Cosmetic fillers are materials injected underneath the skin to make it fuller. After an injection, the plumper skin shows fewer wrinkles and looks younger.
Injectable cosmetic fillers have been around for decades. In recent years, medical advances have brought new versions of this wrinkle treatment to the marketplace. Newer cosmetic fillers are longer lasting, even permanent.
One of the earliest signs of aging is a loss of facial fullness and the development of wrinkles. While cosmetic injectable fillers do not stop the aging process, injectable fillers may help delay the need for more invasive procedures, such as a facelift, brow lift or other procedures.
Tissue fillers are a good option if you:
Are physically healthy
Have mild or moderate degree of facial aging
Have specific, but realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance.
Injectable fillers offer immediate results, but your results will vary depending on which filler is used. A filler’s effectiveness can range from six months (such as hyaluronic acids) to over one year (with the use of PMMAs). In some cases, the length of your results or effectiveness of correction depends on the filler used, the area treated and the individual patient. Because injectable fillers are not permanent, the best way to ensure results is through repeated treatments with your cosmetic surgeon. In general, less filler is required on subsequent injections.