fillers; It can be divided into two as those obtained from the body (fat injection, tissue cocktail) and foreign substances.
Although there are a wide variety of products in foreign substances, the most common and safe products are fillers containing hyaluronic acid.
At the same time, in recent years, the person’s own fat tissue is taken and processed and used for aesthetic filling purposes. This is a surgical procedure and is called fat injection.
Aesthetic filling application is an aesthetic intervention performed to eliminate wrinkles and volume losses that occur over time, usually in the face area.
Filling applications are also used in the treatment of tissue losses and collapses that occur in the body due to accidents or other reasons other than the face.
-Lines extending from the wings of the nose to the edges of the lips (Nasolabial lines)
-Lines between nose and mouth
-Lines around the lip
-Lines on forehead
-Deep scars and acne scars
-Cheek and cheekbone
-The deep line between the eyebrows
-Aesthetic filling applications are frequently performed in the lines on the neck and back of the hand.
What is hyaluronic acid (HA) filler?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance in the human body. HA is found in large concentrations in the skin tissue. It helps the skin to look smooth, elastic and young. HA and collagen protect the structure and layers of the body’s skin. Collagen provides the firmness of the skin, but HA nourishes and moisturizes the collagen. The decrease of hyaluronic acid in the skin structure over time is one of the most important factors in aging of the skin and causes the skin to fade, wrinkle, and fine lines. Fillers containing HA are prepared in the laboratory environment. It is not of animal origin, the risk of allergic reactions appears very rare. Therefore, it does not require pre-application testing. Fillers containing HA have the capacity to absorb water up to 100 times its volume in the area where it is applied, and with this feature, it provides instant filling of lines and wrinkles.
How is aesthetic filling applied?
Aesthetic filling application is an aesthetic intervention that can only be performed by experienced plastic surgeons or dermatologists in a clinical setting. Performing it by inexperienced people who are not aesthetic physicians may create undesirable or exaggerated results.
Before the application, the patient is examined in detail, the area to be filled, the properties of the drug to be used and the amount required are determined in detail.
The application area is first disinfected. Local anesthetic creams are then used to reduce pain. The filler is given to the application area with fine needles. The application is not very painful. Aesthetic filler application takes about 10-30 minutes. After the application, the person can return to his social life. There may be redness in the application area for several hours.
How permanent is the aesthetic filling?
The permanence of the aesthetic filling application varies depending on the professional application and the filler used.
The permanence of hyaluronic acid-containing filler applications varies between 6-9 months. At the end of the permanence period of the filler, the skin returns to its pre-application state.
Fillers containing Ca hydroxy apatite and autologous fat fillings can stay longer.
Recommendations after aesthetic filling application
The treated area should not be massaged for 1 week. For 3 days following the lip plumping application, the lips should not be puckered, smoked or kissed. This area should be protected from extreme heat (sauna, sunbathing) and extreme cold until the redness and swelling after the application are completely gone.
What are the side effects of the procedure?
Since hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body, it usually does not cause an allergic reaction. A very slight swelling and redness may occur after the procedure. This swelling goes away on its own within 48 hours. Irregularities that may occur or the places that need to be reinforced can be corrected by re-injection of filler 15 days after the procedure. Rarely, agglomeration may occur; in this case, it can be dissolved with hyaluronidase injection. Intravenous injection as a complication may cause necrosis, in which case immediate treatment is required.
Who can not apply aesthetic filling?
Aesthetic filling application is not applied to people who are allergic to the active substance used. Those who have a systemic disease and regularly use drugs or who take aspirin and similar drugs on a regular basis should inform their physicians before the application. In addition, in herpes infections around the lips, filling application should be postponed until the infection passes. It should not be applied in areas with inflammation and allergic reaction.
Filling application is not recommended for pregnant and lactating mothers.