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Soft Tissue Fillers For Enhancement Of Face Features!

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Dr. Malay Mehta 90% (93 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Mumbai  •  9 years experience
Soft Tissue Fillers For Enhancement Of Face Features!

We all yearn for a glowing and youthful skin like millions of other women out there. Yet we cannot help but face the loss of collagen and elasticity in our skin that comes naturally with age. However, with the help of modern technology and medical science, now you can fight against ageing using just a simple, non-surgical method - Soft Tissue Fillers - to achieve that glamorous skin you have always wanted.

When are Soft Tissue Fillers used?

Soft tissue filler therapy is generally used to treat the following conditions-

• Elevate and fill deep folds in the skin
• Fill shallow contours like sunken cheeks
• To facilitate fading of scars and imperfections
• To smoothen and soften wrinkles
• To fill lips and make them plumper in appearance

The procedure of the treatment

For this minimally invasive therapy, the doctor uses soft tissue fillers like Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra, Restylane and others. The doctor marks the injection points on the face and cleans with an antibacterial agent.

The filler infused with collagen stimulating chemicals is injected through a very small needle into the affected area. Some patients may experience a slight stinging or burning sensation. To counter that, a numbing agent like ice is used.

Interactions with Other Drugs

It is essential for the patient to inform the physician if she is using-

• Blood-thinning drugs
• Antibiotics
Allergy medicines
• Herbal supplements
• Sleeping pills

These may produce undesirable effects after the therapy.

The durability of the Therapy

Soft filler treatments are temporary in nature and their effect lasts for a period of 6-24 months. Some patients need consecutive maintenance sessions depending on their needs and requirements.

Side Effects of the Therapy

Patients have generally experienced one or all of the following reactions on the affected site-

Bruising
Swelling
• Redness

Typically, these symptoms may last for a week. If it continues to persist, one should seek immediate medical help.

Risks associated with Dermal Fillers

Like every other treatment, there are possibilities of risks in case of dermal fillers as well. The product may move through the skin over time causing distortions in appearance. Cosmetic surgeons have also reported nerve damage and infections in the injected area. To avoid these negative repercussions it is advisable to undergo such treatments from reputed and trained professionals only.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!
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