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Many facial depressions can be elevated to make the skin surface smoother. Lines, wrinkles, folds and some scars can be improved. Horizontal forehead lines, frown lines between the brows, crows’ feet, smile lines (nasolabial lines) cheek lines and lines around the lips can all be improved.
Dermal fillers are various substances which can be injected into the skin to plump up depressions. They have a variable duration of action depending on the product used, where it is placed and the stresses on the skin at this site (usually due to facial movement).
Results are immediate with some temporary redness or minor swelling, subsiding quickly.
Treatment is usually performed after a local anaesthetic cream has been in place for half an hour and the substance also contains an anaesthetic so you will feel more numb after the treatment than before.
Most fillers are made of a natural sugar substance which is already a component of your tissues, so it is very unlikely that any “reactions” would occur. It is a substance which can be removed should this ever be necessary, however. This substance is produced with different properties and thicknesses so it can be tailored to different areas and purposes.
Once injected, the substance integrates with your tissues, moves with your expressions and will be gradually broken down by your normal body processes and eventually disappear over time. Most people will top up with more filler before the last lot has gone so that a more stable appearance or gradual improvement results.