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Dermal Filler Treatment in Bangalore

Dermal fillers are minimally invasive procedures performed by expert dermatologists to temporarily manage early skin aging issues to deliver a more youthful appearance. Fillers are composed of natural or synthetic substances in the gel form which when injected into the facial skin can diminish fine lines and restore fullness and volume to the face. The most widely used, FDA-approved filler ingredient is hyaluronic acid that can instantly hydrate the skin and restore the skin to its earlier vibrancy by adding immediate skin volume. Others are all collagen inducers like calcium hydroxyapatite, polyalkylimide, poly-L-lactic acid, and polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA) are also popularly used fillers to reverse signs of aging. 

What concerns are addressed by dermal fillers?

  • Soften facial wrinkles and creases
  • Re-contour the facial structural deformities
  • Improve shallow contours

  • Plump the thin lips and cheeks
  • Enhance the appearance of recessed scars
  • Remove or reduce the shadow of the lower eyelids.

Hence, soft tissue fillers are very helpful in treating early aging signs and can be used in addition to facial rejuvenation surgery for better results. One can consult the best anti-aging treatment doctor in Bangalore Dr. Priyanka Reddy at DNA Skin Clinic to avail the benefits of dermal fillers and other non-surgical treatments to reverse aging.

How does a dermal filler work as an anti-aging treatment?

The skin structure is made of an extracellular matrix composed of collagen and elastin fibers that provide the skin with its unique elasticity and tensile strength. Collagen encourages the structural integrity of the skin. As the fibroblasts stretch out through the collagen network, it creates a mechanical tension that regulates collagen synthesis.

During normal skin aging, the collagen fibers deteriorate and there is an accumulation of fragmented collagen which reduces the mechanical tension. As a result, there is a decrease in collagen production and an increase in collagen degrading enzymes. This promotes a cycle of structural loss of the skin and reduced skin integrity. In addition, there is also a loss of hyaluronic acid which is responsible for retaining water in the skin and keeping it well-hydrated. 

Dermal filler is a gel form that is injected directly into the deep dermis layer to produce an immediate filling effect and correct localized loss of skin volume. Furthermore, the microspheres serve as a scaffold that promotes fibroblast activity and triggers collagen neogenesis. Over time, the newly synthesized collagen network makes the skin firm, and the gel carrier gets absorbed by the body and degrades. Simultaneously, the penetrating macrophages in the bloodstream slowly dissolve the microspheres of fillers. The filler regenerates the fibroblast collagen network and even stimulates elastin production. As a result, the skin regains its structural support and elasticity along with visible skin improvements. To know more about dermal fillers and other anti-aging treatments in Bangalore one can consult the skin expert at DNA Skin Clinic.

Suitable candidates for dermal fillers:

  • Healthy individual
  • Individuals committed to maintaining good skin health
  • People who have realistic expectations and a positive outlook in their mind for the improvement of their appearance.
  • People who are looking for non-surgical and cost-effective methods to reverse aging.

What happens in the initial consultation for dermal fillers?

During the dermal fillers consultation, the patient is free to discuss their:

  • Realistic goals from the treatment
  • Medical conditions and treatments or drug allergies (if any)
  • Current intake of any vitamin or herbal supplements, drugs, alcohol, and tobacco
  • Any past minimally-invasive cosmetic treatments like previous filler injections, anti-wrinkle injection  therapy, or lasers as well as any previous facial surgical procedures

The skin experts at DNA Skin Clinic give the patient a detailed description of all aspects of the soft tissue fillers including their likely outcomes and any potential risks or complications.

