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Wrinkle Fillers & Treatment

Wrinkle filler procedures include the administration of injectable muscle relaxants, injectable dermal fillers and chemical peels.

Wrinkle fillers can give beautiful results.

There are two major types of cosmetic injection used for wrinkle filler treatment to improve cosmetic appearance – injectable muscle relaxants and injectable dermal fillers.

Injectable muscle relaxants

Injectable muscle relaxants are used to treat dynamic wrinkles and work by relaxing the wrinkle-causing muscles that cause people to frown or squint, creating an improved appearance. Once the muscle is relaxed, you cannot contract it and continue to make the undesirable facial expression. Thus, the cosmetic injections gradually smooth wrinkles and prevent wrinkles from forming again.

After facial injection it takes 2 to 3 days for the treatment to begin taking effect and around 7 days to see the full effect.

Treatment effects can last up to 4 months.

Injectable dermal fillers

Injectable dermal fillers are used to treat static wrinkles. Injectable dermal fillers are placed beneath the wrinkle and/or fold to ‘fill in’ or ‘plump up’ the depression. The areas most commonly treated with dermal fillers include Nasolabial Folds, Marionette Lines and lip lines.

In addition to the treatment of wrinkles injectable dermal fillers can also be used to create enhancement and border of the lip.  The procedure may be performed under  a topical (cream) or local anaesthetic/dental block to help numb the area being treated.

  • Temporary fillers – treatments usually last for at least 6 months, some fillers last up to 2 years.
  • Permanent filler – last for at least 15 years.

Normal activities can generally be resumed immediately following facial injections. Usually the side effects of these wrinkle treatments are temporary and localised to the area of injection. The different types of cosmetic injection have different side effects, however in general possible side effects include swelling, pain, burning, bruising or redness at the injection site.

Why Facial Contouring?

Facial Contouring is the art of placing volumizing agents in order to indirectly influence lines, wrinkles and folds caused by the ageing process.

This is associated with a change in light reflection and light / shadow ratio which is more aesthetically pleasing. In a young individual, the same principle can be applied in order to give a flat face more movement.

  • Lack of bony support may necessitate this procedure earlier.
  • Becomes more important as we age.
  • Indirectly influencing lines by altering facial contours can look more natural instead of placing large amounts of filler directly under the lines.
  • Volume addition to restore youthful features.

About Dermal Fillers

Commonly Used Fillers

Dermal fillers in particular have been created to restore volume in a process known as soft tissue augmentation.  Commonly used fillers include autologous fat and others, and with increasing frequency a pure and synthetic calcium and phosphate ions microsphere solution.

The calcium and phosphate ion microspheres dermal filler has been studied and used extensively in implants and drug delivery systems for years, with application in otorhinolaryngology, dentistry, orthopedics, urology and neurosurgery and non surgical facial augmentation.

The calcium and phosphate ion microspheres dermal filler is considered longer lasting than collagen and hyaluronic acid, with correction duration of up to 18 months.  The microspheres typically are degraded via normal metabolism and do not calcify when implanted into tissue.

Where to place your new “Just Beautiful” look?

  • Results are best when this dermal filler is laid down in fine threads in the deep dermis or dermis subcutaneous junction (subdermal plane) in a retrograde manner.
  • Some physicians will place the filler in the subcutaneous space to fill in deep depressions or to obtain a volume effect.  more product is required.
  • This filler is never placed superficially as it will be visible and uneven.
  • Cheek enhancement for flat cheek bones.
  • Non-surgical rhinoplasty.
  • Jawline and sub malar shaping.
  • Wrinkles and large folds.
  • Naso labial folds.
  • Marionette lines.
  • Lines around the mouth.
  • Chin augmentation.

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