5 Things to Know About Getting Facial Fillers

5 Things to Know About Getting Facial Fillers
Saturday, May 25, 2019

Full lips, plump cheeks, smooth and wrinkle free skin - Some people are lucky to born with them while others need to get a little help from their aesthetic doctor with facial fillers. Facial fillers are injections of gel-like substances, typically made up of hyaluronic acid, that are injected in different parts of your face such as your eye area, cheeks and mouth. They fill in wrinkles and add volume to your face and plump areas so that you will look younger!

Sounds tempting isn’t it! However, before you plump your skin, here are 5 things you need to know about facial filler.

1. Is there a difference between facial fillers and botox?

Yes, both treatments are totally different. Botox stops the small muscles in your face from making movements that cause wrinkles and on the other hand fillers plump up from beneath the surface of the already formed wrinkles to smooth them out and promote a youthful appearance.

2. Will facial fillers last forever?

Fortunately or unfortunately facial fillers do not last forever. Most facial fillers last between 6 to 24 months, depending how your body reacts and which hyaluronic acid is used. So if you’re regretting your new look after getting facial fillers. You should be relieved to hear that the effect is not permanent and in most cases, you can have it adjusted. Your aesthetic doctor should be able to inject additional filler or dissolve it.

3. Does it hurt?

This is subjective - Depending on your pain tolerance. There may be slight discomfort when the filler is being injected into the face however most aesthetic doctor will minimise the pain by applying anaesthetic cream before the treatment to alleviate as much pain as possible.

4. Do facial fillers have side effects?

Facial fillers are generally safe if you have the procedure done with a licensed aesthetic doctor. But there will be temporary side effects such as redness and swelling after the procedure is done.

5. Where can fillers be used?

Almost everywhere on your face. The most popular areas are lips, cheeks and temples. Having a fuller appearance at these areas will make one look youthful and rejuvenated.


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