many a well-preserved face in Hollywood, and can be found closer to home, too. When injected, Botox relaxes muscles, preventing skin from creasing and causing wrinkles. It’s effective for “expression lines”, such as frown and surprise lines on the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes, and “turkey neck” – lines on the throat.
NANO FAT TRANSFER
Transplanted fat has been used for years to restore youthful facial proportions, enhance features, and correct deformities, and because fat is full of stem cells and healing factors, it, can make new tissue & improve the quality of the overlying skin.
Transplanting your own fat eliminates the potential complications seen with dermal fillers such as reactions to foreign material or allergies, and the results can potentially last up to ten years or more. Especially for people who require multiple syringes of dermal fillers to achieve their desired results, fat grafting can be a less expensive options, with potentially longer lasting results.