Dr. Hina Altaf Dermatologist

Fillers

Fillers

With the passing of time, our skin also ages, the fat and collagen underlying our skin begins to diminish due to the natural aging process. Therefore, our skin starts to sag and develop wrinkles. These changes are most of the time undesirable. Fillers help to restore lost fullness to the face, lips, and hands.

Fillers are a type of cosmetic injectable that can be used to add volume to the face, smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, and enhance facial features. Unlike Botox, which temporarily paralyzes muscles, fillers work by adding volume to the skin and plumping up targeted areas.

With a number of fillers now available, dermatologists can diminish signs of aging that appear on the face, lips, and hands.

Fillers can effectively:

  • Restore fullness to cheeks, hollow areas under the eyes, and deep creases.
  • Diminish scars.
  • Erase fine lines.
  • Plump lips.
  • Lift a down-turned mouth.
  • Rejuvenate hands.

 

There are several different types of fillers, but most are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps keep the skin hydrated and plump. Hyaluronic acid fillers are typically used to add volume to the cheeks, lips, and nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth).

During a filler treatment, a licensed medical professional will inject the filler into targeted areas using a fine needle. The injection process is generally quick and relatively painless, and there is usually no downtime required afterward. Fillers are popular for several reasons. Patients like that they can return to everyday activities immediately after getting most fillers. They like the immediate results that many types of fillers deliver. Patients also like that they can get this treatment during a clinic visit.

The effects of fillers typically last for several months before the treatment needs to be repeated. Some fillers may last longer than others, depending on the type of filler used and the area it was injected into.

Lip Fillers

One of the most well-known use for fillers nowadays, is the procedure for the lips. Lip fillers are a type of cosmetic filler that are specifically designed to add volume and shape to the lips. Lip fillers are typically made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps keep the skin hydrated and plump.

During a lip filler treatment, a licensed medical professional will inject the filler into the lips using a fine needle. The injection process is generally quick and relatively painless, and there is usually no downtime required afterward.

Lip fillers can be used to add volume to thin lips, define the lip border, and smooth out fine lines around the mouth. The results are usually visible immediately after the treatment and can last for several months before the treatment needs to be repeated.

As with any cosmetic procedure, there are potential risks and side effects associated with lip fillers, including pain, swelling, bruising, and infection. There is also a risk of overfilling or asymmetry if the filler is not administered correctly. It’s important to choose a reputable provider who has experience in administering lip fillers and to discuss potential risks and side effects before getting the treatment.

It’s worth noting that while lip fillers can provide temporary results, they are not a permanent solution for thin or asymmetrical lips. If you’re considering lip fillers, it’s important to have realistic expectations and to choose a provider who can help you achieve a natural-looking result.

As with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects associated with fillers, including pain, swelling, bruising, and infection. These risks can be minimized by choosing a reputable provider and following all post-treatment instructions. It’s important to discuss potential risks and side effects with your provider before getting fillers.

Fast & Painless Procedure

The procedure can take between 15 minutes to 30 minutes

Minimal Downtime

You can return to your daily routine immediately after 

Immediate Results

Results within 24 to 48 hours, with full results in 30 days

Qualified Dermatologist

Dr. Hinah Altaf has 15+ years of experience

Fillers are anti-ageing injections which contain a gel-like substance, most often hyaluronic acid, which can give the skin a rejuvenated look. When injected into the skin, dermal fillers quite literally ‘fill out’ lines and wrinkles, volumise hollow, sunken areas of the face and define and reshape facial features.

 The risks of dermal fillers are minimal as long as you choose a medically qualified dermatologist for the procedure who has the right training, lots of experience and the appropriate qualifications.

The treatment time will depend on the area being injected and how much filler is needed. But, generally, dermal filler treatments are quick, taking between 15 – 30 minutes.

Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers result typically last for 6-18 months. But, their exact longevity will vary from person to person as it depends on how quickly each individual metabolises the filler.

Men often get Botox for the same reasons as women - to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face. However, men may also use Botox to treat other concerns, such as excessive sweating or facial asymmetry.

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Dr. Hinah Altaf’s clinic is currently at Gargash Hospital, 145 Umm Suqeim Street – Umm Al Sheif -Dubai.