Filler Augmentation of Forehead / Nose / Cheeks / Lips / Chin
This is a non-surgical tissue augmentation with injectable filler. There are several types of filler can be considered such as Hyaluronic Acid (Teosyal, Restylane, Neuvia) , Poly-L Lactic Acid (Sculptra or DermaVeil), Calcium Hydroxyapatite (Radiesse), polycaprolactone(Ellanse). The type of filler chosen depends on the site of the injection. The procedure is usually completed within 30 minutes.
What is filler augmentation for the face?
How are the fillers differ from each other.Hyaluronic Acid filler is made up of cross-linked HA which is compatible with the body, it adds volume and fills up the lines and folds. The result last between 6 months to 24 monthsRadiesse Filler contains both filling gel and collagen stimulating calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microsphere. Over time, the gel is absorbed and the body metabolizes the calcium microsphere, leaving behind only the collagen. The result lasts between 12-18 months.
Ellanse contains both carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and polycaprolactone (PCL), CMC fills up the groove while PCL stimulates the collagen, giving a more natural and longer lasting effect compared to other fillers. The result last up to 4 years.
What are the advantages of Filler over conventional surgery?
This is an affordable, safe and minimally invasive procedure. The filler contains anesthesia that make the procedure almost painless. The result is instant. There is no downtime and you could resume your daily activities immediately after the procedure. Another benefit is that your new nose is readily reversible and you can have full control on the nose shape that you want. Convention surgery is unfortunately lacking of these advantages.
Are there any side effects
Injectable filler should be a relatively safe procedure under the skilled hand. One might experience some bruises, discomfort and swelling which should subside within days. There are however sinister complications that include tissue necrosis, blindness and even stroke if the correct injection technique is followed. Therefore, it is important to seek professional and experienced medical help when you choose to have this procedure done.