What are FILLER applications?
Volume loss occurs on our face as a result of the collapse of facial bone structure and the decrease of fat and connective tissue over time. Wrinkles, sagging and folds on the skin begin to develop. Sagging in the lower face especially has the effect of showing the person older. However, these effects can now be reversed with fillers that are fully compatible with human connective tissue. There is now a wide variety of filling material available and these can be used depending on the needs of the person and the application area. These filler substances produce a volume effect in the region where they are injected. They are also used in the correction of asymmetries. The desired effect can be increased in proportion to the amount of filling material used.
What are the materials used in FILLER applications?
Permanent, semi-permanent and temporary fillers are available. Synthetic materials in permanent fillers have been shown to be incompatible with the human body and are not recommended for use.
The most commonly used filler material is the FDA-approved, non-animal origin, and highly reliable Hyaluronic acid which is compatible with human connective tissue. Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide found in human connective tissue and its main purpose is to create volume by holding water. Its decreased density in the skin with aging causes wrinkles and sagging. With hyaluronic acid fillers, a substance already present in the body of the person is injected and no allergic reaction is seen.
Calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) and poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) fillers are more concentrated. They last longer by stimulating collagen production. They do not cause any allergic reaction, just like hyaluronic acid. They are applied in stages and require an average of 3 sessions. A pronounced effect is seen with the start of collagen production about 4-6 weeks later.
When are FILLERS used?
– Nasolabial sulcus, extending between the lip and the nose,
– Line between the eyebrows,
– Crow’s feet around the eyes,
– Infraorbital sulcus,
– Lines around the lips,
– Lip contour and volume filling,
– Cheek and chin volume filling,
– Eyebrow lifting,
– Nose deformities and nose tip lifting,
– To moisturize the skin.
– They can also be applied to areas with tissue loss and/or asymmetry for any reason.
How long does the effect of FILLERS last?
Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most preferred fillers worldwide. The effects usually last 6-18 months, depending on the cross-link content and particle size.
CaHA fillers are effective for about 15 months and PLLA fillings close to 2 years.
How are FILLERS used?
In filler applications, the appropriate filler is selected at the request of the patient and under the direction of the physician. The procedure is usually painless since most of new generation fillers contain local anesthetics. However, local anesthetic creams can be applied about 20-30 minutes before the procedure.
The procedure takes about 10-20 minutes depending on the experience of the physician, application technique and the anatomy of the area. This duration can be longer as the application area and amount increases. The effect is seen right after the procedure. A younger and more dynamic appearance is obtained with improvement in wrinkles and sagging.
What are the important issues after FILLER application?
The following are recommended on the date of the procedure:
- Not to go to a sauna or Turkish bath,
- Avoiding heavy sports on the day of the application.
- People who have undergone lip filling are recommended not to consume hot drinks for 2-3 hours.
- The patients can otherwise continue their daily activities.
What is LIGHT FILLER ?
Light filling combines mesotherapy and filling. The product contains 8 amino acids, 3 antioxidants, 3 minerals and vitamins in addition to hyaluronic acid. Light filling is available in two forms as Redensity 1 light filler and Redensity 2 under eye light filler.
Redensity 1, fills the fine lines and moisturizes the skin, making it glow. It can be applied to the skin, neck, décolletage and hand surface. The quality of the skin increases with applications conducted in certain intervals.
Redensity 2 is mainly used in the rejuvenation of the eye periphery. It is quite effective in filling the sulcus under the eye, in removing wrinkles and circles around the eye, and moisturizing the area and making it glow. One session is usually enough. Mean effect duration is 12 months.