Dermal Fillers Treatment
Dermal Fillers Treatment
Dermal fillers are a part of a common procedure for facial rejuvenation. They can be obtained for a variety of reasons, so this is also a common procedure at the Dr Lanzer Clinic. If you would like to learn more about this procedure, please read the information about dermal filler treatment below.
When Do Patients Choose a Treatment with Dermal Fillers?
The dermal filler is a compound that can add volume to a certain part of the face. Fillers can be implemented when a patient lost volume in a part of the face, but also if a patient wants to make a certain part of the face more prominent or voluminous.
Dermal fillers can be used to fill a loss of volume in the dermis or the subdermis of the facial skin. The result of the procedure is a more youthful and more defined appearance. Of course, results are subject to the requirements of the patient in question.
Why Does the Face Lose Volume Over Time?
There are various reasons why a patient can experience a loss of volume in the face. One of the main reasons is the natural ageing process, where the body starts to absorb collagen, one of the substances responsible for smooth and young-looking skin. As we age, we also lose fat; this can lead to a lack of volume.
What Is a Common Application of Dermal Fillers at the Dr Lanzer Clinic?
Dermal fillers at the Dr Lanzer Clinic are commonly used to alter the size and volume of the lips. Through the use of dermal fillers, the lips can become more voluminous and smoother.
Contrary to popular belief, not all patients require fillers in both lips. Sometimes, an injection in the upper lip is all what is required to alter the shape of the lip and give it a more defined look.
In addition to the lips, dermal fillers are also used in the cheeks. By injecting filler into these areas, the surgeon can create a little more volume in that location; this can make the cheekbones more defined and give the patient an overall youthful appearance.
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How Long Does a Dermal Filler Last?
The lifespan of dermal fillers is variable. It is dependent on the type of the filler used by the surgeon, but also the overall lifestyle choices of a patient. For example, a patient with an improper skincare routine and diet may have less benefit from dermal fillers than a patient who takes good care of himself or herself.
For most patients, dermal fillers have a lifespan that lies between six and eighteen months. However, patients can also have so-called deeper fillers, which last longer overall.
Can Fat Be Used as a Facial Filler?
The loss of fat is one of the reasons why patients may choose dermal filler treatments, so it is evident that fat can be reintroduced in those areas to counter the problem. This procedure is referred to as a fat transfer.
To harvest fat, which will be used as a filler compound, the patient must have a mini liposuction procedure. During this procedure, the surgeon will harvest fat from an area that has some excess; this could include the thighs, hips, or abdomen. Once the fat is harvested, it goes through a cleaning process. After the concentration and filtering process, the fat is reintroduced in the treatment area via injection.
Do I Need a General Anaesthetic for Dermal Fillers?
Dermal filler treatments are executed under a local anaesthetic; this means patients do not need general anaesthetic or its accompany side-effects for this treatment.
We must mention that the latest types of dermal fillers already include a local anaesthetic; this means that a separate injection with an anaesthetic before the procedure may not be required.
How Do I Avoid the Duck Look?
The use of filler is extremely common these days, but this also comes with many celebrities sporting the so-called duck look. The duck look is caused by the use of too much filler in the lips. Naturally, patients want to avoid this unusual look.
To avoid the duck look, it is important to speak to your surgeon about the correct amount of dermal filler. While an experienced surgeon is unlikely to use too much filler during your procedure, inexperienced surgeon can still make this common error.
Do you have a question about dermal fillers and their use? Or do you want to book an appointment at the Dr Lanzer Clinic for dermal fillers? Make an appointment with our team today via telephone, email, or the contact form.