Fillers can be permanent or temporary. A permanent filler can provide lasting results; but as the term suggests, this can mean living with a result...permanently. Or there are non- permanent fillers that can have durable, long-lasting results, but your body is able to metabolise it and eventually the results will fade.
Although facial fillers can be made of different ingredients, they all aim to produce a result that is seen instantly after the procedure. Furthermore, by injecting fillers into specific points on the face you can achieve effects similar to a facelift whilst avoiding invasive and expensive surgery.
A common type of dermal filler is a Hyaluronic Acid (HA) facial filler. HA fillers are natural fillers that are injected directly into the skin to reduce the signs of ageing and improve overall skin quality, by adding moisture back where it is needed. They also add volume, to either restore volume lost over time, or to provide a subtle enhancement, leaving you feeling confident.
Permanent fillers last longer than resorbable fillers in your skin. Their effect is irreversible.
Consequently, removing the implant or correcting the result becomes very difficult. In addition,
permanent fillers can cause delayed hyper-sensitivity.
It is highly advisable to use resorbable fillers for safer results.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural skin component. It acts like a sponge and retains large quantities of water to keep the skin plumped and soft. In the fillers syringes, HA comes in the form of a gel. We lose 50 % of our hyaluronic acid between the age of 40 and 50. The skin becomes dry, thin and fragile.
Fillers and botulinum toxin are both used to treat wrinkles. However, their mode of action is
Botulinum toxin is injected into the muscle. It causes local paralysis and thus reduces expression lines. It is a preventive method.
HA fillers are gels, injected under the skin to directly fill the wrinkles and smoothen skin surface. It is a corrective method.
Normally the effect of an injection depends on the type of the product and differs from one person to another. Refer to your practitioner for more precise information.
HA injections are contra-indicated and must not be used:
*In combination with peeling, laser or ultrasound-based treatments.
*If the patient has cutaneous disorders, inflammation or infection at the treatment site or near to this site.
*In the case of patients having a known hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid, with a history of severe allergy or anaphylactic shock.
*Hypersensitivity to lidocaine and/or amide local anaesthetic agents.
*Patients with autoimmune diseases.
*In pregnancy, breast-feeding mothers, or in children
*Sportsmen and women must be made aware of the fact that these HA products contain an active component which may cause a positive result in a drug test.
*Do not inject into blood vessels.
You should inform your doctor of all your medical and disease history and your current and past
drugs and treatments.
BEFORE the injection:
It is strongly proposed to avoid taking aspirin, anti-coagulants and anti-inflammatory drugs for a week prior to the procedure. Refer to your practitioner before interrupting any chronic treatment.
AFTER the injection:
Avoid drinking alcohol, taking a plane or doing any kind of sports for a period of 72 hours post- injection. Also, during the 15 days following your treatment, it is highly advisable to avoid dental treatments, aesthetic procedures of any type, sun exposure and extreme temperatures (icy weather, saunas, steam rooms, hot baths...).
The results are instant but the definitive effect is visible after a few weeks.
No. After the injection, syringe, needle or cannula and any unused product should be disposed of immediately as this is a single-use device.
With time, our skin progressively loses its structure due to:
Glowing, contoured, high cheekbones are a feature many women find sexy and beautiful.
As we age the bone and tissues of the face lose volume. Our high cheekbones become less defined, and we are left with a little bit of a droop. Over time, the loss of Hyaluronic Acid within the skin means we lose some of the youthful elasticity of our cheeks, which makes them appear a bit saggy. The fat pads on our cheeks begin to slide down and create more pressure on our nasolabial fold; the line that connects the tip of your nose to the corner of your lips. This makes the fold more pronounced.
Adding dermal fillers deep within the skin restores it’s youthful elasticity. By adding volume strategically to the midface area, by enhancing the curve of the cheekbones, we are able to lift the cheeks, lips and lower face. You can see visible results instantly after your treatment, so you can enjoy your revitalized look right away. The results are natural-looking and are clinically proven.
Who doesn’t want plump, luscious, natural-looking lips?
Natural ageing process change the appearance of your face over time. So what happens to our lips? Where did the volume go? Our facial bone structure actually changes over time. The bone that supports your lips gets reabsorbed into the body, without its support, your upper lip may appear thinner and flatter. Appearance of lines and wrinkles Our skin loses Hyaluronic Acid (HA) over time, which means that we lose some of that youthful elasticity. We smile a lot, and the repetition of smiling starts to show with marionette lines; the little lines on the sides of your lips. Getting lips you’ll love is achievable. Facial fillers can not only smooth wrinkles around the mouth, they can also make them fuller, more symmetrical, and more noticeable. Filling your marionette lines gives a smoother look. Filling bar lines around your mouth gives a younger appearance.
You may have heard the term ‘liquid face lift’. Rather than going for invasive surgery, injecting facial fillers in certain areas using specific techniques provides similar effects without the complications of surgery. By adding volume to your CHEEKS, JAWLINE and CHIN many women look beautiful and younger.