Q. What are fillers?
Ans. Tissue fillers are soft injectable gels consisting of stabilized, non-animal, cross-linked hyaluronic acid, a substance that exists naturally in the body. They add volume, plump up and reduce the appearance of lines and folds to give a younger and refreshed appearance.
Q. What are the areas to be filled?
Ans. The most common areas treated with fillers are sunken under-eyes, Nasolabial folds (lines between the nose and corner of the mouth), Marionette lines (from the corner of the mouth downwards), Lips (Enhance the shape, definition and volume of lips), Cheek volumising / Mid Face lift, Jaw line shaping, Temple filling, Chin Rejuvenation, Eyebrow shaping, Rejuvenation of ageing hand.
Infact as hyaluronic acid fillers are chemically inert, they can be used in any area of the face and body provided the doctor understands regional anatomy.
Q. How is the patient evaluated before a filler treatment?
Ans. During your first consultation for facial wrinkles, Dr. Vrushali will evaluate your skin for static and dynamic lines, valleys and plateaus and all the problem areas will be identified. Then depending on the problem area, the client's expectations and choice, a suitable treatment, botox or filler or PRP or a non surgical face lift is suggested and its implications are discussed.
If Fillers are the treatment of choice, the problem areas will be identified and the amount and type of filler needed will be assessed. Dr. Vrushali generally uses the FDA approved and time tested Juvederm and Restylane range of fillers.
Q. How is the procedure done?
Ans. An anaesthetic cream will be applied and kept for half an hour. The dermal filler is then gently injected into specific areas of your skin to reduce the depth of the skin crease to give you the most natural result. The procedure takes about 15-30 minutes and the results are immediately visible. Patients can continue with their normal day after treatment.
Q. How long does the effect lasts?
Ans. Depending on the dermal filler used, the treatment typically lasts from 6 to 18 months. A maintenance plan is recommended to maintain the effect of your dermal filler treatments.
Q. What are the side effects of filler ?
Ans. As fillers are chemically inert, they have no side effects. However as its a blind procedure, a bruise may happen which resolves in a few days.
Q. What is cost of this procedure?
Ans. So a single syringe of Filler ranges from 20,000 to 30,000 depending on the density of filler. So say a Restylane wll cost 20,000 but a Voluma will cost 30,000 Rs. We also run a lot of offers on fillers, so doing a procedure with ongoing offers is very rewarding.
Q. Why to choose theskindoctor for Fillers ?
Ans. In todays era and times, a wide range of fillers are available in the market and that includes the influx of chinese and korean fillers that are procured at costs as low as 5000-7000 rs and the patient is charged as low as 10000 for such fillers. At theskindoctor, we give utmost importance to safety and longevity of the product. So we use only the time tested Restylane and Juvederm range of fillers which have numerous scientific publication in medical journals emphasizing their safety and efficacy profile.
Additionally, Dr.Vrushali has recieved advanced training from various experts in injection techniques such that she can give excellent results.
Dr. Vrushali also believes in the concept of "less is more", so the results of fillers dont look artificial or plastic but optimal.
Dr. Vrushali also doesn't push fillers as the first line of treatment for everyone. Depending on the clients lifestyle, profession and budget, she helps the client make an informed decision and procedure is decided as per the clients comfort.