All About Facial Fillers
Facial Fillers offer plump, youthful, smooth skin – without surgery! Hundreds of woman have turned back the clock with facial fillers at our Birmingham, MI Med Sap. In this article we “fill you in” on facial fillers, from what happens during the procedure to possible side effects.
What are Facial Fillers
Facial fillers are gels that are injected into the face to fill in wrinkles and add volume. Facial fillers can treat wrinkles and lines in almost any area of the face: around the eyes, cheeks, forehead, jawline and mouth – and even injected directly into the lip tissue.
How Facial Fillers Work
Facial Fillers restore volume to areas of the face that have become lined, wrinkled or indented. The facial filler plumps up these areas, so that deep set lines are smoothed.
As people age, their bodies stop producing as much collagen and elastin, both of which contribute to making the face supple and youthful. Experts generally agreed that people start losing collagen sometime in their twenties! After that, collagen and elastin levels then decline at a rate of about 2% per year.
How long facial fillers will last depends upon the type of facial filler used, how your body, and the part of the face being treated. Facials fillers will typically last from six months, up to as long as two years.
Facial Filler Side Effects
Facial fillers have been safely used for decades to restore lost facial volume or add lift. Millions of women and men have obtained facial fillers without any complications.
Temporary side effects can include some minor swelling, redness or tenderness at the injection site. In rare cases there may also be some bruising. All of these reactions are generally mild and typically disappear shortly after injection – lasting no more than a few days.
Different Types of Facial Fillers
There a many different types and formulations of facial fillers. The most common type of facial filler is hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in the body. It can hold 1000x its weight in water, which helps to maintain shape, and even out lines and wrinkles in the skin.
Some popular facial fillers act as a collagen stimulator, triggering the body to produce its own collagen. Other facial fillers are comprised of fat cells either harvested from the patient’s own body, or obtained from sterilized donor fat.
Birmingham’s Best Facial Filler MedSpa
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ali offers the best and most advanced technologies in facial fillers. Schedule a consultation to see which type of facial filler or injection is best for your skin issues and beauty goals. Then relax in our Birmingham MedSpa, while we make you look and feel younger and even more beautiful!
Schedule a Facial Filler Consultation at our Birmingham MedSpa: 248.335.7200