Dr Shraddha Deshpande

Fillers

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Fillers are chemically inert compounds like Hyaluronic Acid, Calcium Hydroxyapatite, collagen, which when injected in appropriate amounts add volume to lips and cheeks that are lost with aging, smoking and sun exposure. If you have lost volume in other areas such as chin, eyebrows, jaw; if you have indented scars such as chickenpox or acne scars, fillers will certainly help. Fillers are commonly used in the following indications.

  1. Jawline contouring.
  2.  Liquid Rhinoplasty – non-surgical nose correction.
  3. Tear trough augmentation.
  4. Nasolabial fold correction.
  5. Plump thin lips.

Treatement

The treatment can be performed as an office procedure under topical anaesthesia and has minimal downtime. Any cosmetic procedure requires patient to be physically fit. Patient should also be a non-smoker or should have stopped smoking.

Result

Fillers will help improve following.

  • Thin lips
  • Indented scars
  • Restore volume & fullness
  • Reduction in wrinkles, folds

Effect of fillers can be seen instantly and lasts from few months up to year and beyond year as well for some patients. 

Risks/ Complications

Fillers are generally safe but may involve following risks; most of the which will subside in 1-2 weeks’ time. These are largely driven by one’s healing abilities.

  • Pain, numbness, swelling, heaviness
  • Headache, infection, nausea 
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