Step-by-step procedure for dermal fillers:

  • Facial assessment and mapping- The skin doctor in Bangalore at DNA Skin Clinic first evaluates the skin appearance and tone and examines the facial areas to be augmented. Markings of strategic points of the treatment area as the appropriate site for filler injections are also made to map out the number of filler injections that would be required. Photographs may be clicked off the area to be treated to compare with after results. 
  • Cleansing the injection site and numbing the skin- An antibacterial agent is used to cleanse the injection site. The pain that may be felt while using fillers can be relieved with a cooling device that chills and soothes the skin and local anesthesia administered either as injections or as an anesthetic ointment that numbs the skin. 
  • Giving filler injections- This step lasts for only a few minutes per site of injection. After fillers are injected, the area is massaged to spread the filler uniformly in the treated area. Depending upon the size of the treatment area, the whole process of dermal filler can last for 15 to 60 minutes.
  • Clean up and recovery- Soon after the fillers are injected, the skin is evaluated for the results. Once the effects of dermal fillers are deemed to be satisfactory for the patient, the markings are cleansed off. For alleviation of discomfort and reduction of swelling, the patient can use an ice pack. The treated site may feel tender to touch for 1-2 days and usually not cause any significant pain that requires medication. 

What to expect after dermal filler treatment?

Initially, the patient can experience:

  • Temporary mild redness and numbness
  • Slight bruising and swelling ranging from mild to severe
  • Hardened skin or palpable lumps at the injection site
  • Hypersensitive skin reaction that may seem like an allergic reaction with some swelling and hives
  • An overfilled appearance of the skin injected with fillers.

The length of recovery varies for every patient and the type of filler being injected. It also differs based on how much filler is used, the site of injection, and the rate at which the body naturally metabolizes the filler product. Patients can resume most of their daily activities right away but dermatologists recommend avoiding intense physical activities for the first 24-48 hours. If the patient experiences any uncommon side effects like visual disturbances and weakness or pain on one side of the body after treatment, it’s very important to consult the skin professional and receive prompt care. 
To know about the cost of dermal fillers treatment in Bangalore, schedule an appointment with the best skin experts at DNA Skin Clinic. 

Hyaluronic acid as dermal fillers:

Hyaluronic acid is a natural gel-like substance present in our body. It is abundantly found in the soft connective tissues, the skin, and the fluids surrounding the eyes. These can be used as dermal fillers to enhance the skin’s contour and reduce the skin depressions caused by scars, fine lines, or any injury. The potential dramatic skin improvements using dermal fillers can be seen in the case of:

  • Cheek depressions
  • Scars caused by burns, acne, or any injury
  • Poorly-defined lip border
  • Fine lines on forehead (worry lines)
  • Crow’s feet at the eye corners
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Marionette lines at the mouth corners
  • Vertical lines around the mouth (smoker’s lines) 
  • Nasolabial furrows (deep smile lines running along the nose side to the mouth corner.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q.1 What are the benefits offered by dermal filler treatment?

Ans. 

  • In the case of hyaluronic acid fillers, if the patient is not satisfied with the results and wants to reverse its effect rather than waiting for them to get absorbed by the body naturally, hyaluronidase enzyme can be used to dissolve the filler immediately and make the skin the same as before. 
  • It allows the patient to have a quick transformation of their skin appearance.
  • Unlike other surgical procedures, dermal filler treatment is quick and associated with no recovery time and minimal side effects that usually resolve within a few hours.
  • The patients can use dermal fillers if they are not sure of what effects they can notice on their skin, thereby allowing them to experience temporary results lasting anywhere from 4 months to 2 years. 
  • The dermal fillers provide very subtle, natural-looking results. These enhance the skin’s look and feel by reinstating its natural makeup. 
  • It is a safe, effective, and affordable alternative to cosmetic surgeries which rejuvenate the skin. Hence, the patient can look the best version of themselves and gain their confidence with minimal effort.   
     

Q.2 When can I see results after dermal fillers?

Ans. The result of dermal fillers becomes apparent immediately after the dermal fillers are injected and get settled. Their effects can last from several months to even years depending upon the filler ingredient being administered. For improved results and longevity of the filler, the patient needs to maintain good general health and strong, healthy skin.

For more information about dermal fillers treatment in Bangalore, pay a visit to DNA Skin Clinic.

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