Injectable fillers are materials that help to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, lines, folds and indented scars, and also to restore volume and fullness in the face.
Injectable fillers will improve visible signs of ageing by improving wrinkles and lines, and restoring the volume that is lost with ageing, smoking and sun exposure. Common uses for injectable fillers are to plump thin lips, soften facial creases and wrinkles such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines, improve contour depressions and restore volume to cheeks, and to improve the appearance of indented scars.
There are many types of injectable fillers available, including both temporary and permanent, as well as the option of using your own fat (see fat injection) and you should discuss your options with your Specialist Plastic Surgeon. Temporary fillers are much safer than permanent fillers, lasting from a few months to about a year, and temporary fillers are quick procedures that give immediate improvement to your area of concern.
Injectable fillers are an individualised procedure and may not be suitable for everyone. Always talk to your Specialist Plastic Surgeon before making a decision. Your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will assess your condition and general health, and plan the treatment that is best suited to you.
Injectable fillers may be suitable for you if:
- You are physically healthy and at a stable weight
- You have realistic expectations
- You have wrinkles, lines or folds on your face in areas such as
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Frown lines
- You have lost volume in your face with ageing or weight loss in areas such as
- Tear troughs
- Angle of the jaw
- You have indented scars such as chicken pox or acne scars
- You have contour depressions or irregularity on the nose
- You have signs of ageing on the back of the hands such as wrinkles, visible veins and hollowing