Fillers are among the most effective means of modern anti-aging therapy as filling in wrinkles and distortion contour of the face, restore youth and freshness to the skin. In recent years the variety of fillers has significantly increased. They replace the long time used animal collagen. New and resorption products of varying concentration and safe operation appear on the market.
What are fillers and how do they work?
Fillers are substances of natural or synthetic origin, which are injected into the skin to fill wrinkles, shape facial contours, add volume to the lips, correct aesthetic defects of the face. Fillers are substitutes that restore natural fullness of the face and soften its lines. Differences between fillers are due not only to their constituents, but also to areas of their application and duration of the results.
The most frequently used fillers are based on hyaluronic acid and are in gel form. Injected with a fine needle intradermally or subcutaneously, the gel gives a lifting effect and volume in treated areas. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the intercellular spaces. The amount into the skin decreases significantly with age, as well as under the influence of various environmental factors such as sun exposure, smoking, alcohol etc. Filler is suitable to enlarge lips and fill facial wrinkles, such as nasolabial. It is recommended for some surface wrinkles and concave scars. The injection of hyaluronic acid increases skin hydration and stimulates its rejuvenation.
In lower concentration hyaluronic acid is injected into the middle dermis to fill wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows and medium deep lines around the nose and lips. High concentrations shape facial contours, fill deep wrinkles and add volume to the lips. The effect achieved by fillers can last 6-9 months or more.
The procedure is performed after preliminary registration and consultation with dermatologist. Advantageously, the compositions are synthetic and do not cause allergic reactions. They are not recommended for people allergic to hyaluronic acid, during pregnancy and lactation, as well as when suffering from diseases affecting the immune system.
What can be expected after the procedure?
It is possible to obtain a transient edema, redness and small bleeding in the treated areas for about 72 hours. In the next 1-2 weeks should not apply thermal treatments, and should also avoid exposure to cold. Make-up can be used the next day after the treatment, it is recommended the use of sun-protection products. To achieve the desired effect may need more than one injection. Repeated applications are available after 14 days.