What are Facial Fillers and Injectables?

Many facial fillers are formulated with hyaluronic acid, a biocompatible compound that binds to water molecules, hydrating and plumping the skin. Other fillers are engineered to increase the production of collagen and elastin, proteins that support a supple, radiant complexion. In general, fillers can accomplish a variety of cosmetic goals, including boosting volume, erasing lines, and wrinkles, and reshaping facial contours. In fact, fillers are often utilized as part of a liquid facelift, rhinoplasty, or chin augmentation procedure.

Dr. Brace also works with neuromodulators, which are injectables designed to combat dynamic lines in the forehead and around the eyes. These are creases that result from repetitive smiling, laughing, frowning, and squinting. Neuromodulators work by temporarily interrupting the signals from the nerves to the brain that tell the facial muscles to contract and thus form wrinkles. Once injected, the tiny facial muscles relax and the skin smooths out for a more well-rested facial expression and overall more rejuvenated appearance.

What are the benefits of facial fillers and injectables?

  • Non-invasive with no downtime
  • Comfortable, short treatment
  • Combats age-related changes in the face and neck
  • Enhances facial volume and fullness
  • Erases lines, creases, wrinkles, and folds
  • Can reshape the nasal tip and bridge
  • Can augment the chin
  • Balances and harmonizes the profile
  • Boosts self-confidence
  • Results last 6-18 months

What can I expect from my treatment?

While many fillers and injectables contain built-in numbing agents, your provider may also administer a topical anesthetic to make sure your treatment is stress-free and pain-free. Once you are comfortable, your chosen filler will be carefully injected into strategic points according to your unique treatment plan.

Dr. Brace and his team at Guelph Facial Plastics in London are dedicated to subtle, conservative changes that augment your natural beauty rather than make you look like a completely different person. After your injections, you will be free to resume your normal schedule and activities.

Is there any downtime with facial fillers and injectables?

Recovery After Fillers

Patients can immediately resume their normal activities after fillers. However, it’s critical to follow a few guidelines to preserve results. Refrain from strenuous exercise and intense heat (saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms, the beach) for the first 24-48 hours. Any mild side effects such as bruising, swelling, or soreness will typically diminish within a few hours or by the next day

Recovery After Neuromodulators

Neuromodulator patients should avoid drinking alcohol and taking blood-thinning medications for the first 24-48 hours. They should also abstain from exposure to intense heat and from engaging in strenuous exercise for the first day after treatment. Refrain from rubbing, touching, or massaging the skin after your injections, as this can cause the neuromodulator to migrate to unintended areas.

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