Soft tissue fillers can be used in almost any region of the face as they provide several rejuvenating qualities. With these fillers, you will watch your age reverse in a matter of minutes and the recovery time will make you wonder if the procedure was ever performed in the first place. It is used to add volume to the face and soften the appearance of folds and wrinkles and restore your natural youthful beauty. These are extremely safe and are used as Lip injections as they attract water to produce velvety, plump and natural appearing lips.
What are the various areas which can be treated?
It is a universal solvent which adds volume to the area which has lost collagen and hyaluronic acid. It can be used to treat several undesired qualities like crow’s feet, thinning lips, wrinkles and the smoker’s lines.
What are the precautions you need to take before undergoing the treatment?
Before undergoing the treatment, your medical history will be discussed to assess whether your skin will adversely react to the product or not. The sterile gel which is used is made under a strict laboratory protocol and is composed of non-animal hyaluronic acid (HA), which has been safely administered to millions of people across the globe. In case you are allergic to lidocaine, then you might not be a suitable candidate as the anaesthetic gel consist Lidocaine.
Once your suitability has been assessed you will be asked to avoid certain medications and supplements for at least two weeks or any substances which could increase bleeding and in turn, might also cause bruising. You will have to avoid any NSAIDs, Garlic, Gingko Biloba, Fish Oil, Vitamin E, Coumadin, Ginseng and Glucosamine.
What needs to be done on the day of the treatment?
On the day that you will be undergoing the procedure, try to arrive at least 15 to 20 minutes in advance. When you arrive, ensure that you are well fed as you will not be allowed to eat or chew for the next couple of hours. The avoidance of movement will help to settle the gel where exactly it has been placed. Also, avoid putting make up for a few hours to let the skin breathe.
What are the precautions that need to be taken after the treatment?
Bruising and swelling are some of the common side-effects of the treatment. Avoid doing any exercises or strenuous activity for a while as it could raise the blood pressure and potentially interfere with the product settling in properly. Using a hot tub, sauna, steam room or anything which increases the heart rate also needs to be avoided.
How long do the results last?
The longevity of the results depends on where they have been injected. In the areas of less movement like tear troughs and cheeks, the results could last from anywhere between 9 months to a year. In areas with more movement, it lasts for about 6 to 9 months. The lips which have the most movement, it tends to last for 4 to 6 months.