Hyaluronic acid injected into the skin binds to water molecules to plump the skin and smooth fine lines.
Dermal fillersare a popular non-surgical method for enhancing the lips, face, cheeks, and brow area. They last around 18 months, but the body can easily dissolve them if you want to remove them before then. The advantages of these deeper injections are that they tend to be less painful, cause less bruising, and last longer than other types of injections.
Deep injections can last up to 12 months, and the newest products on the market can last up to two years. In the case of my patients, once we have injected them with an area and my patient is very satisfied with the results, I will consider using a longer-lasting product for subsequent injections in order to maximize the duration of the results. After referring her for an MRI to Dr. Mobin Master, it became clear that there was still dermal filler in the lower and upper parts of the lip.
For the past 12 months, Dr. Gavin Chan has been referring his patients to Dr. Mobin Master, especially when he needs to know if the under-eye swelling is due to an old dermal filler or fatty deposits. In areas of the face with more movement, such as the lips, for example, constant muscle movement breaks down and dissolves filler at a faster rate, and fillers tend to disappear faster in these more active areas.
Dr. Mobin Master agrees that dermal fillers should be treated as a non-surgical, semi-permanent treatment. He warns that the aesthetic medicine industry may be driven solely by money and profits, which may cause patients to be unconsciously forced to receive more dermal filler treatments. He explains that the excessive use of dermal filler on the face can result in a “squirrel” type of face, just the opposite of what most patients are looking for.
Dermal fillers allow doctors to directly address this loss of volume with a product that can strengthen the structure of the face and restore the volume you want. Mobin Master is qualified in radiology and aesthetic medicine and was the perfect doctor to investigate these types of dermal filler problems. Juvederm and Restylane are currently the most durable and long-lasting dermal fillers on the market. While Dr.
Gavin Chan knew that a dermal filler might be present (sometimes after 6, 7, or 8 years), he needed scientific proof. Dermal fillers can also be placed on fine, deep wrinkles on the lower part of the face and around the mouth and double chin. He hypothesized that perhaps there were still dermal fillers present that created the appearance of a bulging eye bag.