As you age, the volume in your skin and face reduces. Your cheeks will become hollow and saggy, additionally, your epidermis thins, and your facial lines and wrinkles will become more apparent. At this stage fillers in Dubai, can plump your skin, add volume to your face and eliminate your wrinkles.
However, fillers are not limited to aging. Hence, they are not only anti-aging injections. You can get them if you are want to refresh your face and give it a more plump and youthful appearance. For instance, you can have lip contouring through the use of lip filler in Dubai.
Keep reading to know about fillers that are minimally intrusive, require no downtime and add lost volume to your face immediately.
What are Fillers?
You can get injectable dermal fillers under your skin. These injections are a gel-like substance that can give volume to your skin and smoothen your wrinkles and creases. Hence, they make your ageing process less visible.
These wrinkle fillers are volumizers hence, can fill up the hollowness of your cheeks by restoring their volume. Moreover, they can be used to plump your lips, make your face symmetrical and vanish smile lines and lip lines. They can lift the cheeks, jawlines, temples and lips.
You can get these results in half an hour and they can last as long as two years. Few fillers will last only for four months but others will last longer. You can get fillers if you are above the age of 22. Dermal fillers are made up of many different materials, specified according to your needs. More on this below.
Difference Between Botox and Fillers in Dubai
Both Botox and fillers help to reduce the wrinkles on your face and are injected. Though, they are not the same thing.
Botox is the Botulinum toxin that stops the contraction of your facial muscles. Whereas Dermal fillers are made up of different substances such as collagen, hyaluronic acid, Calcium hydroxyapatite and Polymethylmethacrylate (PMM).
Dermal fillers help to volumize and plump the areas that are saggy. These areas are filled in with substances such as hyaluronic acid. They are mostly used in areas that have lost their fullness, like cheeks and thin lips. However, they also target wrinkles around the mouth and on the forehead to give a smoother look. Botox deals with creases and wrinkles that form because of facial expressions. It aims at areas around the eyes and forehead.
Botox can last up to 4 months and fillers can last longer from 4 months to up to 2 years. However, you can also combine Botox and Fillers. For instance, you may get Best Botox in Dubai to treat lines around your eyes and fillers to reduce the smile lines. Hence, you can benefit from both treatments together. At REPC Dubai you can get FDA approved Botox and Fillers in one treatment by an experienced plastic surgeon, depending on your needs.
However since these two are made up of different substances, they treat certain places better than the other:
Wrinkles form around your eyes, especially when you smile. These are crow’s feet. Botox is better suited to relax the muscles in this area hence, smoothening these wrinkles.
Fillers are Better Suited for Lips
Lips also lose their volume when you age. Hence, wrinkles and fine lines form on the lips. Fillers help to volumize your lips and fill in the lines. Thus lip fillers are the talk of the town.
Botox is Better Suited for Frown Lines
Frown lines develop between the eyebrows. Botox is directly injected into the muscles close to the eyes and the muscles that pull your skin between your eyebrows. Hence, muscle activity stops and the wrinkles disappear.
Fillers for Wrinkles on a Resting Face
Wrinkles do not need to only appear when you are smiling or are emoting. Wrinkles and fine lines may even appear when your face is resting in the form of creases. Fillers can fill them and return your face’s smoothness.
Frontalis muscles control your eyebrows and constant activity causes wrinkles. Botox relaxes these muscles hence evening out any forehead lines and wrinkles.
Types of Fillers in Dubai
Different types of fillers cater to different needs. The most popular type of filler in Dubai these days is Hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the skin. These fillers are responsible for keeping skin hydrated and plump. These fillers are infused with lidocaine. It helps to decrease discomfort during and after the procedure.
Moreover, hyaluronic acid fillers are a soft and gel-like substance that is absorbed by the body gradually. You may notice that the effect remains till your body absorb these particles. Temporary results can last from 6 months to two years. However, repeatedly getting these injections stimulates the body’s natural growth of collagen. Therefore, you will require fewer fillers over time to achieve the same goals.
Side effects are rare. However, you can get the usual redness and swelling after the procedure. In certain cases, you may notice tiny bumps. They will go disappear on their own after a while.
