Filler (Juvederm, Restylane, Perfecta) is a gel made of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally occurring in the skin that helps to provide volume and hydration. Filler injections help reduce wrinkles, increase skin elasticity and enhance skin rejuvenation.
Fillers do wonders by replacing the elasticity and plumping-up the skin hence a more youthful skin. It is injected under the skin to smooth away facial wrinkles such as "smile lines" (nasolabial folds - lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth) and wrinkles around the mouth.
Filler treatments typically last for about six months and can also be applied to many treated areas such as smile lines, lips, perioral wrinkles, cheeks, chin, jowls, hands and any area with volume loss. Filler has immediate results and minimal downtime. The procedure can last for up to a year.
Patients considering Botox, other facial injections and any surgical procedure should avoid aspirin, oral supplements, and other anti-inflammatory medications at least for one week before treatment in order to avoid unusual bleeding or bruising.