On Facial Fillers

Cosmetic surgery can help erase signs of age, but it can also be prohibitively expensive. For help turning back the clock for much less of a financial commitment, facial fillers can be a good option. Facial fillers (aka dermal fillers) can take care of facial wrinkles and lines for anywhere from a few months to about a year. Here’s how they work.

Facial fillers are material like collagen which are administered to the face through small injections. There are a number of fillers available in the U.S., each purpose-built to do a specific job. Some work as wrinkle reducers, while others work as lip plumpers. Common side effects include allergic reaction, bruising at the injection site, pain, swelling, and discoloration.

Facial fillers require very little recovery time. In fact, most patients can return to regular activities immediately following treatment. However, your doctor may advise that you avoid strenuous activity, excessive sun, or heat for the first 24 hours or so. If you’re interested in a facial filler treatment, your doctor can advise you and help you choose the correct treatment for you.