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  • What is the recovery time?
    There is minimal downtime after dermal filler injections. You may experience some temporary bruising, swelling, and redness, which usually subsides within a few days.
  • What are dermal fillers?
    Dermal fillers are injectable gel-like substances used to add volume, reduce wrinkles, and enhance facial features. They are made from various materials, including hyaluronic acid (HA), collagen, and polylactic acid (PLA).
  • How much do dermal filler injections cost?
    The cost of dermal filler injections varies depending on the type of filler used, the amount needed, and the practitioner's expertise. Typically, it ranges from a few hundred to several thousand dollars per treatment.
  • What result should I respect from dermal filler injection?
    The results you can expect from dermal filler injections will depend on several factors, including: The type of filler used: Each type of filler has unique properties and is suited for different purposes. For example, hyaluronic acid fillers provide immediate hydration and volume, while calcium hydroxyapatite fillers are denser and better for deeper wrinkles. The area treated: Different areas of the face respond differently to fillers. Common areas treated include lips, cheeks, chin, jawline, and temples. Each area will have its own specific results. The amount of filler used: The amount of filler used will determine the degree of correction achieved. More filler typically means more dramatic results, but it's important to maintain a natural look. Your individual anatomy and skin: Everyone's skin ages differently and has unique features. The results you see will be shaped by your own individual characteristics. Here are some general results you can expect from dermal fillers: Smoother skin: Fillers can plump up wrinkles and lines, giving your skin a smoother appearance. Reduced volume loss: Fillers can restore lost volume in areas like the cheeks and temples, resulting in a more youthful contour. Enlarged lips: Lip fillers can add volume and definition to your lips. Enhanced facial features: Fillers can subtly enhance your facial features, such as your cheekbones or jawline, for a more balanced look. Improved confidence: Many people who get dermal fillers experience a boost in confidence and self-esteem due to their improved appearance.
  • What should I expect during the procedure?
    The procedure is usually performed in a doctor's office or clinic. The area to be treated is numbed with a local anesthetic. The filler is then injected with a thin needle into the targeted areas. The entire procedure usually takes 30-60 minutes.
  • What are the types of filler?
    There are several types of dermal fillers, each with its own unique properties and benefits. Here's a breakdown of the most common types: Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers: Most popular type Naturally occurring substance found in the skin Provides hydration and volume Results last 6-12 months Examples: Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero Calcium Hydroxyapatite (CaHA) Fillers: Made from a mineral found in bones Thicker and denser than HA fillers Suitable for deeper wrinkles and folds Results last 12-18 months Examples: Radiesse, Sculptra Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) Fillers: Stimulates collagen production Provides gradual but long-lasting results Effective for overall facial rejuvenation Results last 2-5 years Examples: Sculptra, Newfill Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) Fillers: Long-lasting, permanent fillers Made from tiny beads of PMMA suspended in a collagen gel Suitable for deep wrinkles and scars Not as common as other types due to higher risk of complications Examples: Bellafill, Artefill
  • Who is a good candidate for dermal filler injections?
    Dermal fillers are suitable for adults with moderate to severe wrinkles and facial aging. However, they are not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, people with certain medical conditions, or those with unrealistic expectations.
  • What are the risks and side effects?
    Bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection site, which are usually temporary Allergic reactions (rare) Infection (rare)
  • What are the benefits of dermal filler injections?
    Reduce wrinkles and lines, especially around the mouth, nose, and eyes Plump and volumize lips Enhance facial contours, such as cheeks, chin, and jawline Correct scars and acne depressions
  • How long do the results last?
    The results of dermal filler injections typically last 6-18 months, depending on the type of filler and individual factors.
  • Who is a facial fat grafting candidate?
    Candidates for facial fat grafting are individuals who desire facial rejuvenation or enhancement and have areas of volume loss, wrinkles, or hollows that could benefit from additional fat. Ideal candidates should be in good overall health, have sufficient fat donor sites, and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure. A consultation with a qualified doctor is necessary to determine candidacy based on individual circumstances.
  • How long does facial fat grafting last?
    The longevity of facial fat grafting can vary from person to person. Generally, a portion of the transplanted fat will be naturally absorbed by the body over time. However, the remaining fat cells that successfully establish a blood supply and survive long-term can provide permanent or long-lasting volume enhancement. Retention of the transplanted fat can depend on various factors such as the technique used, individual healing, and lifestyle factors.
  • How long does a facial fat grafting take?
    The duration of a facial fat grafting procedure depends on the extent of the treatment and the techniques used. On average, the procedure can take 1 to 3 hours.
  • What is the benefit of using MAFT-GUN for fat transfer?
    MAFT-GUN delivers consistent and precise micro output which leads to improved fat survival rate by reducing complications often associated with fat grafting such as fibrosis, calcification, nodule formation, internal unevenness, surface, surface asymmetry and uneven retention.
  • How painful is it to get facial fat grafting?
    Facial fat grafting is typically performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, ensuring that the procedure itself is painless. After the procedure, some discomfort, soreness, and swelling can be expected, but pain can be managed with prescribed medications. Pain tolerance and individual experiences may vary.
  • How to prepare for a facial fat grafting?
    Consultation: Schedule a consultation with a qualified doctor to discuss your goals, medical history, and expectations from the procedure. Medical Evaluation: Complete any necessary medical evaluations or tests as advised by your doctor. Medications and Supplements: Follow your surgeon's instructions regarding the use of medications or supplements, which may include avoiding blood-thinning medications. Smoking and Alcohol: Quit smoking and avoid alcohol consumption for a certain period before and after the procedure to promote healing and minimize complications. Avoid Sun Exposure: Protect your skin from excessive sun exposure leading up to the procedure to minimize the risk of skin damage or complications. Arrange for Assistance: Plan for someone to accompany you to and from the surgical facility on the day of the procedure and to assist you during the initial recovery period.
  • What is facial fat grafting?
    Facial fat grafting, also known as facial fat transfer or facial lipofilling, is a cosmetic procedure that involves removing fat from one part of the body (often through liposuction), processing it, and then injecting it into the face to add volume, fill wrinkles or hollows, and enhance facial contours.
  • How much does a facial fat grafting cost?
    The cost of facial fat grafting can vary depending on various factors such as the surgeon's expertise, geographical location, clinic fees, and the extent of the procedure. On average, the cost can range from a few thousand dollars to several thousand dollars.
  • What to expect after a facial fat grafting?
    Swelling and Bruising: Swelling and bruising are common after the procedure and will gradually subside over time. Discomfort: Mild to moderate discomfort and soreness in the treated areas can be expected. Pain medication prescribed by your doctor can help manage any discomfort. Recovery Time: Plan for at least a few days to a couple of weeks for initial recovery. Avoid strenuous activities and follow your doctor's post-operative instructions for optimal healing. Results: The initial results may be obscured by swelling but will become more apparent as the swelling subsides. Final results can be evaluated after several months once the transplanted fat has settled and integrated into the facial tissues.
  • How long does it take to recover from a facial fat grafting?
    The recovery time for facial fat grafting can vary from person to person. Generally, it takes about 1 to 2 weeks for the initial recovery, during which swelling, bruising, and discomfort may be experienced. Full recovery and final results may take several months as the transplanted fat cells establish blood supply and settle into their new location.
  • How much fat usually survives?
    The survival rate of transplanted fat can vary, but typically, a significant portion of the transferred fat can survive and establish a blood supply in the new location. On average, around 50-80% of the transplanted fat cells can survive long-term. The survival rate can be influenced by several factors, including the technique used, the quality of harvested fat, and individual healing characteristics.
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