Fillers are useful in restoring the volume of soft tissues and eliminating face wrinkles. They also allow reduction of severe scars. The last fillers are made of hyaluronic acid mainly. It is a substance which occurs naturally throughout the human body. Its function in the body is to bind water and to lubricate movable parts of the body, such as muscles and joints. With age, the ability of the skin to produce hyaluronic acid decreases, which makes the skin less and less watered and moisturised and this causes the appearance of wrinkles.
Fillers can be used to:
-reduce "marionette lines" at the corner of the mouth
- lift mouth corners
- model face oval and chin
Treatments with the use of fillers are always conducted by a physician once all contraindications are excluded.
At first the skin is anaesthetised with a specific cream, and in some cases it may be necessary to use a dental anaesthesia (e.g. in lip enhancement treatments).
The preparations used for filling wrinkles with hyaluronic acid have the appearance of a crystalline, ductile and elastic gel, which after injection into the skin fills the wrinkle so that the final result is very subtle. The substance is injected with fine needles which reduces the pain greatly.
When the gel is injected in the wrinkle, cheeks or lips the preparation binds the water and increases the volume of the area of treatment, and at the same time smoothes out wrinkles, models contours and cheeks. The whole procedure takes less than 30 minutes. The result is seen immediately.
After the treatment
The treatment did not affect the normal functioning of the patient. However, in some cases (e.g. after lip enhancement) bruises or hematomas may occur round the area of injection. The length of results depends on the product used for the treatment, client's life style and individual features of the person undergoing the treatment. In most cases the results stay noticeable from 6 to 12 months (from time to time even 18 months).
auto-immune diseases, any tendency to develop hypertrophic scars, breast-feeding inflammatory or infectious complaints (acne or cold sores) at injection sites, known hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid, pregnancy.