Derma Fillers are a jelly like substance to inject into the skin at different depths to help fill in facial wrinkles, provide facial volume, and augment facial features: restoring a smoother appearance. Most of these wrinkle fillers are temporary because they are eventually absorbed by the body.
Substances used in dermal fillers include:
Calcium hydroxylapatite, which is a mineral-like compound found in bones.
Hyaluronic acid, which is found in some fluids and tissues in the body that add plumpness to the skin.
Polyalkylimide, a transparent gel that is compatible with the body.
Polylactic acid, which stimulates the skin to make more collagen.
Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA), a semi-permanent filler
Each one of these is designed to treat different signs of aging or other cosmetic issues.
The time they take to work, as well as how long they last, also vary. Some fillers last 6 months, while others last up to 2 years or longer.
MedicalNewsToday by J. Berry
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a) 3 days before treatment avoid alcohol, green tea, fish oil, NSAIDs and blood thinners
b) 2 days before Take Valtrex® if you get cold sores
c) 24 hours after avoid strenuous exercise, heat exposure and alcohol
d) 3 days after continue avoiding blood thinners and keep using Valtrex®
e) 7 days after schedule your follow up appointment to assess your results.