Derma fillers are soft, gel-like substances that are injected under the skin. These are effective for smoothing out irregular surfaces or volumizing the desire areas for a youthful and sleek appearance.
Common purposes of the filler are giving volume to deep under-eye circles and nasolabial folds (laugh lines), lifting cheekbones, volumizing the lips, and smoothing lip lines. Derma fillers are composed of several substances.
The most common substance is hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a substance that occurs naturally in our skin, and it plays a major role in keeping skin hydrated and volumized. Normally it lasts from six to nine months before it is naturally absorbed by the body.
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Q&A about Filler
Simply put, filler fills the sunken areas, making it smoother and plumper. Botox paralyzes and reduces the volume of the muscles, so it addresses wide jaws due to over-developed muscles or wrinkles. Filler and botox can be combined: for example, the wrinkles around the eyes can be minimized by botox, then the filler can fill the deep creases.
The length of the filler effect differs according to its specific chemical makeup. It can generally last about six months or longer. Touch-ups can also prolong the maintenance period.
It depends on how much filler was injected, but normally a touch up is recommended after three weeks. If a touch up is done within one year, the maintenance period can be prolonged.