One of the most used methods in medical aesthetics is the procedure performed with filler applications containing hyaluronic acid based content. These applications are used widely, from removing fine lines on the face formed due to aging processes to augmentation of thin lips, making cheekbones more prominent and creating a lifting effect in the face and neck region.
WHAT IS A FILLER APPLICATION?
Filler application is a medical intervention used to shape the face by filling the wrinkles and pits on the face with a filler material containing hyaluronic acid. Fillers, which have a permanence of 4 to 6 months, offer an anti-aging treatment in which the result can be seen immediately. Although it varies from person to person and the area to be treated, the procedure takes 10-15 minutes on average. Just before the procedure, anesthetic cream is applied to the area to be treated. At the end of the procedure, the patient can return to his/her social life.
The reason why this application is frequently preferred today is that it does not require surgery, can be applied in a practical way, gives instant results and does not have serious side effects. Filler applications which create a more vibrant and healthy appearance on the face with the right application are divided into; temporary, semi-permanent and permanent. Filler applications containing soluble hyaluronic acid, which provides a temporary result, are one of the most frequently used methods.
WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID? WHAT ARE ITS BENEFITS?
Hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan found naturally in the body. Glycosaminoglycans are sugars called unbranched long chain carbohydrates. Hyaluronic acid, which is the main component of the substance that gives structure to the skin, makes the skin look tighter and moist. This substance, which plays the leading role in making the skin smooth and flexible, also helps to prevent acne scars. However, due to aging, the rate of mitosis of cells decreases. As a result, the cellular repair and regeneration process slows down. Therefore, it is important to support the skin externally with hyaluronic acid.
HOW DO FILLER APPLICATIONS TAKE EFFECT?
Fillers show their effect from the moment the procedure is done. This effect becomes more evident as the water holding capacity of the substance increases over time. This effect varies between 6 and 18 months from person to person, depending on the area of application and the substance used.
FOR WHAT PURPOSES CAN FILLERS BE USED?
The purposes of filler applications are as follows:
ON WHICH PARTS OF THE BODY CAN FILLERS BE APPLIED?
Fillers are used in areas that cause aesthetic defects on the face. These are as follows:
HOW ARE FILLER APPLICATIONS DONE?
The filler material, which is suitable for the specific needs of the patient, is produced in ready-to-use injectors and in gel consistency. In this way, it is easily applied to the desired area. However, before the application, anesthetic cream is applied in order to minimize the pain sensation of the person.
WHAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AFTER FILLER APPLICATIONS?
After the application, the person should pay attention to some points. These points are as follows:
CAN FILLER APPLICATIONS AND BOTOX BE PERFORMED AT THE SAME TIME?
Filler applications can be applied in combination with botox. It is applied to increase the permanence of the filler and to get successful results, especially in the removal of deep lines/scars.
WHAT ARE THE PRICES FOR FILLER APPLICATIONS?
The price range of the treatment applied to the fine lines on the face varies according to the area to be applied and the dose to be injected.