Fillers

What is a Filler ?

Filler injections (Restylane) are composed of Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in our body. Small amounts of filler gel are injected into the skin or below it to contour and add fullness, or minimize static wrinkles and folds.

What is the right age for Filler?

Usually 45 and over, however Filler injection may be performed as early as the 30's or earlier, depending on the patient's needs.

Procedure

Filler injections are performed as an outpatient procedure in the clinic. Specially designed ultra fine needles are used. Procedure is performed under topical anaesthesia cream (for an hour before injection) or local anaesthesia injection.

Effect and Recovery

Filler injections typically takes 20-30 minutes. Patients can usually return to work immediately. Minimal swelling and bruising may occur, which can last for 1-2 weeks. Touch-ups or enhancements if any, are performed at 2 weeks.

Related procedures

Filler injection is often combined with other cosmetic procedures such as Botox, Blepharoplasty, Browlift, and Facelift.

Before and After photos

 

A young girl with under-eye hollows, treated with Filler injection.It is a non-surgical out-patient treatment that takes 30-45 minutes.

Fillers can effectively reduce under-eye hollows without surgery

A similar case with under-eye hollows, and loss of brow-fat volume. Both were augmented with Filler injection (In addition, brow re-shaping was also done with Botox)

Under-eye hollow treated with a Filler injection. Cheek volume was also augmented minimally with Filler.

A deep under-eye hollow treated with Filler injection (Upper eyelid Blepharoplasty was also performed).

Under-eye hollow treated with a Blepharoplasty, followed by a Filler injection.

Fillers can be used to correct sunken eyes. The filler is injected behind the eyeball, to make it slightly prominent. The injection needs to be done by an expert, and the effect can persist for 1-2 years!

The 'extra' fold of skin in upper eyelid does not always require a  surgery. A filler injection can effectively eliminate early skin folds by filling the brow!

Lower eyelid hollows treated with filler injection