Injectable dermal fillers are a popular facial rejuvenation treatment that can help restore lost volume, smooth lines and wrinkles, and improve facial contours. More than 1 million men and women annually choose this non-surgical, cost-effective way to look younger without downtime. Combination treatments with neuromodulators and dermal fillers are excellent for treating signs of aging and rejuvenating the face. A thin filler is injected into the dermis (the middle layer of the skin), then it is increased with injections of a thicker filler in the subdermal plane.
This double plane method is used to help patients with superficial wrinkles but with deep volume loss, especially in a target area that is in constant motion. Fillers are effective in smoothing deep furrows and wrinkles, especially around the nose and lips. They can also be used to restore the volume of the cheekbones and prominences, as well as the lips or any deficiencies of the facial contour. Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected under the skin to create a softer or fuller appearance, or both.
As reported in clinical trials, the effects of most FDA-approved dermal fillers are temporary because they are made of materials that are eventually broken down and absorbed by the body. It may be necessary to repeat the injection procedure to maintain the desired effect. With the help of a qualified and experienced provider, injectable fillers can provide natural-looking enhancements to help you feel more confident in your appearance. The tunneling technique is accurate and safe, which are the main reasons why it is the preferred injection technique by facial filler specialists.
By placing several injections together, the droplets of filler come together to lift the wrinkle and make its contours less visible. While certain regions and specific cases may require a different type of injection technique, in most cases, the facial filler will be administered using a combination of tunneling techniques, stitches, stretches, or dual planes. The stitching technique uses numerous microinjections in close proximity to each other. The dot technique, also known as the “droplet” technique, in series or “multipuncture”, consists of the injection of several small droplets of filler into the deeper layers of the outer skin, also known as the “deep dermis”, or under the skin, also called the “subcutaneous area”.
The restoration of soft tissues of the face using minimally invasive and non-surgical injectable fillers is one of the mainstays of facial rejuvenation techniques. Depending on the product and areas treated, you should be able to notice results immediately after receiving filler injections.Although much of this can be camouflaged with a lightweight concealer, keep in mind to schedule any new filler injections when you have adequate time to recover and have no major events in the immediate future.