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Dermal Fillers

Almost everyone is passionate about having beautiful and radiant skin irrespective of age or ethnicity. There are many skin problems challenging the youthful look in many people. However, a variety of temporary and permanent injectable filler substances are available. They fill up wrinkles, fine lines, and volumetric deficiencies of the face, cheeks, and lips associated with ageing, developmental irregularities and certain diseases. Fillers are a simple non-surgical treatment option for these problems.

Restylane®, Perlane®, Esthélis, Revanesse® are the brand names of some hyaluronic acid products, and Aquamid is Polyacrylamide gel. There are some other substances such as collagen, calcium hydroxyapatite etc. which are under research. All these substances are tested and ensured to be safe for injecting into the face. Temporary fillers last 4-6 months, and there are also some permanent fillers. Other than these fat injections – a person’s own fat can also be used for a similar purpose.

What Can These Dermal Fillers Correct?

Dermal fillers are of various types and designed to treat signs of ageing.

  • Wrinkles on forehead cheeks, around lips
  • Compressed scars
  • For lip augmentation
  • Nasolabial folds
  • To enhance the shape of the face
  • Helps in eyebrow lift, facelift and eye lift

How Are Fillers Injected?

  • Anaesthesia: Usually, anaesthesia is not required. Ice packs on the face can create temporarily dull the sensation, or local anaesthetic cream is applied before 1 hour of the injection.
  • How is it Done: Multiple injections are given into one area through a small needle.
  • How does it work: Fillers fill up the depressions till the body absorbs them in 4 to 6 months.
  • Recovery: No, downtime. Patients can immediately resume normal activities Safety: Long experience has proven most fillers to be safe
  • Side Effects: Possible side effects include local numbness, swelling, bruising, or a burning sensation during injection.

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Dermal Fillers


Most of the cosmetic procedures are preferred over the age of 18, including fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
Temporary filler substances like hyaluronic acid are absorbed by the body in 4 to 6 months. These are the most common fillers in use. Advantages are that they can be injected into the body safely for getting rid of fine lines and getting a youthful look. Side effects are very rare and reversible. The body does not absorb permanent fillers like polyacrylamide gel, so the result is permanent. It can be injected only deeply and will work for different situations than hyaluronic acid.
Each one has its own unique role. Only on examination, it can be determined which will work best. Sometimes both are required simultaneously.
The long-lasting capacity of dermal filler depends on the type of fillers you’re using. Some dermal fillers may last up to six to twelve months, while others may last up to five years. Most of the dermal fillers comprise hyaluronic acid, which helps to boost the production of collagen and elastin.
Dermal fillers are small gel injections made up of hyaluronic acid, a natural compound that stimulates the collagen production. These injections fill in the fine lines, wrinkles by adding some volume to the soft tissue. Dermal fillers can be given to various parts of your face, such as around the eye, lips, cheeks, and jawline.

The advantage of facial fillers is, they don’t change the appearance as plastic surgery can. They just enhance your appearance. People start to notice your look, but they won’t understand what you’ve done.

For more information about dermal fillers or if you’re interested in getting dermal fillers, consult Dr Priti Shukla, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Hyderabad for a more vibrant and youthful you.

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