Continuous operation of mimic muscles under the skin, aging effects of sun rays, loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue, gravity and smoking are the causes of wrinkles on the skin surface. The skin’s hyaluronic acid production decreases, and as a result, the skin loses its elasticity and vitality, resulting in wrinkles.
For what purpose are fillers applied, how is it different from botox?
Apart from eliminating wrinkles and aging lines, it is used in lip and face shaping aesthetic interventions. While reducing wrinkles by weakening the facial mimic muscles with Botox, fine wrinkles and loss of volume on the face are eliminated by giving a certain volume with fillers.
How are fillers applied, what are they often?
Fillers are injected under the skin in order to eliminate the deterioration and collapse of collagen and elastin fibers that are exposed to gravity, excessive sunlight and moisture loss over time. The most commonly used fillers are hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite and polycaprolactone derivatives.
What are the filling types?
Hyaluronic Acid fillers
The most commonly used filler type is a preparation prepared in the form of a gel with a pH of 7, containing hyaluronic acid and physiological serum. Hyaluronic acid in fillers is not of animal origin. Therefore, it does not carry risks such as the transmission of some diseases of animal origin (mad cow, etc.). Since hyaluronic acid is a substance found in our body, the possibility of allergy is very low.
Filling with calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse)
Compared to hyaluronic acid, it is a filler with a longer durability (18 months) and stimulates the production of natural collagen tissue in our skin. It is used especially for the removal of deep lines, face shaping and rejuvenation of the upper hand.
Filling containing polycaprolactone (Ellanse)
Polycaprolactone (PCL) is a tissue compatible substance and an injectable filler derivative in a carrier gel. The gel carrier is absorbed within a few weeks after application. PCL, on the other hand, stimulates the production of new collagen by acting directly on the area with wrinkles or volume loss. Filling in PCL structure gives us the possibility of permanence for 2 to 4 years. It is a filler that can be used safely for medium and deep wrinkles, face shaping and rejuvenation of hands.
Which areas can be treated with filler injection?
Nasolabial lines (Fracture descending from the wings of the nose to the corners of the lips)
Wrinkles around the mouth
Wrinkles extending from the corner of the mouth to the chin
Forehead and eyebrow lines
Nose shaping and lifting
Emphasizing the lip shape and increasing its volume, correction of asymmetrical lips are the main areas of use.
How long does the application take and is it painful?
It takes 15-20 minutes on average. In people with a low pain threshold, the procedure is completed quite comfortably with the application of local anesthetic creams. Temporary mild redness may occur in the application area.
Can I return to my daily life after the application?
You can easily return to your daily life immediately after the application.
What are the side effects of filler application?
Side effects are rare and pass quickly in those that occur. Temporary swelling, redness, bruising and tenderness may be observed in the application area.
When does the effect start and how long does it last?
It takes effect immediately after application. The derivative of the filler used is hyaluronic acid, 6 months to 1 year, an average of 18 months for calcium hydroxylapatite, 24-36 months for PLC.