Filler is a general term for a facial, injectable for cosmetic, reparative, or wrinkle-correcting treatments. This process is carried out by healthcare professionals who are experts in the field. The area is swelled by carefully injecting a natural or synthetic solution into the soft tissue of the face. The aim of this treatment is to fill the lines and wrinkles under the skin and provide a smoother, younger appearance.
What is an Aesthetic Filler?
Aesthetic filler is an operation to prevent wrinkles and loss of elasticity on the skin. This type of filler is also preferred to correct asymmetries, fill pits, give volume to tissues, and create an aesthetical overall shape.
Permanent or semi-permanent procedures are performed with aesthetic fillers. Aesthetic filler is mostly applied for skin wrinkles. Causes of skin wrinkles:
- Excessive facial expressions,
- Excessive and unsuitable makeup for the skin,
- Dry skin,
- Genetic factors,
- Squint due to not wearing sunglasses,
- Having a sedentary lifestyle,
- Using the wrong cosmetic product,
- Unhealthy eating,
- Smoking and alcohol use,
- Stress, or insomnia,
What is the Difference between Fillers and Botox?
Filler and botox procedures can be confusing as they are both aesthetic procedures. Deep wrinkles are not hidden in the Botox process, but these wrinkles are removed semi-permanently or permanently in the filler operation.
What are the Aesthetic Filler Types?
Filling processes are divided into types according to the region where they will be applied aesthetically. The main types of aesthetic fillers:
- Face fillers,
- Lip fillers,
- Nose fillers,
- Nasolabial area fillers,
- Chin fillers,
The areas of the body that can be filled are:
- Pits descending from the edge of the mouth to the chin
- Pits descending from the sides of the nose (Nasolabial lines)
- Tip of the nose for lifting,
- Chin part to shape the chin,
- Into the lip for volumizing,
- Lips for contouring,
- Wrinkles on and around the lip,
- Lines caused by frown between the eyebrows,
- Eyebrow area for raising eyebrows.
What is the Permanence Period of Aesthetic Fillers?
In the filling process, the content of the filler is injected into the filling area with the help of an injector. Some chemical reactions might start in this region afterward. This is the metabolization part of the filler content.
Depending on the quality and structure of the filler content, it maintains its functionality between nine months and three years. What determines this process is the physical process as well as the chemical process. Since the nasolabial area moves less, the filling here will not dissolve in a short time. But lip fillers might dissolve in a shorter time.
Various conditions such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and sleep disturbance also affect the resorption of the filler. In summary, lifestyle is one of the factors that affect the lifetime of aesthetics.
What Should Be Considered While Making Aesthetic Filling?
The priority of every aesthetic operation is performing the operation by reliable institutions and teams. Regardless of the aesthetic procedure, the doctor who applies it must have expertise in that field.
The results of aesthetic procedures that are applied by the right and appropriate teams are healthier and as desired. Otherwise, the expected results may not be obtained. In the aesthetic filling process, it is important to pay attention to the fact that the filling injector to be applied is removed from the new package.
As a matter of fact, the costs of quality and suitable fillings are also high. In this case, apply your filling procedures by people you rely on. The excess filling after the procedure should be personalized with the barcode. Afterward, these excess fillings can be used in a touch-up procedure.
In the filling operation, a new package should be opened for each person. Otherwise, even if the risk of infection is minimal, the person may become infected.
The skin condition of the patient is examined and evaluated, and information is given about the types of dermal fillers. Common side effects are described. Answers to questions such as "How to apply moisturizer after application", and "What should be considered about facial cleansing" will also be given.
Filling areas and injection sites are determined. If the doctor deems it necessary, he/she may also recommend performing procedures such as chin augmentation, nose job, and even tooth decay treatment. In addition, it is also possible to treat the problem of atopic dermatitis and relieve dry itchy skin with facial fillers. It is highly important to choose Board certified surgeon in order to experience a smooth and comfortable treatment period.
Which Areas Can Fillers Be Applied?
The filling process can be applied to various body areas that the person desire, especially in every area with insufficient volume, wrinkles, and collapses. The most preferred areas for filling are the lips and the sadness line (nasolabial grooves and marionette line).
Before the filling process, the wishes of the person should be taken into account and the process should be applied exactly as he or she wishes. It will be more accurate to decide with the doctor the number of ml to be applied in the filling process.
What Are the Factors That Affect Filling Permanence?
In the filling process, the filling material is injected under the skin with an injector or cannula. These kinds of fillers, which have a gel consistency, settle under the wrinkles and fix them. At the same time, they prevent sagging of the skin by giving volume.
With the filling process, the skin gains volume, and collagen production is stimulated. Thus, after the filling melts, the area is in a better condition than before. Filler fluids generally contain hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyl apatite components.
Filler quality and filling content determine the permanence of the filling. When the filler is examined as content, it is divided into three categories. These:
- Non-permanent filling (less than 1 year)
- Semi-permanent filling (between 1-2 years)
- Permanent filling (more than 2 years)
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