The facial fillers are invasive treatments unaesthetic that are performed without surgery. These types of processes are increasingly popular due to the positive effects and satisfaction they produce in the patient, who can go home once the session is over.
Thus, the injection of a facial filler is an outpatient procedure that is generally carried out under local anesthesia. They are infiltrations of filling materials with substances that are already in our bodies.
Thus, facial fillers are one of the star solutions for cosmetic touch-ups such as treating wrinkles or returning volume to the face. Generally, the result does not modify the features, but attenuates wrinkles, corrects asymmetries, and restores volume, managing to bring youth and beauty to the face without making major changes.
The facial filler process should be done by a qualified professional. In addition, as recommended by experts, before performing any facial filler treatment, it is necessary to consult a specialist to recommend the most appropriate procedure adapted to each person and each need.
Facial filler treatments can be applied to people of all ages. However, they are recommended and are intended for people who want to correct various effects of their face that have occurred as a result of aging.
What types of facial fillers are there?
The Ministry of Health and Consumption has granted sanitary authorization to different types of facial fillers. These are the following:
- Hyaluronic acid : it is a natural component of the skin’s connective tissue. This filler is the most used to treat wrinkles, explain experts from the Mayo Clinic. Specifically, hyaluronic acid is responsible for reducing, strengthening and rejuvenating the skin. In addition, in high density it can correct deep wrinkles and redefine the facial oval. Its results usually last from six months to a year.
- Calcium hydroxyapatite: it is a component that stimulates the skin’s own collagen, made up of unique calcium hydroxyapatite microparticles, explained in Antiaging Group Barcelona. This facial filler is used for the rejuvenation of the hands and for nasal reshaping, above all. to improve the profile of the nose. It is also used to treat deeper skin folds and wrinkles, contour the jaw line and restore the volume of the cheeks, specified from the same aesthetic center. Results last up to one year for contouring and three years when used to fill in wrinkles.
- Polycaprolactone: it is a biodegradable aliphatic polyester used in aesthetic medicine, generally for wrinkles that appear on both sides of the mouth, detailed in Antiaging Group Barcelona. It is a collagen stimulator that restores lost volume and creates new collagen. It can be applied in different sessions with an interval of one month between them.
When do the results start to show?
From Antiaging Group Barcelona they insist that the effects of facial filler treatments are immediate since they are absorbed into the skin very quickly. Despite this, the final result is not observed until 48 hours later.
As for the duration of the retouch, they insist that it depends on the age, the applied area, the skin, and the lifestyle of the person.
In addition, the same professionals emphasize that facial fillers can be very positive since they can be done at any time of the year and have little side effects. Still, it is recommended that an expert evaluate the patient’s situation after the session.
We have understood about the type of Facial Fillers now let’s have a look at How to prepare before a cosmetic filler treatment?
The fillings for cosmetic or medical purposes are increasingly being used more frequently by professionals of dermatology, for extensive research in these materials can extend the indications to achieve increasingly better results.
However, professionals advise that it is important to prepare the skin properly in order to reduce the appearance of side effects or to prevent undesirable risks.
Thus, as explained by the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV), there are currently different filler materials, and each of them is indicated for certain areas of the skin.
In addition, experts emphasize that it is essential that they be injected under medical supervision, specifically under the indications of a dermatologist, who is the specialist who knows the skin and the possible solutions to problems that may arise after the injection.
What should we take into account before an aesthetic filling treatment?
The professionals of the AEDV explain that, prior to performing an aesthetic filling treatment, it is essential to carry out a complete medical history of the patient. In this way, all the antecedents that the person may have, such as hypersensitivity reactions or allergies to materials, including anesthetics, as well as if they have an active infection or if they have undergone a permanent implant, should be assessed.
From the AEDV they remember that filling materials are contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation.
In addition, neither is highly advised to use if you have any autoimmune disease or are immunosuppressed, and whether anyone who intends to undergo treatment are receiving other treatments such as the interferon.
Experts advise, prior to filler treatment, pay attention to the following instructions:
– It is recommended that, about 10-14 days before applying the filler, the person stops taking drugs that may cause bleeding.
– You should avoid taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and vitamin complexes that contain vitamin E.
– In case of using permanent or semi-permanent materials, the doctor must take into account that the person must not have a history of developing hypertrophic or keloid scars.
– In case of using fillers with bovine collagen, a previous test must be carried out before use.
– If the person has a history of recurrent herpes simplex and the filling is to be performed on the lip, the AEDV recommends carrying out an anti-herpetic prophylaxis.
Preparing the skin for a hyaluronic acid injection
From the Bolós Pharmacy indicate that, before taking any injection, it is essential to prepare the skin, as in this case for hyaluronic acid. For this reason, these experts recommend that, before the injection of hyaluronic acid or any treatment, the following three points must be taken into account:
– Avoid sun exposure, both the day before and the day of treatment.
– Do not drink alcohol, neither the day before nor the day of treatment.
– For three days before the day of treatment, do not take aspirin in order to avoid bruising.
In any case, before any cosmetic filler treatment, it is essential to visit a dermatologist, as this specialist will take into account all these factors.
In addition, the expert will also consider the appropriate treatment for the age, facial anatomy, and type of aging of the patient, in order to decide on the application of one filler or another.
In short, from the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV), they emphasize that aesthetic fillers can restore volumes, improve the facial contour and achieve facial rejuvenation. For this reason, aesthetic dermatology seeks naturalness and aesthetic balance, but it is always essential to “put yourself in the hands of a dermatologist to achieve the ideal result and minimize possible complications.”
About Author: Dr. R J Shree Charan,
DR R J SREE CHARAN, a plastic surgeon working as an Asst Professor in Chengalpet Medical College. He has completed his MBBS, DNB in General surgery and MCh Plastic surgery. With a thriving experience of over 15 years, he has worked with some of the leading hospitals in Chennai, India, specializing in hand trauma and diabetic foot ulcers.