With aging, sun rays, mimic movements, some wrinkles and unwanted lines occur on our face. To get rid of these lines, fillers, which have gained diversity in recent years, are used.
Where Are Fillers Used?
We can use the fillers directly on the pits, collapses or areas we want to gain volume, as well as in indirect applications with today's modern fillings. To give an example, by applying a filler just below the under-eye pit without filling it, it is possible to make the under-eyes look less pitted and better. Again, all percentage changes can be achieved with direct and indirect filling applications.
Classification of Fillers
Many classifications of aesthetic fillers can be made. These are cheek fillers, face fillers, lip fillers, nose fillers, under-eye fillers (light fillers), wrinkle fillers around the eyes, deep and volume-creating fillers, and cross-linked fillers, depending on where they are made.
Aesthetic fillers are also classified according to their durability.
Hyaluronic acid; It is actually a sugar chain in polysaccharide structure. It is found naturally in the human body, living things. The function of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally present in the tissues, is to carry water to the skin and fix it. Acid, which is synthetic or of animal origin, can be easily accepted by the body. This substance has functions such as cell division, providing lubrication of the joints and giving tension to the skin.
Hyaluronic acid can hold a thousand times more water than its own volume and retain its shape for a long time where it is injected. It was produced under special laboratory conditions and presented to cosmetic applications. It is metabolized and excreted by the body in an average of 6-12 months.
The effectiveness of these fillers varies between 3-5 years. Each substance has a different mechanism of action. These fillings are mostly applied to cheek and nasolabial lines. Applying to the lips is not something I prefer. We can count these fillings as Radiesse, Sculptra, Beautical 2/5.
How long does the effect last when fillers are applied?
The permanence of the filler is affected by many factors such as the age of the applied person, skin structure, skin elasticity, the application area, the structure, amount and quality of the injected filler. However, the effect of fillers containing hyaluronic acid continues for up to one year. Sometimes additional application may be required to get results depending on the severity of the wrinkle.
How long do filler applications take?
An application takes an average of 15-30 minutes. Just like botox, it is extremely easy to do.
Is there any pain during the application?
If there is no pain that will disturb the person, numbing cream can be applied 30-60 minutes before the application, if desired, local anesthesia can be applied in some applications.
Is there any discomfort on the face?
Since the application is made with an injection method, there may be a very slight swelling, then it will be useful to apply ice. Especially in lip injections, swelling will be a little more.
Is there any obstacle to going to work?
The application can be done at any time, during the lunch break, after which you can easily return to work.
What is cannula filling application?
Needles are usually used when applying the filler. Although these needles are extremely thin, they can sometimes cause bruising in patients with sensitive skin. In order to avoid this situation, filling is applied with tips called cannula, which are as thin as needles but not sharp. In this way, swelling and bruising do not occur.