Filler Injections

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The Effect

The soft-tissue fillers (injectable HA) can help fill in the lines and creases our faces collect over as we grow older, and temporarily restores a smoother, more youthful-looking appearance. When injected beneath the skin, these fillers plump up creased and sunken areas of the face. They can also add fullness to the lips cheeks and also hands.

The Procedure

Hyaluronic acis (HA) is a naturally occurring protein that provides support to various parts of the human body. Injectable collagen is derived from purified bovine collagen. It is used primarily to fill wrinkles, lines and scars on the face and sometimes the neck, back and chest. The HA is injected using a fine needle inserted at several points along the edge of the treatment site.

Best candidates

Works best on thin, dry, light-colored skin, however the best candidates include those:
  • With scarring, sagging or wrinkling on the face
  • Missing some of the youthful plumpness or high contours on the face
  • In good physical health
  • Psychologically stable
  • Realistic in their expectations

Risks

All surgery carries risk, and you should be fully aware of the medical risks associated with this procedure before you consent to surgery. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you during your consultation, and you are encouraged to ask questions if there is anything you do not understand.

More details about your consultation and tips on coming to Bumrungrad in the Consultation section of our Getting Your Procedure page.

You will be required to sign a consent form before surgery stating that you have been informed of the risks involved; that you understand those risks; and that you accept those risks. This is standard hospital protocol and surgery will not be performed if you do not sign.

You can find hospital forms on our the Forms section of our Getting Your Procedure page.

It is your obligation to inform your surgeon of key medical information that may influence the outcome of your surgery or may increase the level of risk. These include medications you are taking, history of disease, medical complications, etc.

Risks and risk rates vary from patient to patient depending on a range of factors. No two people are alike. The risks listed below are possible risks associated with this type of surgery and are mentioned regardless of how remote the possibility:

Temporary swelling, discomfort. Lightening of treated skin. Acute sun sensitivity. Increased sensitivity to makeup. Pinkness or redness in skin that may persist for up to 6 months.


Please see our Filler Injection FAQs for risks of this procedure, and our Skin Center FAQs for general tips on how to mitigate risks.

Treatment

Time required:15 minutes to 1 hour per session.
Anesthesia: Usually none; local may be included with the injection.


Side effects

Temporary stinging, throbbing, or burning sensation. Faint redness, swelling, excess fullness.

Filter Injections Recovery time

Back to work: 10 to 14 days.
Strenuous activities: 2 weeks or more.
Bruising: 1 - 2 weeks.

Duration of Results


Variable; a few months to 1 year.


Please note that this information should be used only as a guide to your treatment. All specifics will be discussed with your Physician at your consultation.


If you have questions that are not answered in this website, then please contact us.
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