The first form of fillers was made from collagen found in animals. They did manage to work well but they were not long-lasting. Moreover, they were extracted from cows, hence, there was a risk of allergic reaction and it needed prior testing.
Though, now collagen fillers are also processed synthetically. Therefore, there is a lower risk of allergies and it caters to more people. However, it is still not as long-lasting as Hyaluronic acid fillers. Though, they do give more natural-looking results than other fillers.
Some mild side effects may occur. These include bruising and redness. However, if the fillers are made of collagen from cows, then an allergic reaction may follow.
Next, we have synthetic fillers. These are lab-made and not naturally occurring in your body. For example, Poly-L-Lactic Acid is a biodegradable synthetic substance that is also known as a collagen stimulator. It smoothens fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating the natural build-up of collagen. It is used to tackle deeper facial features like lines and wrinkles. The results can last up to 2 years.
Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) is another form of synthetic fillers. These are in a form of a tiny ball that is placed underneath the skin. They also contain collagen to provide firmness, support and structure to the skin.
Most synthetic fillers have long-lasting results. However, this also means they may have more side effects. You can get temporary redness, bruising and swelling. However, sometimes bumps may form under the skin and require surgery to remove. Synthetic fillers should be used carefully because they can even lead to disfigurement.
These fillers require surgery though, they have long-lasting results. They are called Autologous fat injections because fat is surgically removed from your stomach, thighs or hips and is injected into the treatment area. You will undergo two procedures. One is liposuction to remove the fat and then the other to inject it. Then your fair is purified in a lab and injected into your cheeks or lower eyelids to volumize them. You will notice semi-permanent results and will require a few more injections.
Another form of Autologous fillers is Platelet-rich Plasma facial. Blood drawn from your arm is put in a centrifuge. This separates the red blood cells from the plasma. The plasma is then spread over your face and then micro needled into your skin using a Dermapen.
The risks are the same, temporary swelling and redness. However, since fat or plasma comes right from your own body so there are no risks of infections.
The Procedure of Fillers
This procedure is completed within one office setting. However, you may require multiple sessions for better results.
Discuss your medical conditions and medications with your doctor beforehand. Let them know if you are taking any blood-thinning medicines or Anti-inflammatory drugs as these may lead to bruising.
You should only get this treatment from a certified cosmetic surgeon. Injecting fillers requires skillful hands and experience. Doctors at REPC Dubai, have years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery and are well equipped to carry out this procedure. Our doctors use state of the art, sterilized and advanced equipment for your procedure.
You should also avoid alcohol three days prior to your appointment. Abstain from eating salty foods as sodium can increase your swelling. Moreover, also stop taking herbal supplements.
Your doctor will clean the target area and apply a topical anesthetic. This will help keep the pain away. HA fillers also contain lidocaine which can help minimize the discomfort.
Next, your doctor will insert the filler injection smoothly under your skin. You will see immediate results in some areas such as lip augmentation. Minor side effects can be bruising and swelling but these will fade away in a few days. You can go about your day as usual after the procedure, however, you will are advised to do not any strenuous activity and rest.
Autologous fat fillers require surgery, henceforth you will require anesthesia. You will also need a rest period of 2 weeks or more depending on the extent of the liposuction in these surgical procedures.
Keep using sunscreen after your procedure to prevent pigment changes and to protect the treated area.
Fillers are not a permanent solution to facial lines, wrinkles and increasing volume. Hyaluronic acid fillers can last up to a year and a half as they are absorbed by your body. Synthetic fillers comparatively last longer than Hyaluronic acid fillers. Your body does not absorb synthetic fillers, unlike HA fillers. Hence, they can last for years. Therefore, if you choose synthetic fillers then choose the right specialist for your long-lasting treatment results.
The cost of fillers in Dubai differs according to your treatment area and the specialist. If you are ready to get fillers at REPC Dubai, contact us to book your appointment and discuss your goals with a specialist.
Dermal fillers in Dubai can give your face a healthy and plumped look. You can get a filler treatment even if you don’t have wrinkles or fine lines. For instance, if you are not happy with the way your lips look, you can check out our lip filler options to make your lips appear fuller.
Thus, fillers can help you look youthful, make your appearance healthier and reduce your signs of aging. You should no longer remain conscious of your appearance. Take steps to gain your confidence.
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