Who is a Candidate?
Facial fillers are administered over a wide age range.
Younger patients seeking fuller, plumper lips.
Older patients seeking wrinkle reduction and fuller lips.
Men who wish reduction of folds around the mouth to look younger.
Fuller and plumper lips.
Softening of superficial and deep wrinkles.
Softening of wrinkles which appear during facial movement (smiling, frowning, concentrating and looking surprised).
This procedure is usually performed in the office.
Most surgeons use a topical anesthetic cream and also administer local anesthetic injections prior to injecting fillers.
Ice may be applied before and after injection.
Immediate swelling may create the appearance of over treatment – his swelling generally resolves in several hours.
Recuperation and healing
For most patients, fillers can be injected in the lips or wrinkles and they can return to work the next day.
Occasionally a patient swells dramatically, especially in the lips. A first time patient may want to schedule the initial injection on a Friday.
Bruising may occur but can usually be covered with makeup. It is a good idea not to schedule filler injection right before an important social function.
- Lipotransfer: the use of your own fat taken from one area and reinjected into facial lines and wrinkles after preparation.
- Volume restoration through cheek or chin implants.
- Forehead and facelift.
- Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).
- Chemical peel.
- Laser resurfacing.