Fillers Injection – Frequently Asked Questions
The fillers these days are considered an important aspect of cosmetic surgery. There are a variety of fillers, available. Most of the commonly fillers used have a limited effect, they usually last from about four to six months. There are some long term fillers, which may last up to two years or longer, but they have some potential side effects. There are even some permanent fillers but they are also not without problems. Hyaluronic acid, collagen and body fat or commonly used short term filler.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE?
Fillers are mostly used for facial and body contouring. Hyaluronic acid or fat can be used, for enhancement of the facial features. Body fat can be removed from areas, it is not where desired and then it can be transferred to those area where enhancement is needed, for example, calves and Buttocks. Fat, however is not recommended for enlargement of the breasts.
Minor facial enhancements can be performed in an office setting under local anesthesia. For larger areas regional or general anesthesia may be required so the procedure has to be performed in a hospital. Other than fat, the fillers come pre-prepared in a syringe ready to be injected. Fat, however has to be first removed from some area of the body, for example abdomen or thighs, prepared, and then injected where it is needed.
What is Restylane?
Restylane® is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume to the skin to correct facial wrinkles and folds. Restylane must be administered by a licensed practitioner
What is Restylane made of?
Restylane is the first and only cosmetic dermal filler made of a crystal-clear gel called NASHA™, or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the human body and is used to provide volume and fullness to the skin. NASHA is biodegradable and completely biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid.
How is Restylane different than other hyaluronic acid-based products?
Unlike other hyaluronic acid-based products, such as those made from rooster combs, only Restylane is non-animal derived. This quality virtually eliminates any risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reactions.
What should patients do prior to treatment?
Restylane requires no pretesting, but patients should take a few precautions before being treated. Patients should avoid using aspirin, or any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, St. Johns’s Wort, or high doses of vitamin E supplements prior to treatment, because these may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
The answer to long-lasting wrinkle correction is Restylane. If you’re considering a wrinkle correction treatment there are a few things you should know about Restylane.
Is Restylane safe?
Yes. Restylane has been used safely by dermatologists and plastic surgeons since 1996 worldwide. Because Restylane is non-animal-based and fully biocompatible, allergy testing is not required. Virtually any risk of animal-based disease transmission is eliminated. The most commonly reported adverse events were temporary redness and swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve within two to three days.
Can Restylane be used anywhere on the face?
Restylane has been used in more than one million treatments in over 60 countries to correct a variety of wrinkles and to enhance the appearance and fullness of lips. However, it is currently indicated in the U.S. only for the treatment of facial wrinkles and folds.
How long does Restylane last?
Studies have shown that the average treatment results last six months, or even longer. The unique NASHA™ technology helps maintain the cosmetic effect until the injected material is nearly gone
How often should I have Restylane treatments done?
Restylane lasts twice as long as collagen, so treatments are typically scheduled twice a year. Evidence shows that having a touch-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect.
How is Restylane different from Botox?
A Restylane is a natural, cosmetic filler. In contrast, Botox is a drug that blocks nerve transmission and relaxes the underlying muscles. Many patients have been very pleased after receiving treatment with both products.
How is Restylane different from Bovine Collegen?
Restylane is proven to deliver a longer-lasting effect than traditional collagen. In addition, bovine collagen is derived from animals (cow) and requires an allergy test. Because Restylane is non-animal-based, virtually any risk of animal-based disease transmission is eliminated, and it can be administered without pretesting. No waiting is required.
Restylane maintains it’s shape using the body’s own moisture so perhaps it’s not surprising that the most basic element of natural beauty, water, holds the key to the long-lasting results you can expect.
Radiesse is a soft tissue implant consisting of tiny microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) which is naturally found in the body. It is combined with an aqueous gel (made of carbomethycellulose, glycerin and water). This material is biocompatible (not harmful to the body) as well as biodegradable (broken down by the body).
What makes Radiesse different from other fillers?
The distinctive feature of Radiesse is that it provides both immediate correcion along with longer lasting duration. The aqueous gel delivers the immediate correction while the CaHA creates a matrix for collagen production allowing for longer lasting results.
Is Radiesse safe?
The material is identical in composition to the mineral portion of teeth and bone, thus it is inherently safe. The material has been used for the other medical applications such as reconstructive surgery, ENT, maxillofcial surgery, dentistry and urology. No allergy skin test is required.
How long will the Radiesse treatment last?
The effects of Radiesse can last up to a year or longer. However, treatment results will differ for each person. Touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain the desired effect.
What can I expect following my Radiesse Treatment?
You will experience an immediate correction. The most common side effects include temporary redness and swelling at the injection site. Slight bruising may occur and typically resolves in a few days.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
Minor enhancements of the face, which are performed in the office can take a few minutes, on the other hand, larger areas which require the procedure to be performed in the hospital may take anywhere from one hour to two hours.
It again depends upon the nature and extent of the procedure. Minor facial enhancements practically do not require any recovery time and are essentially a walk-in procedure. Enhancements performed in the hospital may require, two to four days of recovery.
HOW LONG DOES THE RESULT LAST?
As mentioned earlier, most of the short term the fillers only last from four to six months and then they need to be repeated. Fat injections can last longer, though the exact length of how long it will stay cannot be predetermined.
IS IT PAINFUL?
Facial or body enhancements are not very painful, particularly enhancements of the face. Some bruising, swelling and discomfort is to be expected.
Minor complication includes asymmetry, and irregularity. Major a complications like infection, bleeding or scarring or not common.
The cost includes surgeon fee, hospital charges, anesthesia fee. And it also includes free consultation, free follow up for life time and additional discount’s for future surgeries.