Dr. Oberoi now practices facial injectables, including botox and fillers, to improve his patient's overall aesthetics
Fillers (Collagen & Restylane)
Rather than just smoothing or tightening skin, an injectable filler aims to change the facial profile to a more youthful one. The injection of filler materials under the skin can fill in deep folds, such as nasolabial folds (also called “bracket lines”, running from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth), create fuller lips and pad out hollow cheeks and eyes.
How long do fillers last?
Hyaluronic acid fillers last six to 12 months; synthetic fillers such as Radiesse 12 to 18 months. Fat transfers (where your own body fat is extracted from another body part, processed and injected into your face) can sometimes last several years, though there’s a chance the fat won’t stay long and will be reabsorbed back into the body.
What are the risks associated with fillers?
There are some side effects to the injections, which are mainly superficial. The most common side effect is bruising, which passes in a number of days.
Do fillers hurt?
The injections hurt a little, and the pain will vary depending on the patient and the area being injected. In places like the nasolabial area there may be a slight short-term burning. Anaesthetic is generally used for the lips, as the injections cause a burning and stinging that is intolerable for most.
How much do fillers cost?
The cost of a single unit of non-fat filler is about $500-600. To treat the lines around the mouth, for example, you’d require one ampoule of filler, and with treatment fees the cost ranges from approximately $600-800.
The anti-ageing properties of the botulinum toxin are likely behind many a well-preserved face in Hollywood, and can be found closer to home, too. When injected, Botox relaxes muscles, preventing skin from creasing and causing wrinkles. It’s effective for “expression lines”, such as frown and surprise lines on the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes, and “turkey neck” – lines on the throat.
Can anyone inject Botox?
Botox injections are considered low risk, which is why Doctors don't have to inject it. However, Botox is a prescription drug and is always best administered by a Doctor such as Dr. Oberoi, who can consider the risks.
How long does Botox last?
The effects of Botox facial injections typically last three to four months, but they can last longer with ongoing treatment
How much does Botox cost
This depends on how much is injected. The number of units you’ll need will depend on how active your muscles are. The price for a single unit is about $9-15. To treat the forehead you’ll need roughly 10 to 20 units, costing up to $300
Does Botox hurt?
The pain has been described as similar to that of an ant bite, lasting for a few seconds.