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Getting A Facelift With Dermal Fillers - Things To Know!

Dr. Sabyasachi Majumdar 85% (34 ratings)
MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Kolkata  •  30 years experience
Getting A Facelift With Dermal Fillers - Things To Know!

Dermal fillers (also called injectable facial fillers) are soft tissues injected into the skin. This is done to help fill up the hollowed and flattened facial features, smoothen folds and wrinkles, fatten the cheeks, correct bumps on the nose and forehead and increase the elasticity of the skin.With advancing age, your face loses firmness and volume of the facial muscles. A facelift is a non-surgical procedure which helps to restore and create healthier and more youthful features. Here are the things you should know about getting a liquid facelift with dermal fillers:

1. The typically used dermal fillers are Juvederm, Reyslatine, Emervel, Radiesse and Belotero. There are several different kinds of fillers that are of different consistencies and volume.

2. Fillers are composed of collagen fibers and hyaluronic acids (these come from organic sources) and a few biosynthetic compounds.

3. A single treatment session takes about half to an hour.

4. The swelling takes about 2 - 3days to subside and in many cases leaves no swelling.

5. Depending upon the choice of dermal filler, the results of the facelift can last up to two years.

6. The type of filler used, the depth to which they are introduced, the schedule of the sessions and the nature of the treatment - are all discussed and the factors are customized to fit your specific needs because each human being ages differently. Some people get facelifts to shape and sculpt a particular facial feature like the cheekbones. Facelifts are also done for sagging skin of the neck or drooping eyelids. They help tighten the loosening skin tissue layers of the jaws and chin.

7. The fillers are not permanent and this is why they are completely safe. They can be broken down and expelled by the body naturally after a given period of time without any health risk.

8. Restylane fillers can be used to treat dark circles, drooping eyebrows and remove bags from under your eyes.

9. Defective structure of the lips can be corrected by dermal fillers.

10. The advantage of a facelift using dermal fillers over a surgical treatment is that they can be altered with advancing age. Surgical solutions look fixed and artificial because they tighten the aging skin permanently. 

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