Facelift is a cosmetic procedure designed to remove excess skin from the neck, lower jawline, and jowl to give the lower two-thirds of the face a more youthful and rested appearance.
There are many uses for dermal fillers that include but not limited to:
Botox contains purified bacteria that freeze muscles. In doing so, Botox can help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles caused by facial expressions. These are typically found in the upper face, such as the forehead and around the eyes. Dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid and similar substances to “fill in” or plump areas that have lost volume and smoothness. This includes wrinkles around the mouth, thin lips, and cheeks that have lost fullness. They may also be used on forehead wrinkles, scars, and other areas that need extra volume for a smoother look. Botox results last 3 to 4 months. Dermal filler results vary, depending on which filler is used.
For some fillers, your skin is first numbed with a local anesthetic. Then your doctor uses a needle to inject the filler under the skin. A treatment session takes about 15 minutes. Some fillers are done in repeat sessions a couple of weeks apart.
After a filler treatment, we need to make sure that the skin is healed before applying makeup. If a cannula technique is used (which only gives a single skin puncture distant from the area being filled), then makeup can be applied 1-2 hours after treatment (just to give the puncture site time to heal).
Though dermal fillers are extremely safe, you should avoid the following activities following your filler treatment: <br>Don’t get a facial, massage, or microdermabrasion. <br>Don’t wear goggles or eyewear that put pressure on treated areas <br>Don’t suntan
Fortunately, dermal fillers work very quickly It’s normal for your dermal filler to take up to 2 weeks to fully settle into your face.
If you’re unsatisfied with your dermal fillers, your surgeon can inject hyaluronidase to undo any hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers.
Botox and fillers can be combined for excellent results. Your plastic surgeon may choose to inject Botox first to allow your muscles to relax before injecting a filler, or he or she may choose to inject both during the same treatment. Part of why combining Botox and dermal fillers is so effective is that each substance is used to treat different types of wrinkles and provide various other benefits.
Hyaluronic acid fillers tend to be the most temporary option, and therefore are the most recommended. These will typically last from 6 to 12 months. Injections to the lips will wear out a little faster than those to the nasolabial folds. Certain HA fillers are formulated to last longer, but are usually limited to certain areas, such as the cheeks.
When a filler is injected, it does stretch the skin slightly, filling out sagging skin and tissues that have been weakened over time. However, in most cases, after the filler fades away the skin will recover and revert to the way it looks when you came in.