Dermal fillers are cosmetic products used to fill in wrinkles, shape the face, and increase skin volume. These fillers are injected into specific parts of the face to achieve the desired aesthetic look. They can consist of various materials such as hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, or collagen, depending on the type of filler and the desired duration of the effect.
Candidates for dermal fillers typically include individuals who want to reduce the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines, increase the volume of cheeks or lips, and improve the overall appearance of facial skin.
Before the dermal filler treatment, patients consult with a physician to discuss the treatment goals and the selection of an appropriate filler for their needs. Preparation may involve avoiding certain medications or dietary supplements that could affect blood clotting.
During the treatment, the dermal filler is carefully injected into the selected facial areas using a fine needle or cannula. The physician will adjust the procedure according to the desired aesthetic look and the patient's needs.
After the treatment, a reduction in wrinkles, an increase in cheek or lip volume, and overall rejuvenation of the facial skin appearance are expected. Results are typically visible immediately after the treatment and can last several months to a year, depending on the type of filler used.
After the procedure, patients are usually cautioned to avoid massaging or applying pressure to the treated area to prevent filler displacement. It is also recommended to avoid exposure to extreme temperatures or excessive sun exposure on the treated area. Regular check-ups and monitoring by the physician are also important to ensure that the treatment results are satisfactory.
Hyaluronic acid is a key molecule in the skin aging process. It is responsible for the elasticity and support function, i.e. highly elastic properties of the skin. With aging, the amount of hyaluronic acid progressively decreases, as does its main receptor in the skin. Approximately 50% of the hyaluronic acid in our body is found in the skin. Hyaluronic acid and collagen are necessary to maintain the layers and structure of the skin. Collagen gives the skin firmness, but hyaluronic acid nourishes and hydrates the collagen.
Hyaluronic acid is slowly broken down by the body in metabolic processes. The shelf life of the applied filler, depending on the material used, is from 9 to 18 months. The more a part of the body moves and is better supplied with blood, the more the metabolism in the body increases. Since there are still large individual differences here, it is advised to avoid sports only immediately after applying the filler.
Hyaluronic filler is produced industrially and therefore has virtually no allergic potential - no prior testing is required.
There is no need to fear that once injected hyaluronan will leave the skin "pumped out" when it breaks down. Quality hyaluronan gradually disappears, leaving the skin healthy and fresh.
The redness usually disappears after a few hours, while the swelling and bruising usually subside within a few days. In order to relieve swelling, it is recommended to drink plenty of fluids, keep your head upright and avoid intense physical activity. The doctor will refer you to additional care creams if necessary.
No recovery is required after the application of dermal fillers. You can go to work immediately after the application or the next day, unless you know in advance that the injections will cause larger swelling. In this case, it is better to perform the treatment on Friday, so that the face has time to calm down over the weekend.
Dermal fillers are injectable substances that are used to restore volume, smooth wrinkles, and enhance facial contours.
The duration of dermal filler results varies depending on the specific filler used. Some fillers can last 6-12 months, while others may last up to 2 years.
Dermal fillers are generally considered safe when administered by a trained professional. However, there are potential risks and side effects associated with the procedure.
The level of discomfort during dermal filler injections can vary. Most fillers contain a numbing agent, and a topical numbing cream can be applied to the skin for additional comfort.
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