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Facial Fillers Guide

Güncelleme tarihi: 23 Tem 2022

Many signs of aging are a consequence of volume loss. There appear wrinkles around the nose, mouth and cheek due to thinning of facial tissues. Dermal fillers are most promising solutions to replace lost volume to erase unwanted signs of aging. We have prepared a complete guide to enlighten you about injectable filler treatments.

The dermal fillers come to the aid of many people as there was disillusionment with conventional invasive techniques such as plastic surgery procedures and their unnatural results. Facial fillers soon become the most applauded technique as they have proven to be effective in attaining similar objectives to facelifts.

Injectable Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers refer to gel-like liquids that are administered beneath the skin to add volume, clear lines and enhance facial contours. More than 1 million men and women are estimated to be having this popular facial rejuvenation technique. The broad popularity of this technique does not only stem from its effectiveness but also absence of recovery time.

Facial fillers such as hyaluronic acid help skin to retain water and consequently increase in volume in targeted areas. When injected into areas such as laugh lines, eyes or forehead; the natural ingredients in the fillers help skin to restore lost volume. In this way, facial fillers are more promising than their older alternatives such as facelift in offering a natural look.

How Dermal Fillers Restore Youthful Face?

Facial fillers are popularly known as “wrinkle fillers” but their abilities are not only limited to it. They are excellent in offering solutions below:

• Add volume to sunken cheeks or temples

• Erase vertical lip lines

• Plump the lips

• Make chin crease smoother

• Achieve symmetry in facial features

Instead of making use of surgical methods, patient can go for dermal filler injections to obtain ideal jawline and cheekbones. The results are more natural than and as promising as alternatives. Sharp facial features are just minutes away with dermal injectable fillers.

Types of Dermal Fillers

There are several types of scientifically proven filler products that are safely used by doctors. The dermal fillers are classified according to the substance they are made from.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA)

Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced substance that is located in your skin. Its function is to keep skin hydrated and voluminous. HA fillers are in the form of gel-like soft liquid. They last 6 to 12 months after they injected into skin. It is due to fact that this substance is absorbed by the skin over time. Lidocaine is used as numbing agent during and after the administration of filler. FDA approved HA fillers include:

• Belotero Balance

• Revanesse Versa

• Juvéderm products: Juvéderm XC, VOLUMA, VOLBELLA, VOLLURE

• Restylane products: Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Kysse, Restylane Contour

Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHa)

Calcium hydroxylapatite is a naturally produced substance similar to hyaluronic acid. It is found primarily in bones. They are used in filler as tiny particles and suspended in gel-like liquid. It is thicker than HA containing filler. It last about 12 months for most patients. CaHa filler helps to increase natural collagen production and it is rather used for deeper wrinkles and lines. FDA approved CaHa fillers include Radiesse.

Poly-L-lactic Acid

Poly-L-lactic acid is a safe synthetic substance as it is classified as biocompatible (meaning safe to us in body) and biodegradable. They have been used as dissolvable stiches. Similar to CaHa filler, they help to stimulate collagen production in skin. Its longevity is around 2 years but it quickly dissolves after injection. Sculptra Aesthetic is among the Poly-L-lactic acid fillers approved bu the FDA.

Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)

Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) is also a synthetic and biocompatible substance that have been in use for different treatment purposes. PMMA fillers are in the form of tiny balls that remain under the skin permanently. PMMA fillers also contain collagen to give a natural firmness to the skin. FDA approved Bellafill as PMMA filler.

Autologous fat injections

The only filler treatment that entails surgery is autologous fat injection. Patient’s own fat is extracted from another area through liposuction technique. The fat is processed to render it convenient for injection. Autologous fat (meaning from the same person) is then injected into the cheeks, temples, lower eyelids or other areas on face. Fat injections need much expertise to be performed securely and obtain satisfying results.

Selecting Appropriate Filler Treatment

Patient should act diligently when choosing the type of filler treatment similar to when deciding on a surgical procedure. It is due to the fact that injectable treatment also requires expertise and special training as surgical treatments do. Thus, a surgeon who has deep knowledge on facial anatomy and proven skills to undertake such a sensitive operation should be consulted. Candidate should ask doctor about previous patients’ before and after photos.

Since there are many types of dermal fillers in the market, it can be tricky to select the suitable filler for yourself. Each filler type is designed to address a specific need due its unique texture, density and infiltration depth. Cosmetic doctor is the correct advisor for you to decide the suitable filler.

For clearing brow furrows and frown lines; neurotoxins are most suitable fillers. Certain HA fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane are ideal choices for addressing wrinkle under the eye and tear troughs. Voluma and Restylane Lyft are best choices for enhancing cheeks. Juvederm and fat injections are commonly used to add volume to lips. Nasolabial wrinkles are best treated with Juvederm, Radiesse and Restylane. Bellafill has also wide use such as in treating nasolabial folds and filling acne scars.

Consultation with Doctor Before Treatment

Doctor will decide on treatment by hearing your complaints and assessing your medical history. Patient should inform doctor about his allergies, past medications and neurological conditions if any. If for example drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen are taken recently, doctor should be informed as they increase risk of bruising.

Facial Filler Treatment Procedure

The actual treatment is preceded by cleansing of the area. You will be given a topical anesthetic to desensitize the area before the injection. Besides topical anesthetic agent, many fillers also contain anesthetic substances such as lidocaine to prevent discomfort during and after the procedure. The doctor will administer the proper amount of filler under the skin.

The results of the procedure are mostly visible immediately after the administration. Some patients may experience minor bruising and swelling but they will dissipate very quickly. You can return to normal daily life right after the treatment. But doctor may recommend you to avoid strenuous activity or exercise for a certain period after the procedure.

Facial fat grafting is treated and handled differently. Patient may be required to receive the treatment under general anesthesia. The recovery period may be longer than other facial filler methods. Up to 2 weeks of downtime may be foreseen by the doctor.

How Long the Results Will Last?

It depends on the type of filler when it comes to their lasting effect. If the filler is dense and injected deeper in skin, it generally lasts longer. To maintain the new look, cosmetic surgeon might decide to repeat the treatment and adjust the techniques to bring about optimal outcome.

Hyaluronic acid fillers are the least durable option and are recommended for first-time filler persons. They will last between 6 to 18 months. Injections into the lips tend to dissipate faster than to other facial parts.

Synthetic fillers remain in skin longer because they are not absorbed in body. Due to its permanent nature, synthetic fillers should be injected to correct patient. Otherwise the patient will end up with an undesired look that cannot be reversed easily after the procedure. The doctor should be competent and experienced to go for permanent fillers to give a satisfying new look to the patient for the rest of his life.

Fat injections are also designed to remain in body permanently. But part of the fat filler might be absorbed in the body. To avoid unwanted results, doctor can decide to overfill the treatment area so that the eventual look will be balanced and close to natural appearance.

Cost of Facial Fillers in Turkey

Turkey is one of the best places in the world to receive an affordable facial filler treatment. Thanks to modern techniques used by clinics in Turkey, patients from all over the world can receive a good value for money treatment. The cost of the facial filler treatment in Turkey is %20-30 cheaper than those performed in the USA and Europe.

The patients will be offered an all-in-package which consists of flight ticket, transfers between airport and clinic, accommodation in nearby hotels, the treatment and aftercare essentials. In this way, patients from abroad will not need to be worried about their whole stay in Turkey during the treatment.

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