Full facial contours are a clear sign of youth and patients are doing everything they can to reverse the ageing process. Facial volume diminishes due to age and weight loss, causing features to appear drawn in or hollow. Facial fillers are the most popular non-invasive alternatives to surgery, and for good reason. With essentially no downtime, these fillers can instantly smooth wrinkles and restore volume where it has been lost. Facial fillers can be done alone or in combination with other facial rejuvenation procedures to restore a natural, youthful contour to your face.
Facial Filler Benefits:
- Enhance hollow contours in the cheeks, under eyes and temples
- Plump thin lips
- Soften facial wrinkles and creases in the forehead and around the eyes and mouth
- Improve the appearance of recessed scars
- Improve contour irregularities on the nose
What are Facial Fillers?
Facial fillers are injectable gels made from naturally occurring complex sugars that help to enhance or replace skin volume. These sugars, which are found in all living organisms, assist in skin hydration by attracting and onto holding water. It also combines with collagen and elastin to help provide skin structure and suppleness. Facial fillers may be performed in combination with anti-wrinkle injectables to combat fine lines and wrinkles, maximizing facial rejuvenation.
Am I a Candidate for Facial Fillers?
If you have noticed changes in your face and neck and dislike this aged appearance, you are likely a good candidate for facial fillers. This non-invasive treatment is optimal for both men and women who want to look naturally refreshed without having surgery. During your consultation you will have the opportunity to discuss with Dr Choroomi what you dislike about your face/neck and what type of rejuvenation you desire from dermal filler injections. Based on your discussion and an evaluation of your facial frame and skin laxity, Dr Choroomi can determine if facial fillers are appropriate for you.
Facial Fillers with Dr Choroomi
While the ingredients within facial fillers can achieve wonders, the final results are largely dependent on Dr Choroomi’s extensive knowledge of the facial anatomy, his key aesthetic eye and novel injecting techniques. As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr Choroomi appreciates how our face ages over time and has the experience and ability to effectively combat these visible signs of aging. Each procedure performed is tailored specifically to your distinctive anatomy and aesthetic goals for a natural, youthful result.
The procedure itself generally last 15-20 minutes, although the time may vary by the number of areas being treated. Dr Choroomi adds mild anesthetic to the product to minimize any discomfort during the procedure. Numbing cream can also be applied to injection sites, reducing any pain the needle may cause. A minor degree of swelling and redness around the injection sight is typical after treatment. Mild bruising may occur in some patients, therefor it is important to apply ice immediately following procedure.
Facial Filler Results
Results from facial fillers can typically be seen immediately but the full rejuvenating effect may not be appreciated until swelling has completely subsided, typically after two weeks. On average, the effects of facial fillers may last between six to nine months. Over time, the filler breaks down naturally in your skin without leaving any harmful residue behind. Follow-up treatments will need to be maintained to preserve your facial rejuvenation results.