Facial fillers are substances that temporarily soften wrinkles when injected into your skin. Injection of a facial filler is generally an outpatient procedure that’s done under local anesthesia. The procedure takes up to an hour.
You might have mild discomfort, bruising and swelling for up to a week. After the swelling goes down, you might need a touch-up injection for best results. How long the effect lasts depends on factors such as the type of wrinkle and filler used.
Indications and Treatments
Hyaluronic acid (Restylane) is a a natural component of the skin’s connective tissue is the most common filler used for wrinkles. The results typically last about six months to one year.
Restylane can also help to treat:
- smoother skin
- reduction of wrinkles and fine lines
- tighter and firmer looking skin
- more radiant, supple and healthy looking skin
- skin hydration from within
- reduction of acne scars