Fillers plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases and wrinkles and can improve the appearance of recessed scars. They can be very helpful in those with early signs of aging, or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation surgery. When injected under the skin, a filler raises or puffs up that area. This usually goes away over time.
Non-surgical rejuvenation treatments, such as soft tissue fillers, cannot achieve the same results as surgery, but may help delay the time when consideration of a face lift becomes appropriate.
We only use resorbable fillers. There are many kinds of resorbable fillers and each one lasts different lengths of time. Slowly, your body absorbs the filler, this metabolism depends on each individual.
Hyaluronic acid (Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero) draws fluid to the treated area.The effect lasts about 9 to 18 months depending on the location and the product.
Some fillers are done in repeat sessions a couple of weeks apart.
After Treatment you may expect:
- some pain, redness, swelling, and possibly itching
- some swelling may last up to 36 hours.
- If symptoms start to get worse 1 to 3 days after the treatment, call your doctor-you may be getting an infection.
Each syringe of filler costs several hundreds of CHF. Costs vary, depending on the type of filler. Talk to your doctor ahead of time about how many you will use, how often, and at what cost. Health insurance is unlikely to pay for this treatment.
The Injection Process
After a thorough discussion of your goals, and a complete exam of your facial features, you will be give an ice pack to hold against the areas to be injected. Rubbing alcohol will then clean these areas, and a local anesthetic will be used to numb the injection sites. The appropriate amount of filler will then be injected carefully, and molded to achieve the desired result. You will be able to follow the progress, so you are happy with the final amount of product used. Further application of ice will reduce any minimal soreness from the injections.
Local anesthetic will be used whenever necessary. Patients at our clinic are very surprised at the comfort they experience during the filler injection.
Patients should apply ice to the injected area after the treatment.