Cosmetic injections are used to improve the appearance of the face so as to restore more attractive contours, resulting in a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. The face loses volume as it ages. Dermal fillers have been used safely in the medical industry for many years to restore lost volume in areas of the face. Popular sites of injection include the lips, cheeks and lower face and certain types of acne scars.
What can I expect from filler injection treatment?
Dr Wines will carefully assess your face and will determine your individual goals for treatment. Based on this and your appearance she will advise you how you can achieve the result you are after. Dr Wines is aware that filler injection can look unusual and false if placed excessively or incorrectly and has a reputation for achieving results which enhance your natural appearance which are not excessive and will not interfere with your normal facial expression.
Each injection session takes up to one hour. A local anesthetic cream may be applied for one hour prior to treatment. The results of filler are immediate, although you may have some temporary swelling and possible bruising. The lips tend to swell more than any other areas, but most do not consider this unsightly. A numb sensation from local anesthetic (like going to the dentist) may last up to 2 hours after injection.
Immediately after injection you can resume normal activities. It is best to avoid rigourous exercise and excessive alcohol for 24 hours after the procedure.
How long does it last?
The longevity of filler depends on the type of filler injected. In general it may last 9 to 12 months. Cheek filler can last up to 2 years in some patients.
Are there any problems with filler injections?
The filler used by Dr Wines can be dissolved. Temporary bruising and swelling occurs. Bruising can be covered with makeup and may last up to 10 days. There are other rarer risks which Dr Wines will discuss with you.