What are fillers?
Fillers are a substance that produces instant volume in specific parts of your face. Most fillers have an active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, that’s an exact synthetic copy of a protein your body makes naturally.
Hyaluronic acid can fill in deep lines and wrinkles. It’s ideal for static wrinkles, the type of lines that happen because of gradual volume loss. Hyaluronic acid can also add volume over a whole area to create a light lifting effect.
What areas do fillers treat?
Fillers treat many areas of the face, including:
- Nasolabial folds: “smile lines” around the nose and mouth
- Lip lines: “smoker’s lines” at the edges of lips
- Inner lips and lip borders: general lip thinning
- Cheeks: hollow looking cheeks that sag slightly
Usually, dermal fillers only treat the middle and lower parts of the face, but there may be situations in which it helps with other types of volume loss.
How does filler treatment work?
After skin cleansing in the treatment area, you may receive a topical anesthetic, usually a gel that numbs your skin very effectively.
The dermal filler injections at Brooklyn City Dental only take a few minutes. The syringes are extremely thin, and the treatment is virtually painless. Many dermal filler products have an additional anesthetic, like lidocaine, mixed into the formula as well.
You may receive a light facial massage at the injection sites. That helps the filler to settle effectively into the ideal places in your face. Because fillers produce immediate results, you can check the outcome in the mirror right away.
What other treatments can I combine with fillers?
Botox, which slows muscle movement in certain areas, can treat fine lines and wrinkles between brows, on the forehead, and crow’s feet. Because Botox addresses upper face lines and wrinkles so well, it combines with fillers for a full face rejuvenation or liquid facelift.
If you have skin sagging and want immediate results but don’t want surgery, PDO thread lifting could be a good option. A PDO thread lift uses dissolvable sutures to lightly reposition the skin.
Many people opt for a PDO thread lift along with a liquid facelift. It gives you both immediate and lasting results because PDO threads cause collagen renewal in your skin. Over time, your body makes new collagen to essentially replace the fillers.
How long do fillers last?
Fillers can last 6-24 months, depending on the product and injection spot. They dissipate naturally over time. If you want to keep your results, simply book a retreatment visit at Brooklyn City Dental as soon as you notice a slight volume decrease.
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