What Are Facial Fillers?

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Well facial fillers are something that we've had for quite a long time. Initially we used collagen and the problem with collagen back in the 80s and 90s was that it didn't last very long and it was still pretty expensive. So now there are a lot of fillers on the market, and these are basically used to fill in wrinkles or plump up the lips.

The way I describe it to my patients, is, it's like synthetic skin. So we can use a needle to basically inject it into the outlines of the lip to plump them up, or we can inject it to the various wrinkles of the face to also fill those wrinkles as well, typically, fillers last anywhere from three months on the short end, to even more than a year sometimes.