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Fillers
Replace volume under the skin to fill wrinkles or enhance facial features.

 

Procedure
Soft tissue fillers, also called dermal fillers, facial fillers, or simply "fillers", are used to fill up defects in the soft tissues, typically wrinkles, folds and dents in the face. Some fillers are intended to add volume, for example to the cheekbone or the chin and are often used for lip enhancement.
There are many products on the market. Dr Zibdeh uses the best avliable product in the market and always uses the non-permanent fillers which are quite safe to use,
Fillers are injected directly into the area to be treated, often after application of a topical anesthetic cream. The effect is immediate, and lasts 6-9 month , depending on the type of product and the treated area.

 

Length
Ten to twenty minutes.

 

Anesthesia
Usually topical anesthetic cream, sometimes a local anesthetic injection.

 

Inpatient/Outpatient
Outpatient.

 

Possible Side Effects
Transient swelling (mainly when used in the lips), redness, tenderness, and bruising. Cold application after treatment can minimize these side effects.

 

Risks
There is widespread consensus that, although they may seem appealing, Dr Zibdeh does not recommend permanent as they sometimes induce adverse reactions which are very difficult if not totally impossible to treat without surgery. For all non permanent fillers, risks include irregularities or lumpiness, over- or under-correction, asymmetry and infection.

 

Recovery
If present, swelling and redness usually settles after 24 to 48 hours. Most patients can go back to their activities immediately with some make-up.

 

Results
Partial or complete correction of wrinkles and folds. Enhancement of facial features.