Injectable Facial Contouring
How is injectable facial contouring helpful?
As we age, the supportive components of our skin, such as elastic fibres, collagen fibres and hyaluronic acid(a substance that maintains the skin texture),are slowly destroyed. As a result, our skin becomes thinner, drier, and less elastic and starts to sag. Semi or non-permanent dermal fillers are injectable facial contouring and volumisation techniques that are administered to achieve aesthetic value prior to or instead of surgical methods.Contouring can be performed for the forehead, tear trough, eyebrows, nose, cheeks, lips, chin and jaw line.
How are injectable facial fillers administered?
The face is divided into left and right sides, and 3 zones from forehead to chin. Aging presents separately in each of these zones and requires specific techniques for contouring. Hyaluronic acid is a dermal filler that provides volume and enhances your facial contours.Most volumisers have an anaesthetic or you can request for additional numbing cream to be applied on the specific region. Following this, your doctor injects measured volumes of the dermal filler deep into your skin.
How long do the results last?
Effects may last for 9 to 12 months, after which the dermal filler is degraded by your body’s enzymes.
Can injectable fillers be combined with other aesthetic procedures?
Injectables can be used in conjunction with other aesthetic treatments such as light-based therapies, anti-wrinkle injection, radio frequency, or ablative and non-ablative resurfacing.
What are the adverse effects of injectable fillers?
As with any procedure, injectable fillers may involve certain risks and complications which include pain, redness, tenderness, swelling, infection, bruising, itching, lumps and bumps and discoloration. Any adverse effects are usually mild and temporary, lasting less than seven days.
What precautions must I take following treatment?
In the first 24 hours following the injection, your doctor may recommend you avoid excessive sun or heat exposure, strenuous exercise and alcoholic beverages in order to decrease the risk of developing temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection sites.