The Asian Age
Get well HEELED
You no longer need to get bogged down by the pain caused by wearing high heels
Every woman loves her shoes , especially the sky high ones. However, no matter how comfortable they are in the beginning, long hours of standing and walking around can takes its toll on the poor sole. That said it is quite intriguing how models and actresses can withstand the long torturous hours without as much as wincing with pain. Well, their secret is out. It is the dermal fillers that are injected into the ball of the foot that has come to their aid.
Earlier this year, Kim Kardashian underwent a liposuction for her feet just before her wedding to fit into her shoes. She has allegedly also got dermal fillers to ease the pain. It isn't just Kim; the treatment is famous with many celebs, especially Victoria Beckham and Lady Gaga. Both of whom are well known for their passion for extremely high heels. The procedure involves fillers being injected into the balls and
The procedure takes only 15 - 30 mins. This creates a pillow effect on your toes and feet and takes away the burning pain
heels of the feet so you feel like you are walking on air, even in six- inch stilettos. As the heel height increases, more pressure is placed on the balls of the feet. This leads to a condition called ' stiletto tarsalgia' characterised by aching or burning pain. The injection of dermal fillers in the feet can help relieve the situation by adding extra ' cushion' and protection. That apart, the height of the heel also causes balance impairment, which can be made worse by foot sweating. This is when this procedure that is nick named, Loub Job, after the celebrated shoe designer Christian Louboutin comes handy. Apart from the cushioning, you can also opt for two other tiny injections that will make life easier. Botulinum Toxin Type A helps prevent sweaty feet while the Vitamins and minerals shot promotes cell rejuvenation.
Speaking of the Dermal filler procedure, it takes just about 15 - 30 minutes to be done. The filler creates a pillow effect on your toes and feet, thus taking away the burning pain associated with high heels. The injections provide an internal padding that is soft and smooth, similar to the artificial gel soles put in the shoes for extra comfort. Since the filler material used to inject is a gel, it is upto 10 fold more comfortable than using gel soles. The injections do pain slightly, but you can slip into your heels the very next day without the usual throbbing pain. The effects of the procedure can last from eight months to approximately a year. — The author is a consultant cosmetic dermatologist