First the surgeon will evaluate the facial features to determine which areas would benefit most from fillers. Those parts of the face will then be marked as guides for the injections. Next the face will be cleansed with an antibacterial agent and anesthetized, either with the application of a cold instrument or a topical anesthetic ointment. Finally, the face is ready for the injections. The injections typically only take a few minutes. The doctor will make the injection, massage the area and evaluate the results. The treatment lasts between 15 minutes and 1 hour depending on the number of areas to be treated. Once the doctor is satisfied with the results, any markings will be gently removed from the face and an ice pack will be applied to reduce any swelling or discomfort. While there may be some tenderness following the procedure, it is not usually painful enough to require further pain treatment. It is important to see a licensed medical professional like Dr. Soleymani for filler treatments.
Fillers are most effective in plumping thinning lips, enhancing shallow contours, softening creases and wrinkles, and improving the appearance of scar depressions. Dermal fillers are most often injected around the lips, cheeks and beneath the eyes. The results of fillers are subtle. If a patient is looking for a more dramatic change to their appearance she or he should discuss other options with their surgeon.
Fillers do not offer a permanent solution to the signs of aging. The treatment typically lasts between 12 and 18 months before the body absorbs the solution. There are permanent fillers, but most practitioners use more gentle solutions which dissolve over time. Patients will need to commit to multiple injections at regular intervals to ensure the youthful appearance of their skin.
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