Smooth Away Wrinkles, Lines, Folds and Creases with Injectable Fillers

While injectable fillers are informally dubbed ‘wrinkle fillers’, they are capable of much more than just smoothing our wrinkles: they can be instrumental in smoothing out lines around the eyes and the mouth, they can enhance and restore volume to sunken cheeks, and they can plump lips and smooth out a chin crease.

So are you a candidate?

You might want to consider injectable fillers if you have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Wrinkles on the forehead.
  • Fine lines on the corners of the eyes.
  • Creases around the nose and mouth.
  • Loss of volume in the face.
  • Loss of fullness in the lips.
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What to expect

The type of injectable fillers that will be used during your procedure will depend on the areas of the face that need improvement and how severe the symptoms of ageing are. Your surgeon will clean the targeted areas and numb them with a local anaesthetic before the injectable fillers are applied. The entire treatment is completed within an hour.

There are different kinds of injectable fillers:

Juvederm

Juvederm is an injectable filler made from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance found in the human body. It is used to correct moderate wrinkles and folds in the face. A Juvederm treatment can usually last from six months to a year, depending on the age and lifestyle of the individual.

Radiesse

Radiesse is a synthetic material made from calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres that are combined with a specialised aqueous gel. This injectable filler works best for reducing fine lines around the mouth, restoring fullness to the cheeks and diminishing blemishes on the face. Typically, Radiesse injections last for a year until the material safely dissolves within the body’s tissues.

Restylane

Like Juvederm, Restylane is made from natural hyaluronic acid and is used to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Restylane injections can last from six to nine months.

Belotero

Belotero is made out of highly concentrated hyaluronic acid. This injectable filler works best for improving moderate to severe wrinkles and creases on the face. Belotero is made of a softer gel and lasts longer than Juvederm and Restylane.

What to expect after

“After the procedure, you may experience some swelling in the site of injections, but this subsides within forty-eight hours. Patients are discharged immediately after the treatment and can resume their daily activities the following day,” says Dr. Trelles, plastic and laser surgeon at state-of-the-art dentistry, plastic and aesthetic laser surgery clinic Vilafortuny, on what to expect after the procedure.

Results

Most patients are very satisfied with the outcome of their treatment. The treatment is long lasting but follow-up treatments are recommended in order to maintain your appearance.