What Are They?
Also known as soft tissue or wrinkle fillers, these minimally invasive aesthetic medical implants are used to add volume, alter the contours of the face, and fill in wrinkles. Common areas treated are the face, neck and hands, resulting in a smoother and more youthful appearance. Delivering immediate results, with zero risks and recovery time, the commonly used fillers are categorized as temporary and permanent. Hyaluronic acid-based and collagen stimulating (or bio-stimulant) fillers are temporary and offer longer-lasting results.
Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance and primarily used to promote fullness and volume. The most commonly used Hyaluronic Acid-based fillers are ZFill, Uma Jeunesse, Restylane as well as Juvederm.
Collagen Stimulating Fillers
Ellanse is the first and the only dermal filler which acts as a biostimulator of collagen with the results lasting up to two Years. It can be used for correcting wrinkles and folds, volumising, contouring and sculpting.
Permanent fillers are made of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), which are micro-spheres that are not absorbed by the body. This type of filler is not recommended at all due to it’s common side effects. For this reason permanent fillers are not approved by UAE health authorities.
Fillers are administered with a syringe to various areas on the face and head, including around the eyes, along the jaw and lips. In the weeks before these injections, patients should refrain from taking aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, as well as any other medications that could cause bruising.
Complications that could arise
Prolonged pain and swelling could be a sign of infection or an allergic reaction. The risks associated with fillers are common to most aesthetic procedures like swelling, bruising, or redness. Pain, nodules or bumps in or around injected areas or uneven areas around the skin last for few days after the procedure.
Duration Of Filler in the body
The length of results from dermal fillers is dependent on the type of injection received
- Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers
– Most common brands last up to six months.
- Collagen Stimulating Fillers
– Up to two months