What are Fillers?
Fillers are wrinkle implants, also known as derma fillers or soft tissue fillers. It is used to fill the wrinkle lines and folds to give a firmer, smoother and younger appearance.
What are the different types of Fillers?
Most of the fillers are temporary which will gradually be absorbed by the body over 5-9 months. There are permanent fillers as well which will last for many years.
Temporary fillers are FDA approved for correction of moderate to severe wrinkles especially along the nasolabial fold ( Fold near nose), tear trough ( hollow area under the lower-lid), Cheek fill (to increase the volume of the cheeks); Marionette lines ( along the sides of the mouth)
The materials used in injectable wrinkle fillers include:
1) Temporary absorbable materials such as Hyaluronic acid, Calcium hydroxylapatite, Poly-L-Lactic acid and collagen
2) Permanent Non-absorbable materials such as polymethylmethacrylate in gel form.
What is the type of Filler used in Derme Cure?
We commonly use Juvederm XC, which comes mixed with lidocaine injection. Hence this is less painful, compared to any other filler in the market.
What happens during the injection?
You will initially be assessed by the dermatologist, for the severity of the folds and the prominence of sagging, especially over cheeks. You will be advised regarding, the areas where fillers would be required.
Filler injections are very simple and less painful as it is mixed with lignocaine. You will have a mild discomfort while injecting, which is often tolerable. You can start seeing the results of the fillers immediately after the injection. You will be free to suggest your opinion on the injections sites and the amount required looking at a mirror. Thus, this avoids any over-injection or under-injection of the fillers
What are the possible side effects with filler injection?
Most side effects occurs immediately after the injection. But it disappears after few hours. The common side effects are: Bruising, redness, swelling, pain, tenderness. Less commonly, there can be infection at the injection site, open wounds.
Rarely, there can be over-injection or under-injection of fillers on either side of the face. However, this can be rectified with further injections or injection of filler degrading substance called Hyaluronidase
You should NOT have filler injections if you have any of the following:
- Your skin is inflamed or infected. If you have an active inflammatory condition, (cysts, pimples, rashes, or hives) or infection, wrinkle filler injection should be delayed until this inflammatory condition has been managed.
- You are prone to excessive scarring (keloids) and/or thick scarring (hypertrophic scars)
- You have a bleeding disorder
- You have severe allergies or have a history of anaphylaxis (acute allergic reaction)
- You are allergic to lidocaine (when considering wrinkle fillers that contain lidocaine)