Filler treatments, on the other hand, use injectable materials to restore volume to the face, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and enhance facial features. The most common fillers are hyaluronic acid-based, such as Restylane and Sculptra, which are naturally occurring substances in the body. During the procedure, the filler is injected into the targeted areas using a fine needle, and the provider will massage the area to ensure even distribution. The treatment is typically quick, and there is little to no downtime. Patients may experience temporary redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. The results are visible immediately and typically last six to twelve months, depending on the type of filler used and the individual's metabolism.
Patients should also discuss their treatment goals and any potential risks or side effects with their provider before undergoing the procedure. Additionally, patients should follow any post-treatment instructions provided by their provider to ensure the best possible outcome.